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Central
 1. Hitachi SR 0-0 
 2. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 3. Sanen 0-0 
 4. Toshiba BT 0-0 
 5. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 6. Yokohama BC 0-0 
East
 1. Akita NH 0-0 
 2. Chiba Jets 0-0 
 3. Hokkaido L. 0-0 
 4. Sendai 89ers 0-0 
 5. Tochigi Brex 0-0 
 6. Toyota Alvark 0-0 
West
 1. Kyoto Hannar. 0-0 
 2. Nagoya DD 0-0 
 3. Osaka Evessa 0-0 
 4. Ryukyu GK 0-0 
 5. SeaHorses 0-0 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
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Central
 1. Bambitious Nara 0-0 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 0-0 
 3. Shinshu BW 0-0 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Z 0-0 
 6. Toyotsu FE 0-0 
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 1. Aomori Watts 0-0 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 0-0 
 3. Fukushima 0-0 
 4. Gunma 0-0 
 5. Iwate Big Bulls 0-0 
 6. Yamagata 0-0 
West
 1. Ehime OV 0-0 
 2. Hiroshima D. 0-0 
 3. Kagawa FA 0-0 
 4. Kagoshima 0-0 
 5. Kumamoto V. 0-0 
 6. Shimane SM 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
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 1. Aisin AW 0-0 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 0-0 
 3. Kanazawa Samuraiz 0-0 
 4. Otsuka A. 0-0 
 5. Saitama Bron. 0-0 
 6. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 7. Tokyo Cinq R. 0-0 
 8. Tokyo HT 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
Last:7/19/2016
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Nishinom.
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Gardner, Nishinom.27.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba25.3 
 3. Tillman, Hokkaido23.6 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi23.5 
 5. Heytvelt, Hitac.18.2 
 6. Pattillo, Tsukuba18.0 
 7. Shorter, Hiroshim.17.9 
 8. Chapman, Chiba J.16.9 
 9. Burrell, Mitsubis.16.9 
 10. Kanamaru, Aishin16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba13.3 
 2. Rossiter, Tochigi12.3 
 3. N'Diaye, Tsukuba11.2 
 4. Gardner, Nishinom.10.7 
 5. Butts, Aishin SH10.5 
 6. Brenton, Tochigi10.1 
 7. Tillman, Hokkaido9.8 
 8. Burrell, Mitsubis.9.2 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota A.9.2 
 10. Rickert, Chiba Je.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tommy BRENTON
  Tochigi .
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Brenton, Tochigi5.8 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.4 
 3. Tajima, Hokkaido.3.4 
 4. Furuno, Kumamoto.3.4 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.4 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi3.3 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.3 
 8. Hiejima, Aishin SH3.0 
 9. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.0 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tommy BRENTON
  Tochigi .
  (196-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Brenton, Tochigi2.0 
 2. Gibbs, Toyota A.2.0 
 3. Parker, Toyota A.1.8 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Nishin.1.7 
 6. Shorter, Hiroshim.1.6 
 7. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.1.6 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.6 
 9. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 10. Pattillo, Tsukuba1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Tochigi Brex
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Naymick, Tochigi B.2.1 
 2. Edwards, Aishin SH1.7 
 3. N'Diaye, Tsukuba1.3 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.2 
 5. Chapman, Chiba J.1.2 
 6. Parker, Toyota A.1.1 
 7. Takeuchi, Hiroshim.1.1 
 8. Nephawe, Kumamoto.1.1 
 9. Butts, Aishin SH1.1 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi1.0 
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Tochigi Brex 50% Sep.24 Akita NH
Chiba Jets 50% Sep.24 Sendai 89ers
Yokohama BC 50% Sep.24 Hitachi SR
Toyama Grous 50% Sep.24 Niigata Albi
Sanen 50% Sep.24 Toshiba BT
Nagoya DD 50% Sep.24 Kyoto Hannar
Shiga L-Star 50% Sep.24 SeaHorses
Osaka Evessa 50% Sep.24 Hokkaido L.
Toyota Alvar 50% Sep.23 Ryukyu GK
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Aomori Watts 50% Sep.22 Cyberdyne I
Iwate Big Bu 50% Sep.22 Fukushima
Yamagata 50% Sep.22 Gunma
Tokyo Excel 50% Sep.22 Tokyo Z
Shinshu BW 50% Sep.22 Bambitious N
Toyotsu FE 50% Sep.22 Nishinomiya
Shimane SM 50% Sep.22 Kagoshima
Ehime OV 50% Sep.22 Hiroshima D
Kumamoto V. 50% Sep.22 Kagawa FA
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JBL Round 5: #1 Toyota Alvark is defeated by Toshiba Thunders - Nov 4, 2012


