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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 5-0 
 2. Kataja Basket 4-0 
 3. Salon Vilpas 4-1 
 4. Kauhajoki 3-3 
 5. Lapua 3-3 
 6. BC Nokia 2-3 
 7. Kouvot 2-3 
 8. KTP Basket 2-4 
 9. Pyrinto 1-4 
 10. Korihait 1-6 
Full Standings
1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 4-1 
 2. ToPo 4-1 
 3. Espoo United 3-2 
 4. FoKoPo 3-2 
 5. Jarvenpaa 2-1 
 6. Jyvaskyla BA 2-2 
 7. HBA-Marsky 2-3 
 8. Porvoon Tarmo 2-4 
 9. Oulun NMKY 1-4 
 10. Pyrinto II 1-4 
Division B
 1. PuHu Juniorit 5-0 
 2. Raholan Pyrkiva 3-0 
 3. Espoo Basket 3-1 
 4. Korikouvot 3-2 
 5. HyPo 2-1 
 6. Ura Basket 2-2 
 7. JyWe 1-2 
 8. TuNMKY 1-2 
 9. Karkkila 1-2 
 10. Munkkiniemen 1-3 
 11. HNMKY U23 1-3 
 12. PeU-Basket 1-3 
 13. Namika Lr 0-3 
Full Standings
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Chalon 2-0 
 2 Benfica 1-1 
 3 Alba 1-1 
 4 Brussels 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gravelines 2-0 
 2 Groningen 1-1 
 3 Kormend 1-1 
 4 Limburg United 0-2 
Group C
 1 Telekom Bsk 1-0 
 2 Sodertalje 1-1 
 3 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group D
 1 Antwerp 2-0 
 2 Nanterre 2-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-2 
 4 Sopron KC 0-2 
Group E
 1 Oberwart 1-0 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1-0 
 3 TU/Rock 0-2 
Group F
 1 Lukoil Acad. 2-0 
 2 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-1 
 3 Prievidza 1-1 
 4 Steaua CSM 0-2 
Group G
 1 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-0 
 2 Gaziantep 1-1 
 3 Peja 1-1 
 4 AEK 0-2 
Group H
 1 Enisey 2-0 
 2 Demir IBB 1-1 
 3 Rilski 1-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-2 
Group I
 1 Vytautas 1-0 
 2 Targu Mures 1-1 
 3 TLU/Kalev 0-1 
Group J
 1 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-0 
 2 BK Pardubice 1-1 
 3 Apoel 1-1 
 4 Siauliai 0-2 
Points Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Gay, KTP Basket24.7 
 2. Pledger, Kouvot21.8 
 3. Dia, BC Nokia20.5 
 4. Mullings, Kataja B.20.3 
 5. Cowels III, Helsin.18.4 
 6. Holsey, Kauhajoki18.0 
 7. Jones, Lapua17.3 
 8. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.3 
 9. Morris, Lapua17.2 
 10. Minard, Pyrinto16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Van, Korihait12.1 
 2. Judge, Pyrinto10.6 
 3. Thondique, Kouvot10.3 
 4. Alexander, BC Nokia9.7 
 5. Pratt, KTP Basket9.3 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.6 
 7. Dia, BC Nokia8.3 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vil.7.8 
 9. Minard, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Johnson, Kataja7.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.8.5 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket7.7 
 3. Nikkarinen, Helsin.6.4 
 4. Edwards, Lapua5.5 
 5. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.2 
 6. Jalonen, Korihait5.0 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 8. Skamo, BC Nokia4.6 
 9. Herrala, KTP Basket4.5 
 10. Seppala, Kataja B.4.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hollins, Kauhajoki2.8 
 2. Minard, Pyrinto2.4 
 3. Mullings, Kataja B.2.3 
 4. Horne, Kouvot2.3 
 5. Alexander, BC Nokia2.3 
 6. Williams, Salon V.2.2 
 7. Rannikko, Kataja B.2.0 
 8. Holloway, Korihait1.9 
 9. Pratt, KTP Basket1.7 
 10. Sarcevic, Kauhajo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 2. Dia, BC Nokia1.5 
 3. Huolila, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Walker, KTP Basket1.2 
 5. Gay, KTP Basket1.2 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. Judge, Pyrinto1.0 
 8. Mullings, Kataja B.1.0 
 9. Johnson, Kataja B.1.0 
 10. Williams, Lapua1.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 7 (Regular Season)

