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Korisliiga Standings
 1. Salon Vilpas 27-8 
 2. Kataja Basket 24-10 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 24-11 
 4. Kauhajoki 21-14 
 5. Lapua 16-19 
 6. Kouvot 16-19 
 7. BC Nokia 15-20 
 8. Pyrinto 13-21 
 9. KTP Basket 13-22 
 10. Korihait 5-30 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
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 
Full Standings
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
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jones, Lapua22.4 
 2. Scott, KTP Basket20.6 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket19.4 
 4. Pledger, Kouvot19.3 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.19.1 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.9 
 7. Morris, Lapua17.5 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.3 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto16.1 
 10. Cowels-III, Helsink.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Van, Korihait10.6 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot9.6 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 5. Pratt, KTP Basket8.6 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 7. Williams, Lapua8.2 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto7.8 
 9. Johnson, Kataja B.7.7 
 10. Williams, Salon V.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.0 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.8 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.4 
 7. Edwards, Lapua4.3 
 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.2 
 9. Minard, Pyrinto4.1 
 10. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.2.3 
 2. Pratt, KTP Basket2.1 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 8. Scott, KTP Basket1.5 
 9. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.5 
 10. Ware, Kauhajoki1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Kataja B.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bristol, Kataja B.1.9 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket1.8 
 3. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.1 
 7. Bailey, KTP Basket1.0 
 8. Barrett, BC Nokia0.9 
 9. Huolila, Kataja B.0.9 
 10. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
Finnish men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 39 (Regular Season)

Salon Vilpas 77% Mar.29 Kouvot
Korihait Mar.29 Pyrinto 68%
Lapua 51% Mar.29 Kauhajoki
BC Nokia Mar.29 Kataja Bsk 66%
KTP Basket Mar.29 Helsinki Sea 56%
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
1st Division Round 21: ToPo defeat group leader Lahti - Mar 7, 2017


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Emil Djeen
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in 1st Division. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Lahti (19-5) in Helsinki on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked ToPo (16-8) 91-83. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. ToPo forced 19 Lahti turnovers. It was a good game for guard Emil Djeen (183-94, college: High School) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. American swingman Nigel Moore (195-81, college: Alabama A&M) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Ville Karvonen (198-96) answered with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Lahti. Lahti's coach Arttu Mannelin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted ToPo maintains third place in Division with 16-8 record having four points less than leader PuHu Juniorit. Lahti at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. ToPo are looking forward to face Jyvaskyla BA (#4) at home in the next round. Lahti will play against HBA-Marsky and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for PuHu Juniorit (20-4) which hosted in Vantaa 3rd placed Ura Basket (18-6). First ranked PuHu Juniorit managed to get a 7-point victory 76-69. Guard Pyry Rainamaa (194-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Eero Lehtinen chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Sean Harris (201, college: Utah St.) with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Ura Basket's coach Jukka Valpola tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. PuHu Juniorit maintains first place in Division with 20-4 record. Ura Basket at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
1st Division top team - PuHu Juniorit (20-4) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Namika Lr (5-19) in Lappeenranta 106-90. Pyry Rainamaa nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side. Anttoni Tapio came up with 21 points for Namika Lr in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. PuHu Juniorit maintains first place in Division with 20-4 record. Loser Namika Lr keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Helsinki was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Oulun NMKY (12-11) played at the court of seventh ranked HBA-Marsky (8-15). HBA-Marsky managed to secure a 7-point victory 94-87. The best player for the winners was Edon Maxhuni who scored 27 points and 8 assists. HBA-Marsky's coach Antti Koskelainen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. HBA-Marsky maintains seventh place in Division with 8-15 record. Oulun NMKY at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. HBA-Marsky's next round opponent will be league's leader Lahti on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oulun NMKY will play against Pyrinto II (#10) in Tampere and hope to win that game.
The game in Tampere supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Korikouvot (16-8) played at the court of 7th ranked Raholan Pyrkiva (12-12). Korikouvot smashed Raholan Pyrkiva 106-85 on Sunday. It was a good game for Valtteri Leino who led his team to a victory with 27 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Korikouvot maintains fourth place in Division with 16-8 record. Loser Raholan Pyrkiva keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 21:
In Division Jarvenpaa was smashed by Pyrinto II on the road 97-55. Espoo United destroyed HBA-Marsky on its own court 99-76. Porvoon Tarmo unfortunately lost to Jyvaskyla BA in a road game 59-73. Espoo Basket recorded a loss to Karkkila at home 78-82. Munkkiniemen was defeated by TuNMKY on the opponent's court 91-76. PeU-Basket was smashed by JyWe in a home game 71-90. HyPo destroyed Namika Lr on the road 95-74. Raholan Pyrkiva unfortunately lost to HNMKY U23 on its own court 92-101. PeU-Basket recorded a loss to Munkkiniemen in Helsinki 86-88. Ura Basket defeated Espoo Basket at home 97-79. Korikouvot was beaten by HyPo on the opponent's court 92-74. JyWe won against Karkkila in a home game 83-74.
The most impressive performance of 21th round was 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists by De'Andre Upchurch of HyPo.

