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Korisliiga Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 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 
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 
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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antwan SCOTT
  KTP Basket
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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Overview of Korisliiga Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - Apr 6, 2017

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Papa Dia
BC Nokia - Kataja Basket 79-75

BC Nokia topped Kataja to even the series. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BC Nokia dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Joensuun Kataja's 24. They outrebounded Joensuun Kataja 45-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Javier Duren (193-93, college: Yale) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. The former international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) produced 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: D.Bryant 14+2reb, R.Brown 14+8reb+1ast, T.Rannikko 13+5reb+8ast, V.Makalainen 11+3reb+2ast, J.Bradley 11+3reb, K.Bristol 6+8reb
BC Nokia: P.Dia 16+7reb+3ast, H.Hirvikoski 14+3reb+1ast, I.Wilkerson 13+6reb+1ast, J.Duren 11+8reb+3ast, N.Mattila 9+5reb+1ast, E.Skamo 8+7reb+5ast
gschID: 543198

Pyrinto - Salon Vilpas 69-104

Salon Vilpas stunned Pyrinto to secure 2-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Salon Vilpas. Tampereen Pyrinto managed to win fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Salon Vilpas dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Tampereen Pyrinto's 36. Salon Vilpas looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-89, college: Presbyterian) had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Matias Ojala (199-89) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Five Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. American forward Tyrone Nelson (206-85, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Interperformances) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Antero Lehto (185-84) scored 14 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: A.Lehto 14+1reb+2ast, J.Bullock 13+2reb+1ast, T.Nelson 10+8reb+1ast, P.Heinonen 9+4reb+2ast, J.Caven 6+3reb, T.Palmi 5+1reb+1ast
Salon Vilpas: A.Coleman 21+7reb+10ast, M.Ojala 17+3reb+2ast, J.Staten 15+3reb+3ast, B.Edwards 12+4reb+1ast, O.Jarvi 12+5reb+3ast, M.Pounds 11+1reb+2ast
gschID: 543195

Lapua - Kauhajoki 69-76

Kauhajoki overcame Lapua to earn the second consecutive victory in the series. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-16. But Lapuan Korikobrat won second period 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was dominated by American players. Forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Mansfield and Associates) notched a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Devonne Giles (203-83, college: Texas Tech) supported him with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M) did not help to save the game for Lapuan Korikobrat. Forward Lawrence Kinnard (203-86, college: UAB) added 16 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Five Kauhajoen Karhu and four Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lapua: L.Kinnard 16+7reb+2ast, J.Jones 15+10reb+5ast, M.Edwards 14+2reb+2ast, D.Morris 11+3reb+1ast, A.Conerly 7+1ast, T.Viertola 3+3reb
Kauhajoki: T.Unruh 14+3ast, D.Washington 12+11reb, B.Sarcevic 11+2reb+4ast, D.Giles 10+8reb+1ast, A.Hollins 10+3reb+3ast, J.Lehtoranta 9+1reb+3ast
gschID: 543197

Kouvot - Helsinki Seagulls 92-56

Kouvot cruised past Helsinki Seagulls to draw things level in the series. The game without a history. Kouvot led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import guard James Sinclair (190-93, college: W.Carolina) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Kouvot players scored in double figures. Forward Timo Heinonen (198-81, agency: Blacktop Management) replied with 5 points and 9 rebounds and the former international center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU) added 12 points in the effort for Helsinki Seagulls. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: G.Lee 12+3reb, C.Lindbom 10+5reb, A.Nikkarinen 6+2reb+4ast, R.Cowels III 5+5reb+1ast, T.Heinonen 5+9reb+2ast, R.Abell 4+3reb+1ast
Kouvot: J.Sinclair 15+6reb+2ast, R.Buckles 15+10reb, R.Appleby 13+3reb+5ast, T.Hirvonen 11+3reb+5ast, A.Saarijarvi 10+6reb+2ast, H.Kantonen 9+1reb
gschID: 543196


Marcus Van
Marcus Van (ex Korihait) signs at Terceira - 3 days ago
Newly promoted Terceira Basket SUSIARTE (LPB) landed 30-year old American power forward Marcus Van (201-100kg-87, college: Cent.Michigan). He has played for the last three years at Korihait in Finnish Korisliiga. In 35 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 10.5rpg (leader !!!), 1.2apg and 1.1bpg last season. Among other achievements Van won Finnish 1st Division Division A championship title in 2016. He received also All-Finnish 1st Division Division A Player of the Year award and Eurob...   [read more]

Antto Nikkarinen (ex Helsinki Seagulls) is a newcomer at Jamtland - 4 days ago
KFUM Jamtland Basket (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Finn international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-85kg-91, agency: Blacktop Management). He has played for the last two years at Helsinki Seagulls in Finnish Korisliiga. In 46 games he recorded 10.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 7.3apg (leader !!!) last season. Nikkarinen helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded All-Finnish Korisliiga Player of the Year, Dome...   [read more]

Njardvik tabs Terrell Vinson, ex Pyrinto - 7 days ago
UMFN Njardvik (Dominos League) inked 27-year old American forward Terrell Vinson (201-100kg-90, college: Massachusetts, agency: HMS). He played most recently at Pyrinto in Finnish Korisliiga. In 5 games he averaged 5.8ppg and 4.6rpg last season. The previous (2016) summer Vinson was tested by Universidad Catolica (Libcentro Pro) in Chilean league. Among other achievements his team made it to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). Vinson has played pr...   [read more]

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