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 6. Korihait 0-0 
 7. Kouvot 0-0 
 8. KTP Basket 0-0 
 9. Lapua 0-0 
 10. Pyrinto 0-0 
 11. Salon Vilpas 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
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 2. HBA-Marsky 0-0 
 3. Jarvenpaa 0-0 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 0-0 
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 6. Lahti 0-0 
 7. Oulun NMKY 0-0 
 8. Porvoon Tarmo 0-0 
 9. Pyrinto II 0-0 
 10. ToPo 0-0 
 11. TuNMKY 0-0 
 12. Ura Basket 0-0 
Division B
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 2. Espoo Basket 0-0 
 3. HNMKY U23 0-0 
 4. Huima 0-0 
 5. HyPo 0-0 
 6. JyWe 0-0 
 7. Karkkila 0-0 
 8. Munkkiniemen 0-0 
 9. PeU-Basket 0-0 
 10. PuHu Juniorit 0-0 
 11. PUS-Basket 0-0 
 12. Raholan Pyrkiva 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
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 5 PAOK 0-0 
 6 Ventspils 0-0 
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 2 Banvit BK 0-0 
 3 Bayreuth 0-0 
 4 Strasbourg 0-0 
 5 Umana VE 0-0 
 6 Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
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 2 Besiktas 0-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4 Oostende 0-0 
 5 Scandone AV 0-0 
 6 Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/22/2017
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 

First Round Schedule
Helsinki Sea 57% Oct.1 Salon Vilpas
BC Nokia 57% Sep.30 Espoo United
Korihait 57% Sep.29 Pyrinto
KTP Basket 57% Sep.29 Kauhajoki
Lapua 57% Sep.29 Kouvot
Salon Vilpas 57% Sep.27 KTP Basket
Kouvot 57% Sep.27 Helsinki Sea
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Qualifying Round)

Avtodor 50% Sep.24 Mornar Bar
Kalev/Cramo 50% Sep.24 Alba
Benfica 50% Sep.24 Lukoil Acad
Antwerp 50% Sep.24 N.Novgorod
Ludwigsburg 50% Sep.24 UBT Cluj Na
Groningen 50% Sep.24 Bakken
Tsmoki-Minsk 50% Sep.24 Budivelnyk
Joventut 50% Sep.24 Kataja Bsk
Korisliiga Round 30: Salon Vilpas defeat Kouvot in the closest game of the week - Feb 19, 2017


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Desmond
Williams
Sixth-ranked Kouvot (11-16) gave a tough game to second ranked Salon Vilpas (20-7) in Kouvola on Wednesday. The visitors from Salo managed to secure only three-point victory 100-97. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kouvot won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Michael Cuffee (195-83, college: Middle Tenn.St.) with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Salon Vilpas maintains second position with 20-7 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with BC Nokia. Salon Vilpas are looking forward to face BC Nokia (#6) on the road in the next round. Kouvot will have a break next round.
Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (20-6) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked UU-Korihait (4-23) 80-73. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) notched 26 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and Devonte Upson supported him with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Even 21 points and 4 assists by point guard Mikko Jalonen (186-82) did not help to save the game for UU-Korihait. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first position with 20-6 record. UU-Korihait lost fifteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 23 lost games. Helsinki Seagulls will play against KTP-Basket (#8) in Kotka in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UU-Korihait will play at home against Kauhajoen Karhu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kotka was also quite interesting. Second ranked Salon Vilpas (20-7) played at the court of 8th ranked KTP-Basket (10-18). Salon Vilpas managed to secure a 9-point victory 92-83 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Juwan Staten who scored 24 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Monyea Pratt who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Salon Vilpas maintains second position with 20-7 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the eighth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Pyrinto. Salon Vilpas will meet BC Nokia (#6) on the road in the next round. KTP-Basket will play against the league's leader Helsinki Seagulls and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Tampere where 6th ranked Kouvot (11-16) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (10-18) 83-78. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for Ricky Minard who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Kouvot's coach Pieti Poikola rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tampereen Pyrinto moved-up to eighth place, which they share with KTP Basket. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth position with 16 games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto's next round opponent will be higher ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (17-8) crushed at home 7th ranked BC Nokia (11-16) by 16 points 86-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BC Nokia. Rion Brown scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Joensuun Kataja have a solid three-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth position with 17-8 record. Loser BC Nokia dropped to the sixth place with 16 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will have a break next round. BC Nokia will play at home against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas (#2) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 30 Lapua lost to Kauhajoki on the opponent's court 75-87.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 19 points and 13 rebounds by Sherman Gay of KTP Basket.

KTP Basket - Salon Vilpas 83-92

The game in Kotka was also quite interesting. Second ranked Salon Vilpas (20-7) played at the court of 8th ranked KTP-Basket (10-18). Salon Vilpas managed to secure a 9-point victory 92-83 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 22-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Salon Vilpas made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who scored 24 points and 7 assists. The other American import guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) added 19 points and 13 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas maintains second position with 20-7 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the eighth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with Pyrinto. Salon Vilpas will meet BC Nokia (#6) on the road in the next round. KTP-Basket will play against the league's leader Helsinki Seagulls and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 24+2reb+7ast, D.Williams 17+12reb+1ast, A.Coleman 12+11reb+4ast, B.Edwards 11+7reb, M.Pounds 7+1reb+2ast, M.Koivisto 7+3reb+1ast
KTP Basket: S.Gay 19+13reb, D.Bailey 19+10reb+1ast, M.Pratt 17+11reb+9ast, A.Scott 16+3reb+3ast, M.Barnes 6+2reb, V.Kopio 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488057


