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 2. Espoo United 0-0 
 3. Helsinki Seagulls 0-0 
 4. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 5. Kauhajoki 0-0 
 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
1st Division Standings
Division A
 1. FoKoPo 0-0 
 2. HBA-Marsky 0-0 
 3. Jarvenpaa 0-0 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 0-0 
 5. Korikouvot 0-0 
 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
 1. Bisons Loimaa 0-0 
 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
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 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
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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Korisliiga Round 36: Salon Vilpas keep a leadership position - Mar 19, 2017


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Desmond
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The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 3 rounds.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Salon Vilpas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Salon Vilpas smashed 7th ranked Kouvot at home 95-71. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds and forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Salon Vilpas' coach Joonas Iisalo felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) with 19 points and 4 assists. Salon Vilpas (25-8) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh place with 19 games lost. Kouvot will play next round against strong Kauhajoen Karhu trying to get back on the winning streak. Salon Vilpas will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Salon Vilpas (25-8) 78-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Helsinki Seagulls. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who scored that evening 16 points and 7 assists and Al'Lonzo Coleman supported him with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 9 points and 13 assists by the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) did not help to save the game for Helsinki Seagulls. Salon Vilpas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Helsinki Seagulls at the other side dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Helsinki Seagulls will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-18) 98-92. The best player for the winners was Carl Lindbom who scored 39 points (!!!). At the other side the best for losing team was Damon Williams who recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Despite that victory Helsinki Seagulls went down to second position due to points difference. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fifth consecutive game. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls will meet Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka and hope to secure a win.
The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked BC Nokia (15-18) played at the court of seventh ranked Kouvot (14-19). Kouvot defeated BC Nokia 78-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Nokia. It was a good game for Raheem Appleby who led his team to a victory with 19 points. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 14-19 record. BC Nokia at the other side keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. Kouvot's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki and it may be quite challenging game. BC Nokia will play at home against Tampereen Pyrinto and hope to win that game.
10th ranked UU-Korihait (5-28) was outscored at home by third ranked Joensuun Kataja (22-9) with the biggest margin this round 87-62 on Friday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Kervin Bristol who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 22-9 record having five points less than leader Salon Vilpas. UU-Korihait lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 28 lost games. Joensuun Kataja will face league's second-placed Helsinki Seagulls at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UU-Korihait will play against the league's leader Salon Vilpas (#1) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 36 KTP Basket lost to Pyrinto on the opponent's court 70-76.

Helsinki Seagulls - Salon Vilpas 70-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Salon Vilpas (25-8) 78-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Helsinki Seagulls. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Helsinki Seagulls was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 40-30 second half run of Salon Vilpas. They outrebounded Helsinki Seagulls 44-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) who scored that evening 16 points and 7 assists and the other American import forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) supported him with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 9 points and 13 assists by the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) did not help to save the game for Helsinki Seagulls. American guard Remy Abell (193-92, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) added 12 points. Salon Vilpas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Helsinki Seagulls at the other side dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Salon Vilpas will play against bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Helsinki Seagulls will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Abell 12+3reb+3ast, D.Upson 11+3reb+1ast, G.Lee 10+4reb, A.Nikkarinen 9+4reb+13ast, J.Conley 8+8reb+1ast, C.Lindbom 6+6reb
Salon Vilpas: J.Staten 16+3reb+7ast, B.Edwards 13+8reb, M.Koivisto 12+6reb+1ast, O.Jarvi 9+4reb+3ast, A.Coleman 9+8reb+6ast, M.Ojala 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 488085


Pyrinto - KTP Basket 76-70

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked KTP-Basket (12-21) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (12-21) 76-70 on Friday. The game without a history. Tampereen Pyrinto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to KTP-Basket's 34. They outrebounded KTP-Basket 48-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Interperformances) who added 14 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. Four Tampereen Pyrinto players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) with 28 points and 7 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto moved-up to eighth place, which they share with KTP Basket. Tampereen Pyrinto will face higher ranked BC Nokia (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
KTP Basket: A.Scott 28+7reb+3ast, S.Gay 19+12reb, V.Kopio 8+2reb, D.Bailey 7+3reb+2ast, M.Pratt 3+9reb+6ast, M.Barnes 3
Pyrinto: J.Bullock 18+11reb+2ast, T.Nelson 14+15reb+1ast, T.Palmi 10+3reb+1ast, R.Minard 10+5reb+3ast, A.Lehto 9+4reb+3ast, K.Lewis 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 488082


