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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Salon Vilpas 28-8 
 2. Kataja Basket 25-11 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 25-11 
 4. Kauhajoki 21-15 
 5. Lapua 17-19 
 6. Kouvot 16-20 
 7. BC Nokia 16-20 
 8. Pyrinto 14-22 
 9. KTP Basket 13-23 
 10. Korihait 5-31 
Last:4/2/2017
1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 20-7 
 2. Espoo United 18-8 
 3. ToPo 16-11 
 4. Oulun NMKY 15-12 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 14-13 
 6. HBA-Marsky 11-16 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 11-16 
 8. FoKoPo 10-17 
 9. Pyrinto II 10-17 
 10. Jarvenpaa 9-17 
Division B
 1. PuHu Juniorit 22-4 
 2. TuNMKY 21-5 
 3. Ura Basket 19-7 
 4. Korikouvot 16-10 
 5. HyPo 15-9 
 6. Espoo Basket 14-10 
 7. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-12 
 8. HNMKY U23 10-14 
 9. Karkkila 7-17 
 10. PeU-Basket 7-17 
 11. Munkkiniemen 6-18 
 12. JyWe 6-18 
 13. Namika Lr 5-19 
Last:3/20/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  (188-G-92)
  Avg: 22
 1. Scott, KTP Basket22.0 
 2. Jones, Lapua21.5 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.2 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.1 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.17.3 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.2 
 7. Morris, Lapua16.8 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto15.8 
 9. Bryant, Kataja B.15.7 
 10. Holsey, Kauhajoki15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Van, Korihait10.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.5 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.7 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua7.9 
 7. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
 8. Nelson, Pyrinto7.6 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto7.6 
 10. Morris, Lapua7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 3. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.5 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.5 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Staten, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 7. Williams, Lapua4.2 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
 9. Edwards, Lapua4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 6. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 7. Scott, KTP Basket1.6 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Nelson, Pyrinto1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Bristol, Kataja B.1.7 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Van, Korihait1.1 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 6. Bailey, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 9. Nelson, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
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Korisliiga Round 27: Salon Vilpas defeat Joensuun Kataja in the closest game of the week - Feb 2, 2017


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The most exciting game of round 27 in the Korisliiga took place in Joensuu. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed Joensuun Kataja (14-8) to second ranked Salon Vilpas (18-6) 68-65 on Wednesday evening. Joensuun Kataja was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Salon Vilpas maintains second place with 18-6 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Joensuun Kataja at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Salon Vilpas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Joensuun Kataja will play on the road against the league's leader Helsinki Seagulls (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Nokia. Seventh ranked BC Nokia (10-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Kouvot (10-13) 78-76 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kouvot. It was an exceptional evening for Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Sefton Barrett accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) came up with 19 points for Kouvot in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. BC Nokia maintains seventh place with 10-15 record. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. BC Nokia will play against Tampereen Pyrinto (#9) on the road in the next round. Kouvot will play against Kauhajoen Karhu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Fourth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (15-10) crushed at home 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-20) by 23 points 95-72, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Austin Hollins who scored 19 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Gary Johnson who recorded 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kauhajoen Karhu have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. UU-Korihait lost twelfth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet Kouvot (#6) in the next round. UU-Korihait will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 27 Pyrinto was destroyed by KTP Basket on the opponent's court 92-72.

KTP Basket - Pyrinto 92-72

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Kotka where 8th ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (9-16) was crushed by ninth ranked KTP-Basket (9-16) 92-72 on Wednesday. The game without a history. KTP-Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) who scored 29 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import guard Daniel Bailey (196-90, college: Queens, NC) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four KTP-Basket players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international Petri Heinonen (207-88) who recorded 14 points and 5 rebounds and American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) added 7 points and 12 rebounds respectively. KTP-Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Pyrinto. KTP-Basket will meet higher ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tampereen Pyrinto will play against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KTP Basket: M.Pratt 29+4reb+9ast, S.Gay 22+9reb, D.Bailey 20+6reb+5ast, A.Scott 12+8reb+4ast, M.Aalto 7+2reb, J.Herrala 2+2reb+6ast
Pyrinto: P.Heinonen 14+5reb+1ast, R.Minard 13+2reb+3ast, A.Stringer 10+3reb, T.Palmi 8+1reb, J.Bullock 7+12reb+1ast, V.Pekkola 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 488039


Kataja Basket - Salon Vilpas 65-68

The most exciting game of round 27 in the Korisliiga took place in Joensuu. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed Joensuun Kataja (14-8) to second ranked Salon Vilpas (18-6) 68-65 on Wednesday evening. Joensuun Kataja was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Ilari Seppala (188-93) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Salon Vilpas maintains second place with 18-6 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Joensuun Kataja at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Salon Vilpas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Joensuun Kataja will play on the road against the league's leader Helsinki Seagulls (#1) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 15+5reb+3ast, B.Edwards 13+7reb+1ast, A.Coleman 11+8reb+1ast, M.Ojala 10+5reb+1ast, J.Nenonen 8+3reb+2ast, M.Pounds 5+2reb+1ast
Kataja Basket: I.Seppala 19+2reb+4ast, D.Mullings 15+11reb+3ast, J.Bradley 9+8reb, R.Brown 9+9reb+6ast, K.Bristol 8+8reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 488040


BC Nokia - Kouvot 78-76

Important game to mention about took place in Nokia. Seventh ranked BC Nokia (10-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Kouvot (10-13) 78-76 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kouvot. It looked good early as Kouvot took a 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BC Nokia took control winning two of next three quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 2 points. They made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Blacktop Management) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) came up with 19 points and the other American import guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) added 13 points respectively for Kouvot in the defeat. Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. BC Nokia maintains seventh place with 10-15 record. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. BC Nokia will play against Tampereen Pyrinto (#9) on the road in the next round. Kouvot will play against Kauhajoen Karhu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: P.Dia 22+12reb+1ast, S.Barrett 18+6reb+3ast, J.Duren 11+5reb, I.Wilkerson 9+4reb+1ast, E.Skamo 8+1reb+3ast, H.Hirvikoski 5+1reb
Kouvot: S.Pledger 19+4reb, R.Appleby 13+3reb+3ast, M.Cuffee 11+4reb+1ast, R.Buckles 10+8reb, T.Hirvonen 8+4reb+3ast, M.Luosmaa 6
gschID: 488038


Kauhajoki - Korihait 95-72

Fourth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (15-10) crushed at home 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-20) by 23 points 95-72, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Kauhajoen Karhu. UU-Korihait managed to win fourth quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kauhajoen Karhu looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) who scored 19 points and 4 assists. Forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Gary Johnson (198-91, college: Albany) who recorded 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) added 6 points and 11 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kauhajoen Karhu have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. UU-Korihait lost twelfth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 20 lost games. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet Kouvot (#6) in the next round. UU-Korihait will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: K.Holsey 19+5reb+1ast, A.Hollins 19+4reb+4ast, T.Unruh 15+5reb+3ast, D.Giles 13+4reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 9+2reb, J.Lehtoranta 9+2reb+3ast
Korihait: M.Herbert 15+2reb, G.Johnson 15+4reb+2ast, P.Peltokangas 12+5reb+1ast, A.Alanen 9, M.Van 6+11reb+3ast, V.Laine 5+1reb
gschID: 488041


  




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