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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 
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 Elena Reshetko
  Catz
  ( 184-F/C-86 )
  

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SM-sarja Round 27: Forssan Alku is defeated by Aanekosken - Feb 7, 2013


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The game between third ranked Forssan Alku (14-8) and seventh ranked Aanekosken (11-11) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Forssan Alku was defeated by Aanekosken in a tough game in Forssa 55-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Forssan Alku. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 16-7 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Aanekosken dominated on the defensive end, holding Forssan Alku to just 7 points in third quarter. They also forced 19 Forssan Alku turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for swingman Jasmin Holliday (182-90, college: Oregon) who led her team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. Center Kenya Robinson (182-70, college: New Orleans) helped adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Secily Ray (180-90, college: Wake Forest) with 6 points and 17 rebounds. Aanekosken maintains seventh place with 11-11 record. Forssan Alku at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with Honka. Aanekosken are looking forward to face bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa in the next round. Forssan Alku will play on the road against the league's leader Catz Lappeenranta (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (20-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked TuRi (6-16) in Turku 96-60. It was a quality performance for the former international forward Hanna Vapamaa (180-90) who led the winners and scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Alexandria Anderson accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Callan Taylor (182-90, college: Sacred Heart) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for TuRi in the defeat. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-2 record. Newly promoted TuRi keeps the ninth position with 16 games lost. Catz Lappeenranta will play against Forssan Alku (#4) at home in the next round. TuRi will play against Torpan Pojat (#5) in Helsinki and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Second ranked Peli-Karhut (18-4) crushed at home 10th ranked BC Nokia (3-19) by 41 points 100-59, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta who scored 26 points and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Peli-Karhut's coach Seppo Kurki felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Alberta Auguste who recorded 15 points. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Peli-Karhut. They maintain second place with 18-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. BC Nokia lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 19 games lost. Peli-Karhut will meet Kerava Energia Team (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. BC Nokia will play against Honka in Espoo and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 27 ToPo lost to Honka on the opponent's court 73-79. HoNsU outscored Kerava in a home game 87-67.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals by Jordan Murphree of Honka.


Honka - ToPo 79-73

Everything could happen in Espoo at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Honka and 5th ranked Torpan Pojat had identical 13-8 record. This time Honka used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Helsinki 79-73 on Thursday night. Honka made 30-of-37 free shots (81.1 percent) during the game, while Torpan Pojat only scored thirteen points from the stripe. Honka forced 23 Torpan Pojat turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds. Her fellow American import guard Jordan Murphree (183-87, college: Texas Tech, agency: Merit Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Niina Laaksonen (185-85) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds and international guard Vilma Kesanen (179-88) added 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively. Four Torpan Pojat players scored in double figures. Honka (14-8) moved-up to third place, which they share with FoA. Loser Torpan Pojat keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. They share it with HoNsU. Honka will meet BC Nokia (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Torpan Pojat will play against TuRi (#9) in Turku and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Honka: M.Jeltema 26+16reb+2ast, J.Murphree 24+12reb+5ast, V.Kesanen 13+3reb+1ast, R.Myllyveraja 6+2reb, E.Laaksonen 6+4reb+1ast, T.Menna 2+3reb
ToPo: N.Laaksonen 20+17reb+1ast, V.Kesanen 15+6reb+4ast, K.McBee 13+11reb+1ast, V.Holtta 13+4reb+1ast, K.Valtakari 7+7reb+1ast, A.Arppe 5+2reb
gschID: 194893


FoA - Huima 55-61

The game between third ranked Forssan Alku (14-8) and seventh ranked Aanekosken (11-11) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Forssan Alku was defeated by Aanekosken in a tough game in Forssa 55-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Forssan Alku. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 16-7 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Aanekosken dominated on the defensive end, holding Forssan Alku to just 7 points in third quarter. They also forced 19 Forssan Alku turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for swingman Jasmin Holliday (182-90, college: Oregon) who led her team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. Center Kenya Robinson (182-70, college: New Orleans) helped adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Secily Ray (180-90, college: Wake Forest) with 6 points and 17 rebounds and point guard Sarah Miles (170-89, college: W.Virginia) scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Aanekosken maintains seventh place with 11-11 record. Forssan Alku at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. They share it with Honka. Aanekosken are looking forward to face bottom-ranked HyPo (#11) in Hyvinkaa in the next round. Forssan Alku will play on the road against the league's leader Catz Lappeenranta (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Huima: J.Holliday 25+6reb, K.Robinson 14+10reb+2ast, S.Black 10+13reb+1ast, K.Rytkonen 7+3ast, S.Viitanen 5+2reb+3ast, H.Paajanen 0
FoA: S.Helenius 15, L.Saarinen 11+8reb+1ast, H.Koponen 10+2reb+1ast, S.Miles 9+7reb+4ast, S.Ray 6+17reb+1ast, M.Lechlitner 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 194892