Korihait - Kataja Basket 62-87

10th ranked UU-Korihait (5-28) was outscored at home by third ranked Joensuun Kataja (22-9) with the biggest margin this round 87-62 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. UU-Korihait was better in second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to UU-Korihait's 36. Worth to mention a quality performance of American-Haitian center Kervin Bristol (206-88, college: Fordham) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. Five Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Eric McAlister (204-90, college: Stony Brook) scored 5 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 22-9 record having five points less than leader Salon Vilpas. UU-Korihait lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 28 lost games. Joensuun Kataja will face league's second-placed Helsinki Seagulls at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UU-Korihait will play against the league's leader Salon Vilpas (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Korihait: M.Van 12+14reb, E.Holloway 11+2ast, A.Alanen 8+3reb, M.Jalonen 7+1reb+4ast, M.Herbert 6+5reb, P.Peltokangas 5+3reb
Kataja Basket: K.Bristol 16+9reb+1ast, J.Bradley 15+6reb+1ast, D.Bryant 14+1reb+3ast, T.Rannikko 14+4reb+5ast, D.Mullings 10+9reb+3ast, I.Seppala 7+1reb
gschID: 488083


Kouvot - BC Nokia 78-64

The game in Kouvola was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked BC Nokia (15-18) played at the court of seventh ranked Kouvot (14-19). Kouvot defeated BC Nokia 78-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Nokia. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Kouvot's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-18 extending their advantage to 14 points. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by BC Nokia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. The other American import forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. Center Daniel Dolenc (205-93) replied with 16 points and forward Eldar Skamo (198-86) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains seventh position with 14-19 record. BC Nokia at the other side keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. Kouvot's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki and it may be quite challenging game. BC Nokia will play at home against Tampereen Pyrinto and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: D.Dolenc 16+2reb, I.Wilkerson 12+4reb, E.Skamo 9+6reb+2ast, J.Harjula 8+2reb+2ast, S.Barrett 6+7reb+3ast, P.Dia 6+3reb+1ast
Kouvot: R.Appleby 19+3reb+1ast, T.Hirvonen 16+2reb+3ast, R.Buckles 14+7reb+1ast, M.Cuffee 10+8reb+2ast, M.Luosmaa 8+3reb, J.Sinclair 6+3reb
gschID: 488084


Lapua - Helsinki Seagulls 92-98

Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (24-9) added another victory to their record on Wednesday. This time they beat fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (15-18) 98-92. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Helsinki Seagulls made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Helsinki Seagulls outrebounded Lapuan Korikobrat 35-24 including 23 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) who scored 39 points (!!!). American swingman Raymond Cowels-III (193-90, college: Santa Clara) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) who recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) added 20 points respectively. Four Helsinki Seagulls and five Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Helsinki Seagulls went down to second position due to points difference. Lapuan Korikobrat lost fifth consecutive game. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth place with 18 games lost. They share the position with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls will meet Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against KTP-Basket in Kotka and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Morris 20+4reb, L.Kinnard 17+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 16+1reb, M.Edwards 13+4reb+4ast, D.Williams 12+8reb+6ast, A.Conerly 6+2ast
Helsinki Seagulls: C.Lindbom 39+4reb+2ast, R.Cowels III 15+8reb+5ast, A.Nikkarinen 11+3reb+9ast, G.Lee 10+3reb+1ast, J.Conley 8+7reb+1ast, D.Upson 7+4reb
gschID: 488081


Salon Vilpas - Kouvot 95-71

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Salon Vilpas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Salon Vilpas smashed 7th ranked Kouvot at home 95-71. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Desmond Williams (199-91, college: S.Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds and forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) who added 11 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas' coach Joonas Iisalo felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) with 19 points and 4 assists and guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Salon Vilpas (25-8) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the seventh place with 19 games lost. Kouvot will play next round against strong Kauhajoen Karhu trying to get back on the winning streak. Salon Vilpas will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: R.Appleby 19+2reb+4ast, S.Pledger 15+8reb+1ast, R.Buckles 12+9reb, O.Heinonen 8+1reb+3ast, N.Andersen 5+5reb, M.Cuffee 4+2reb+1ast
Salon Vilpas: D.Williams 24+9reb+2ast, M.Pounds 15+2reb+1ast, M.Koivisto 15+2reb+2ast, J.Staten 13+1reb+5ast, B.Edwards 11+11reb+2ast, M.Ojala 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 488080


  




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