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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 

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Taru Tuukkanen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Finns playing currently abroad - 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.

Taru Tuukkanen
Taru Tuukkanen
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international center Taru Tuukkanen (190-77, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Caja Rural (6-6) in their last game. Despite Tuukkanen's good performance Caja Rural lost 70-75 on the road to the lower-ranked (#8) Hondarribia-Irun. She had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. Tuukkanen has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 46.9% and FT: 82.4% in the 12 games she played so far. She is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Dionne Pounds
Dionne Pounds
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Dionne Pounds (174-84, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Taru Tuukkanen and both played together in the last Spanish LFB game. Pounds, who plays in the Spanish LFB. She was not able to help Caja Rural (6-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Pounds' very good performance Caja Rural was defeated 75-70 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Hondarribia-Irun (#8). She was the top scorer with 16 points. Pounds also added 4 rebounds. This season Pounds has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 44.7%, 3FGP: 43.8% and FT: 76.2%. She is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Heta Korpivaara
Heta Korpivaara
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Heta Korpivaara (186-84, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German DBBL. Korpivaara was not able to secure a victory for Heli Girls (9-4) in their last game. Despite her very good performance Heli Girls lost 76-80 at home to the lower-ranked (#5) Eisvogel Freiburg. Korpivaara was the top scorer with 19 points. She also added 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. It was Heli Girls' third consecutive loss in a row. Korpivaara is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 17.6ppg. This year her other stats are: 5.2rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 52.2% and FT: 89.5% in the 13 games. Korpivaara is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Tiina Sten
Tiina Sten
   #4. Swingman Tiina Sten (189-85, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Herner TC (2-11) crushing them 93-71 in the German DBBL in Saturday night's game. She recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. TSV 1880 Wasserburg (11-2) is placed first in the DBBL. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Sten's overall stats this season are: 7.8ppg and 3.2rpg. She is also Finnish national team player.

Janika Sundstrom
Janika Sundstrom
   #5. Former U20 international guard Janika Sundstrom (175-87, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked 08 Stockholm (11-12) crushing them 89-56 in the Swedish Damligan last Saturday. Sundstrom scored 7 points in 15 minutes. Kvarnby BBK (7-10) is placed seventh in the Damligan. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This year Sundstrom's overall stats are: 2.7ppg and 1.5rpg in the 16 games. She used to play for the Finnish U20 national team seven years ago.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Finnish passport:

   #1. Saara Lehtoranta (170-F-90, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German 2.Bundesliga (12th division) could not help TG Neuss (5-8) to beat Berlin (11-2). Lehtoranta did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. She recorded only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The eighth-placed TG Neuss was crushed 97-49 on the road by the second-ranked Berlin in the North group. Lehtoranta's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 1.8rpg.

Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Rita Haukkovaara (175-G-92) plays for Kvarnby in Swedish Damligan

Camilla Gronberg agreed terms with Catz - 10 days ago

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) inked 22-year old forward Camilla Gronberg (179-94). She has played for the last two years at Huima (SM-sarja). In 31 games she recorded 10.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.1apg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Gronberg played in the final of Finnish League in 2015. She has played previously for another Finnish team TuRi. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Finland   [read more]

Heta Aijanen
Heta Aijanen signs at Catz - 10 days ago

Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) landed 19-year old center Heta Aijanen (186-97). She has played for the last four years at Pyrinto (SM-sarja). In 23 games she averaged 4.0ppg and 2.7rpg last season. Aijanen's team made it to the 1st Division Semifinals in 2014. She represented Finland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Matosinhos (Portugal) three years ago. Aijanen's team got to the Semifinals and her stats at that event were 7 games: 3.7ppg, 3.6rpg. By Eurobasket Data Center...   [read more]

Anni Jamsa
Jamsa comes back to HyPo - 15 days ago

Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Anni Jamsa (169-95). It is actually her comeback to Hyvinkaa as she played here before. Jamsa played last season at Huima (SM-sarja). In 30 games she recorded 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Despite young age Jamsa had impressive career. She was voted All-European Championships U16 Honorable Mention back in 2011. She represented Finland at the European...   [read more]

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