Division A
Pyrinto II - Jarvenpaa 97-55

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Pyrinto II (7-16) crushed 8th ranked Jarvenpaa (8-16) in Tampere 97-55 on Monday. The game without a history. Pyrinto II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Jarvenpaa's 24. They outrebounded Jarvenpaa 43-26 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Pyrinto II looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Jarvenpaa's players. It was a good game for guard Justus Kilpinen (193-93) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). American forward Terrell Vinson (201-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: HMS) contributed with 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Pyrinto II players scored in double figures. Point guard Leo Tarjanne (189-95) answered with 13 points and American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) added 13 points in the effort for Jarvenpaa. Pyrinto II maintains tenth place in Division with 7-16 record. Loser Jarvenpaa keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. Pyrinto II will face higher ranked Porvoon Tarmo (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto II: J.Kilpinen 27+8reb+3ast, T.Vinson 22+3reb+4ast, J.Young 16+10reb+2ast, T.Savino 11+4reb+1ast, K.Rasinaho 8+3reb+1ast, R.Bellagnaoui 5+2reb
Jarvenpaa: L.Tarjanne 13+2reb+2ast, H.Coleman 13+3reb+1ast, A.Towa 9+5reb+2ast, J.Jousisto 8+5reb+2ast, J.Pehkonen 7+8reb, J.Mantyla 3+1reb
gschID: 487719


Espoo United - HBA-Marsky 99-76

Very expected game when 7th ranked HBA-Marsky (8-15) was smashed on the road by second ranked Espoo United (17-6) 99-76 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-76. Espoo United outrebounded HBA-Marsky 45-22 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. It was a good game for American guard Omar Calhoun (198-93, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) contributed with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Elias Valtonen (197-99) answered with 16 points and point guard Lassi Nikkarinen (184-97) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for HBA-Marsky. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Espoo United maintains second place in Division with 17-6 record having four points less than leader PuHu Juniorit. Loser HBA-Marsky keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. Espoo United will face Jarvenpaa (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. HBA-Marsky will play against the league's leader Lahti and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Espoo United: O.Calhoun 29+8reb+2ast, J.Ivey 22+5reb+7ast, L.Gummerus 15+4reb, L.Toivonen 7+6reb, J.Jarvinen 7+1reb+1ast, T.Laitinen 5+3reb
HBA-Marsky: E.Valtonen 16+4reb+3ast, L.Nikkarinen 13+4reb+5ast, E.Maxhuni 11+3ast, H.Polla 8+9reb+1ast, M.Suvanto 7+1reb, E.Villa 6+1reb
gschID: 487718


ToPo - Lahti 91-83

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Lahti (19-5) in Helsinki on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked ToPo (16-8) 91-83. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. ToPo forced 19 Lahti turnovers. It was a good game for guard Emil Djeen (183-94, college: High School) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. American swingman Nigel Moore (195-81, college: Alabama A&M) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Ville Karvonen (198-96) answered with 19 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Rashad Smith (201-93, college: Tulsa, agency: Diamond Sports) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lahti. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lahti's coach Arttu Mannelin rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted ToPo maintains third place in Division with 16-8 record having four points less than leader PuHu Juniorit. Lahti at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. ToPo are looking forward to face Jyvaskyla BA (#4) at home in the next round. Lahti will play against HBA-Marsky and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
ToPo: E.Djeen 26+3reb+1ast, C.Latimer 16+4reb+2ast, P.Jallow 16+4reb, N.Moore 14+8reb+5ast, I.Pehkonen 9+3reb+2ast, J.Kauppinen 7+2reb+2ast
Lahti: R.Smith 19+6reb+1ast, V.Karvonen 19+7reb+2ast, A.Alanen 14+4reb, J.Fields 13+6reb+2ast, O.Aalto 6+3reb+1ast, M.Jamsa 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 487717


