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 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 [
 1 Bosna-Royal 0-2 
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 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 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
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Korisliiga Round 39: Joensuun Kataja is defeated by BC Nokia - Mar 30, 2017


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Papa Dia
The Regular Season in Korisliiga just ended.

The game between second ranked Joensuun Kataja (25-11) and seventh ranked BC Nokia (16-20) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Joensuun Kataja was crushed by BC Nokia in Nokia 84-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Joensuun Kataja. The game was mostly controlled by BC Nokia. Joensuun Kataja managed to win fourth quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-90, college: NJIT) helped adding 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was guard Ilari Seppala (188-93) with 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BC Nokia moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kouvot. Joensuun Kataja at the other side keeps the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Helsinki Seagulls.
Korisliiga top team - Salon Vilpas (28-8) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixth ranked Kouvot (16-20) 89-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kouvot. It was a quality performance for guard Michael Pounds (189-88) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Brandon Edwards accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds for Kouvot in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Salon Vilpas have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 28-8 record. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth position with 20 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia.
The game in Kotka was also quite interesting. Third ranked Helsinki Seagulls (25-11) played at the court of 8th ranked KTP-Basket (13-23). Helsinki Seagulls defeated KTP-Basket 100-90 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was Antto Nikkarinen who scored 14 points and 8 assists. Helsinki Seagulls' coach Mikko Larkas used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Antwan Scott who recorded 40 points (!!!) (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Helsinki Seagulls moved-up to second place, which they share with Kataja Basket. Loser KTP-Basket dropped to the ninth position with 23 games lost.
The game in Lapua supposed to be also worth to mention about. 4th placed Kauhajoen Karhu (21-15) played at the court of fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (17-19). Lapuan Korikobrat smashed Kauhajoen Karhu 104-67. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for Damon Williams who led his team to a victory with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lapuan Korikobrat maintains fifth place with 17-19 record. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost.

In the last game of round 39 Pyrinto won against Korihait on the opponent's court 85-71.

Korihait - Pyrinto 71-85

Rather expected game in Uusikaupunki where 10th ranked UU-Korihait (5-31) was defeated by eighth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (14-22) 85-71. UU-Korihait was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Tampereen Pyrinto made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. The former international point guard Antero Lehto (185-84) contributed with 24 points for the winners. American forward Gary Johnson (198-91, college: Albany) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Eric McAlister (204-90, college: Stony Brook) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for UU-Korihait. UU-Korihait's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Tampereen Pyrinto maintains eighth place with 14-22 record. UU-Korihait lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 31 lost games.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: A.Lehto 24+4reb+1ast, T.Nelson 21+12reb+2ast, J.Bullock 13+6reb+4ast, T.Palmi 9+1reb+1ast, R.Minard 8+4reb+2ast, K.Lewis 7+4reb+4ast
Korihait: G.Johnson 20+11reb+2ast, E.McAlister 15+6reb, M.Van 9+5reb+2ast, M.Jalonen 8+2reb+3ast, A.Alanen 7+1reb+1ast, P.Peltokangas 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 488097


BC Nokia - Kataja Basket 84-65

The game between second ranked Joensuun Kataja (25-11) and seventh ranked BC Nokia (16-20) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Joensuun Kataja was crushed by BC Nokia in Nokia 84-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Joensuun Kataja. The game was mostly controlled by BC Nokia. Joensuun Kataja managed to win fourth quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-90, college: NJIT) helped adding 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four BC Nokia players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Ilari Seppala (188-93) with 18 points and American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BC Nokia moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kouvot. Joensuun Kataja at the other side keeps the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Helsinki Seagulls.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: P.Dia 21+8reb+1ast, I.Wilkerson 14+6reb+5ast, S.Barrett 13+9reb+3ast, J.Harjula 12+1reb, J.Duren 9+6reb+1ast, E.Skamo 6+4reb+2ast
Kataja Basket: I.Seppala 18+3reb+3ast, J.Bradley 15+4reb, V.Makalainen 7+9reb, R.Brown 6+6reb+1ast, A.Perttu 6+3reb, T.Huolila 5+7reb
gschID: 488099


KTP Basket - Helsinki Seagulls 90-100

The game in Kotka was also quite interesting. Third ranked Helsinki Seagulls (25-11) played at the court of 8th ranked KTP-Basket (13-23). Helsinki Seagulls defeated KTP-Basket 100-90 on Wednesday. KTP-Basket was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 37-26 charge of Helsinki Seagulls, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to KTP-Basket's 38. Helsinki Seagulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by KTP-Basket's players. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 14 points and 8 assists. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Helsinki Seagulls' coach Mikko Larkas used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) who recorded 40 points (!!!) (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and the other American import Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) added 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Helsinki Seagulls moved-up to second place, which they share with Kataja Basket. Loser KTP-Basket dropped to the ninth position with 23 games lost.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: J.Conley 18+2reb+2ast, A.Nikkarinen 14+3reb+8ast, R.Cowels III 14+4reb+3ast, C.Lindbom 12+9reb+3ast, G.Lee 11+2reb+2ast, R.Abell 10+1reb
KTP Basket: A.Scott 40+4reb, V.Kopio 17+1reb+1ast, S.Gay 13+4reb, M.Pratt 13+13reb+5ast, D.Bailey 4+4reb+2ast, M.Barnes 3
gschID: 488100


Salon Vilpas - Kouvot 89-72

Korisliiga top team - Salon Vilpas (28-8) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixth ranked Kouvot (16-20) 89-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kouvot. It looked good early as Kouvot took a 3-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Salon Vilpas had a 19-11 second period charge getting the lead and Kouvot was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-89. Salon Vilpas dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Kouvot's 36. It was a quality performance for guard Michael Pounds (189-88) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Brandon Edwards (198-91, college: Texas Arlington) accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Five Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. American guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Kouvot in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Salon Vilpas have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 28-8 record. Defending champion Kouvot keeps the sixth position with 20 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: M.Ojala 14+1reb, A.Kivimaki 13+1reb+6ast, M.Pounds 13+5reb+3ast, R.Laine 11+5reb, D.Williams 10+6reb+1ast, B.Edwards 10+10reb+1ast
Kouvot: S.Pledger 14+5reb+1ast, T.Knihtinen 13+1reb+1ast, R.Buckles 12+7reb, M.Cuffee 7+5reb+1ast, I.Toikkanen 6+2reb, J.Sinclair 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 488096


Lapua - Kauhajoki 104-67

The game in Lapua supposed to be also worth to mention about. 4th placed Kauhajoen Karhu (21-15) played at the court of fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (17-19). Lapuan Korikobrat smashed Kauhajoen Karhu 104-67. The game without a history. Lapuan Korikobrat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lapuan Korikobrat players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) who led his team to a victory with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Lawrence Kinnard (203-86, college: UAB) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. Forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio) answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds and forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lapuan Korikobrat maintains fifth place with 17-19 record. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Lapua: J.Turja 17+1reb+1ast, J.Jones 14+3reb+2ast, D.Morris 12+6reb+2ast, M.Edwards 12+1reb+4ast, D.Williams 12+7reb+6ast, L.Kinnard 11+7reb+2ast
Kauhajoki: D.Washington 13+5reb+1ast, D.Giles 12+5reb+1ast, B.Sarcevic 10+5ast, K.Holsey 9+9reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 7+2reb+3ast, J.Lehtoranta 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 488098


  




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