Nigerian center Justina Udenze (189-C-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Gimle, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. The 23-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 23 rebounds, while her team outclassed Ammerud (#3, 3-3) with 35-point margin 80-45. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Gimle to consolidate first place in the Norwegian Kvinneligaen. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Gimle keeps perfect 7 -0 record. Udenze turned to be Gimle's top player in her first season with the team. Former Central Connecticut State College star has very solid stats this year. Udenze. Udenze is in league's top in points (2nd best: 12.0ppg), assists (3rd best: 1.0apg) and averages impressive 3.0bpg.
The second best player in last round's games was young Kristine Nyegaarden (176-F-95) of BC Asker. Nyegaarden had a very good evening with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course she lead BC Asker to another comfortable win outscoring Oslo Tigers (1-5) 77-37. This victory allowed BC Asker to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 5th position in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory BC Asker managed to get this year. Nyegaarden is one of the most experienced players at BC Asker and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Gimle's star - Argentinian guard Sthefany Thomas (173-G-89). Thomas scored 22 points. She was another key player of Gimle, helping her team with a 80-45 easy win against #3 ranked Ammerud in a game of the week. Gimle have amazing season winning all 7 games without a single defeat. Thomas turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. The season just started for Thomas as she played only first game. But it already looks like she can be another team's leader.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Siri Granheim (178-F-94) of BC Asker - 12 points and 9 rebounds 5. Elin Gulbrandsen (173-G-94) of BC Asker - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Tina Nesse (183-C-84) of Ammerud - 8 points and 10 rebounds 7. Sara Grindelid (183-F-82) of Ammerud - 13 points and 8 rebounds 8. Anna Hammer (180-G-89) of Ammerud - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists 9. Signe Kyrkjebo (180-F-95) of Gimle - 6 points and 7 rebounds 10. Jeanine Flaaten (168-G-85) of Gimle - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Awards 2016 - 3 months ago
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Final MVP: Tina Moen (180-G-86) of Ullern; Player of the Year: Tina Moen (180-G-86) of Ullern; Guard of the Year: Tina Moen (180-G-86) of Ullern; Forward of the Year: Ingrid Selvik (178-F-92) of Asker; Center of the Year: Edina Urmos (185-C-86) of Asker; Domestic Player of the Year: Tina Moen (180-G-86) of Ullern; Import Player of the Year: Angela Alvarez (168-G-91) of Ulriken; Defensive Player of the Year: Sigrid Hardie (163-PG-94) of Bergen; Coach of the Yea [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen 1st Team 2016
FINAL Ullern - Ulriken 79-45 Ullern captured the Kvinneligaen title. They fired past Ulriken in the Final. Tina Moen (180-G-86, college: IPFW) stepped up with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the winners. Ullern led from start to finish in this one. They built a 24:15 lead after the opening frame. Ullern extended the margin at 25-point mark at the interval 44:19. Ullern stayed in charge throughout the second half. They cruised to the triumph. Mia Henriksen (180-F-84) provided... [read more]
Ullern - Ulriken 79-45 Ullern captured the Kvinneligaen title. They fired past Ulriken in the Final. Tina Moen (180-G-86, college: IPFW) stepped up with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the winners. Ullern led from start to finish in this one. They built a 24:15 lead after the opening frame. Ullern extended the margin at 25-point mark at the interval 44:19. Ullern stayed in charge throughout the second half. They cruised to the triumph. Mia Henriksen (180-F-84) provided 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 steals, while Tori Halvorsen (183-F/C-88, college: American) added 12 points in the win. Angela Alvarez (168-G-91) responded with 19 points for Ulriken.
Gimle - Asker 58-54 Gimle earned the Kvinneligaen Bronze medals. They toppled Asker in the consolation final. Jennifer Winther (174-G-93) and Ingrid Gjerdevik delivered 15 points each for the winners. Gimle registered a 29:21 halftime lead. Asker cut the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Katrine Fjaerestad (175-F-90) tossed in 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the victory. Ingrid Selvik (178-F-92) replied with 14 points and 21 rebounds for Asker.
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