HBA-Marsky - Oulun NMKY 94-87

The game in Helsinki was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Oulun NMKY (12-11) played at the court of seventh ranked HBA-Marsky (8-15). HBA-Marsky managed to secure a 7-point victory 94-87. Oulun NMKY was ahead by 8 points at the halftime before a 36-18 third quarter run of HBA-Marsky. They also forced 19 Oulun NMKY turnovers. It was a great shooting night for HBA-Marsky especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The best player for the winners was point guard Edon Maxhuni (186-98) who scored 27 points and 8 assists. Center Hannes Polla (212-98) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. HBA-Marsky's coach Antti Koskelainen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Demondre Harvey (201-93, college: La-Monroe) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Zach Stahl (196, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. HBA-Marsky maintains seventh place in Division with 8-15 record. Oulun NMKY at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. HBA-Marsky's next round opponent will be league's leader Lahti on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oulun NMKY will play against Pyrinto II (#10) in Tampere and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
HBA-Marsky: E.Maxhuni 27+3reb+8ast, H.Polla 24+10reb, L.Nikkarinen 16+6reb+6ast, M.Suvanto 13+7reb+3ast, E.Valtonen 8+5reb+3ast, J.Lammi 2+1reb+1ast
Oulun NMKY: D.Harvey 24+12reb+2ast, Z.Stahl 20+9reb+6ast, I.Kallio 16+3reb+3ast, O.Virolainen 13+1reb+1ast, D.Holmes Jr 6+1ast, T.Yrjanheikki 5+2reb
gschID: 487716


Jyvaskyla BA - Porvoon Tarmo 73-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Jyvaskyla BA's (13-11) home victory over 6th ranked Porvoon Tarmo (10-14) 73-59 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Jyvaskyla BA. Porvoon Tarmo was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Porvoon Tarmo to just 5 points in first quarter. It was a good game for point guard Robert Juvonen (185-91) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Samuli Oja (194-93) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Jyvaskyla BA's coach Mikko Tupamaki used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Cameron Clark (190-93, college: Southwestern, KS) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Levi Giese (206-90, college: Lafayette) added 12 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Porvoon Tarmo. Jyvaskyla BA moved-up to fourth place in Division. Loser Porvoon Tarmo keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. Jyvaskyla BA will face higher ranked ToPo (#3) in Helsinki in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Porvoon Tarmo will play at home against Pyrinto II and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jyvaskyla BA: R.Juvonen 19+5reb+3ast, S.Oja 13+4reb+2ast, T.Puittinen 11+4reb, C.Chukwuma 8+2reb, V.Leppanen 7+6reb+5ast, J.Luoma 7+8reb+1ast
Porvoon Tarmo: C.Clark 23+8reb, B.Cardarelli 15+4reb+2ast, L.Giese 12+13reb+1ast, E.Salonen 7+5reb+3ast, A.Haikonen 2+4reb, K.Straih 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 487715


Division B
PuHu Juniorit - Ura Basket 76-69

An interesting game for PuHu Juniorit (20-4) which hosted in Vantaa 3rd placed Ura Basket (18-6). First ranked PuHu Juniorit managed to get a 7-point victory 76-69. It looked good early as Ura Basket took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then PuHu Juniorit had a 22-16 second period charge getting the lead and Ura Basket was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-76. Guard Pyry Rainamaa (194-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Eero Lehtinen (194-85) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Sean Harris (201, college: Utah St.) with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Joona Airenne (197-98) scored 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Ura Basket players scored in double figures. Ura Basket's coach Jukka Valpola tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. PuHu Juniorit maintains first place in Division with 20-4 record. Ura Basket at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
PuHu Juniorit: E.Lehtinen 21+5reb+3ast, P.Rainamaa 16+15reb+4ast, J.Kyllonen 13+3reb+3ast, J.Aho 8+1ast, O.Markkanen 6+3reb, S.Laakso 5+1ast
Ura Basket: J.Airenne 18+3reb, S.Harris 14+12reb+4ast, V.Hanninen 11+1reb+2ast, J.Forsstrom 11+8reb, J.Watson 8+5reb+3ast, T.Ritanotko 3+1reb
gschID: 487890


