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SM-sarja Standings
 1. HyPo 24-3 
 2. Catz 19-8 
 3. Espoo Utd 17-10 
 4. PeKa 15-12 
 5. Kouvot 13-14 
 6. FoA 13-14 
 7. ViVe 12-15 
 8. Espoo Team 11-16 
 9. Huima 7-20 
 10. Helmi Basket 4-23 
Last:3/19/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. Helmi Capitals 14-2 
 2. Honka 13-3 
 3. ToPo 13-3 
 4. BC Nokia 11-5 
 5. Kataja 9-7 
 6. HNMKY MaHa 5-11 
 7. PuHu 5-11 
 8. TuRi 4-12 
 9. Kori-80 3-13 
 10. Pyrinto 3-13 
Last:3/2/2017
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Points Per Game
 Faith RANDOLPH
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Randolph, Huima21.8 
 2. Henderson, Espoo T.20.8 
 3. Jones, Catz19.2 
 4. Johnson, FoA19.0 
 5. Landry, Espoo Utd18.9 
 6. Snow, FoA18.8 
 7. Goss, HyPo18.6 
 8. Sims, PeKa18.1 
 9. Tuukkanen, HyPo18.1 
 10. Hardy, ViVe17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Batabe ZEMPARE
  Huima
  (188-F-94)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Zempare, Huima12.6 
 2. Tuukkanen, HyPo12.4 
 3. Landry, Espoo Utd11.8 
 4. Hunter, ViVe11.3 
 5. Robinson, Huima11.0 
 6. Jones, Catz10.3 
 7. Luna-Castro, Kouvot10.1 
 8. Frazier, Kouvot9.9 
 9. Sims, PeKa9.7 
 10. Hardy, ViVe9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kiana JOHNSON
  FoA
  (168-G-93)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Johnson, FoA5.8 
 2. Hardy, ViVe5.4 
 3. Simmons, PeKa5.3 
 4. Barton, Kouvot5.0 
 5. McFarland, Catz4.9 
 6. Massengale, Catz4.5 
 7. Augustin, Helmi B.4.1 
 8. Randolph, Huima3.9 
 9. Goss, HyPo3.9 
 10. Henderson, Espoo T.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyonna SNOW
  FoA
  (178-G-93)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Snow, FoA3.7 
 2. Barton, Kouvot3.1 
 3. Hardy, ViVe3.1 
 4. Henderson, Espoo T.3.1 
 5. Lassiter, PeKa2.6 
 6. Lahtinen, Helmi B.2.5 
 7. Simmons, PeKa2.3 
 8. Goss, HyPo2.2 
 9. Johnson, FoA2.2 
 10. Frazier, Kouvot2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shenita LANDRY
  Espoo Utd
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Landry, Espoo Utd1.5 
 2. Lassiter, PeKa1.3 
 3. Luna-Castro, Kouvot1.2 
 4. Tuukkanen, HyPo1.2 
 5. Reshetko, Catz1.0 
 6. Vapamaa, FoA0.9 
 7. Hunter, ViVe0.7 
 8. Lane, FoA0.7 
 9. Jones, Catz0.7 
 10. Zempare, Huima0.6 

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Dionne Pounds selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 13, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Finnish players, who play currently abroad.


Dionne Pounds
Dionne Pounds
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Dionne Pounds (174-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB. She could not help Caja Rural (6-9) in their last game. Despite Pounds' very good performance Caja Rural lost 79-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Cadi ICG Software. She was the top scorer with 16 points. Pounds also added 4 assists and 4 steals (made all of her five free throws) in 31 minutes on the court. It was Caja Rural's fifth consecutive loss in a row. It's Pounds' first season with the team. She has relatively good stats this year: 10.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 40.3%, 3FGP: 38.6% and FT: 83.3% in the 14 games she played so far. Pounds is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Taru Tuukkanen
Taru Tuukkanen
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international center Taru Tuukkanen (190-77, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dionne Pounds and both played together in the last Spanish LFB game. Tuukkanen, who plays in the Spanish LFB. She was not able to help Caja Rural (6-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Tuukkanen's very good performance Caja Rural was defeated 89-79 in Seu D'urgell by the higher-ranked Cadi ICG Software (#4). She recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. This season Tuukkanen has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 2FGP: 44.7%, 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 76.3%. She is in the roster of the Finnish senior national team.

Heta Korpivaara
Heta Korpivaara
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Heta Korpivaara (186-84, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German DBBL. Korpivaara was not able to secure a victory for Heli Girls (9-7) in their last game. Despite her very good performance Heli Girls lost 73-81 in Langen to the lower-ranked (#7) Rhein Main Baskets. Korpivaara was the top scorer with 15 points. She also added 7 rebounds and 3 blocks in 36 minutes. It was Heli Girls' sixth consecutive loss in a row. Korpivaara belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #8 with 16.8ppg. This year her other stats are: 5.4rpg, 2FGP: 51.3%, 3FGP: 16.0% and FT: 83.8% in the 16 games. Korpivaara is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Tiina Sten
Tiina Sten
   #4. Swingman Tiina Sten (189-85, another player represented by Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a TSV 1880 Wasserburg's victory against the league leader Don Bosco Bamberg 72-59 in the German DBBL in Sunday night's game. She recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. TSV 1880 Wasserburg (14-2) is placed first in the DBBL. It was her team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Sten's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg and 3.1rpg. She is also Finnish national team player.

Janika Sundstrom
Janika Sundstrom
   #5. Former U20 international guard Janika Sundstrom (175-87, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Kvarnby (9-13) in their game against Northland (18-4) in the Swedish Damligan. Sundstrom did not have that impressive stats last Wednesday. She scored only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 14 minutes. Kvarnby lost 73-82 in Lulea to the higher-ranked (#3) Northland. It was Kvarnby's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Sundstrom's overall stats are: 2.7ppg and 1.7rpg in the 21 games. She used to play for the Finnish U20 national team seven years ago.


Other top Finnish players, who play abroad:

Saara Lehtoranta (170-F-90) plays for TG Neuss in German 2.Bundesliga
Rita Haukkovaara (175-G-92) plays for Kvarnby in Swedish Damligan  




Mika Haakana
Coach Mika Haakana re-signs at Catz - 5 days ago
Catz Lappeenranta (SM-sarja) confirmed 42-year old coach Mika Haakana.Haakana has coached there for the last eight years. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Haakana won Finnish League championship title in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Finnish League Coach of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Ko...   [read more]

Iida
Ahvenainen
Kouvot lands Iida Ahvenainen - 9 days ago
Kouvottaret (SM-sarja) landed 21-year old forward Iida Ahvenainen (175-96, college: Iona) from PeKa. But in 15 SM-sarja games she averaged just 1.7ppg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Ahvenainen's team won MAAC Tournament for two years in a row (2016 and 2017). The previous (15-16) season Ahvenainen played at another team Gaels in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 27 games she had only 0.7ppg. Ahvenainen contributed to her team ending the regular season as at t...   [read more]

Veera
Valimaa
Kouvot adds Valimaa to their roster - 9 days ago
Kouvottaret (SM-sarja) added to their roster 21-year old power forward Veera Valimaa (182-96). She has played for the last two seasons at BC Nokia in the 1st Division. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Valimaa represented Finland at the European Championships U16 Division B in Tallin (Estonia) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 6.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.7spg, FGP: 46.4%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 53.8%. Valimaa has played previously for Pyrinto. Kouvottaret roster for 2017-2...   [read more]


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