Kauhajoki – Vilpas 82-81
Kauhajoki nipped Vilpas to regain the lead in the championship series. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-81. It was a good game for American forward Lee Skinner (198-1992, college: Wofford) who saved his team from a defeat with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Severi Kaukiainen (185-1998, agency: Blacktop Management) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five Kauhajoki players scored in double figures. Kauhajoki’s coach Janne Koskimies used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-1985, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward Bryan Griffin (203-1998, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Vilpas.
Kauhajoki: L.Skinner 16+9reb+4ast, C.Jones 15+2reb+1ast, S.Kaukiainen 13+2reb+6ast, R.Rougeau 11+5reb+1ast, S.Carter 11+6reb, E.Innamaa 10+1reb
Vilpas: J.Wood 21+8reb+2ast, B.Griffin 15+5reb, M.Koivisto 9+5reb+2ast, R.Laine 7+3reb, J.Nenonen 7+2reb, R.Ahonen 6