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WJBL Standings
 1. JX-Eneos S. 5-0 
 2. Fujitsu RW 4-0 
 3. Denso Iris 4-1 
 4. Chanson V-M 4-1 
 5. Toyota A. 4-1 
 6. Hitachi Cougars 3-2 
 7. Mitsubishi K. 2-2 
 8. Aishin AW 1-4 
 9. Haneda Vickies 1-4 
 10. Toyota B SR 1-4 
 11. Niigata R. 0-5 
 12. Yamanashi QB 0-5 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Miyuki KAWAMURA
  Chanson .
  (183-C-94)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Kawamura, Chanson .19.4 
 2. Takada, Denso Iris17.8 
 3. Motokawa, Chanson .17.0 
 4. Shinohara, Fujit.16.5 
 5. Suzuki, Hitachi .16.2 
 6. Yo, Mitsubishi K.16.0 
 7. Hiromi, Haneda V.16.0 
 8. Watanabe, Mitsubis.16.0 
 9. Umezawa, JX-Eneos.15.8 
 10. Akaho, Denso Iris15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yuka OSAKI-MAMIYA
  JX-Eneo.
  (185-F-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Osaki-Mamiya, JX-Eneo.11.0 
 2. Takada, Denso Iris10.0 
 3. Umezawa, JX-Eneos.9.8 
 4. Akaho, Denso Iris9.6 
 5. Motokawa, Chanson .9.0 
 6. Kuribayashi, Fujit.8.8 
 7. Chikahira, Aishin A.8.0 
 8. Shinohara, Fujit.8.0 
 9. Osabe, Toyota B SR7.6 
 10. Mawuli, Toyota A.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rui MACHIDA
  Fujit.
  (161-PG-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Machida, Fujit.10.8 
 2. Motokawa, Chanson .6.8 
 3. Inai, Denso Iris6.6 
 4. Watanabe, Mitsubis.6.5 
 5. Fujioka, JX-Eneos.6.0 
 6. Motohashi, Haneda V.5.6 
 7. Yoshida, JX-Eneos.5.4 
 8. Luohe, Chanson V-M4.8 
 9. Chikako, Niigata R.4.4 
 10. Miyazaki, JX-Eneos.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 LiQuan LUOHE
  Chanson V-M
  (165-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Luohe, Chanson V-M3.0 
 2. Huzii, Yamanash.2.6 
 3. Watanabe, Mitsubis.2.0 
 4. Takada, Fujitsu RW2.0 
 5. Nishizawa, Hitachi .1.8 
 6. Akaho, Denso Iris1.8 
 7. Hiromi, Haneda V.1.8 
 8. Kawamura, Chanson .1.8 
 9. Miyazaki, JX-Eneos.1.6 
 10. Kawahara, Toyota B.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ramu TOKASHIKI
  JX-Eneos.
  (191-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Tokashiki, JX-Eneos.2.2 
 2. Suzuki, Hitachi .1.6 
 3. Chikahira, Aishin A.1.6 
 4. Ghua, Aishin AW1.5 
 5. Machida, Fujit.1.5 
 6. Matsumoto, Hitachi .1.4 
 7. Kato, Chanson V-M1.4 
 8. Akaho, Denso Iris1.2 
 9. Mawuli, Toyota A.1.2 
 10. Kuribayashi, Fujit.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Yuki Miyazawa
  JX-Eneos S.
  ( 181-F-93 )
  

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Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Toyota A. 60% Oct.22 Denso Iris
Yamanashi Q Oct.22 Aishin AW 79%
Toyota B SR Oct.22 Chanson V-M 87%
Hitachi Coug Oct.22 JX-Eneos S. 74%
Mitsubishi K Oct.22 Fujitsu RW 76%
Haneda Vicki 89% Oct.21 Niigata R.
WJBL Round 27: Fujitsu RW edges Toyota A. by one point - Feb 4, 2012


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The most exciting game of round 27 in the WJBL took place in Kawasaki. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Toyota A. (22-5) to fourth ranked Fujitsu RW (17-10) 62-61 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Toyota A.. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 20-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Yoko Nagi (175-82) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Ishikawa Mai (179-85) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Maya Kawahara (167-87) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Fujitsu RW maintains fourth place with 17-10 record. Toyota A. at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Fujitsu RW are again looking forward to face league's second-placed Toyota A. in Nagoya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toyota A. will have a break next round.
Leader JX Sunflowers delivered the twentieth third victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Airlines R. (4-23) 70-49 in Tokyo. It was a good game for the former international power forward Yuka Mamiya (184-90) who led her team to a victory with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Masaru Honda contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. JX Sunflowers' coach felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International forward Reika Takahashi (177-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for Airlines R.Defending champion maintains first place with 23-4 record. Airlines R. lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 23 games lost. JX Sunflowers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Airlines R. will play again on the road against the league's leader JX Sunflowers (#1) in Kashiwa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Anjo was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Chanson V-M (10-17) played at the court of 8th ranked Aishin Wings (2-25). Chanson V-M defeated Aishin Wings 60-50 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Sanae Motokawa who led her team to a victory scoring 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Shiyu Sato with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chanson V-M maintains sixth place with 10-17 record. Aishin Wings lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 25 lost games. Chanson V-M will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aishin Wings will play again against Chanson V-M (#6) in Shizuoka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kariya. Local Denso Iris (19-8) outscored 5th ranked Mitsubishi K. (11-16) 78-49. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mitsubishi K.. It was a quality performance for Maki Takada who led the winners and scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Denso Iris have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain third place with 19-8 record having four points less than leader JX Sunflowers. Mitsubishi K. at the other side keeps the fifth position with 16 games lost. Denso Iris' next round opponent will be again Mitsubishi K. (#5) in Nagoya.



