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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 4-1 
 2. Espoo Utd 4-1 
 3. FoA 4-1 
 4. Catz 3-2 
 5. Kouvot 3-2 
 6. Espoo Team 2-3 
 7. ViVe 2-4 
 8. Huima 1-3 
 9. PeKa 1-3 
 10. Helmi Basket 0-4 
Full Standings
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 2-0 
 2. Honka 2-0 
 3. ToPo 2-0 
 4. HNMKY MaHa 1-1 
 5. Kataja 1-1 
 6. Kori-80 1-1 
 7. TuRi 1-1 
 8. BC Nokia 0-2 
 9. PuHu 0-2 
 10. Pyrinto 0-2 
Points Per Game
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Sessions, Kouvot26.8 
 2. Johnson, FoA21.4 
 3. Goss, HyPo20.6 
 4. Korpivaara, Espoo19.5 
 5. Tuukkanen, HyPo18.6 
 6. Clark, FoA18.2 
 7. Snow, FoA17.8 
 8. Hardy, ViVe16.2 
 9. Landry, Espoo Utd16.0 
 10. Massengale, Catz16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley LUKE
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Luke, ViVe14.2 
 2. Luna-Castro, Kouv.13.8 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd11.2 
 4. Walker, Catz11.0 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa11.0 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo10.8 
 7. Bailey, Espoo Team10.4 
 8. Vapamaa, FoA9.8 
 9. Hardy, ViVe9.8 
 10. Korpivaara, Espoo9.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Johnson, FoA8.6 
 2. Jones, PeKa6.3 
 3. Hardy, ViVe5.2 
 4. Augustin, Helmi B.5.0 
 5. Goss, HyPo4.0 
 6. Wahlgren, PeKa4.0 
 7. Massengale, Catz3.8 
 8. Aaltonen, Espoo T.3.6 
 9. Sessions, Kouvot3.4 
 10. Karkkainen, Huima3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Snow, FoA4.4 
 2. Hardy, ViVe3.3 
 3. Lahtinen, Helmi B.3.0 
 4. Vapamaa, FoA2.6 
 5. Sessions, Kouvot2.4 
 6. Rytkonen, Huima2.3 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa2.3 
 8. Goss, HyPo2.2 
 9. Landry, Espoo Utd2.2 
 10. Faulk, HyPo2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacqueline LUNA-CASTRO
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Luna-Castro, Kouv.2.6 
 2. Tulonen, Helmi Bas.2.0 
 3. Korpivaara, Espoo2.0 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.8 
 5. Vapamaa, FoA1.8 
 6. Pierre, Huima1.5 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa1.5 
 8. Bailey, Espoo Team1.0 
 9. Arike, Helmi Basket0.8 
 10. Koskinen, FoA0.8 

Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Espoo Team Oct.26 HyPo 74%
FoA 85% Oct.26 Huima
Kouvot 56% Oct.26 Catz
PeKa 75% Oct.26 Helmi Bsk
Taru Tuukkanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 6, 2013

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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Finns who are currently playing abroad.

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 (6-8) in their last game. Despite Tuukkanen's good performance Caja Rural lost 65-77 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) Argon Uni Girona. She was the second best scorer with 12 points. Tuukkanen also added 9 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. It was Caja Rural's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Tuukkanen has relatively good stats this year: 13.6ppg, 6.5rpg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 76.8% in the 14 games she played so far. She is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Heta Korpivaara
Heta Korpivaara
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Heta Korpivaara (186-84, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German DBBL. Korpivaara was not able to help Heli Girls (9-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite her good performance Heli Girls was defeated 77-63 on their home court in Noerdlingen by the leading TSV 1880 Wasserburg. Korpivaara scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Korpivaara is currently ninth on the list of top scorers. She has individually a very good season with high stats. Korpivaara averages: 16.9ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 50.8%, 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 85.9%. She is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Dionne Pounds
Dionne Pounds
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Dionne Pounds (174-84, another player 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. She was not able to secure a victory for Caja Rural (6-8) in their game against Argon Uni Girona (9-4). Pounds scored only 4 points in 17 minutes. Caja Rural lost 65-77 on their home court in Zamora to the higher-ranked (#3) Argon Uni Girona. This year Pounds' overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 40.4%, 3FGP: 40.4% in the 13 games. She 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) faced previously mentioned Heta Korpivaara in the German DBBL last game. Sten managed to help TSV 1880 Wasserburg to win against the closely-ranked Heli Girls (9-6) 77-63. She scored only 2 points. Sten's total stats this season are: 7.2ppg and 2.9rpg. She is also Finnish national team player.

Janika Sundstrom
Janika Sundstrom
   #5. Former U20 international guard Janika Sundstrom (175-87, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Kvarnby (9-11) in their game against Udominate (12-7) in the Swedish Damligan. She scored only 4 points. Kvarnby was badly defeated 91-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Udominate (#5). They ended the series of three consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Sundstrom's total stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 1.4rpg. 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) managed to help TG Neuss in a victory against the ninth-ranked SG BBZ Opladen crushing them 75-52 in the German 2.Bundesliga (12th division) last Saturday. Lehtoranta scored only 3 points in 19 minutes. TG Neuss (7-8) is placed eighth in North group. This year Lehtoranta's total stats are: 4.2ppg and 2.0rpg in the 13 games she played so far.

Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

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

Bria Goss
SM-sarja Round 5: Forssan Alku loses #1 position - 14 hours ago

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in SM-sarja, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The biggest surprise took place in Hyvinkaa where host HyPo (4-1) crushed league's leader Forssan Alku (4-1) 86-66 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Forssan Alku. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by HyPo. Forssan Alku managed to win third quarter 2...   [read more]

Bria Goss
Vilma Kesanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Vilma Kesanen (173-88). Sheto a victory against one of league's weakest teams Gipuzkoa UPV in the Spanish LFB in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Bria Goss
Finnish SM-sarja round 4 best performance: Bria Goss - 7 days ago

American Guard Bria Goss (178-G-92) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked HyPo, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 4. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 11 rebounds, while her team edged out ViVe (#4, 2-2) 86-82. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. HyPo is placed at 2nd position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. HyPo will nee...   [read more]

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