Pyrinto - Kouvot 83-78

An interesting game took place in Tampere where 6th ranked Kouvot (11-16) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (10-18) 83-78. 24 personal fouls committed by Kouvot helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St., agency: SDJ Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Tampereen Pyrinto players scored in double figures. Forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) added 20 points and 4 assists in the effort for Kouvot. Kouvot's coach Pieti Poikola rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tampereen Pyrinto moved-up to eighth place, which they share with KTP Basket. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth position with 16 games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto's next round opponent will be higher ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: R.Minard 18+7reb+5ast, J.Bullock 13+5reb+1ast, T.Palmi 13+2reb+1ast, T.Nelson 10+6reb, A.Lehto 10+2reb+5ast, K.Lewis 7+1reb+2ast
Kouvot: R.Buckles 23+5reb, S.Pledger 20+3reb+4ast, M.Luosmaa 18+6reb, M.Cuffee 8+4reb+2ast, O.Heinonen 3+1reb, N.Andersen 2+1ast
gschID: 488056


Kauhajoki - Lapua 87-75

Rather expected game in Kauhajoki where 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (14-13) was defeated by third ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (18-10) 87-75 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Kauhajoen Karhu. Lapuan Korikobrat was better in fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88) scored 27 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Mansfield and Associates) chipped in 14 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Kauhajoen Karhu have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 18-10 record despite having the same number of points like the leader Helsinki Seagulls. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 13 games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will face bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lapuan Korikobrat will play at home against Tampereen Pyrinto (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: B.Sarcevic 27+4reb+7ast, A.Hollins 23+2reb+4ast, D.Washington 14+14reb+1ast, D.Giles 9+3reb+1ast, J.Lehtoranta 6+2reb+4ast, T.Unruh 5+4reb+1ast
Lapua: J.Jones 18+6reb, M.Edwards 14+1reb+4ast, D.Williams 14+7reb+2ast, D.Morris 9+7reb+1ast, A.Conerly 8+6reb+5ast, M.Van Andringa 7
gschID: 488054


Kouvot - Salon Vilpas 97-100

Sixth-ranked Kouvot (11-16) gave a tough game to second ranked Salon Vilpas (20-7) in Kouvola on Wednesday. The visitors from Salo managed to secure only three-point victory 100-97. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kouvot won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Michael Cuffee (195-83, college: Middle Tenn.St.) with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Tuomas Hirvonen (181-96) scored 25 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas maintains second position with 20-7 record having just one point less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with BC Nokia. Salon Vilpas are looking forward to face BC Nokia (#6) on the road in the next round. Kouvot will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: D.Williams 25+8reb+3ast, A.Coleman 19+6reb+2ast, J.Staten 11+2reb+6ast, M.Ojala 11+5reb+1ast, B.Edwards 9+3reb+1ast, M.Koivisto 9+2reb+3ast
Kouvot: T.Hirvonen 25+1reb+6ast, M.Cuffee 23+13reb+4ast, R.Buckles 17+6reb+2ast, R.Appleby 10+6ast, S.Pledger 8+2reb, M.Luosmaa 8+4reb
gschID: 488052


Kataja Basket - BC Nokia 86-70

Fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (17-8) crushed at home 7th ranked BC Nokia (11-16) by 16 points 86-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BC Nokia. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. BC Nokia was better in fourth quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded BC Nokia 43-21 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Joensuun Kataja made 7 blocks. American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) with 14 points and Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Blacktop Management) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Joensuun Kataja have a solid three-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains fourth position with 17-8 record. Loser BC Nokia dropped to the sixth place with 16 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will have a break next round. BC Nokia will play at home against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: R.Brown 18+9reb+4ast, J.Bradley 17+11reb+3ast, I.Seppala 16+2reb+2ast, V.Makalainen 12+3reb, D.Mullings 10+3reb+4ast, K.Bristol 8+9reb+2ast
BC Nokia: J.Duren 14+4reb+2ast, D.Dolenc 13+2reb, S.Barrett 11+5reb+2ast, I.Wilkerson 8+1reb, E.Skamo 7+4reb+2ast, P.Dia 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488055


Helsinki Seagulls - Korihait 80-73

Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (20-6) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked UU-Korihait (4-23) 80-73. It looked good early as UU-Korihait took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Helsinki Seagulls had a 22-12 second period charge getting the lead and UU-Korihait was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-80. Helsinki Seagulls players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. UU-Korihait was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) notched 26 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and the other American import center Devonte Upson (206-93, college: SE Louisiana) supported him with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Even 21 points and 4 assists by point guard Mikko Jalonen (186-82) did not help to save the game for UU-Korihait. American power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) added 7 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first position with 20-6 record. UU-Korihait lost fifteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 23 lost games. Helsinki Seagulls will play against KTP-Basket (#8) in Kotka in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UU-Korihait will play at home against Kauhajoen Karhu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Cowels III 26+3reb+1ast, C.Lindbom 12+2reb, A.Nikkarinen 11+1reb+6ast, D.Upson 8+10reb+1ast, A.Vaenerberg 6+1reb+8ast, R.Abell 5+4reb
Korihait: M.Jalonen 21+3reb+4ast, G.Johnson 10+3reb+2ast, E.McAlister 8+2reb+2ast, E.Holloway 8+4reb+3ast, M.Van 7+15reb+2ast, P.Peltokangas 6+3reb
gschID: 488053


  




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