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Korisliiga Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Helsinki Seagulls 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Kauhajoki 0-0 
 5. Korihait 0-0 
 6. Kouvot 0-0 
 7. KTP Basket 0-0 
 8. Lapua 0-0 
 9. Pyrinto 0-0 
 10. Salon Vilpas 0-0 
Last:8/18/2016
1st Division Standings
Division A
 1. Espoo United 0-0 
 2. FoKoPo 0-0 
 3. HBA-Marsky 0-0 
 4. Jarvenpaa 0-0 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 0-0 
 6. Lahti 0-0 
 7. Oulun NMKY 0-0 
 8. Porvoon Tarmo 0-0 
 9. Pyrinto II 0-0 
 10. ToPo 0-0 
Division B
 1. Espoo Basket 0-0 
 2. HNMKY U23 0-0 
 3. HyPo 0-0 
 4. JyWe 0-0 
 5. Karkkila 0-0 
 6. Korikouvot 0-0 
 7. Munkkiniemen 0-0 
 8. Namika Lr 0-0 
 9. PeU-Basket 0-0 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 0-0 
 11. Raholan Pyrkiva 0-0 
 12. TuNMKY 0-0 
 13. Ura Basket 0-0 
Last:8/17/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
Points Per Game
 Lamont JONES
  Mornar Bar
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Jones, Mornar Bar20.2 
 2. Labovic, BC Nokia18.7 
 3. Simpson, Kataja B.18.5 
 4. Rowland, Boulogne17.9 
 5. Giles, KTP Basket17.5 
 6. Richardson, Kouvot16.6 
 7. Barrett, KTP Bask.16.4 
 8. Conley, Helsinki.16.1 
 9. Wilson, Kataja B.16.0 
 10. Zeno, Oradea15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  KTP Basket
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Giles, KTP Basket9.3 
 2. Pratt, Salon Vilpas9.1 
 3. Herrera, KTP Basket8.9 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.8 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.8 
 6. Bell-Holter, Lapua8.6 
 7. Conley, Helsinki.8.5 
 8. Gipson, Kouvot8.1 
 9. Kravish, BC Nokia7.7 
 10. Watson, Helsinki.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.9.7 
 2. Wiggins, St Ch.5.5 
 3. Rowland, Boulogne5.1 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki4.8 
 5. Simpson, Kango.4.6 
 6. Duncan, KTP Basket3.9 
 7. Nikkarinen, Helsin.3.9 
 8. Zeno, Oradea3.8 
 9. Jones, Mornar Bar3.8 
 10. Pratt, Salon Vilp.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Doug WIGGINS
  St Ch.
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wiggins, St Ch.2.3 
 2. Minard, Pyrinto2.2 
 3. Pratt, Salon Vilpas2.0 
 4. Sinclair, Helsinki.1.6 
 5. Rowland, Boulogne1.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.4 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot1.4 
 8. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.4 
 9. Reed, KTP Basket1.4 
 10. Scrubb, Kataja B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony EASLEY
  Kataja B.
  (206-C-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Easley, Kataja B.1.9 
 2. Johnson, MAFC1.8 
 3. Desrosiers, Kataja1.6 
 4. Herrera, KTP Basket1.5 
 5. Sparks, Bisons L.1.5 
 6. Jackson, Energa C.1.4 
 7. Madsen, Kouvot1.4 
 8. Kravish, BC Nokia1.2 
 9. Watson, Helsinki.1.2 
 10. Barrett, KTP Bas.1.0 

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First Round Schedule
Kouvot 50% Oct.5 Pyrinto
Salon Vilpas 50% Oct.5 KTP Basket
Korihait 50% Oct.5 Lapua
BC Nokia 50% Oct.5 Helsinki Sea
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First Round Schedule
Division A
FoKoPo 50% Oct.2 Jarvenpaa
Lahti 50% Oct.2 Pyrinto II
Espoo United 50% Oct.2 ToPo
Oulun NMKY 50% Oct.2 Jyvaskyla B
HBA-Marsky 50% Sep.29 Porvoon Tarm
Division B
PuHu Juniori 50% Oct.2 Munkkiniemen
Korikouvot 50% Oct.2 Ura Basket
Espoo Bsk 50% Oct.2 JyWe
Karkkila 50% Oct.2 HNMKY U23
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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First Round Schedule
Avtodor 57% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 57% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 57% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 57% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Krasny Oktya 57% Oct.4 Khimky
Unics 57% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 57% Oct.2 Avtodor
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EUROCHALLENGE: Kataja continues among Top-8 - Feb 26, 2013