Espoo Basket - Karkkila 78-82

There was an upset when higher ranked Espoo Basket (14-10) lost at home to eleventh ranked Karkkila (7-17) 82-78 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Michael King (201-74, college: Ill.-Chicago) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Point guard Janne Kinnunen (185-87) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Justice Graham (198-79, college: Glenville St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists and Gambian center Baboucarr Ceesay (197-94) added 19 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Espoo Basket. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Karkkila moved-up to ninth place in Division. Loser Espoo Basket dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Karkkila: M.King 28+11reb, J.Kinnunen 21+6reb+2ast, S.Makela 12+3reb+4ast, A.Lecklin 10+6reb+3ast, S.Ryynanen 6+5reb+1ast, M.Nyman 3
Espoo Basket: B.Ceesay 19+14reb+1ast, J.Gouch 19+4reb+3ast, J.Graham 15+15reb+8ast, I.Kerminen 13+2reb, R.Ahman 6, C.Carapinha 4+8reb+7ast
gschID: 487887


TuNMKY - Munkkiniemen 91-76

Everything went according to plan when second ranked TuNMKY (20-4) defeated 10th ranked Munkkiniemen (6-18) in Turun 91-76 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by TuNMKY. Munkkiniemen was better in second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Munkkiniemen 51-35 including a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. TuNMKY looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Munkkiniemen's players. It was a good game for center Mikael Sandberg (210-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Tomi Lommi (193-96) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. TuNMKY's coach Juha Ruohonen used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Miika Heinonen (193-99) answered with 34 points (!!!) and point guard Tuomo Antikainen (185-99) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Munkkiniemen. TuNMKY maintains second place in Division with 20-4 record despite having the same number of points like the leader PuHu Juniorit. Newly promoted Munkkiniemen dropped to the eleventh position with 18 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
TuNMKY: M.Sandberg 22+14reb+7ast, T.Lommi 18+5reb+3ast, E.Innamaa 11+7reb+2ast, T.Jaakkola 9+5reb+4ast, A.Talvitie 8+3reb+4ast, J.Salatera 7+3reb+2ast
Munkkiniemen: M.Heinonen 34+4reb+2ast, M.Rautasalo 13+3reb, O.Ailio 12+5reb, T.Antikainen 7+9reb+3ast, E.Lahdetniemi 4+4reb, O.Koskela 3+1reb
gschID: 487891


Raholan Pyrkiva - Korikouvot 85-106

The game in Tampere supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Korikouvot (16-8) played at the court of 7th ranked Raholan Pyrkiva (12-12). Korikouvot smashed Raholan Pyrkiva 106-85 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Korikouvot. Raholan Pyrkiva was better in second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Raholan Pyrkiva 38-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. Korikouvot looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for guard Valtteri Leino (181-95) who led his team to a victory with 27 points. Guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Korikouvot players scored in double figures. Guard Lauri Tiainen (193-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and Russian guard Artem Shchepkin (194-86) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Raholan Pyrkiva. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Korikouvot maintains fourth place in Division with 16-8 record. Loser Raholan Pyrkiva keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Korikouvot: V.Leino 27+2reb+2ast, J.Maenpaa 18+6reb+1ast, H.Kantonen 17+11reb+3ast, N.Andersen 16+8reb+1ast, T.Knihtinen 15+7reb+8ast, E.Mombilo 5+1ast
Raholan Pyrkiva: L.Tiainen 28+10reb+2ast, A.Shchepkin 19+6reb+6ast, I.Keski-Saari 13+2ast, T.Protchenko 8+2reb, S.Sukanen 7+3reb+4ast, M.Jylhasalo 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 487889


PeU-Basket - JyWe 71-90

There was a minor upset when 9th ranked PeU-Basket (7-17) was outleveled by twelfth ranked JyWe (6-18) in Pernio 90-71 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. JyWe dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to PeU-Basket's 22. They outrebounded PeU-Basket 47-34 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for Russian power forward Alexei Ekimov (210-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 19 rebounds. Guard Aleksi Kantonen (188-95) contributed with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. JyWe's coach Ville Karjalainen used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Jesse Virtanen (188-95) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Miro Patrakka (182-97) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for PeU-Basket. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted JyWe maintains twelfth place in Division with 6-18 record. Loser PeU-Basket dropped to the tenth position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
JyWe: A.Kantonen 24+9reb+5ast, S.Chudinovskich 20+4reb+2ast, A.Ekimov 17+19reb+3ast, L.Salovaara 15+5reb+2ast, V.Pyykkonen 6+1reb, T.Lemmetyinen 5+3reb+2ast
PeU-Basket: J.Virtanen 19+8reb+3ast, M.Patrakka 14+10reb+4ast, J.Savolainen 12+4reb, M.Saari 10+5reb+1ast, J.Rakkolainen 6+4reb+2ast, J.Arell 5+1ast
gschID: 487888


