Regular Season Round 12: Kataja - Namika Lahti 98-43 (12-11, 28-7, 30-12, 28-13)
Date: November 18, 2012 The game between third ranked Joensuun Kataja (8-3) and 9th ranked Namika Lahti (3-8) in Joensuu on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Joensuun Kataja outscored guests from Lahti 98-43. The game without a history. Joensuun Kataja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Joensuun Kataja dominated on the defensive end, holding Namika Lahti to just 7 points in second quarter. Joensuun Kataja forced 21 Namika Lahti turnovers and outrebounded them 38-23 including 29 on the defensive glass. Joensuun Kataja shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. American players dominated also this game. The winners were led by swingman Jonte Flowers (196-85, college: Winona St., agency: Warren Sports International) who scored that evening 26 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Johnell Smith (180-80, college: New Orleans) supported him with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 6 rebounds by forward Jordan Hasquet (206-85, college: Montana, agency: Dynamics Global Management) did not help to save the game for Namika Lahti. Guard Emmanuel Holloway (183-86, college: Illinois St.) added 16 points. Namika Lahti's coach Ilkka Palviainen gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Joensuun Kataja have an impressive six-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 8-3 record behind leader Pyrinto. Namika Lahti lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with eight games lost. They share the position with FoKoPo. Joensuun Kataja will meet at home league's second-placed Loimaan Korikonkarit in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Namika Lahti will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#5) in Kauhajoki and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: Kataja: J.Flowers 26+8reb+3ast, A.Kanervo 19+1ast, J.Smith 16+6reb+8ast, J.Fields 12+10reb+2ast, J.Nenonen 7+5reb, V.Viita 6+5reb Namika Lahti: E.Holloway 16+2reb, J.Hasquet 15+6reb, A.Alanen 6+2reb+3ast, V.Heinonen 4+1reb, C.Latimer 2+5reb, O.Aalto 0
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