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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 0-0 
 2. Espoo Team 0-0 
 3. FoA 0-0 
 4. Helmi Basket 0-0 
 5. Honka 0-0 
 6. Huima 0-0 
 7. HyPo 0-0 
 8. Kouvot 0-0 
 9. PeKa 0-0 
 10. ViVe 0-0 
Last:9/13/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Helmi Capitals 0-0 
 3. HNMKY MaHa 0-0 
 4. Honka 0-0 
 5. Kataja 0-0 
 6. PuHu 0-0 
 7. Pyrinto 0-0 
 8. SB-Girls 0-0 
 9. ToPo 0-0 
 10. TuRi 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
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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First Round Schedule
HyPo 57% Oct.1 PeKa
Kouvot 57% Sep.30 ViVe
Espoo Team 57% Sep.30 FoA
Huima 57% Sep.30 Honka
Helmi Bsk 57% Sep.28 Catz
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Finnish SM-sarja round 24 best performance: Jordan Murphree - Jan 21, 2013


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Jordan
Murphree
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)   




Kiana
Johnson
Kiana Johnson Will Return to Finland for 2017-18 Season - 5 days ago
Former NCAA Div. II Player of the Year, Kiana Johnson(168-G-93, college: Virginia Union), will return to Finland this month to play professionally for Tapiolan Honka (Espoo) of the top Finnish league for women. Kiana played for Forssan Alku (FoA club) in the same league in Finland last season. When asked about the signing, Kiana said, "I'm ready to travel back to Finland and experience a new club, in a new city. I feel as though I have unfinished business and I'm excited for the challen...   [read more]

Candice
Warthen
HyPo lands Candice Warthen, ex Lulea Basket - 10 days ago
Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) tabbed 25-year old American guard Candice Warthen (165-92, college: Arizona). She played most recently at Lulea Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 20 games she averaged 6.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg last season. Warthen helped them to win the Damligan title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). She also played for Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet in Spanish LFB that season. But in 10 games she had just 1.6ppg and 1.4rpg. Warthen...   [read more]

Venla
Salatera
Espoo Team adds Salatera to their roster - 12 days ago
Espoo Basket Team (SM-sarja) added to their roster 20-year old Finn guard Venla Salatera (176-97). She just graduated from Midland College (JUCO). The previous (15-16) season Salatera played at TuRi (1st Division). As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Finland   [read more]


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