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  ViVe
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Hardy, ViVe22.6 
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 3. Ballard, New Y.18.8 
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Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Robinson, Huima12.5 
 2. Hardy, ViVe11.9 
 3. Vaioletama, ViVe11.9 
 4. Peak, Pyrinto11.6 
 5. Johnson, Galati11.3 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo11.2 
 7. Simpson, PeKa11.0 
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 9. Holmes, Huima10.6 
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Assists Per Game
 Candice WARTHEN
  FoA
  (165-G-92)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Warthen, FoA4.3 
 2. Goss, HyPo4.0 
 3. Hardy, ViVe3.8 
 4. Makitalo, HyPo3.6 
 5. Schlott, Catz3.5 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo3.4 
 7. Pounds, Honka3.1 
 8. Jones, Catz3.1 
 9. Bradford, ViVe3.0 
 10. Ballard, New Y.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  ViVe
  (182-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Hardy, ViVe3.9 
 2. Ballard, New Y.3.0 
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 4. Holmes, Huima2.8 
 5. Harris, Catz2.5 
 6. Hamalainen, Catz2.3 
 7. Laudermill, PeKa2.3 
 8. Bradford, ViVe2.2 
 9. Peak, Pyrinto2.2 
 10. Coleman, ViVe2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Minna STEN
  FoA
  (190-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Sten, FoA2.1 
 2. Ibiam, ViVe1.3 
 3. Saarinen, HyPo1.2 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.2 
 6. Jones, Catz1.0 
 7. Harris, Catz0.9 
 8. Peak, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. McCormick, PeKa0.9 
 10. Korpivaara, Honka0.9 

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SM-sarja Round 24 of Regular Season - Jan 20, 2013


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Nia Jackson
The most shocking disappointment of round 24 in the SM-sarja was a home defeat of 6th ranked Aanekosken (10-9) to seventh ranked HoNsU (11-8) 75-71 in the game for the sixth place. It ended the two-game winning streak of Aanekosken. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-71. HoNsU forced 22 Aanekosken turnovers. Strangely Aanekosken outrebounded HoNsU 53-29 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when HoNsU made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Nia Jackson (170-89, college: Oregon, agency: Gamble Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 5 steals and the former international forward Minna Sten (189-87) who added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Kenya Robinson (182-70, college: New Orleans) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. HoNsU have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Aanekosken at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. HoNsU are looking forward to face league's leader Catz Lappeenranta at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aanekosken will play against the league's second-placed Peli-Karhut (#2) in Kotka and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Forssan Alku (12-7) against fifth ranked Honka (12-7) on Sunday night. Host Forssan Alku was defeated by Honka in Forssa 76-66. The winners were led by American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds and Jordan Murphree supported her with 22 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Even 22 points and 9 rebounds by center Juta Jahilo (186-84) did not help to save the game for Forssan Alku. Honka moved-up to third place, which they share with FoA and ToPo. Forssan Alku lost fourth consecutive game. Honka will play against bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Forssan Alku will play on the road against TuRi (#9) in Turku and hopes to get back on the winning track.
SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (17-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-13) 98-58. The best player for the winners was Chandrea Jones who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Earlysia Marchbanks who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-2 record. Kerava Energia Team lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Catz Lappeenranta will meet HoNsU (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Kerava Energia Team will play against Torpan Pojat in Helsinki and hope to secure a win.
Tenth-ranked BC Nokia (3-17) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Torpan Pojat (12-7) in Helsinki. Torpan Pojat managed to secure only three-point victory 66-63. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for Niina Laaksonen who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds. Torpan Pojat moved-up to third place, which they share with Honka and FoA. BC Nokia lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 17 games lost. Torpan Pojat's next round opponent will be Kerava Energia Team (#8) on the road where they are favorite.

In the last two games of round 24 PeKa won against HyPo on the opponent's court 80-62. Honka managed to outperform TuRi in a home game 84-71.



