LoKoKo Bisons – ToPo Juniorit 80-64
LoKoKo Bisons fired past ToPo Juniorit to sweep Division A Finals and clinched the trophy. The game without a history. LoKoKo Bisons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. LoKoKo Bisons outrebounded ToPo Juniorit 41-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Jalen Canty (203-95, college: UCSB) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 22 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Greek point guard Alexandros Spyridonidis (190-95) accounted for 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Four LoKoKo Bisons players scored in double figures. Swingman Juuso Kauppinen (188-94) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds and center Mikael Sandberg (210-91) added 15 points respectively for ToPo Juniorit in the defeat.
LoKoKo Bisons: J.Canty 25+22reb+3ast, A.Spyridonidis 20+5reb+4ast, J.Henttonen 12+3reb+4ast, V.Heinonen 11+2reb+2ast, F.McSwain 7+6reb, R.Marttinen 5+1reb+2ast
ToPo Juniorit: J.Kauppinen 23+6reb+2ast, M.Sandberg 15+2reb+1ast, A.Michelsen 11+3reb+1ast, E.Sahlberg 5, N.Meyer 4+6reb+3ast, I.Sirola 2+1ast
Huima – Kipina 91-90
Huima narrowly edged Kipina to win Group B title. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 31-24 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American forward Kavaughn Scott (201-98, college: Loyola, MD) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 20 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Prentiss Nixon (188-97, college: Iowa St., agency: Green Sports Management) helped adding 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Antonio Bivins (198-92, college: UMass Lowell) with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Jarmo Uecker (192-95) scored 12 points.
Huima: P.Nixon 28+5reb+6ast, K.Scott 22+20reb+1ast, J.Pohjonen 13+9reb, K.Koivunen 11+6reb+2ast, S.Juuso 9+1reb, J.Veeti 8+2reb+2ast
Kipina: S.Robinson jr. 35+12reb+10ast, A.Bivins 27+10reb+2ast, U.Jarmo 12+3reb+2ast, S.Mantymaa 7+7reb+2ast, M.Juuso 6, J.Lauri 3+8reb+2ast