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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
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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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)   




Mika Haakana
Coach Mika Haakana re-signs at Catz - 3 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 - 7 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 - 7 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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