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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
 Khadijah SESSIONS
  Kouvot
  (173-PG-93)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Sessions, Kouvot27.1 
 2. Randolph, Huima21.8 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd20.9 
 4. Henderson, Espoo T.20.8 
 5. Goss, HyPo19.4 
 6. Johnson, FoA19.0 
 7. Sims, PeKa18.8 
 8. Snow, FoA18.8 
 9. Jones, Catz18.7 
 10. Hardy, ViVe17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley LUKE
  ViVe
  (185-F-93)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Luke, ViVe13.8 
 2. Zempare, Huima12.6 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd12.4 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.4 
 5. Hunter, ViVe11.3 
 6. Robinson, Huima11.0 
 7. Jones, Catz10.4 
 8. Luna-Castro, Kouvot10.2 
 9. Sims, PeKa10.0 
 10. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ny HAMMONDS
  Kouvot
  (165-G-92)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Hammonds, Kouvot7.3 
 2. Johnson, FoA5.8 
 3. Jones, PeKa5.8 
 4. McFarland, Catz5.6 
 5. Hardy, ViVe5.4 
 6. Simmons, PeKa5.4 
 7. Barton, Kouvot5.0 
 8. Massengale, Catz4.5 
 9. Goss, HyPo4.1 
 10. Augustin, Helmi B.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  FoA
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Snow, FoA3.7 
 2. Barton, Kouvot3.1 
 3. Henderson, Espoo T.3.1 
 4. Hardy, ViVe3.1 
 5. Sessions, Kouvot2.9 
 6. Simmons, PeKa2.6 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa2.6 
 8. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.5 
 9. Goss, HyPo2.4 
 10. Jones, PeKa2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Awak KUIER
  PeKa
  (194-C-1)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kuier, PeKa3.0 
 2. Landry, Espoo Utd1.5 
 3. Abiona, Huima1.3 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.3 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa1.3 
 6. Luna-Castro, Kouvot1.2 
 7. Reshetko, Catz1.1 
 8. Pierre, Huima1.0 
 9. Korpivaara, Espoo U.0.9 
 10. Vapamaa, FoA0.9 
Player of the Week

 Elena Reshetko
  Catz
  ( 184-F-86 )
  

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Espoo Utd Mar.25 Kouvot 54%
PeKa 72% Mar.25 FoA
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)   




Tabatha
Richardson-Smith
SM-sarja Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo United and PeKa earn wins - 1 day ago
Kouvot - Espoo Utd 81-92 Espoo Utd upset Kouvot on the road to take 2-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Espoo Utd. Kouvottaret managed to win third quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Espoo Utd won last quarter 26-17. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Tabatha Richardson-Smith (183, college: Seton Hall) who had a double-d...   [read more]

Vilma
Kesanen
Vilma Kesanen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Finns who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international guard Vilma Kesanen (173-88, agency: ProDep Management). She managed to help Universitario de Ferrol in a victory against the 12th-ranked Zamarat in the Spanish LFB in Saturday night's game.    [read more]

Shenita
Landry
SM-sarja Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. Espoo and PeKa celebrate victories - 3 days ago
Espoo Utd - Kouvot 80-65 Espoo rallied past Kouvot in the opener. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 51-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Espoo Utd dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Kouvottaret's 26. American forward Shenita Landry (188-87, college: Temple) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. International forward Dionne Pounds (175-...   [read more]


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Finnish SM-sarja round 28 best performance: Elena Reshetko - 5 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 28 of Regular Season - 6 days ago  
Annika Holopainen's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Finns playing currently abroad: - 10 days ago  
Reshetko's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 27: Peli-Karhut beat Espoo Utd by three after a very close game - 13 days ago  
Shenita Landry claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - 15 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 26: Catz Lappeenranta topple Peli-Karhut in the most crucial game of the week - 16 days ago  
Petra Noponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 17 days ago  
Finnish SM-sarja round 25 best performance: Chandrea Jones - 21 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 25: No surprise as #1 HyPo defeat Espoo Team - 22 days ago  
MBK Ruzomberok inks Shafontaye Myers, ex TuRi - 23 days ago  
Annika Holopainen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 24 days ago  
Taru Tuukkanen's triple-double lands her Player of the Week award - 26 days ago  
SM-sarja Round 24 of Regular Season - 27 days ago  
Tabatha Richardson-Smith claims Finnish SM-sarja Court Side weekly honour - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 23: Leader HyPo gets another victory - 1 month ago  
Finnish SM-sarja round 22 best performance: Elena Reshetko - 1 month ago  
Marianne Kalin selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
SM-sarja Round 22: #1 HyPo are defeated by Catz Lappeenranta - 1 month ago  
Snow's 26 points and 7 assists give her Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
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