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WJBL Standings
Places 1-5
 1. Fujitsu RW 3-1 
 2. Toyota A. 3-1 
 3. JX-Eneos S. 2-2 
 4. Chanson V-M 1-3 
 5. Denso Iris 1-3 
Places 6-11
 1. Toyota B SR 5-0 
 2. Mitsubishi K. 4-1 
 3. Aishin AW 3-2 
 4. Haneda Vickies 2-3 
 5. Hitachi Cougars 1-4 
 6. Niigata R. 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Points Per Game
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Tokashiki, JX-Eneo.19.5 
 2. Takada, Denso Iris18.1 
 3. Motokawa, Chanson17.7 
 4. Luohe, Haneda V.17.6 
 5. Watanabe, Mitsubis.16.9 
 6. Mamiya, JX-Eneos.16.3 
 7. Nagaoka, Fujit.16.3 
 8. Kawamura, Chanson16.2 
 9. Mawuli, Aishin AW15.5 
 10. Osabe, Toyota B15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Denso Iris
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Takada, Denso Iris10.4 
 2. Oh, Mitsubishi K.10.1 
 3. Tokashiki, JX-Eneo.9.7 
 4. Mamiya, JX-Eneos.8.9 
 5. Osabe, Toyota B SR8.3 
 6. Akaho, Denso Iris7.4 
 7. Kawamura, Chanson7.2 
 8. Nagaoka, Fujit.7.2 
 9. Mawuli, Aishin AW7.1 
 10. Kurihara, Toyota6.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Yoshida, JX-Eneos.7.8 
 2. Machida, Fujit.5.9 
 3. Watanabe, Mitsubis.5.8 
 4. Minamiminoru, Chan.4.4 
 5. Kawahara, Toyota4.4 
 6. Sezaki, Haneda V.3.9 
 7. Motokawa, Chanson3.8 
 8. Luohe, Haneda V.3.6 
 9. Oga, Toyota A.3.4 
 10. Iju, Denso Iris3.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Watanabe, Mitsubis.3.1 
 2. Luohe, Haneda V.2.7 
 3. Motokawa, Chanson2.1 
 4. Minamiminoru, Chan.1.9 
 5. Osabe, Toyota B SR1.9 
 6. Satsuki, Haneda V.1.7 
 7. Sezaki, Haneda V.1.7 
 8. Takada, Denso Iris1.7 
 9. Machida, Fujit.1.7 
 10. Kanade, Niigata R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Tokashiki, JX-Eneo.2.1 
 2. Kawamura, Chanson1.5 
 3. Takada, Denso Iris1.4 
 4. Nagaoka, Fujit.1.4 
 5. Miyazawa, JX-Eneo.1.1 
 6. Oh, Mitsubishi K.1.0 
 7. Takahashi, Hitachi1.0 
 8. Nishioka, Mitsubis.1.0 
 9. Motokawa, Chanson1.0 
 10. Motoyama, Chanson1.0 

Play-Off bracket
JX Sunflowers take 2-0 Final lead - Mar 4, 2012

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Toyota A. - JX Sunflowers 60:77

JX Sunflowers take 2-0 Final lead to make one step away from the title. The winner of the Regular Season beat Toyota 77:60 in Game 2.
The game was mostly controlled by JX Sunflowers. Toyota A. managed to win second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JX Sunflowers dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Toyota A.'s 30.
The former international swingman Rika Tanaka (173-G/F-82) stepped up and scored 16 points and 4 assists for the winners and power forward Lynn Kibayashi (184-C/F-89) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Five JX Sunflowers players scored in double figures. At the losing side international guard Emi Kudeken (165-G-84) responded with 17 points and 5 assists and the former international forward Kazumi Suzuki (177-F-86) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.

JX Sunflowers: Rika Tanaka 16, Hiromi Suwa (183-C-85) 15, Yuka Mamiya (184-C/F-90) 14, Lynn Kibayashi 14
Toyota: Emi Kudeken 17, Kazumi Suzuki 13, Kawahara 10


Naho Miyoshi
Japan cruise past Serbia in Nice - May 28, 2016

Japan - Serbia 87:62 Japan celebrated the second straight victory in France. They rallied past Serbia in Nice. Naho Miyoshi (165-G-93) scored 13 points to lead the winners. Japan and Serbia exchanged baskets throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 13:13 ten minutes into the game. Japan stepped on the gas in the second frame. They dropped 27 points to gain a 6-point halftime lead. The Asian powerhouse followed with a strong 26:13 rally in the third term to open a 19-point lead a...   [read more]

Yuka Mamiya
Japan nip France in Nice - May 27, 2016

France - Japan 67:70 Japan celebrated the first victory at the international friendly tournament in Nice. They beat France in the opener. Yuka Mamiya (185-F-90) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Japan sank 23 points in the opening quarter to take a one-point lead. Les Bleues pulled ahead in the second frame. The hosts grabbed a 41:39 halftime advantage. Japan pulled within a single point at the final intermission. They held France to just 10 points in the fourth quarter a...   [read more]

Jayco Australian Opals complete sweep of Japan - May 14, 2016

The Jayco Australian Opals have survived their toughest clash against Japan in the three-game warm-up series, winning 84-73 after trailing by a point at half-time. Once again playing with just ten on the roster, the Opals exploded out of the gate with a 32-23 opening term but their offence dried up in the second period as Japan pulled themselves back into the contest. The second half was an arm-wrestle before Australia's hot shooting carried them over the line as they hit 58% from within...   [read more]

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Seattle Storm signs forward Ramu Tokashiki to a multi-year deal - Feb 12, 2016  
Miyazawa's double-double lands her (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - Feb 8, 2016  
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WJBL Round 3 (Second Stage): Toyota A. defeats JX-Eneos S. in the closest game of the week - Jan 30, 2016  
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