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Toyota Alvark (8-2) on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by third ranked Toshiba Thunders (6-4) 71-49. Toshiba Thunders held Toyota Alvark to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.1 percent accuracy of the winners. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) responded with 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Toshiba Thunders went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Hitachi SR. Defending champion Toyota Alvark still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Panasonic T.. Toshiba Thunders is looking forward to face Hokkaido L. (#7) in Saporro in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play at home against Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka and is hoping to win this game.
Sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (3-7) gave a tough game to second ranked Panasonic Trians (8-2) in Osaka. Panasonic Trians managed to secure only one-point victory 68-67. However their fans expected much easier game. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) nailed 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Kosuke Kanamaru accounted for 17 points. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds for Mitsubishi Dolphins in the defeat. Mitsubishi Dolphins' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Toyota Alvark lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Mitsubishi Dolphins at the other side keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Panasonic Trians will play against Aishin Sea Horses (#3) in Kariya in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (3-7) gave a tough game to second ranked Panasonic Trians (8-2) in Osaka on Saturday. Panasonic Trians managed to secure only three-point victory 77-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Jameel Watkins who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Magnum Rolle produced 32 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panasonic Trians have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Toyota Alvark lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Panasonic Trians will meet at home Aishin Sea Horses (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Seventh-ranked Hokkaido L. (1-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-4) in Saporro. The visitors from Osaka managed to secure only two-point victory 65-63. However their fans expected easier game. Joji Takeuchi orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Hitachi Sunrockers have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Toshiba BT. Hokkaido L. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers' next round opponent will be league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Toshiba Thunders (#5) in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Fuchu. First ranked host Toyota Alvark (8-2) smashed 3rd placed Toshiba Thunders (6-4) 76-50. Kosuke Takeuchi stepped up and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-2 record, which they share with Panasonic T. Loser Toshiba Thunders dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Toyota Alvark will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Hokkaido L. in Saporro.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex lost to Aishin SH on the opponent's court 51-58. Hokkaido L. was outscored by Hitachi SR in a home game 43-72. Bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex recorded a loss to Aishin SH on the road 82-72.


Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD 68-67

Sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (3-7) gave a tough game to second ranked Panasonic Trians (8-2) in Osaka. Panasonic Trians managed to secure only one-point victory 68-67. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Mitsubishi Dolphins were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) nailed 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) accounted for 17 points. Four Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds and guard Jun Abe (177-86) added 12 points respectively for Mitsubishi Dolphins in the defeat. Mitsubishi Dolphins' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Toyota Alvark lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Mitsubishi Dolphins at the other side keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Panasonic Trians will play against Aishin Sea Horses (#3) in Kariya in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 17+4reb+1ast, J.Watkins 16+8reb+1ast, T.Onishi 14+2reb+2ast, K.Hirose 12+4reb+4ast, H.Watanabe 7+5reb+3ast, C.Maraker 2+3reb
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 28+15reb+1ast, J.Abe 12+3reb+3ast, J.Uzawa 7, Y.Ueta 6+4reb+1ast, T.Tashiro 5+3reb+1ast, T.Sato 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183258


Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex 58-51

Very expected game in Kariya where 8th ranked Tochigi Brex (1-9) was defeated by third ranked Aishin Sea Horses (7-3) 58-51 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 58-51. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. American power forward Tyler Smith (203-80, college: Penn St.) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and international forward Tomoo Amino (196-80) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains third place with 7-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Tochigi Brex lost their fifth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will face league's second-placed Panasonic Trians in Osaka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: S.Asayama 13+2reb, J.Sakuragi 11+15reb+6ast, K.Young 11+8reb, H.Hashimoto 10+2reb, S.Kashiwagi 9+2reb+3ast, R.Covile 2+5reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Smith 11+8reb+1ast, T.Amino 10+6reb, S.Tawatari 7+2reb, T.Kawamura 6+4reb+3ast, D.Yamada 6+5reb, A.Tajima 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183257


Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR 43-72

Rather predictable result in Saporro where fifth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-4) smashed 7th ranked Hokkaido L. (1-9) 72-43 on Sunday. The game without a history. Hitachi Sunrockers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Hokkaido L.'s 30. They outrebounded Hokkaido L. 44-24 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Yuki Mitsuhara (198-89) chipped in 7 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) responded with 13 points and international forward Daisuke Noguchi (196-83) scored 5 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Hitachi Sunrockers. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Toshiba BT. Hokkaido L. lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Toshiba Thunders (#5) in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 20+7reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 9+1reb+1ast, Y.Mitsuhara 7+8reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 6+8reb, T.Watanabe 5+5reb+2ast, T.Sakai 5+2reb
Hokkaido L.: J.Catron 13+2reb+1ast, K.Hiruki 6+2reb, D.Noguchi 5+5reb, K.Taneichi 5+1reb, T.Klette 5+2reb, T.Orimo 5+3reb
gschID: 183256


Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR 63-65

Seventh-ranked Hokkaido L. (1-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-4) in Saporro. The visitors from Osaka managed to secure only two-point victory 65-63. However their fans expected easier game. Hokkaido L. was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 29-26 second half run of Hitachi Sunrockers. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and the former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) added 23 points in the effort for Hokkaido L.Hitachi Sunrockers have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Toshiba BT. Hokkaido L. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers' next round opponent will be league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Toshiba Thunders (#5) in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 19+12reb+2ast, D.Kobayashi 16+1reb, J.Smith 16+8reb+1ast, F.Nishimura 5+1reb, D.Fenn 4+3reb, T.Watanabe 3+1ast
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 23+2ast, T.Klette 20+15reb+1ast, J.Catron 6+2reb+1ast, H.Shishito 5+1reb, D.Noguchi 4+3reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 3+5reb+5ast
gschID: 183252


Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD 77-74

Sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (3-7) gave a tough game to second ranked Panasonic Trians (8-2) in Osaka on Saturday. Panasonic Trians managed to secure only three-point victory 77-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-74. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Four Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) produced 32 points and 6 rebounds and guard Takuya Tashiro (187-87) added 5 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panasonic Trians have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Toyota Alvark lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Panasonic Trians will meet at home Aishin Sea Horses (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 23+12reb+2ast, H.Watanabe 18+2reb+3ast, K.Kanamaru 17+8reb+1ast, T.Onishi 14+6reb+2ast, K.Hirose 3+7reb+3ast, H.Kinoshita 2+1reb
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 32+6reb+1ast, R.Hale 8+5reb, K.Nakagawa 6+1reb+1ast, J.Abe 6+1reb+2ast, T.Tashiro 5+8reb+5ast, J.Uzawa 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183255


Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex 82-72

Not a big story in a game in Kariya where 8th ranked Tochigi Brex (1-9) was defeated by third ranked Aishin Sea Horses (7-3) 82-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Aishin Sea Horses. Tochigi Brex was better in third quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Aishin Sea Horses made 8 blocks. Swingman Shuhei Kitagawa (185-85) stepped up and scored 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) chipped in 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Tomoo Amino (196-80) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. Tochigi Brex's coach Antanas Sireika let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Aishin Sea Horses maintains third place with 7-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Tochigi Brex lost their fifth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will face league's second-placed Panasonic Trians in Osaka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: S.Kitagawa 22+6reb+3ast, J.Sakuragi 17+10reb+4ast, S.Asayama 17+1reb+2ast, S.Kashiwagi 9+1reb+4ast, K.Young 8+4reb+2ast, R.Covile 4+9reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Amino 15+6reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 11+5reb+5ast, T.Smith 10+4reb+1ast, S.Ito 10+8reb, D.Yamada 9+5reb+2ast, O.Barro 9+2reb
gschID: 183254


Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT 76-50

The game between Top Four teams took place in Fuchu. First ranked host Toyota Alvark (8-2) smashed 3rd placed Toshiba Thunders (6-4) 76-50. Toyota Alvark dominated on the defensive end, holding Toshiba Thunders to just 7 points in third quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Toshiba Thunders' 26. Toyota Alvark forced 19 Toshiba Thunders turnovers. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) stepped up and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American forward Ken Tanaka (188-81, college: Whittier) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) scored 6 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-2 record, which they share with Panasonic T. Loser Toshiba Thunders dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Toyota Alvark will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Hokkaido L. in Saporro.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: J.Gibbs 14+6reb+3ast, K.Tanaka 14+9reb+1ast, K.Takeuchi 14+9reb+3ast, T.Shonaka 10+2reb+1ast, P.Ricci 8+1reb, M.Takahashi 4+2reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 13+14reb, N.Tsuji 10+1reb+1ast, C.Moss 6+3reb, M.Diouf 6+5reb+2ast, Y.Uda 4+3reb, T.Kurihara 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 183253


Toyota Alvark - Toshiba BT 49-71

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Toyota Alvark (8-2) in Fuchu on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by third ranked Toshiba Thunders (6-4) 71-49. Toshiba Thunders held Toyota Alvark to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.1 percent accuracy of the winners. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) responded with 14 points and international guard Keijuro Matsui (188-85, college: Columbia) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Toshiba Thunders went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Hitachi SR. Defending champion Toyota Alvark still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Panasonic T.. Toshiba Thunders is looking forward to face Hokkaido L. (#7) in Saporro in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play at home against Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 19+13reb, S.Kikuchi 11+3reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 10+8reb+6ast, T.Kurihara 8+2reb+2ast, R.Shinoyama 8+2reb+5ast, M.Diouf 6+7reb
Toyota Alvark: P.Ricci 14+4reb, K.Matsui 12+2reb, T.Kumagai 6+5reb+2ast, J.Gibbs 6+5reb, K.Tanaka 3+3reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 3+5reb
gschID: 183251
  




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Dozier
Robert Dozier is a newcomer at Sanen - 4 days ago

Sanen Neophoenix (B League) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American forward Robert Dozier (206-102kg-85, college: Memphis). He played most recently at Alaska Aces in Filipino PBA league. Dozier managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 15 PBA games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.9ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.9bpg. He also played that season for Le Mans in ProA where in 10 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Dozier also p...   [read more]

Olu Ashaolu
Sanen welcomes back Ashaolu - 4 days ago

Sanen Neophoenix (B League) landed 28-year old Canadian-Nigerian power forward Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon). It is actually his comeback to Sanen Neophoenix as he has played here before. Ashaolu is a well-known player in Japanese B League where he played most recently at Osaka Evessa (B League). In 47 games he averaged 13.5ppg, 8.2rpg and 2.2apg last season. The previous (14-15) season Ashaolu played at Sanen Neophoenix (previous name Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix). In 58 B Le...   [read more]


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