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Petri
Virtanen
EuroChallenge, Last 16, Group I: Kataja from Joensuu has qualified for the EuroChallenge Quarter-Finals, when beating tonight Pinar Karsiyaka from Turkey 87-79 (52-37). Quarters: 27-19, 25-18, 19-21, 16-21. (5min 10-11, 10min 27-19, 15min 41-30, 20min 52-37, 25min 61-47, 30min 71-58, 35min 83-67 and 40min 87-79). In the same time or 30 minutes earlier CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania) defeated BK Ventspils (Latvia) 67-58 (26-20), Quarters: 12-10, 14-10, 18-15, 23-23 and that was meaning Pinar Karsiyaka and Kataja were the two top teams in Group I.
Pinar Karsiyaka, the # 3 Team in Turkey right now, had already won Group I before coming to Finland, but for Kataja this contest was very important. The hosts run away first time already during the opening quarter, when Karsiyaka's PG Soner Senturk (194-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) had three turnovers in a row and Kataja made a 9-0 run into digits 19-11. During the half time Kataja was leading by 15 points, after 30 minutes by 13 pts (71-58) and after 35 minutes by 16 pts (83-67). Kataja was then securing the important home victory and Pinar Karsiyaka was saved from a real crush.

Three Americans and Petri Virtanen (183-PG-80) were Kataja's key players tonight. Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Winona St.) led Kataja with 26pts/6rbs. Virtanen netted 19 pts. Kataja lost the rebounds 26-36, but had less (11-16) turnovers. Kataja was also shooting better, especially from FT-line and behind the arc. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy) led the visitors with 18 pts. Thomas Williams (201-F) added 14 pts and grabbed nine rbs.

Kataja - Pinar Karsiyaka 87-79 (52-37). (Jonte Flowers 26/6, Petri Virtanen 19, Dan Coleman 17, Johnell Smith 11. 1 - 66,7% (6/9), 2 - 61,5% (24/39), 3 - 42,3% (11/26). R: 15+11=26. TO: 11. - Robert Dixon 18, William Thomas 14/9, Abdul Aminu 11, Evren Buker 11. 1 - 53,3% (8/15), 2 - 62,5% (25/40), 3 - 36,8% (7/19). R: 21+15=36. TO: 16. A: 2221).

The Final Standings: 1) Pinar Karsiyaka (Turkey) 4-2, 2) Kataja (Finland) 3-3, 3) CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania) 3-3, 4) BK Ventspils (Latvia) 2-4.

Quarter-Finals: Kataja (Joensuu) will meet next the winner of Group J: BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque (France). BCM Gravelines record was 5-1 in Group J.
Kataja and Gravelines will play two or three games starting in France:
March 12 Gravelines - Kataja,
March 14 Kataja - Gravelines and
March 19 Gravelines - Kataja (if needed).   




Lauri
Markkanen
Finland nip Sweden in test game - 1 day ago

Finland - Sweden 69:67 Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace Finland past Sweden in the exhibition clash. Sweden jumped to a 21:15 lead after the opening quarter. But Finland picked up the tempo in the second term. They established a 37:33 halftime lead. Sweden narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark at the final intermission. But Finland protected the lead throughout the fourth quarter and snatched a narrow victory at the end. Shawn Huff (198-SF-84, co...   [read more]

Byron Wesley
Byron Wesley joins Kataja Basket - 2 days ago

Joensuun Kataja Basket (Korisliiga) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Byron Wesley (196-95kg-92, college: Gonzaga). He played last season at Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in the U.S. In 12 games he had 3.0ppg and 1.8rpg. Wesley was voted All-WCC 2nd Team in 2015 at his college time. Wesley graduated from Gonzaga University in 2015 and it will be his second season as a professional player. Joensuun Kataja Basket roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Teemu Rannikko Ilari Seppala Joha...   [read more]

Cameron
Clark
Clark inks at Porvoon Tarmo at the beginning of his pro career - 3 days ago

Porvoon Tarmo (1st Division) added to their roster 23-year old American forward Cameron Clark (190-98kg-93). Clark just graduated from Southwestern College, KS (NAIA). He has played there for the last four years. In 34 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.0ppg, 9.9rpg and 1.5apg last season. Clark helped them to make it to the final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-KCAC 1st Team and All-NAIA D2 Honorable Mention. Clark contributed to his team making i...   [read more]


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