Namika Lr - HyPo 74-95

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked HyPo (15-9) crushed 13th ranked Namika Lr (5-19) in Lappeenranta 95-74 on Sunday. The game without a history. HyPo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. HyPo outrebounded Namika Lr 51-35 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for American guard De'Andre Upchurch (188-91, college: Tarleton St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Ilkka Blomqvist (196-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four HyPo players scored in double figures. HyPo's coach Besim Maxhuni felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Anttoni Tapio (193-92) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds and forward Santeri Mantynen (192-95) added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Namika Lr. HyPo moved-up to fifth place in Division. Loser Namika Lr keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
HyPo: D.Upchurch 23+10reb+6ast, J.Granlund 21+1reb, I.Blomqvist 17+11reb+3ast, R.Lempio 10+5reb+4ast, A.Rikka 8+3reb+1ast, P.Puustinen 6+10reb+1ast
Namika Lr: A.Tapio 26+5reb+3ast, S.Mantynen 22+9reb+1ast, K.Engelvuori 10+10reb+3ast, L.Aavamaki 6+7reb+1ast, A.Nieminen 4+1reb, T.Turunen 3+1reb+8ast
gschID: 487892


Raholan Pyrkiva - HNMKY U23 92-101

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 7th ranked Raholan Pyrkiva (12-12) lost to eighth ranked HNMKY U23 (10-14) in Tampere 92-101 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 101-92. HNMKY U23 outrebounded Raholan Pyrkiva 40-28 including 32 on the defensive glass. Raholan Pyrkiva was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Otso Laakkonen (198-93) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Tuure Takala (185-93) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five HNMKY U23 players scored in double figures. Guard Lauri Tiainen (193-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and Russian guard Artem Shchepkin (194-86) added 16 points and 8 assists in the effort for Raholan Pyrkiva. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. HNMKY U23 maintains eighth place in Division with 10-14 record. Loser Raholan Pyrkiva keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
HNMKY U23: O.Laakkonen 27+9reb+1ast, T.Takala 12+3reb+7ast, K.Kallela 12+7reb+2ast, J.Eboreime 11+6reb+2ast, M.Meldo 10+6reb+4ast, P.Ruutiainen 10+3reb+1ast
Raholan Pyrkiva: T.Rasi 24+1ast, L.Tiainen 17+11reb+2ast, A.Shchepkin 16+3reb+8ast, I.Keski-Saari 9+5reb, A.Mavrodiev 9+2reb+3ast, A.Keski-Koukkari 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 487885


Munkkiniemen - PeU-Basket 88-86

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Munkkiniemen (6-18) edged 9th ranked PeU-Basket (7-17) in Helsinki 88-86 on Friday. PeU-Basket cut a 20-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. Munkkiniemen looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for guard Miika Heinonen (193-99) who led his team to a victory with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Joonas Timonen (188-0) contributed with 24 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Munkkiniemen players scored in double figures. Munkkiniemen's coach Tomi Kaminen used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Riku Laine (197-97) answered with 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and point guard Aatu Kivimaki (186-97) added 19 points in the effort for PeU-Basket. Despite that victory Munkkiniemen went down to eleventh position (Division) due to points difference. Loser PeU-Basket dropped to the tenth place with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Munkkiniemen: J.Timonen 24+3reb, M.Heinonen 24+6reb+4ast, P.Pursiainen 11+5reb+4ast, P.Marttinen 10+1reb+3ast, T.Antikainen 7+6reb+2ast, O.Ailio 5+1reb+2ast
PeU-Basket: R.Laine 33+9reb+2ast, A.Kivimaki 19+2reb+3ast, J.Savolainen 15+2reb+2ast, J.Rasanen 8+4reb+3ast, J.Rakkolainen 7+2reb+3ast, J.Virtanen 4+3reb
gschID: 487886


