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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 Utd21.0 
 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. Tuukkanen, HyPo17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ashley LUKE
  ViVe
  (185-F-93)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Luke, ViVe13.8 
 2. Zempare, Huima12.6 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd12.5 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.4 
 5. Hunter, ViVe11.3 
 6. Robinson, Huima11.0 
 7. Jones, Catz10.4 
 8. Luna-Castro, Kouvot10.1 
 9. Sims, PeKa10.0 
 10. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ny HAMMONDS
  Kouvot
  (165-G-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Hammonds, Kouvot7.0 
 2. Johnson, FoA5.8 
 3. Jones, PeKa5.8 
 4. McFarland, Catz5.6 
 5. Simmons, PeKa5.4 
 6. Hardy, ViVe5.4 
 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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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

HyPo 76% Apr.2 PeKa
Catz 72% Apr.2 Espoo Utd
SM-sarja Round 31: Peli-Karhut beats Honka in the most crucial game of the week - Mar 2, 2013


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Miriam
McKenzie
The Regular Season in SM-sarja is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Espoo. Second ranked Peli-Karhut faced 4th placed Honka. Guests from Kotka (21-4) smashed host Honka (15-11) 110-76. The game without a history. Peli-Karhut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Peli-Karhut forced 24 Honka turnovers and outrebounded them 51-39 including 18 on the offensive glass. American guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-91) chipped in 24 points and 6 steals. Peli-Karhut's coach Seppo Kurki felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Jordan Murphree (183-87, college: Texas Tech, agency: Merit Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals for lost side. Peli-Karhut have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain second place with 21-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. Newly promoted Honka keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. They share it with ToPo. Peli-Karhut are looking forward to face TuRi (#8) in Turku in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Honka will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked HyPo managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of seven consecutive loses. This time newly promoted HyPo won against tenth-ranked BC Nokia in Hyvinkaa 83-65. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that HyPo was well-prepared to that game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Kathlyn Varno (185-88, college: Wofford) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds. Natalie Day contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) answered with 19 points and 4 steals for BC Nokia. BC Nokia's coach Antti Hyvarinen rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted HyPo maintains eleventh place with 3-22 record. BC Nokia lost their third game in a row. BC Nokia at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth position with 22 games lost. HyPo will play against higher ranked Kerava Energia Team (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Nokia will play against Aanekosken in Aanekoski and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Turku, where 6th ranked HoNsU (14-11) lost to ninth ranked TuRi (8-18) in a road game 75-82 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Brittany Hedderson who led her team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side Minna Sten responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. TuRi moved-up to eighth place. Loser HoNsU keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. TuRi will meet league's second-placed Peli-Karhut in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. HoNsU will play against Forssan Alku (#3) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 31 Kerava was crushed by FoA in Forssa 77-54.


Honka - PeKa 76-110

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Espoo. Second ranked Peli-Karhut faced 4th placed Honka. Guests from Kotka (21-4) smashed host Honka (15-11) 110-76. The game without a history. Peli-Karhut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Peli-Karhut forced 24 Honka turnovers and outrebounded them 51-39 including 18 on the offensive glass. American guard Miriam McKenzie (177-90, college: Loyola, MD) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-91) chipped in 24 points and 6 steals. Five Peli-Karhut players scored in double figures. Peli-Karhut's coach Seppo Kurki felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Jordan Murphree (183-87, college: Texas Tech, agency: Merit Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals and the other American import guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) added 28 points and 15 rebounds respectively for lost side. Peli-Karhut have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain second place with 21-4 record having just two points less than leader Catz. Newly promoted Honka keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. They share it with ToPo. Peli-Karhut are looking forward to face TuRi (#8) in Turku in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Honka will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
PeKa: L.Lehtoranta 24+2reb, M.McKenzie 19+12reb+1ast, J.Jahilo 16+6reb+2ast, R.Piipari 13+4reb+2ast, K.Campbell 12+12reb+1ast, S.Landry 11+8reb+3ast
Honka: J.Murphree 31+11reb+7ast, M.Jeltema 28+15reb+2ast, V.Kesanen 13+1reb+1ast, E.Laaksonen 2+5reb, R.Myllyveraja 2, T.Pekkala 0+3reb
gschID: 194913


