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 Antwan SCOTT
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  (188-G-92)
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 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
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 Antto NIKKARINEN
  Helsinki.
  (185-PG-91)
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 8. Appleby, Kouvot4.1 
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Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
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 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.2 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.2 
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 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 
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Korisliiga Round 35: Helsinki Seagulls beat Lapuan Korikobrat by two after a very close game - Mar 12, 2017


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets.

Fifth-ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-17) was very close to win a game against first ranked Helsinki Seagulls (23-8) on Wednesday. Helsinki Seagulls managed to secure only two-point victory 86-84. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-15. But Lapuan Korikobrat won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for Lapuan Korikobrat. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 23-8 record, which they share with Salon Vilpas. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fourth consecutive game. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side keeps the fifth position with 17 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls is looking forward to face league's second-placed Salon Vilpas at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Kauhajoki. Second ranked Salon Vilpas (23-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Kauhajoen Karhu (20-13) 103-101 on Saturday evening. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. Al'Lonzo Coleman helped adding 14 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Salon Vilpas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Helsinki Seagulls. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against league's leader Helsinki Seagulls on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kauhajoen Karhu will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) against ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (11-21) on Wednesday night. Visiting Joensuun Kataja was crushed by Tampereen Pyrinto in Tampere 94-69. It was an exceptional evening for J'Nathan Bullock who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Tommi Huolila came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds for Joensuun Kataja in the defeat. Joensuun Kataja's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains ninth place with 11-21 record. Loser Joensuun Kataja keeps the third position with nine games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto will meet at home higher ranked KTP-Basket (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Joensuun Kataja will play against UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and hope to secure a win.
The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Kouvot (13-18). Joensuun Kataja defeated Kouvot 93-77. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Rion Brown who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja maintains third place with 21-9 record having just three points less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh position with 18 games lost. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and are hoping to win another game. Kouvot will play at home against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 35 bottom-ranked Korihait was beaten by BC Nokia on the road 95-78.
The most impressive performance of 35th round was 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists by Javier Duren of BC Nokia.

Kauhajoki - Salon Vilpas 101-103

Important game to mention about took place in Kauhajoki. Second ranked Salon Vilpas (23-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Kauhajoen Karhu (20-13) 103-101 on Saturday evening. Kauhajoen Karhu was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 24-19 third quarter run of Salon Vilpas. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) helped adding 14 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) scored 21 points and 6 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Helsinki Seagulls. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against league's leader Helsinki Seagulls on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kauhajoen Karhu will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: J.Lehtoranta 22+6reb, K.Holsey 22+10reb+5ast, A.Hollins 21+4reb+6ast, T.Unruh 18+2reb+5ast, D.Washington 12+6reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 4+3reb+1ast
Salon Vilpas: D.Williams 27+7reb+1ast, J.Staten 20+2reb+5ast, M.Ojala 14+2reb, A.Coleman 14+11reb+6ast, B.Edwards 12+4reb, M.Koivisto 12+1reb+4ast
gschID: 488078


BC Nokia - Korihait 95-78

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked BC Nokia (15-17) beat at home bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (5-27) 95-78. The game was mostly controlled by BC Nokia. UU-Korihait was better in second period 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Nokia dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to UU-Korihait's 30 and made 19-of-20 charity shots (95.0 percent) during the game. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-90, college: NJIT) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Eric McAlister (204-90, college: Stony Brook) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) added 5 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five BC Nokia and four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. BC Nokia moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Lapua. Newly promoted UU-Korihait stay dead last with 27 lost games. BC Nokia's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#7) in Kouvola. UU-Korihait will play at home against Joensuun Kataja and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Korihait: A.Alanen 14+2reb, M.Jalonen 12+1reb+5ast, V.Laine 12+2reb+4ast, E.McAlister 12+8reb, M.Herbert 11+4reb, E.Holloway 10+1reb+1ast
BC Nokia: D.Dolenc 17+3reb+1ast, J.Duren 15+13reb+4ast, I.Wilkerson 15+1reb+7ast, P.Dia 10+4reb, N.Mattila 10+2reb+1ast, E.Skamo 10+5reb
gschID: 488079


Kouvot - Kataja Basket 77-93

The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) played at the court of 7th ranked Kouvot (13-18). Joensuun Kataja defeated Kouvot 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Kouvot was better in third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kouvot's 22 and had 29 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Kouvot only scored thirteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Kouvot 49-32 including a 37-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Kouvot helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Darryl Bryant (185-90, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds and guard James Sinclair (190-93, college: W.Carolina) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Joensuun Kataja maintains third place with 21-9 record having just three points less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh position with 18 games lost. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and are hoping to win another game. Kouvot will play at home against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: S.Pledger 29+10reb+2ast, J.Sinclair 21+5reb+1ast, T.Hirvonen 8+1reb+5ast, M.Luosmaa 7+7reb+4ast, A.Saarijarvi 6+1reb+1ast, R.Buckles 6+7reb
Kataja Basket: D.Bryant 27+6reb+4ast, R.Brown 25+10reb+2ast, J.Bradley 19+5reb, K.Bristol 8+10reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 5+8reb+2ast, T.Huolila 4+3reb
gschID: 488077


Pyrinto - Kataja Basket 94-69

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-9) against ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (11-21) on Wednesday night. Visiting Joensuun Kataja was crushed by Tampereen Pyrinto in Tampere 94-69. The game was mostly controlled by Tampereen Pyrinto. Joensuun Kataja managed to win fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St., agency: SDJ Sports) accounted for 15 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Tommi Huolila (198-93) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Joensuun Kataja in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Joensuun Kataja's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains ninth place with 11-21 record. Loser Joensuun Kataja keeps the third position with nine games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto will meet at home higher ranked KTP-Basket (#8) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Joensuun Kataja will play against UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: D.Bryant 13+2ast, J.Bradley 11+7reb+1ast, R.Brown 11+6reb+1ast, T.Huolila 11+9reb+1ast, I.Seppala 8+1reb+3ast, K.Bristol 5+8reb
Pyrinto: J.Bullock 16+11reb, T.Palmi 15+5reb+1ast, R.Minard 15+4reb+4ast, T.Nelson 12+5reb+2ast, K.Lewis 10+5reb+3ast, A.Lehto 9+4reb+9ast
gschID: 488076


Helsinki Seagulls - Lapua 86-84

Fifth-ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-17) was very close to win a game against first ranked Helsinki Seagulls (23-8) on Wednesday. Helsinki Seagulls managed to secure only two-point victory 86-84. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-15. But Lapuan Korikobrat won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) answered with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) added 29 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lapuan Korikobrat. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 23-8 record, which they share with Salon Vilpas. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fourth consecutive game. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side keeps the fifth position with 17 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls is looking forward to face league's second-placed Salon Vilpas at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Morris 29+6reb, J.Jones 27+12reb+4ast, D.Williams 14+12reb+4ast, M.Edwards 4+4reb+8ast, T.Viertola 4+1reb, L.Kinnard 3+3reb
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Cowels III 23+5reb, C.Lindbom 22+10reb, D.Upson 11+1reb+3ast, J.Conley 8+6reb+1ast, A.Nikkarinen 7+1reb+12ast, A.Vaenerberg 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488075


  




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