Ura Basket - Espoo Basket 97-79

Not a big story in a game when 5th ranked Espoo Basket (14-10) lost to third ranked Ura Basket (18-6) in Kaarina 79-97 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Ura Basket. Espoo Basket was better in fourth quarter 27-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ura Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a good game for American guard Jermaine Watson (193-81, college: Boston Coll.) who led his team to a victory with 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Ville Hanninen (193-95) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists for the winners. Worth to mention Watson played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Four Ura Basket players scored in double figures. American guard Joshua Gouch (196-91, college: CS San Bernar.) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and the other American import swingman Justice Graham (198-79, college: Glenville St.) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Espoo Basket. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ura Basket maintains third place in Division with 18-6 record having just two points less than leader PuHu Juniorit. Loser Espoo Basket dropped to the sixth position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ura Basket: J.Watson 22+4reb+3ast, J.Forsstrom 15+5reb+1ast, S.Harris 14+5reb+2ast, V.Hanninen 13+2reb+11ast, E.Aaltonen 11+3reb, M.Suomi 7+1ast
Espoo Basket: J.Gouch 18+11reb+5ast, J.Graham 17+6reb+1ast, E.Safi 10+1reb, C.Carapinha 10+3reb+3ast, I.Kerminen 9+3reb+1ast, B.Ceesay 9+4reb+3ast
gschID: 487884


Namika Lr - PuHu Juniorit 90-106

1st Division top team - PuHu Juniorit (20-4) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Namika Lr (5-19) in Lappeenranta 106-90. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 16 points. PuHu Juniorit shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Guard Pyry Rainamaa (194-90) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and guard Eero Sahlberg (188-90) accounted for 25 points. Swingman Anttoni Tapio (193-92) came up with 21 points and American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne, agency: Blacktop Management) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Namika Lr in the defeat. Five PuHu Juniorit and four Namika Lr players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. PuHu Juniorit maintains first place in Division with 20-4 record. Loser Namika Lr keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
PuHu Juniorit: E.Sahlberg 25+2ast, P.Rainamaa 18+12reb+8ast, S.Laakso 13+2reb+1ast, O.Markkanen 13+1reb+1ast, E.Lahdensuu 10+6reb, S.Salminen 9+3reb
Namika Lr: A.Tapio 21+2reb+2ast, K.Puittinen 17+2reb+1ast, T.Turunen 13+6reb+2ast, R.Bratton 12+6reb+3ast, S.Laine 7+3reb+4ast, S.Mantynen 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 487883


HyPo - Korikouvot 92-74

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked HyPo (15-9) defeated 4th placed Korikouvot (16-8) in Hyvinkaa 92-74 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 53-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. HyPo dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Korikouvot's 34. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for American guard De'Andre Upchurch (188-91, college: Tarleton St.) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Forward Ilkka Blomqvist (196-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Henri Kantonen (197-97) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Teemu Knihtinen (195-98) added 4 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Korikouvot. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. HyPo moved-up to fifth place in Division. Loser Korikouvot keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
HyPo: D.Upchurch 25+8reb+9ast, I.Blomqvist 14+12reb, P.Puustinen 12+5reb+2ast, S.Saari 11+3reb+1ast, J.Granlund 10+2ast, A.Rikka 7+6reb+2ast
Korikouvot: H.Kantonen 20+14reb+5ast, V.Leino 12+3reb, S.Lehtonen 11+1reb+3ast, E.Johansson 11+1reb+1ast, I.Toikkanen 6+1reb+1ast, J.Maenpaa 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 487882


JyWe - Karkkila 83-74

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 11th ranked Karkkila (7-17) lost to twelfth ranked JyWe (6-18) in Jyvaskyla 74-83 on Thursday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-20. But Karkkila won second period 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when JyWe won last quarter 29-21. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game, while Karkkila only scored two points from the stripe. It was a good game for Russian power forward Alexei Ekimov (210-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Lauri Salovaara (190-94) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four JyWe players scored in double figures. JyWe's coach Ville Karjalainen used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Point guard Janne Kinnunen (185-87) answered with 21 points and American forward Michael King (201-74, college: Ill.-Chicago) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Karkkila. Newly promoted JyWe maintains twelfth place in Division with 6-18 record. Loser Karkkila dropped to the ninth position with 17 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
JyWe: L.Salovaara 16+6reb+2ast, D.Krukov 15+7reb, A.Ekimov 14+10reb+2ast, A.Kantonen 13+4reb+4ast, S.Chudinovskich 7+3reb, J.Lehto 6+1ast
Karkkila: J.Kinnunen 21+1reb+3ast, M.King 14+10reb, A.Nieminen 10+13reb+1ast, S.Makela 9+3reb+6ast, E.Kivimaki 8+8reb, H.Koskinen 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 487881


  




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