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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. Kouvottaret 0-0 
 9. PeKa 0-0 
 10. ViVe 0-0 
Last:8/26/2016
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. Kori-80 0-0 
 7. PuHu 0-0 
 8. Pyrinto 0-0 
 9. ToPo 0-0 
 10. TuRi 0-0 
Last:8/26/2016
Points Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  ViVe
  (182-G/F-88)
  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
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  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
  FoA
  (165-G-92)
  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
 Lele HARDY
  ViVe
  (182-G/F-88)
  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
  FoA
  (190-F-87)
  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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SM-sarja Round 29: Top-ranked Catz Lappeenranta wins another game - Feb 17, 2013


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets. The round 29 was rather boring as all games ended with very predictable results.

SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (22-2) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat eleventh ranked HyPo (2-21) in Hyvinkaa 79-63. Catz Lappeenranta dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to HyPo's 34. Catz Lappeenranta forced 21 HyPo turnovers. Strangely HyPo outrebounded Catz Lappeenranta 32-20. American swingman Alexandria Anderson (185-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Regeneracom Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Her fellow American import Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Catz Lappeenranta's coach Mika Haakana used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Phebe Smith (183, college: Columbus St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for HyPo. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-2 record. HyPo lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 21 lost games. Catz Lappeenranta are looking forward to face Aanekosken (#7) in Aanekoski in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. HyPo will play on the road against Torpan Pojat (#5) in Helsinki and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 29: ToPo was beaten by FoA on the road 84-69. Honka won against Kerava on its own court 86-77. BC Nokia unfortunately lost to TuRi in Turku 53-58. PeKa managed to beat HoNsU at home 83-69.
The most impressive performance of 29th round was 32 points and 20 rebounds by Earlysia Marchbanks of Kerava.



FoA - ToPo 84-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Forssan Alku and 5th ranked Torpan Pojat had identical 14-9 record. This time Forssan Alku used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Helsinki 84-69 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Forssan Alku. Torpan Pojat managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Torpan Pojat outrebounded Forssan Alku 49-36 including a 23-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Sarah Miles (170-89, college: W.Virginia) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international power forward Laura Saarinen (187-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Forssan Alku players scored in double figures. Forssan Alku's coach Jari Marjamaki used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Kenya McBee (192-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds and international guard Vilma Kesanen (179-88) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Torpan Pojat. Forssan Alku maintains third place with 15-9 record having seven points less than leader Catz, which they share with Honka. Torpan Pojat at the other side keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. Forssan Alku is looking forward to face BC Nokia (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Torpan Pojat will play against Aanekosken (#7) in Aanekoski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ToPo: K.McBee 21+20reb+1ast, V.Kesanen 18+6reb+4ast, V.Holtta 12+5reb+2ast, K.Valtakari 8+3reb+1ast, A.Arppe 6+2reb, V.Kossila 2
FoA: H.Salomaa 17+2reb+1ast, L.Saarinen 15+11reb+1ast, S.Miles 15+9reb+7ast, M.Lechlitner 10+5reb+6ast, N.Jarvikangas 9+2reb+2ast, H.Koponen 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 194902


Honka - Kerava 86-77

Very expected game when 8th ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-17) lost to fourth ranked Honka (15-9) in Espoo 77-86 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 34-14. But Kerava Energia Team won second period 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Honka made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Her fellow American import guard Jordan Murphree (183-87, college: Texas Tech, agency: Merit Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Honka players scored in double figures. American guard Earlysia Marchbanks (180, college: Oregon St., agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 20 rebounds and Italian-Ghanian guard Rosetta Adzasu (165-90, college: Washington St.) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Kerava Energia Team. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Honka moved-up to third place, which they share with FoA. Kerava Energia Team lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with 17 games lost. Honka is looking forward to face HoNsU (#6) in Jyvaskyla in the next round. Kerava Energia Team will play at home against TuRi in Turku and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kerava: E.Marchbanks 32+20reb+2ast, R.Adzasu 11+4reb+4ast, H.Suhonen 11+3reb, R.Lukkarinen 9+2reb+1ast, R.Pakarinen 5+4reb, M.Ponnelin 2
Honka: M.Jeltema 23+13reb+2ast, R.Myllyveraja 16+1reb, J.Murphree 16+13reb+3ast, V.Kesanen 14+8reb+1ast, E.Laaksonen 8+7reb, S.Sandell 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 194899