Airlines R. - JX Sunflowers 49-70

Leader JX Sunflowers delivered the twentieth third victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Airlines R. (4-23) 70-49 in Tokyo. The game was mostly controlled by JX Sunflowers. Airlines R. was better in third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Airlines R. to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Airlines R. 55-37 including a 44-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for the former international power forward Yuka Mamiya (184-90) who led her team to a victory with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Masaru Honda (175-89) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. JX Sunflowers' coach felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International forward Reika Takahashi (177-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Nozomi Hoshino (164-87) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Airlines R.Defending champion maintains first place with 23-4 record. Airlines R. lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 23 games lost. JX Sunflowers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Airlines R. will play again on the road against the league's leader JX Sunflowers (#1) in Kashiwa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
JX Sunflowers: Y.Mamiya 19+9reb+2ast, M.Honda 16+9reb+2ast, H.Suwa 9+10reb+3ast, A.Yoshida 6+8reb+7ast, Y.Terada 6+6reb+1ast, R.Tanaka 5+5reb
Airlines R.: R.Takahashi 18+13reb+1ast, S.Kawakami 9+3reb+2ast, N.Hoshino 9+9reb, N.Kondo 4+4reb, S.Kanade 4+5reb+1ast, K.Kyoko 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 142367


Denso Iris - Mitsubishi K. 78-49

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kariya. Local Denso Iris (19-8) outscored 5th ranked Mitsubishi K. (11-16) 78-49. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mitsubishi K.. The game was mostly controlled by Denso Iris. Mitsubishi K. was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mitsubishi K. to just 7 points in third quarter. Denso Iris dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Mitsubishi K.'s 26. They outrebounded Mitsubishi K. 38-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. Denso Iris players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Mitsubishi K.'s players. It was a quality performance for international center Maki Takada (183-89) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Forward Tamotsu Huziwara (175-87) accounted for 8 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Guard Yasuko Hashimoto (163-82) came up with 17 points and center Enjin Wantsu (189-87) added 6 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mitsubishi K. in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Denso Iris have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain third place with 19-8 record having four points less than leader JX Sunflowers. Mitsubishi K. at the other side keeps the fifth position with 16 games lost. Denso Iris' next round opponent will be again Mitsubishi K. (#5) in Nagoya.
Top scorers:
Denso Iris: M.Takada 25+6reb+1ast, A.Obata 9+3reb+9ast, K.Oba 9+3ast, T.Huziwara 8+6reb+7ast, N.Hattori 8+5reb, Y.Itou 6+1reb
Mitsubishi K.: Y.Hashimoto 17+3reb+1ast, C.Sakuragi 10+1reb+2ast, M.Maruyama 6+3reb, E.Wantsu 6+8reb+1ast, M.Miyamoto 5+3reb+3ast, T.Matsushima 2+2reb
gschID: 142364


Fujitsu RW - Toyota A. 62-61

The most exciting game of round 27 in the WJBL took place in Kawasaki. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Toyota A. (22-5) to fourth ranked Fujitsu RW (17-10) 62-61 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Toyota A.. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 20-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Yoko Nagi (175-82) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Ishikawa Mai (179-85) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Maya Kawahara (167-87) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Ryoko Yano (178-78) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Fujitsu RW maintains fourth place with 17-10 record. Toyota A. at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Fujitsu RW are again looking forward to face league's second-placed Toyota A. in Nagoya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toyota A. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fujitsu RW: Y.Nagi 22+9reb+2ast, I.Mai 12+8reb+1ast, T.Yamamoto 11+4reb+1ast, E.Nakahata 6+2reb+1ast, A.Suzuki 5+1ast, E.Kimura 2+5reb
Toyota A.: M.Kawahara 19+6reb+2ast, R.Yano 14+8reb+3ast, M.Koike 7+3reb, E.Kudeken 6+6reb+2ast, S.Kanehara 5+2reb+2ast, R.Kawasaki 4+2reb
gschID: 142365


Aishin AW - Chanson V-M 50-60

The game in Anjo was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Chanson V-M (10-17) played at the court of 8th ranked Aishin Wings (2-25). Chanson V-M defeated Aishin Wings 60-50 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chanson V-M. Aishin Wings managed to win second period 11-4. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for forward Sanae Motokawa (175-92) who led her team to a victory scoring 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. International swingman Saori Fujiyoshi (178-87) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was power forward Shiyu Sato (178-87) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and guard Hitomi Takasaki (168-86) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chanson V-M maintains sixth place with 10-17 record. Aishin Wings lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 25 lost games. Chanson V-M will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aishin Wings will play again against Chanson V-M (#6) in Shizuoka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chanson V-M: S.Fujiyoshi 14+9reb+2ast, Y.Watanabe 13+5reb+1ast, S.Motokawa 12+8reb+5ast, M.Rin 8+4reb, K.Miho 4+2ast, M.Tsukano 4+2reb+1ast
Aishin AW: S.Sato 14+11reb+1ast, H.Takasaki 9+6reb+1ast, Y.Maeda 8+3reb+1ast, A.Takii 8+5reb+1ast, K.Hamaguti 5+2reb, S.Ootaka 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 142366


  




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