Salon Vilpas 50% Oct.29 Kataja Bsk
BC Nokia 61% Oct.29 Kouvot
KTP Basket Oct.28 Pyrinto 53%
Helsinki Sea 83% Oct.28 Lapua
Korihait Oct.28 Kataja Bsk 94%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Division A
Pyrinto II Oct.31 Jarvenpaa 74%
Oulun NMKY Oct.30 FoKoPo 82%
Jyvaskyla B 60% Oct.30 Porvoon Tarm
Espoo United 65% Oct.30 HBA-Marsky
ToPo 63% Oct.29 Lahti
Division B
PeU-Basket 88% Oct.30 Namika Lr
Espoo Bsk 59% Oct.30 HyPo
Ura Basket 73% Oct.30 Karkkila
HNMKY U23 Oct.30 Munkkiniemen 56%
JyWe Oct.29 Raholan Pyrk 84%
Ura Basket 94% Oct.29 Namika Lr
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Alba Nov.2 Chalon 76%
Brussels Nov.2 Benfica 90%
Group B
Limburg Unit Nov.2 Gravelines 98%
Groningen 58% Nov.1 Kormend
Group C
Telekom Bsk 98% Nov.2 Mons-Hainaut
Group D
Sopron KC 56% Nov.2 FC Porto
Antwerp 59% Nov.1 Nanterre
Group E
Oberwart 55% Nov.1 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group F
Lukoil Acad 80% Nov.2 Prievidza
Steaua CSM Nov.2 Bnei Hertzel 90%
Group G
UBT Cluj Na 98% Nov.2 AEK
Gaziantep 58% Nov.2 Peja
Group H
Enisey 98% Nov.2 Sigal Prisht
Demir IBB 58% Nov.2 Rilski
Group I
Vytautas 98% Nov.2 TLU/Kalev
Group J
Siauliai Nov.2 BK Pardubice 90%
Apoel Nov.2 Tsmoki-Minsk 76%
Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 23, 2013

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We bring you last week's top performances from Finns who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Russian team Khimky to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Maccabi T-A (1-3) crushing them 88-67 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Koponen recorded 15 points in a mere 19 minutes on the court. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-1) is placed third in group F. It's Koponen's first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.8ppg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 55.6%(15-27), 3FGP: 33.3% in the 11 games he played so far. Koponen is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Sasu Salin (192-91, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Slovenia. He could not help Un.Olimpija (9-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Salin's good performance Un.Olimpija was defeated 73-67 on the road by the higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Salin is ranked fourth on the list of the most steals in the league. His overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 34.6% and FT: 72.2%. Salin is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden). He was the major contributor in a Solna Vikings' victory against the ninth-ranked KFUM Jamtland (6-16) crushing them 85-65 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night. Ahonen recorded 17 points and added 6 passes in 23 minutes. Solna Vikings (15-9) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ahonen is currently seventh on the list of best passers with 4.2apg. This year his other stats are: 11.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 36.6% and FT: 93.7%(74-79) in the 24 games. Ahonen is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #4. Center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to help Buducnost (2-1) in their game against Banvit BK (2-1) in the Eurocup. He scored 8 points. The third-placed Buducnost was defeated 89-80 in Balikesir by the second-ranked Banvit BK in the group I of Eurocup. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Lee has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg and 3.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Lee is also Finnish national team player. Strangely he has never played in Finland.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #5. U20 international power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Prat Juventud (7-6) in their last game. Despite Caven's very good performance Prat Juventud lost 71-79 in Azpeitia to the higher-ranked (#4) Lan Mobel ISB. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Caven also added 4 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in a mere 18 minutes. This year Caven's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 2.6rpg in the 12 games. He plays currently for the Finnish U20 national team.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #6. An experienced point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasu Salin and both played together in the last Adriatic League game. Rannikko couldn't help Un.Olimpija (9-9) in their game against Cedevita (10-8). He did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. Rannikko scored only 2 points and added 4 passes. Un.Olimpija was defeated 73-67 in Zagreb by the higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). Rannikko's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 1.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Ville Kaunisto
Ville Kaunisto
   #7. International forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Blois (8-7) in their last game. Despite Kaunisto's very good performance Blois lost 67-75 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#7) Monaco. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds. Kaunisto also added 2 blocks in 28 minutes. It was Blois' third consecutive loss in a row. Kaunisto is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kaunisto averages: 17.7ppg, 11.5rpg and 1.8apg in the 15 games. He is also Finnish national team player.

Emir Sulejmanovic
Emir Sulejmanovic
   #8. Power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasu Salin. He played also in the last Adriatic League game facing Teemu Rannikko (above) in the other team. Sulejmanovic couldn't help Un.Olimpija (9-9) in their game against Cedevita (10-8). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Sulejmanovic scored only 2 points. Un.Olimpija was defeated 73-67 in Zagreb by the higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). Sulejmanovic's total stats this season are: 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Finnish U16 national team back in 2011.

Alex Murphy
Alex Murphy
   #9. U20 international forward Alex Murphy (203-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Duke University in a victory against the Georgia Tech (0-4) 73-57 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Murphy scored only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. The Duke University has 3-1 conference record this season. This year Murphy's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg in the two games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also in the roster of the Finnish U20 national team. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Lauri Toivonen
Lauri Toivonen
   #10. Forward Lauri Toivonen (201-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to a 2-point UTPA's victory against the Utah Valley University (1-2) 62-60 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Toivonen recorded only 4 points. The University of Texas-Pan American has 2-0 conference record this season. Toivonen has averaged so far 5.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. He is a former university international player as two years ago he still played for the Finnish national team.

Korisliiga Round 6: Salon Vilpas lose their first game against Kauhajoen Karhu - 18 hours ago

After 6 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Korisliiga and who belongs to weaker ones. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss ofSalon Vilpas (4-1) in Kauhajoki on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (3-3) 96-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Salon Vilpas. The game was mostly controlled by Kauhajoen Karhu. Salon Vilpas managed to win fourth quarter...   [read more]

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1st Division Round 4 of Regular Season - 3 days ago

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