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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 15-2 
 2. Espoo Utd 12-6 
 3. FoA 12-7 
 4. Catz 11-8 
 5. Kouvot 9-8 
 6. Espoo Team 8-10 
 7. PeKa 7-10 
 8. ViVe 7-11 
 9. Huima 6-14 
 10. Helmi Basket 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 10-0 
 2. Honka 8-2 
 3. ToPo 8-2 
 4. BC Nokia 6-4 
 5. Kataja 5-5 
 6. TuRi 4-6 
 7. HNMKY MaHa 3-7 
 8. PuHu 3-7 
 9. Pyrinto 2-8 
 10. Kori-80 1-9 
Last:1/10/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Kouvot
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Sessions, Kouvot27.1 
 2. Henderson, Espoo T.23.2 
 3. Randolph, Huima22.5 
 4. Johnson, FoA21.6 
 5. Goss, HyPo20.6 
 6. Tuukkanen, HyPo20.6 
 7. Snow, FoA20.4 
 8. Landry, Espoo Utd19.6 
 9. Jones, Catz18.9 
 10. Zempare, Huima18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Batabe ZEMPARE
  Huima
  (188-F-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Zempare, Huima15.0 
 2. Luke, ViVe13.8 
 3. Hunter, ViVe12.8 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.7 
 5. Landry, Espoo Utd12.2 
 6. Luna-Castro, Kouvot11.6 
 7. Robinson, Huima11.1 
 8. Jones, Catz10.5 
 9. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
 10. Pierre, Huima9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kiana JOHNSON
  FoA
  (168-G-93)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Johnson, FoA6.4 
 2. Jones, PeKa5.8 
 3. Hardy, ViVe5.3 
 4. McFarland, Catz5.0 
 5. Simmons, PeKa4.7 
 6. Henderson, Espoo T.4.6 
 7. Massengale, Catz4.5 
 8. Augustin, Helmi B.4.4 
 9. Sessions, Kouvot3.9 
 10. Randolph, Huima3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  FoA
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Snow, FoA3.6 
 2. Henderson, Espoo T.3.3 
 3. Hardy, ViVe3.1 
 4. Goss, HyPo3.1 
 5. Sessions, Kouvot2.9 
 6. Barton, Kouvot2.6 
 7. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.4 
 8. Jones, PeKa2.4 
 9. Lassiter, PeKa2.3 
 10. Johnson, FoA2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  PeKa
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kuier, PeKa3.5 
 2. Luna-Castro, Kouvot1.6 
 3. Lassiter, PeKa1.5 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.5 
 5. Abiona, Huima1.3 
 6. Landry, Espoo Utd1.2 
 7. Vapamaa, FoA1.1 
 8. Pierre, Huima1.0 
 9. Simmons, PeKa1.0 
 10. Korpivaara, Espoo U.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Shenita Landry
  Espoo Utd
  ( 188-F-87 )
  

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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Espoo Utd 62% Jan.28 Espoo Team
PeKa 66% Jan.28 ViVe
Kouvot 65% Jan.28 FoA
Helmi Bsk 50% Jan.27 Huima
Dionne Pounds selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 13, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad.


Dionne Pounds
Dionne Pounds
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Dionne Pounds (174-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Caja Rural (6-9) in their last game. Despite Pounds' very good performance Caja Rural lost 79-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Cadi ICG Software. She was the top scorer with 16 points. Pounds also added 4 assists and 4 steals (made all of her five free throws) in 31 minutes on the court. It was Caja Rural's fifth consecutive loss in a row. It's Pounds' first season with the team. She has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 40.3%, 3FGP: 38.6% and FT: 83.3% in the 14 games she played so far. Pounds is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Taru Tuukkanen
Taru Tuukkanen
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international center Taru Tuukkanen (190-77, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dionne Pounds and both played together in the last Spanish LFB game. Tuukkanen, who plays in the Spanish LFB. She was not able to help Caja Rural (6-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Tuukkanen's very good performance Caja Rural was defeated 89-79 in Seu D'urgell by the higher-ranked Cadi ICG Software (#4). She recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. This season Tuukkanen has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 2FGP: 44.7%, 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 76.3%. 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 (9-7) in their last game. Despite her very good performance Heli Girls lost 73-81 in Langen to the lower-ranked (#7) Rhein Main Baskets. Korpivaara was the top scorer with 15 points. She also added 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in 36 minutes. It was Heli Girls' sixth consecutive loss in a row. Korpivaara belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #8 with 16.8ppg. This year her other stats are: 5.4rpg, 2FGP: 51.3%, 3FGP: 16.0% and FT: 83.8% in the 16 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 a TSV 1880 Wasserburg's victory against the league leader Don Bosco Bamberg 72-59 in the German DBBL in Sunday night's game. She recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. TSV 1880 Wasserburg (14-2) is placed first in the DBBL. It was her team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Sten's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg and 3.1rpg. 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 (9-13) in their game against Northland (18-4) in the Swedish Damligan. Sundstrom did not have that impressive stats last Wednesday. She scored only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 14 minutes. Kvarnby lost 73-82 in Lulea to the higher-ranked (#3) Northland. It was Kvarnby's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Sundstrom's overall stats are: 2.7ppg and 1.7rpg in the 21 games. She used to play for the Finnish U20 national team seven years ago.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Saara Lehtoranta (170-F-90) plays for TG Neuss in German 2.Bundesliga
Rita Haukkovaara (175-G-92) plays for Kvarnby in Swedish Damligan  




Dyana Pierre
Alvik Basket adds Pierre to their roster, ex Huima - 1 day ago
Alvik Basket (Damligan) added to their roster 24-year old American forward Dyana Pierre (185-93, college: S.Illinois). She started the season at Huima in Finnish SM-sarja. In 11 games she recorded 11.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg this season. The previous (12-13) season Pierre played at another team Salukis in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 31 games she averaged 7.7ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.2bpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others her team made it to th...   [read more]

Anni Jamsa
HyPo adds Jamsa to their roster - 2 days ago
Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) added to their roster 22-year old Finn international point guard Anni Jamsa (169-95). She was supposed to play at Donau-Ries in German DBBL, but left the team in Dec.'16. But in 12 games she recorded just 1.6ppg this season. The last season Jamsa played at Aanekosken where in 30 games she averaged 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Jamsa was voted Euro...   [read more]

Meral
Bedretdin
Meral Bedretdin (ex Lattes Montp.) agreed terms with HyPo - 2 days ago
Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) inked 24-year old Finn international point guard Meral Bedretdin (174-93). She played recently at Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration Basket in French LFB league, but left the team earlier this month. But in two LFB games she did not score anything. Bedretdin also played 3 games in Euroleague, but she recorded just 0.7ppg this season. The last season she played at Pyrinto where in 24 SM-sarja games she averaged 9.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. Bedretdin's team...   [read more]


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