HyPo - BC Nokia 83-65

Bottom-ranked HyPo managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of seven consecutive loses. This time newly promoted HyPo won against tenth-ranked BC Nokia in Hyvinkaa 83-65. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference proves that HyPo was well-prepared to that game. They made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. HyPo forced 24 BC Nokia turnovers and outrebounded them 44-22 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Kathlyn Varno (185-88, college: Wofford) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds. U.S. Virgin Islands-American swingman Natalie Day (182-90, college: Portland) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Alberta Auguste (180-85, college: Tennessee) answered with 19 points and 4 steals and center Anniina Aijanen (189-95) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. BC Nokia's coach Antti Hyvarinen rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted HyPo maintains eleventh place with 3-22 record. BC Nokia lost their third game in a row. BC Nokia at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the tenth position with 22 games lost. HyPo will play against higher ranked Kerava Energia Team (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Nokia will play against Aanekosken in Aanekoski and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
HyPo: N.Day 17+7reb+2ast, K.Varno 10+15reb+2ast, M.Kilpijarvi 10+1reb+2ast, A.Tuomi 9+1reb+3ast, P.Smith 9+14reb+1ast, N.Korhonen 8+2ast
BC Nokia: A.Auguste 19+2reb+1ast, A.Aijanen 9+8reb+1ast, K.Menna 9+2reb+4ast, S.Riihela 6+1reb+1ast, N.Lakaniemi 6+1reb+2ast, E.Runsas 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 194912


TuRi - HoNsU 82-75

We should mention about the upset which took place in Turku, where 6th ranked HoNsU (14-11) lost to ninth ranked TuRi (8-18) in a road game 75-82 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Canadian guard Brittany Hedderson (175-90, college: Buffalo) who led her team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. International center Sofia Pelander (188-92) helped adding 15 points. At the losing side the former international forward Minna Sten (189-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard Nia Jackson (170-89, college: Oregon, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four HoNsU players scored in double figures. TuRi moved-up to eighth place. Loser HoNsU keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. TuRi will meet league's second-placed Peli-Karhut in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. HoNsU will play against Forssan Alku (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
TuRi: B.Hedderson 18+9reb+3ast, S.Pelander 15+4reb+2ast, C.Taylor 12+4reb+1ast, K.Karkkainen 6+2reb+2ast, C.Alander 3, L.Berthelin 2+1reb
HoNsU: M.Sten 16+10reb, L.Lahtinen 14+3reb, N.Jackson 13+5reb+3ast, T.Lepisto 10+3reb+1ast, S.Lofman 5+1reb+1ast, M.Jantti 0+1reb
gschID: 194911


FoA - Kerava 77-54

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Kerava Energia Team (7-18) was crushed on the road by third ranked Forssan Alku (17-9) 77-54 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Forssan Alku. Kerava Energia Team managed to win fourth quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forssan Alku dominated on the defensive end, holding Kerava Energia Team to just 6 points in second quarter. It was a great evening for American guard Melissa Lechlitner (170-88, college: Notre Dame) who led her team to a victory scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. The former international power forward Laura Saarinen (187-92) helped adding 11 points and 13 rebounds. Four Forssan Alku players scored in double figures. At the losing side Italian-Ghanian point guard Rosetta Adzasu (165-90, college: Washington St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and American guard Earlysia Marchbanks (180, college: Oregon St., agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Kerava Energia Team's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Forssan Alku. Forssan Alku maintains third place with 17-9 record having five points less than leader Catz. Loser Kerava Energia Team dropped to the ninth position with 18 games lost. Forssan Alku will meet HoNsU (#6) in the next round. Kerava Energia Team will play against HyPo in Hyvinkaa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FoA: M.Lechlitner 23+7reb+4ast, H.Salomaa 11+2reb+4ast, L.Saarinen 11+13reb+1ast, H.Koponen 10+5reb+1ast, N.Jarvikangas 9+2reb, B.Arbuckle 6+13reb
Kerava: R.Adzasu 17+10reb+5ast, R.Pakarinen 12+7reb, E.Marchbanks 10+11reb, R.Lukkarinen 6+5reb+1ast, H.Suhonen 3, I.Makkonen 2+4reb
gschID: 194910


  




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