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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 24-3 
 2. Catz 19-8 
 3. Espoo Utd 17-10 
 4. PeKa 15-12 
 5. Kouvot 13-14 
 6. FoA 13-14 
 7. ViVe 12-15 
 8. Espoo Team 11-16 
 9. Huima 7-20 
 10. Helmi Basket 4-23 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 14-2 
 2. Honka 13-3 
 3. ToPo 13-3 
 4. BC Nokia 11-5 
 5. Kataja 9-7 
 6. HNMKY MaHa 5-11 
 7. PuHu 5-11 
 8. TuRi 4-12 
 9. Kori-80 3-13 
 10. Pyrinto 3-13 
Last:3/2/2017
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. Landry, Espoo Utd19.1 
 5. Johnson, FoA19.0 
 6. Goss, HyPo18.8 
 7. Snow, FoA18.8 
 8. Tuukkanen, HyPo18.1 
 9. Sims, PeKa18.1 
 10. Hardy, ViVe17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Batabe ZEMPARE
  Huima
  (188-F-94)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Zempare, Huima12.6 
 2. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.3 
 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, HyPo3.8 
 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: 1.4
 1. Landry, Espoo Utd1.4 
 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 
Player of the Week

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

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Marchbanks' double-double lands her Player of the Week award - Feb 18, 2013


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Earlysia
Marchbanks
-year old guard Earlysia Marchbanks (180-G, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for Kerava and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 29.
She had a double-double of 32 points and 20 rebounds, while her team lost the game against Honka (#3, 15-9) 77-86. Kerava moved-up to the 9th position in the Finnish SM-sarja. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 17 games and recorded just six victories. Marchbanks turned to be Kerava's top player in her first season with the team. Oregon State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Marchbanks is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.8ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 13.4rpg) and averages solid 2.7spg.

Second best performed player last round was Melissa Jeltema (175-G-88) of Honka. She is American guard in her first season at Honka. In the last game Jeltema recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Honka cruised to a 86-77 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Kerava (#9, 6-17). This victory allowed Honka to move up to 3rd position in the standings. Her team's 15-9 record is not bad at all. Jeltema is a newcomer at Honka and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.5ppg (#1). She also registered 9.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Phebe Smith (183-F, agency: Gamble Sports Management) of HyPo (#11). Smith scored 22 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Smith's great performance HyPo lost 63-79 to the higher-ranked Catz (#1, 22-2). But her team cannot count on just a single player as she also needs help of the other teammates. HyPo can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-21 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Smith she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Smith has individually a great season in Finland. After 13 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 15.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Minna Sten (189-F-87) of HoNsU - 19 points and 11 rebounds
5. Sarah Miles (170-PG-89) of FoA - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Korinne Campbell (182-G/F-88) of PeKa - 20 points and 19 rebounds
7. Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86) of Catz - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jordan Murphree (183-G-87) of Honka - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Brittany Hedderson (175-G-90) of TuRi - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Kenya McBee (192-C-83) of ToPo - 21 points and 20 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Taru
Tuukkanen
SM-sarja Round 4 of Finals. HyPo tie things up at 2-2 - 2 days ago
Espoo Utd - HyPo 63-82 HyPo dropped Espoo United on the road to force the decisive fifth game in the championship series. The game was mostly controlled by HyPo. Espoo Utd managed to win third quarter 14-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Espoo Utd's 22 and made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Espoo Utd 48-29 including a 37-2...   [read more]

Taru
Tuukkanen
SM-sarja Round 3 of Finals. HyPo secure opening victory - 6 days ago
HyPo - Espoo Utd 72-50 HyPo coasted past Espoo Utd to cut the deficit in the Finals. The game was mostly controlled by HyPo. Espoo Utd managed to win second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Espoo Utd to just 6 points in first quarter. HyPo made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international center Taru Tuukkanen (192-77, college:...   [read more]

Tabatha
Richardson-Smith
SM-sarja Round 2 of Finals. Espoo Utd celebrate second victory - 8 days ago
FINAL Espoo Utd - HyPo 82-72 Espoo Utd grabbed 2-0 lead in the championship series beating visiting HyPo. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 33-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Espoo Utd made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by HyPo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Set...   [read more]


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SM-sarja Round 1 of Finals. Espoo Utd claim first victory - 10 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Espoo Utd join HyPo in Finals - 12 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 4 of Semi-Finals. HyPo enter Finals - 14 days ago  
Helmi Capitals claim 1st Division title - 17 days ago  
TTT Riga celebrate LSBL title - 17 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Semi-Finals. HyPo and Catz post victories - 18 days ago  
Review of SM-sarja Round 2 of Semi-Finals - 21 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for HyPo and Espoo - 25 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo Utd and PeKa enter semifinals - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo United and PeKa earn wins - 1 month ago  
Vilma Kesanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo and PeKa celebrate victories - 1 month ago  
Finnish SM-sarja round 28 best performance: Elena Reshetko - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 28 of Regular Season - 1 month ago  
Annika Holopainen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Finns playing currently abroad: - 1 month ago  
Reshetko's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 27: Peli-Karhut beat Espoo Utd by three after a very close game - 1 month ago  
Shenita Landry claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 26: Catz Lappeenranta topple Peli-Karhut in the most crucial game of the week - 1 month ago  
Petra Noponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
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