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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 14-2 
 2. Espoo Utd 12-6 
 3. FoA 12-7 
 4. Catz 11-8 
 5. Kouvot 9-8 
 6. Espoo Team 8-10 
 7. PeKa 7-9 
 8. ViVe 7-11 
 9. Huima 6-14 
 10. Helmi Basket 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 10-0 
 2. Honka 8-2 
 3. ToPo 8-2 
 4. BC Nokia 6-4 
 5. Kataja 5-5 
 6. TuRi 4-6 
 7. HNMKY MaHa 3-7 
 8. PuHu 3-7 
 9. Pyrinto 2-8 
 10. Kori-80 1-9 
Last:1/10/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Kouvot
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Sessions, Kouvot27.1 
 2. Henderson, Espoo T.23.2 
 3. Randolph, Huima22.5 
 4. Johnson, FoA21.6 
 5. Goss, HyPo21.0 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo20.7 
 7. Snow, FoA20.4 
 8. Landry, Espoo Utd19.6 
 9. Jones, Catz18.9 
 10. Zempare, Huima18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Batabe ZEMPARE
  Huima
  (188-F-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Zempare, Huima15.0 
 2. Luke, ViVe13.8 
 3. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.9 
 4. Hunter, ViVe12.8 
 5. Landry, Espoo Utd12.2 
 6. Luna-Castro, Kouvot11.6 
 7. Robinson, Huima11.1 
 8. Jones, Catz10.5 
 9. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
 10. Pierre, Huima9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kiana JOHNSON
  FoA
  (168-G-93)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Johnson, FoA6.4 
 2. Jones, PeKa5.8 
 3. Hardy, ViVe5.3 
 4. McFarland, Catz5.0 
 5. Henderson, Espoo T.4.6 
 6. Massengale, Catz4.5 
 7. Augustin, Helmi B.4.4 
 8. Wahlgren, PeKa3.9 
 9. Sessions, Kouvot3.9 
 10. Goss, HyPo3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  FoA
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Snow, FoA3.6 
 2. Henderson, Espoo T.3.3 
 3. Goss, HyPo3.1 
 4. Hardy, ViVe3.1 
 5. Sessions, Kouvot2.9 
 6. Barton, Kouvot2.6 
 7. Jones, PeKa2.4 
 8. Lassiter, PeKa2.4 
 9. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.4 
 10. Johnson, FoA2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  PeKa
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kuier, PeKa3.5 
 2. Luna-Castro, Kouvot1.6 
 3. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.5 
 4. Lassiter, PeKa1.5 
 5. Abiona, Huima1.3 
 6. Landry, Espoo Utd1.2 
 7. Vapamaa, FoA1.1 
 8. Pierre, Huima1.0 
 9. Simmons, PeKa1.0 
 10. Korpivaara, Espoo U.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Shenita Landry
  Espoo Utd
  ( 188-F-87 )
  

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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Espoo Utd 62% Jan.28 Espoo Team
PeKa 66% Jan.28 ViVe
Kouvot 65% Jan.28 FoA
Helmi Bsk 50% Jan.27 Huima
Taru Tuukkanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 16, 2013


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We bring you last week's top performances from Finns who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Taru Tuukkanen
Taru Tuukkanen
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international center Taru Tuukkanen (190-77, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Caja Rural (6-5) in their last game. Despite Tuukkanen's good performance Caja Rural lost 66-71 at home to the leading Rivas Ecopolis. She scored 13 points in 30 minutes on the court. Tuukkanen has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 47.5% and FT: 83.0% in the 11 games she played so far. She is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Dionne Pounds
Dionne Pounds
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Dionne Pounds (174-84, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Taru Tuukkanen and both played together in the last Spanish LFB game. Pounds, who plays in the Spanish LFB. She was not able to help Caja Rural (6-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Pounds' good performance Caja Rural was defeated 71-66 on their home court in Zamora by the leading Rivas Ecopolis. She scored 11 points. It's Pounds' first season with the team. This year Pounds has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 43.9% and FT: 78.9%. She is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Heta Korpivaara
Heta Korpivaara
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Heta Korpivaara (186-84, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German DBBL. Korpivaara was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Heli Girls (9-3) in their last game. Despite her good performance Heli Girls lost 58-65 on the road to the second-ranked SV Halle Lions. Korpivaara was the second best scorer with 13 points. She also added 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. Korpivaara belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #5 with 17.5ppg. This year her other stats are: 5.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 21.1% and FT: 92.6%(50-54) in the 12 games. Korpivaara is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Tiina Sten
Tiina Sten
   #4. Swingman Tiina Sten (189-85, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's, currently plays in Germany) managed to help TSV 1880 Wasserburg to win against the seventh-ranked BC Pharmaserv Marburg (6-6) 71-58 in the German DBBL in Sunday night's game. She scored 5 points. TSV 1880 Wasserburg (10-2) is placed first in the DBBL. It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Sten averages: 7.7ppg and 3.1rpg. She is also Finnish national team player.

Rita Haukkovaara
Rita Haukkovaara
   #5. Former U18 international guard Rita Haukkovaara (175-92, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Kvarnby (6-10) in their game against Visby Ladies (4-12) in the Swedish Damligan. Haukkovaara scored only 4 points in 18 minutes. Kvarnby lost 64-69 on their home court in Kvarnby to the lower-ranked (#10) Visby Ladies. It was Kvarnby's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Haukkovaara averages just 2.1ppg in the eight games. She used to play for the Finnish U18 national team three years ago.

Janika Sundstrom
Janika Sundstrom
   #6. Guard Janika Sundstrom (175-87, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rita Haukkovaara. But that was another game of her team in Swedish Damligan which we would like to mention. Sundstrom couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Kvarnby (6-10) in their game against Norrkoping Dolphins (12-8). She did not beat the league record on Wednesday evening. Sundstrom recorded only 2 points. Kvarnby was badly defeated 85-66 in Norrkoping by the higher-ranked Dolphins (#6). Sundstrom's overall stats this season are: 2.4ppg and 1.5rpg. She is a former U20 international player as she played for the Finnish team seven years ago.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Saara Lehtoranta (170-F-90) plays for TG Neuss in German 2.Bundesliga  




Dyana Pierre
Alvik Basket adds Pierre to their roster, ex Huima - 11 hours ago
Alvik Basket (Damligan) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Dyana Pierre (185-93, college: S.Illinois). She started the season at Huima in Finnish SM-sarja. In 11 games she recorded 11.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg this season. The previous (12-13) season Pierre played at another team Salukis in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 31 games she averaged 7.7ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.2bpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to th...   [read more]

Anni Jamsa
HyPo adds Jamsa to their roster - 1 day ago
Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) added to their roster 22-year old Finn international point guard Anni Jamsa (169-95). She was supposed to play at Donau-Ries in German DBBL, but left the team in Dec.'16. But in 12 games she recorded just 1.6ppg this season. The last season Jamsa played at Aanekosken where in 30 games she averaged 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jamsa was voted Euro...   [read more]

Meral
Bedretdin
Meral Bedretdin (ex Lattes Montp.) agreed terms with HyPo - 1 day ago
Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) inked 24-year old Finn international point guard Meral Bedretdin (174-93). She played recently at Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket in French LFB league, but left the team earlier this month. But in two LFB games she did not score anything. Bedretdin also played 3 games in Euroleague, but she recorded just 0.7ppg this season. The last season she played at Pyrinto where in 24 SM-sarja games she averaged 9.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. Bedretdin's team...   [read more]


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