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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 24-3 
 2. Catz 19-8 
 3. Espoo Utd 17-10 
 4. PeKa 15-12 
 5. Kouvot 13-14 
 6. FoA 13-14 
 7. ViVe 12-15 
 8. Espoo Team 11-16 
 9. Huima 7-20 
 10. Helmi Basket 4-23 
Last:3/19/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 14-2 
 2. Honka 13-3 
 3. ToPo 13-3 
 4. BC Nokia 11-5 
 5. Kataja 9-7 
 6. HNMKY MaHa 5-11 
 7. PuHu 5-11 
 8. TuRi 4-12 
 9. Kori-80 3-13 
 10. Pyrinto 3-13 
Last:3/2/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Faith RANDOLPH
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Randolph, Huima21.8 
 2. Henderson, Espoo T.20.8 
 3. Jones, Catz19.2 
 4. Johnson, FoA19.0 
 5. Landry, Espoo Utd18.9 
 6. Snow, FoA18.8 
 7. Goss, HyPo18.6 
 8. Sims, PeKa18.1 
 9. Tuukkanen, HyPo18.1 
 10. Hardy, ViVe17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Batabe ZEMPARE
  Huima
  (188-F-94)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Zempare, Huima12.6 
 2. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.4 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd11.8 
 4. Hunter, ViVe11.3 
 5. Robinson, Huima11.0 
 6. Jones, Catz10.3 
 7. Luna-Castro, Kouvot10.1 
 8. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
 9. Sims, PeKa9.7 
 10. Hardy, ViVe9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kiana JOHNSON
  FoA
  (168-G-93)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Johnson, FoA5.8 
 2. Hardy, ViVe5.4 
 3. Simmons, PeKa5.3 
 4. Barton, Kouvot5.0 
 5. McFarland, Catz4.9 
 6. Massengale, Catz4.5 
 7. Augustin, Helmi B.4.1 
 8. Randolph, Huima3.9 
 9. Goss, HyPo3.9 
 10. Henderson, Espoo T.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  FoA
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Snow, FoA3.7 
 2. Barton, Kouvot3.1 
 3. Hardy, ViVe3.1 
 4. Henderson, Espoo T.3.1 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa2.6 
 6. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.5 
 7. Simmons, PeKa2.3 
 8. Goss, HyPo2.2 
 9. Johnson, FoA2.2 
 10. Frazier, Kouvot2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shenita LANDRY
  Espoo Utd
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Landry, Espoo Utd1.5 
 2. Lassiter, PeKa1.3 
 3. Luna-Castro, Kouvot1.2 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.2 
 5. Reshetko, Catz1.0 
 6. Vapamaa, FoA0.9 
 7. Hunter, ViVe0.7 
 8. Lane, FoA0.7 
 9. Jones, Catz0.7 
 10. Zempare, Huima0.6 
Player of the Week

 Elena Reshetko
  Catz
  ( 184-F/C-86 )
  

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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 Eurobasket.com 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)   




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Goss
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HyPo claim SM-sarja title - 29 days ago
HyPo - Espoo Utd 76-69 HyPo claimed SM-sarja title. They overcame Espoo United at home court to earn the championship trophy. The best player for the winners was the former international center Taru Tuukkanen (192-77, college: Xavier) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Power forward Titta-Riina Lepisto (184-90) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) produced a double-double by scoring...   [read more]

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SM-sarja Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Espoo Utd join HyPo in Finals - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 4 of Semi-Finals. HyPo enter Finals - 1 month ago  
Helmi Capitals claim 1st Division title - 1 month ago  
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SM-sarja Round 3 of Semi-Finals. HyPo and Catz post victories - 1 month ago  
Review of SM-sarja Round 2 of Semi-Finals - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for HyPo and Espoo - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo Utd and PeKa enter semifinals - 2 months ago  
SM-sarja Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo United and PeKa earn wins - 2 months ago  
Vilma Kesanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 2 months ago  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo and PeKa celebrate victories - 2 months ago  
Finnish SM-sarja round 28 best performance: Elena Reshetko - 2 months ago  
SM-sarja Round 28 of Regular Season - 2 months ago  
Annika Holopainen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Finns playing currently abroad: - 2 months ago  
Reshetko's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 2 months ago  
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