Taru Tuukkanen, 22 points and 13,8 rebounds per game in the Qualifying for Euro
Taru Tuukkanen is having an amazing Qualifying for the 2013 European Championship, averaging 22 points 13,8 rebounds and 5,6 drawn fouls per game, leading Finland to a 3-2 record.
Taru Tuukkanen is the second best scorer of the Competition, first in total rebounds, first in defensive rebounds and third in offensive rebounds. She is also eighth in blocks, sixth in field goal percentage and the only player to sign a double doble in every game that she played.
Finland started the Tournament with an easy win over Luxembourg (114-54) with 27 points 12 rebounds 5 drawn fould 4 steals and 3 assists of Taru Tuukkanen.
After a good first game, an aggressive Greece defeated Finland in the second round (72-49) and Taru produced 15 points 13 rebounds 7 drawn fouls and 3 assists.
In the third game, Finlandia surprised Latvia 65 to 62 with a spectacular performance by Taru Tuukkanen with 25 points 16 rebounds 6 drawn fouls and good defense on Zane Tamane, who had 0 points in 27 minutes.
Italy defeated Finland in the fourth game 76 to 58 despite Taru´s 18 points and 10 rebounds.
In the fifth game, Finland destroyed again Luxembourg 92-45 with 25 points and 18 rebounds by Taru Tuukkanen, keeping their chances to qualify for the 2013 European Championship.
Apart from Taru´s great performance, in Finand Tiina
Sten is having a very good championship with 13,8 points 5 rebounds and 3 drawn fouls per game with a 77% in three pointers (7/9).
Heta Korpivaara , solid as always, is producing 9,4 points 4 rebounds and 3,2 drawn foulds per game, shining in the win against Latvia with 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Dionne Pounds is having a good production with 6,2 points 2,8 rebounds and 2,2 drawn fouls in just 14 minutes per game.
Apart from their basketball games, the Finnish Team is also having some time to perform as music superstars as it can be watched in the following video:
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