Date: November 15, 2012 The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (9-2) on the court of tenth ranked Forssan Koripojat on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Forssan Koripojat 85-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tampereen Pyrinto. Tampereen Pyrinto trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 24-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-85 at the end of the game. Forssan Koripojat made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for guard Sami Ikavalko (188-89) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 9 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and his fellow American import Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Tampereen Pyrinto. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Forssan Koripojat (3-8) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Namika Lahti. Tampereen Pyrinto at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Nilan Bisons. Forssan Koripojat is looking forward to face bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#12) in Uusikaupunki in the next round. Tampereen Pyrinto will play at home against Lapuan Korikobrat (#11) and is hoping to win this game. Top scorers: FoKoPo: S.Ikavalko 19+5reb+2ast, M.Molenius 18+4reb+1ast, A.Thornton 15+5reb, J.Thorpe 14+6reb+4ast, C.Burgess 9+12reb+4ast, J.Helenius 5+2reb+1ast Pyrinto: D.Williams 18+10reb+7ast, L.Ulmer 16+9reb, K.Lowe 11+1reb+4ast, A.Lehto 9+3reb, A.Nikkila 8+2reb, C.Lindbom 7
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