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SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 0-0 
 2. Espoo Team 0-0 
 3. FoA 0-0 
 4. Helmi Basket 0-0 
 5. Honka 0-0 
 6. Huima 0-0 
 7. HyPo 0-0 
 8. Kouvot 0-0 
 9. PeKa 0-0 
 10. ViVe 0-0 
Last:9/13/2017
1st Division Standings
 1. BC Nokia 0-0 
 2. Helmi Capitals 0-0 
 3. HNMKY MaHa 0-0 
 4. Honka 0-0 
 5. Kataja 0-0 
 6. PuHu 0-0 
 7. Pyrinto 0-0 
 8. SB-Girls 0-0 
 9. ToPo 0-0 
 10. TuRi 0-0 
Last:7/9/2017
Stats Leaders
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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First Round Schedule
HyPo 57% Oct.1 PeKa
Kouvot 57% Sep.30 ViVe
Espoo Team 57% Sep.30 FoA
Huima 57% Sep.30 Honka
Helmi Bsk 57% Sep.28 Catz
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Jordan Murphree claims Finnish SM-sarja weekly honour - Mar 3, 2013


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Jordan
Murphree
American Jordan Murphree (183-G-87, agency: Merit Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Honka and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 31.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 31 points and eleven rebounds, while her team lost the game against PeKa (#2, 21-4) 76-110. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Honka maintains the 4th position in Finnish SM-sarja. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Honka will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 15-11 record. In the team's last game Murphree had a remarkable 58.8% from 2-point range. She turned to be Honka's top player in her first season with the team. Texas Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Murphree is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.3ppg), assists (4th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 1.2bpg and 3.8spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Honka's star - 24-year old American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-G-88). Jeltema impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Honka lost that game 76-110 to slightly higher-ranked PeKa (#2, 21-4). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Honka still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. Her team's 15-11 record is not bad at all. Jeltema is a newcomer at Honka and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.3ppg (#1). She also registered 9.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was international guard Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-G-91) of second-ranked PeKa. Lehtoranta scored 24 points. She was a key player of PeKa, leading her team to a 110-76 easy win against #4 ranked Honka. PeKa is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 21-4 record is not that bad... Lehtoranta has a very solid season. In 24 games in Finland she scored 16.4ppg. She also has 2.4spg and FGP: 68.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brittany Hedderson (175-G-90) of TuRi - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Shenita Landry (188-F-87) of PeKa - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Minna Sten (189-F-87) of HoNsU - 16 points and 10 rebounds
7. Melissa Lechlitner (170-G-88) of FoA - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Miriam McKenzie (177-G-90) of PeKa - 19 points and 12 rebounds
9. Laura Saarinen (187-F/C-92) of FoA - 11 points and 13 rebounds
10. Rosetta Adzasu (165-PG-90) of Kerava - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 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)   




Kiana
Johnson
Kiana Johnson Will Return to Finland for 2017-18 Season - 4 days ago
Former NCAA Div. II Player of the Year, Kiana Johnson(168-G-93, college: Virginia Union), will return to Finland this month to play professionally for Tapiolan Honka (Espoo) of the top Finnish league for women. Kiana played for Forssan Alku (FoA club) in the same league in Finland last season. When asked about the signing, Kiana said, "I'm ready to travel back to Finland and experience a new club, in a new city. I feel as though I have unfinished business and I'm excited for the challen...   [read more]

Candice
Warthen
HyPo lands Candice Warthen, ex Lulea Basket - 9 days ago
Hyvinkaan Ponteva (SM-sarja) tabbed 25-year old American guard Candice Warthen (165-92, college: Arizona). She played most recently at Lulea Basket in Swedish Damligan. In 20 games she averaged 6.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.0apg last season. Warthen helped them to win the Damligan title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). She also played for Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet in Spanish LFB that season. But in 10 games she had just 1.6ppg and 1.4rpg. Warthen...   [read more]

Venla
Salatera
Espoo Team adds Salatera to their roster - 11 days ago
Espoo Basket Team (SM-sarja) added to their roster 20-year old Finn guard Venla Salatera (176-97). She just graduated from Midland College (JUCO). The previous (15-16) season Salatera played at TuRi (1st Division). As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Finland   [read more]


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