FoA - Honka 66-76

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Forssan Alku (12-7) against fifth ranked Honka (12-7) on Sunday night. Host Forssan Alku was defeated by Honka in Forssa 76-66. Honka forced 23 Forssan Alku turnovers. The winners were led by American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds and the other American import guard Jordan Murphree (183-87, college: Texas Tech, agency: Merit Sports) supported her with 22 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Even 22 points and 9 rebounds by center Juta Jahilo (186-84) did not help to save the game for Forssan Alku. American point guard Sarah Miles (170-89, college: W.Virginia) added 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Four Forssan Alku players scored in double figures. Honka moved-up to third place, which they share with FoA and ToPo. Forssan Alku lost fourth consecutive game. Honka will play against bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Forssan Alku will play on the road against TuRi (#9) in Turku and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Honka: J.Murphree 22+13reb+5ast, M.Jeltema 22+19reb+1ast, R.Myllyveraja 10+1reb, E.Laaksonen 9, R.Rits 5+2reb+2ast, V.Kesanen 4+4reb+1ast
FoA: J.Jahilo 22+9reb+1ast, S.Helenius 12+1reb+2ast, S.Ray 11+11reb, S.Miles 10+7reb+6ast, H.Koponen 6+1reb, L.Saarinen 3+9reb+1ast
gschID: 194878


HyPo - PeKa 62-80

Very expected game in Hyvinkaa where 11th ranked HyPo (2-17) was defeated by second ranked Peli-Karhut (15-4) 80-62. The game was mostly controlled by Peli-Karhut. HyPo was better in third quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding HyPo to just 7 points in second quarter. Peli-Karhut made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 HyPo turnovers. It was a good game for international guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-91) who led her team to a victory with 24 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). American guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD) contributed with 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. U.S. Virgin Islands-American swingman Natalie Day (182-90, college: Portland) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Phebe Smith (183, college: Columbus St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) added 9 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for HyPo. Peli-Karhut have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. Newly promoted HyPo stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Peli-Karhut's next round opponent will be Aanekosken (#7) in Aanekoski where they are favorite. HyPo will play on the road against Honka (#4) in Espoo.
Top scorers:
PeKa: L.Lehtoranta 24+5reb+3ast, S.Landry 12+3reb+1ast, A.Pounds 10+5reb+2ast, L.Richter 10+3reb+1ast, K.Campbell 9+3reb+2ast, M.McKenzie 8+12reb+2ast
HyPo: N.Day 18+10reb+2ast, K.Varno 14+4reb, P.Smith 9+13reb+3ast, A.Tuomi 6+5reb+2ast, V.Laakso 5+1reb+1ast, O.Jarvinen 4+1ast
gschID: 194877


ToPo - BC Nokia 66-63

Tenth-ranked BC Nokia (3-17) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Torpan Pojat (12-7) in Helsinki. Torpan Pojat managed to secure only three-point victory 66-63. However their fans expected much easier game. It looked good early as BC Nokia took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Torpan Pojat had a 29-11 second period charge getting the lead and BC Nokia was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-66. They outrebounded BC Nokia 44-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for the former international power forward Niina Laaksonen (185-85) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds. International guard Vilma Kesanen (179-88) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Anniina Aijanen (189-95) replied with 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Nina Hyvarinen (175-80) added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. Torpan Pojat moved-up to third place, which they share with Honka and FoA. BC Nokia lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 17 games lost. Torpan Pojat's next round opponent will be Kerava Energia Team (#8) on the road where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
ToPo: N.Laaksonen 20+17reb+1ast, V.Kesanen 13+7reb+2ast, S.Wahlgren 10+1ast, V.Holtta 9+4reb+2ast, K.Valtakari 6+4reb+1ast, K.McBee 6+8reb
BC Nokia: A.Aijanen 20+9reb+3ast, A.Auguste 11+9reb, N.Hyvarinen 10+10reb+2ast, K.Menna 6+1reb+4ast, E.Runsas 6+1ast, J.Kilpelainen 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 194875


