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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
Kawahara leads Toyota in Game 3 - Mar 5, 2012

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Game 3 Finals
Toyota - JX Sunflowers 82:51

Maya Kawahara (167-G-87) leads Toyota in Game 3 to respond for 1-2 in the Final series. Toyota celebrated the initial 82:51 victory.
The game was mostly controlled by Toyota. JX Sunflowers managed to win second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toyota A. forced 19 JX Sunflowers turnovers and outrebounded them 36-23 including 22 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by JX Sunflowers' players.
Maya Kawahara stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners. Kazumi Suzuki (177-F-86) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Mami Ikeda (178-C/F-81) scored 15 and Yurie Yano (173-F-88) brought 14. At the losing side Asami Yoshida (165-PG-87) responded with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals and the former international power forward Yuka Mamiya (184-C/F-90) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. Hiromi Suwa (183-C-85) notched 10 and Asami Yoshida added 9.

Toyota: Maya Kawahara 20, Mami Ikeda 15, Yurie Yano 14, Kazumi Suzuki 10
JX Sunflowers: Hiromi Suwa 10, Asami Yoshida 9, Yuka Mamiya 8


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]

Japan suffer second straight loss to Jayco Australian Opals - May 10, 2016

The Jayco Australian Opals have utilised a dominant first half to take care of Japan 81-55 as their warm-up tour continues. Shooting 55% for the game as a team, the Australians led 25-8 at quarter-time before extending the margin to 26 points at the main break with a 17-8 second term. The Japanese showed some fight in the second half but the damage had been done as the Opals secured their second victory in as many days. "We'll continue to do what we need to do," said Australian coach Bren...   [read more]

Jayco Australian Opals win first game in Japan in style - May 9, 2016

The Jayco Australian Opals have won their first tour game in Nagaoka against Japan, showing great form to win 80 - 41. The understrength Jayco Opals lost Sara Blicavs to injury before the tour, and Tess Madgen re injured her ankle that was hurt while playing in the 15/16 WNBL Season, during training in Nagaoka. Madgen had initial scans in Nagaoka and will return to Melbourne to commence treatment to prepare for the European tour. Head Coach, Brendan Joyce said: "The margin was a surprise...   [read more]

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 All-Japanese WJBL Awards 2016 - Mar 18, 2016  
JX-Eneos defend WJBL title - Mar 15, 2016  
WJBL Round 3 of Finals. JX-Eneos claim second victory - Mar 13, 2016  
WJBL Round 2 of Finals. Fujitsu RW even the series - Mar 12, 2016  
WJBL Round 1 of Finals. JX-Eneos claim opening win - Mar 10, 2016  
WJBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Fujitsu enter Finals - Mar 1, 2016  
WJBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. JX-Eneos enter Finals - Feb 28, 2016  
WJBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Chanson and JX-Eneos earn opening wins - Feb 27, 2016  
WJBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Denso Iris and Fujitsu complete semifinal picture - Feb 22, 2016  
WJBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. JX-Eneos and Chanson enter semifinal stage - Feb 21, 2016  
Review of WJBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - Feb 20, 2016  
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  
WJBL Round 5 (Second Stage): Toyota A. hands first loss to Fujitsu RW - Feb 7, 2016  
Best players of Japanese WJBL round 4 (Second Stage) - Feb 1, 2016  
WJBL Round 4 (Second Stage): Leader Aishin Wings lose to Mitsubishi K. - Jan 31, 2016  
Japanese WJBL round 3 (Second Stage) best performance: Miyuki Kawamura - Jan 31, 2016  
WJBL Round 3 (Second Stage): Toyota A. defeats JX-Eneos S. in the closest game of the week - Jan 30, 2016  
Japanese WJBL All-Star Game 2016 Rosters - Jan 26, 2016  
Takada's double-double lands her (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - Jan 25, 2016  
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