TuRi - BC Nokia 58-53

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked TuRi's (7-17) home victory over 10th ranked BC Nokia (4-20) in Turku 58-53 on Sunday. American forward Callan Taylor (182-90, college: Sacred Heart) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Canadian guard Brittany Hedderson (175-90, college: Buffalo) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Nina Hyvarinen (175-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. TuRi moved-up to eighth place. BC Nokia at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth position with 20 games lost. TuRi are looking forward to face Kerava Energia Team (#9) on the road in the next round. BC Nokia will play against Forssan Alku and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: N.Hyvarinen 12+10reb+1ast, E.Runsas 11+6reb+2ast, A.Auguste 10+11reb+1ast, K.Menna 8+1reb, A.Aijanen 8+4reb+1ast, S.Riihela 4+2reb
TuRi: C.Taylor 18+12reb+2ast, B.Hedderson 12+11reb+4ast, S.Pelander 9+8reb+1ast, M.Makela 8+6reb+1ast, K.Karkkainen 7+2reb+1ast, C.Alander 2+2reb
gschID: 194900


PeKa - HoNsU 83-69

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked HoNsU (13-10) lost to second ranked Peli-Karhut (20-4) in Kotka 69-83 on Sunday. Peli-Karhut outrebounded HoNsU 57-38 including a 25-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American swingman Korinne Campbell (182-88, college: W.Virginia) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 19 rebounds. The former international guard Reetta Piipari (170-80, college: Xavier) contributed with 23 points for the winners. The former international forward Minna Sten (189-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American point guard Nia Jackson (170-89, college: Oregon, agency: Gamble Sports Management) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for HoNsU. Peli-Karhut have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. HoNsU at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. Peli-Karhut will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. HoNsU will play at home against Honka (#3) in Espoo and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
HoNsU: M.Sten 19+11reb, N.Jackson 17+6reb+6ast, L.Lahtinen 13+6reb+1ast, K.Lind 8+6reb+1ast, T.Lepisto 8+4reb, M.Jantti 4+5reb
PeKa: R.Piipari 23+1reb+3ast, K.Campbell 20+19reb, J.Jahilo 10+8reb, L.Lehtoranta 9+2reb, L.Lehtoranta 8+2reb+3ast, M.McKenzie 7+14reb+2ast
gschID: 194901


HyPo - Catz 63-79

SM-sarja top team - Catz Lappeenranta (22-2) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat eleventh ranked HyPo (2-21) in Hyvinkaa 79-63. Catz Lappeenranta dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to HyPo's 34. Catz Lappeenranta forced 21 HyPo turnovers. Strangely HyPo outrebounded Catz Lappeenranta 32-20. American swingman Alexandria Anderson (185-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Regeneracom Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Her fellow American import Chandrea Jones (175-87, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Catz Lappeenranta players scored in double figures. Catz Lappeenranta's coach Mika Haakana used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Phebe Smith (183, college: Columbus St., agency: Gamble Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands-American swingman Natalie Day (182-90, college: Portland) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for HyPo. Catz Lappeenranta have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-2 record. HyPo lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 21 lost games. Catz Lappeenranta are looking forward to face Aanekosken (#7) in Aanekoski in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. HyPo will play on the road against Torpan Pojat (#5) in Helsinki and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
HyPo: P.Smith 22+13reb+1ast, N.Day 16+9reb+2ast, M.Kilpijarvi 10+2reb+1ast, A.Tuomi 6+1ast, K.Varno 6+5reb, N.Korhonen 3+1reb+2ast
Catz: A.Anderson 21+3reb+5ast, C.Jones 15+5reb+3ast, J.Reshetko 15+5reb+3ast, H.Vapamaa 10+1reb, A.Makitalo 6+3reb+2ast, S.Daniels 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 194903


  




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