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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 22-2 
 2. HyPo 17-7 
 3. ViVe 16-8 
 4. Honka 12-12 
 5. FoA 12-12 
 6. Huima 11-13 
 7. PeKa 8-16 
 8. Espoo Team 6-18 
 9. Pyrinto 4-20 
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Basket 18-0 
 2. Helmi Capitals 14-4 
 3. Kouvottaret 13-5 
 4. ToPo 11-7 
 5. PuHu 10-8 
 6. Kataja 7-11 
 7. HNMKY MaHa 6-12 
 8. BC Nokia 5-13 
 9. TuRi 4-14 
 10. RaPy 2-16 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Hardy, ViVe22.6 
 2. Warthen, FoA18.9 
 3. Ballard, New Y.18.8 
 4. Korpivaara, Honka17.9 
 5. Jones, Catz17.7 
 6. Vaioletama, ViVe17.5 
 7. Mosley, Haskovo16.6 
 8. Reshetko, Catz16.5 
 9. Robinson, Huima16.4 
 10. Bradford, ViVe16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  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 
 8. Leary, FoA10.9 
 9. Holmes, Huima10.6 
 10. Harris, Catz10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Candice WARTHEN
  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
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Hardy, ViVe3.9 
 2. Ballard, New Y.3.0 
 3. Perkins, Huima2.8 
 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
  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 

Play-Off bracket
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)

Jones is back at Cyclones, ex Catz - May 16, 2016

Rockhampton Cyclones (QBL) agreed terms with 29-year old American small forward Chandrea Jones (177-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management). It is actually her comeback to Cyclones as she played here before. Jones moved there from Catz in Finnish SM-sarja where she started the season. In 24 games she was fifth best scorer with impressive 17.7ppg and averaged 6.1rpg, 3.1apg, 2.0spg and 1.0bpg this season. She helped them to win the league title. Quite impressive season as she was vo...   [read more] All-Finnish League Awards 2016 - Apr 28, 2016

Finals MVP: Chandrea Jones (177-SF-87) of Catz;
Player of the Year: Elena Reshetko (184-F-86) of Catz;
Guard of the Year: Candice Warthen (165-G-92) of FoA;
Forward of the Year: Chandrea Jones (177-SF-87) of Catz;
Center of the Year: Chandra Harris (185-F/C-89) of Catz;
Import of the Year: Chandra Harris (185-F/C-89) of Catz;
Bosman Player of the Year: Elena Reshetko (184-F-86) of Catz;
Domestic Player of the Year: Heta Korpivaara (185-G/F-84) of Honka;
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SM-sarja Round 3 of Finals. Carz earn fifth straight title - Apr 25, 2016

Catz - HyPo 75-54 Catz rallied past HyPo to sweep SM-sarja championship series. Therefore Catz earned the fifth straight League title. The game was mostly controlled by Catz Lappeenranta. HyPo managed to win fourth quarter 19-12. 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 first quarter. It was a great evening for Russian forward Elena Reshetko (184-86) who led her team to a victory with a doub...   [read more]

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SM-sarja Round 2 of Finals. Catz earn second straight win - Apr 22, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Finals. Catz celebrate opening win - Apr 19, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Semi-Finals. HyPo and Catz reach Finals - Apr 9, 2016  
Tiina Sten selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 6, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for HyPo and Catz - Apr 6, 2016  
Helmi Basket wins 1st Division - Apr 5, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Semi-Finals. HyPo and Catz register victories - Apr 3, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. FoA clinch semifinal appearance - Mar 30, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Honka force decider against FoA - Mar 28, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Huima reach semifinals - Mar 27, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Wins for Huima and FoA - Mar 25, 2016  
Krista Gross selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 23, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Victories for Huima and Honka - Mar 23, 2016  
Tuukkanen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - Mar 21, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 25: Forssan Alku beats ViVe by three after a very close game - Mar 20, 2016  
Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 16, 2016  
Kenya Robinson claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - Mar 15, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 24: HyPo beats ViVe in the most crucial game of the week - Mar 14, 2016  
Finnish SM-sarja round 23 best performance: Elena Reshetko - Mar 14, 2016  
SM-sarja Round 23: No surprise as #1 Catz Lappeenranta defeats Espoo Team - Mar 13, 2016  
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