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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 0-0 
 2. Espoo Team 0-0 
 3. Espoo Utd 0-0 
 4. FoA 0-0 
 5. Helmi Basket 0-0 
 6. Huima 0-0 
 7. HyPo 0-0 
 8. Kouvot 0-0 
 9. PeKa 0-0 
 10. ViVe 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
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 
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 Elena Reshetko
  Catz
  ( 184-F/C-86 )
  

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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  




Annika
Holopainen
Wasserburg tabs Annika Holopainen - 2 days ago
TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) inked 24-year old Finn ex-international forward Annika Holopainen (185-93). She just graduated from Old Dominion University (NCAA). Holopainen has played there for the last four years. In 27 games she recorded 5.9ppg and 3.1rpg last season. As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Holopainen played in the final of C-USA Tournament in 2016. She received also WCC All-Freshman Team...   [read more]

Lotta
Erakangas
Espoo Team keeps Erakangas for another season - 3 days ago
Espoo Basket Team (SM-sarja) re-signed 20-year old forward Lotta Erakangas (186-97). She has played there for the last four seasons. In 22 SM-sarja games she averaged 7.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg last season. Erakangas won Finnish 1st Division championship title in 2015. She represented Finland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Tallin (Estonia) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.8ppg, 2.3rpg. Erakangas has played previously for Honka Akatemia. By Eurobaske...   [read more]

Sofia
Pelander
Norrkoping keeps Pelander for another season - 13 days ago
Norrkoping Dolphins (Damligan) re-signed 25-year old Finn international center Sofia Pelander (192-92). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 18 Damligan games she averaged 10.8ppg and 9.5rpg last season. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan Honorable Mention award in 2017. Pelander's team made it to the Czech Republic 1Liga Semifinals in 2015. Pelander has been also a member of Finnish international program for some years. She has regularly played for Finnish...   [read more]


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