HoNsU - Kerava 87-67

Rather predictable result in Jyvaskyla where sixth ranked HoNsU (13-9) smashed 8th ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-15) 87-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by HoNsU. Kerava Energia Team managed to win second period 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. HoNsU dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Kerava Energia Team's 32 and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kerava Energia Team 54-42 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Minna Sten (189-87) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Guard Laura Lahtinen (174-86) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Earlysia Marchbanks (180, college: Oregon St., agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and Italian-Ghanian guard Rosetta Adzasu (165-90, college: Washington St.) added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Five HoNsU and four Kerava Energia Team players scored in double figures. Kerava Energia Team's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. HoNsU moved-up to fifth place, which they share with ToPo. Kerava Energia Team lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 15 games lost. HoNsU will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kerava Energia Team will play against the league's second-placed Peli-Karhut (#2) in Kotka and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
HoNsU: L.Lahtinen 20+7reb+4ast, B.Davis 18+5reb+6ast, N.Jackson 17+7reb+4ast, M.Sten 15+16reb+2ast, T.Lepisto 13+12reb, S.Lofman 2+2reb+1ast
Kerava: E.Marchbanks 22+12reb, H.Suhonen 14+1reb, E.Raikkonen 11+3reb+6ast, R.Adzasu 10+9reb+4ast, R.Lukkarinen 4+6reb, M.Ponnelin 4
gschID: 194891


PeKa - BC Nokia 100-59

Second ranked Peli-Karhut (18-4) crushed at home 10th ranked BC Nokia (3-19) by 41 points 100-59, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Peli-Karhut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Peli-Karhut forced 30 BC Nokia turnovers and outrebounded them 45-27 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-91) who scored 26 points and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American swingman Korinne Campbell (182-88, college: W.Virginia) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds. Five Peli-Karhut players scored in double figures. Peli-Karhut's coach Seppo Kurki felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) who recorded 15 points and center Anniina Aijanen (189-95) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Peli-Karhut. They maintain second place with 18-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. BC Nokia lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 19 games lost. Peli-Karhut will meet Kerava Energia Team (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. BC Nokia will play against Honka in Espoo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
PeKa: L.Lehtoranta 26+3reb+2ast, S.Landry 16+8reb+2ast, K.Campbell 15+14reb+1ast, L.Richter 14+2reb, M.McKenzie 12+9reb+4ast, A.Pounds 6+3reb+3ast
BC Nokia: V.Pirttinen 16, A.Auguste 15+4reb+2ast, A.Aijanen 12+6reb+2ast, N.Hyvarinen 8+4reb, N.Lakaniemi 4+1reb, K.Menna 2+5reb+4ast
gschID: 194890


TuRi - Catz 60-96

SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (20-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked TuRi (6-16) in Turku 96-60. It looked good early as TuRi took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Catz Lappeenranta had a 26-14 second period charge getting the lead and TuRi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-96. Catz Lappeenranta dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to TuRi's 44. Catz Lappeenranta forced 23 TuRi turnovers. It was a quality performance for the former international forward Hanna Vapamaa (180-90) who led the winners and scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Alexandria Anderson (185-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Regeneracom Sports) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Five Catz Lappeenranta players scored in double figures. American forward Callan Taylor (182-90, college: Sacred Heart) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Canadian guard Brittany Hedderson (175-90, college: Buffalo) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for TuRi in the defeat. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 20-2 record. Newly promoted TuRi keeps the ninth position with 16 games lost. Catz Lappeenranta will play against Forssan Alku (#4) at home in the next round. TuRi will play against Torpan Pojat (#5) in Helsinki and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Catz: A.Makitalo 18+1reb+1ast, A.Anderson 15+7reb+1ast, J.Reshetko 15+3reb+4ast, L.Aaltonen 13+4reb+1ast, H.Vapamaa 12+9reb+2ast, C.Jones 12+7reb+1ast
TuRi: B.Hedderson 19+2reb+5ast, C.Taylor 16+11reb, S.Pelander 14+7reb+1ast, K.Karkkainen 4+3reb, E.Koskinen 3+4reb, M.Makela 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 194889


  




Kiana
Johnson
Kiana Johnson Will Return to Finland for 2017-18 Season - 6 days ago
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Candice
Warthen
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Venla
Salatera
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