NEWS

18.01.2005
Tuukkanen Buoyant About Finns' Chances

If Taru Tuukkanen's predictions are correct, it will not be long before Finland is among the elite in women's European basketball.

For the Finnish international, the days of waiting to make her stand in the biggest arenas may soon be over. "Compared to other countries, basketball in Finland hasn't grown that much," Tuukkanen said to PA International. "But in the last few years the women's national team has certainly improved a lot."

25.09.2004
Finland hasn't given up hope
The women's Group D table is gearing up for a nailbiting finish on Saturday.

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Jonna Launiainen 1.74 03.01.1984 Kotka (FIN)  
 Maria Rinta SG 1.73 07.02.1979 Vantaa (FIN)  
 Riika Terava 1.67 12.09.1985 Helsinki (FIN)  
 Laura Wilson 1.84 10.08.1984 Espoo (FIN)  
 4Reetta Piipari PG 1.72 22.01.1980 Kotka (FIN)  
 5Taru Tuukkanen FC 1.90 30.12.1977 Helsinki (FIN)  
 8Alli-Kaisa Arppe 1.82 08.04.1981 Helsinki (FIN)  
10Niina Laaksonen 1.86 14.12.1984 Helsinki (FIN)  
11Maija Lähde 1.80 23.10.1983 Espoo (FIN)  
12Heta Korpivaara PF 1.85 08.08.1984 Helsinki (FIN)  
13Jenni Muurinen FC 1.86 10.05.1981 Helsinki (FIN)  
15Tiina Sten 1.88 18.06.1985 Turku (FIN)  

More Headlines

16.09.2004
Finns Searching For First Win

Finland’s women are still looking for their first victory in the Euro 2005 qualifying campaign after a 63-60 defeat to Poland in their third match.

The Poles were 61-60 up with 10 seconds remaining but Elzbieta Trzesniewska took full advantage of a Finnish foul and sunk both free throws to give her team a three-point winning margin.

12.09.2004
Serbo-Montenegrin Women Win Over Finns

Finland's women lost for the second time in their European Championship qualifiers and though they were unhappy about the officiating, there were no complaints about the 86-73 result.

Finnish star Taru Tuukkanen felt the referees could have done better, claiming: "The visitors were allowed to set moving screens, we weren't. The referees clearly respected the visitors."

Finland Suffer Setback25.08.2004
Finland: Tuukkanen In Fitness Battle22.08.2004

Team

Finland
Finland

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTST. Tuukkanen15.7
RTT. Tuukkanen7.2
ASR. Piipari3.5
STT. Tuukkanen1.7
BST. Tuukkanen0.7

TEAM COMPARISON

» Select a team:

SCHEDULE

08.09.2004vs BUL[L] 73-76 (A)
11.09.2004vs SCG[L] 73-86 (H)
15.09.2004vs POL[L] 60-63 (A)
18.09.2004vs BUL[W] 81-67 (H)
22.09.2004vs SCG[W] 80-71 (A)
25.09.2004vs POL[L] 52-70 (H)
10.08.2005vs HUN[L] 43-73 (A)
13.08.2005vs POL[L] 52-82 (H)
19.08.2005vs HUN[L] 60-74 (H)
21.08.2005vs POL[L] 41-74 (A)

THE ARENA

TICKET OFFICE
Lippupalvelu - Ticketmaster
Address: Kaisaniemenkatu 6, 00100 Helsinki
Tel: +358 (0) 600 10 800 (1,96 euro/min+lnc) or +358 (0) 600 10 020 (
Web: http://www.lippupalvelu.fi

ADMINISTRATION

Office

Address: Mäkelänkatu 91, 00610 Helsinki, FIN
Tel.: +358 207 928 928
Fax: +358 9 149 6713
Email: office@basket.fi
Web: www.basket.fi

Staff

President: Antti Zitting
Secretary General: Vesa Wallden
Press contact: Mika Mäkelä