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SM-sarja Standings
 1. FoA 4-0 
 2. HyPo 3-1 
 3. Espoo Utd 3-1 
 4. Kouvot 3-2 
 5. Catz 2-2 
 6. Espoo Team 2-2 
 7. ViVe 2-3 
 8. Huima 1-3 
 9. PeKa 1-3 
 10. Helmi Basket 0-4 
Full Standings
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 2-0 
 2. Honka 2-0 
 3. ToPo 2-0 
 4. HNMKY MaHa 1-1 
 5. Kataja 1-1 
 6. Kori-80 1-1 
 7. TuRi 1-1 
 8. BC Nokia 0-2 
 9. PuHu 0-2 
 10. Pyrinto 0-2 
Points Per Game
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Sessions, Kouvot26.8 
 2. Johnson, FoA22.8 
 3. Clark, FoA20.0 
 4. Korpivaara, Espoo20.0 
 5. Goss, HyPo20.0 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo19.5 
 7. Reshetko, Catz19.5 
 8. Randolph, Huima19.5 
 9. Snow, FoA18.3 
 10. Landry, Espoo Utd17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley LUKE
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Luke, ViVe14.8 
 2. Luna-Castro, Kouv.13.8 
 3. Robinson, Huima12.0 
 4. Lassiter, PeKa11.0 
 5. Walker, Catz11.0 
 6. Vapamaa, FoA11.0 
 7. Bailey, Espoo Team10.8 
 8. Landry, Espoo Utd10.8 
 9. Hardy, ViVe10.2 
 10. Korpivaara, Espoo9.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Johnson, FoA8.3 
 2. Jones, PeKa6.3 
 3. Augustin, Helmi B.5.0 
 4. Hardy, ViVe5.0 
 5. Wahlgren, PeKa4.0 
 6. Massengale, Catz4.0 
 7. Robinson, Huima4.0 
 8. Randolph, Huima3.5 
 9. Sessions, Kouvot3.4 
 10. Karkkainen, Huima3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Snow, FoA4.8 
 2. Hardy, ViVe3.2 
 3. Lahtinen, Helmi B.3.0 
 4. Faulk, HyPo2.5 
 5. Randolph, Huima2.5 
 6. Sessions, Kouvot2.4 
 7. Goss, HyPo2.3 
 8. Lassiter, PeKa2.3 
 9. Rytkonen, Huima2.3 
 10. Vapamaa, FoA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Korpivaara, Espoo2.7 
 2. Luna-Castro, Kouv.2.6 
 3. Tulonen, Helmi Bas.2.0 
 4. Vapamaa, FoA1.8 
 5. Pierre, Huima1.5 
 6. Lassiter, PeKa1.5 
 7. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.3 
 8. Bailey, Espoo Team1.0 
 9. Goss, HyPo0.8 
 10. Arike, Helmi Bask.0.8 

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Round 5 (Regular Season)

ViVe Oct.23 Espoo Utd 76%
HyPo Oct.22 FoA 52%
Catz Oct.22 Espoo Team 55%
Finnish SM-sarja round 24 best performance: Jordan Murphree - Jan 21, 2013

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American guard Jordan Murphree (183-G-87, agency: Merit Sports) had a great game in the last round for Honka, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds, while her team beat TuRi (#9, 5-14) 84-71. Honka is placed at 4th position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Honka will need more victories to improve their 12-7 record. In the team's last game Murphree had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. She turned to be Honka's top player in her first season with the team. Former Texas Tech University star has very solid stats this year. Murphree is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.8ppg), assists (6th best: 3.5apg) and averages impressive 3.6spg.

The second best player in last round's games was another Honka's star - 24-year old American Melissa Jeltema (175-G-88). Jeltema had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 19 rebounds. Of course Honka cruised to a 76-66 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked FoA (12-7). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Honka consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. Her team's 12-7 record is not bad at all. Jeltema is a newcomer at Honka, but is already one of team's top players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.9ppg (#1). She also registered 9.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Chandrea Jones (175-SF-87, agency: LBM Management) of league's top team Catz. Jones showcased her all-around game by recording 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in the last round. She was a key player of Catz, leading her team to a 98-58 easy win against the lower-ranked Kerava (#8, 6-13). Catz confirms their top position in the standings Jones has a great season in Finland. After 19 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.8ppg (6th best) and assists with 3.9apg (5th best). She also has 2.7spg and FGP: 57.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jordan Murphree (183-G-87) of Honka - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Jelena Reshetko (184-C/F-86) of Catz - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Nia Jackson (170-PG-89) of HoNsU - 32 points and 3 rebounds
7. Melissa Jeltema (175-G-88) of Honka - 34 points and 3 rebounds
8. Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) of ToPo - 20 points and 17 rebounds
9. Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-G-91) of PeKa - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Sofia Pelander (188-C-92) of TuRi - 20 points and 11 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)

Vilma Kesanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Vilma Kesanen (173-88). Sheto a victory against one of league's weakest teams Gipuzkoa UPV in the Spanish LFB in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Bria Goss
Finnish SM-sarja round 4 best performance: Bria Goss - 5 days ago

American Guard Bria Goss (178-G-92) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked HyPo, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 4. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 11 rebounds, while her team edged out ViVe (#4, 2-2) 86-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. HyPo is placed at 2nd position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. HyPo will nee...   [read more]

SM-sarja Round 4 of Regular Season - 6 days ago

After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the SM-sarja and who belongs to weaker ones. The most shocking disappointment of round 4 was a home defeat of 3rd ranked ViVe (2-2) to fourth ranked HyPo (3-1) 86-82. It ended the two-game winning streak of ViVe. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-18. But ViVe won second period 15-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get...   [read more]

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