Catz - Kerava 98-58

SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (17-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-13) 98-58. Catz Lappeenranta dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Kerava Energia Team's 36. Catz Lappeenranta forced 22 Kerava Energia Team turnovers and outrebounded them 51-34 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Catz Lappeenranta looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Kerava Energia Team's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Catz Lappeenranta made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Russian power forward Jelena Reshetko (184-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Earlysia Marchbanks (180, college: Oregon St., agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and forward Roosa Lukkarinen (174-92) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-2 record. Kerava Energia Team lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Catz Lappeenranta will meet HoNsU (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Kerava Energia Team will play against Torpan Pojat in Helsinki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Catz: C.Jones 24+8reb+9ast, U.Nuolikoski 15, J.Reshetko 15+14reb+3ast, H.Vapamaa 14+14reb+1ast, A.Anderson 13+8reb+5ast, A.Makitalo 8+2reb+6ast
Kerava: R.Lukkarinen 12+7reb, E.Marchbanks 12+15reb, R.Adzasu 10+1reb+4ast, R.Pakarinen 10+3reb, E.Raikkonen 7+2reb+1ast, H.Suhonen 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 194876


Huima - HoNsU 71-75

The most shocking disappointment of round 24 in the SM-sarja was a home defeat of 6th ranked Aanekosken (10-9) to seventh ranked HoNsU (11-8) 75-71 in the game for the sixth place. It ended the two-game winning streak of Aanekosken. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-71. HoNsU forced 22 Aanekosken turnovers. Strangely Aanekosken outrebounded HoNsU 53-29 including a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when HoNsU made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Nia Jackson (170-89, college: Oregon, agency: Gamble Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 5 steals and the former international forward Minna Sten (189-87) who added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Kenya Robinson (182-70, college: New Orleans) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and guard Salla Viitanen (167-87) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. HoNsU have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Aanekosken at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. HoNsU are looking forward to face league's leader Catz Lappeenranta at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aanekosken will play against the league's second-placed Peli-Karhut (#2) in Kotka and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
HoNsU: N.Jackson 32+3reb, M.Sten 14+7reb+2ast, L.Lahtinen 12+4reb+1ast, K.Lind 8+3reb+1ast, B.Davis 5+4reb+4ast, T.Lepisto 4+6reb+1ast
Huima: S.Viitanen 21+5reb+1ast, K.Robinson 20+11reb+3ast, E.Lagerstedt 11+4reb+1ast, J.Holliday 9+11reb+5ast, K.Rytkonen 6+7reb, S.Black 4+15reb
gschID: 194874


Honka - TuRi 84-71

Rather predictable result in Espoo where fifth ranked Honka (12-7) defeated 9th ranked TuRi (5-14) 84-71. It looked good early as TuRi took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Honka had a 23-16 second period charge getting the lead and TuRi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-84. Honka made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 TuRi turnovers. It was a good game for American guard Jordan Murphree (183-87, college: Texas Tech, agency: Merit Sports) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals. The other American import guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) contributed with 34 points (!!!) (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Honka's coach Jussi Laakso allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International center Sofia Pelander (188-92) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Callan Taylor (182-90, college: Sacred Heart) added 9 points and 16 rebounds in the effort for TuRi. Honka moved-up to third place, which they share with FoA and ToPo. TuRi at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Honka's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa and are hoping to win another game. TuRi will play at home against Forssan Alku.
Top scorers:
Honka: M.Jeltema 34+3reb, J.Murphree 27+13reb+8ast, V.Kesanen 11+2reb, E.Laaksonen 6+6reb, R.Myllyveraja 4+4reb+1ast, S.Sandell 2+2reb
TuRi: S.Pelander 20+11reb, K.Karkkainen 16+2reb+3ast, B.Hedderson 13+4reb+1ast, C.Taylor 9+16reb+2ast, T.Madekivi 5+1reb, C.Alander 4+1reb
gschID: 194873


  




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