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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 37-8 
 2. Sanen 25-20 
 3. Hitachi SR 22-23 
 4. Niigata Albirex 20-25 
 5. Yokohama BC 15-30 
 6. Toyama Grouses 11-34 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 36-9 
 2. Toyota Alvark 35-10 
 3. Chiba Jets 31-14 
 4. Hokkaido L. 17-28 
 5. Akita NH 13-32 
 6. Sendai 89ers 12-33 
West
 1. SeaHorses 35-10 
 2. Nagoya DD 22-23 
 3. Osaka Evessa 22-23 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 21-24 
 5. Ryukyu GK 21-24 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 10-35 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 33-13 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 32-14 
 3. Tokyo Z 19-28 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 18-27 
 5. Bambitious Nara 17-29 
 6. Shinshu BW 12-35 
East
 1. Gunma 30-16 
 2. Fukushima 26-20 
 3. Yamagata 24-22 
 4. Aomori Watts 20-26 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 20-26 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 10-36 
West
 1. Shimane SM 38-7 
 2. Hiroshima D. 36-10 
 3. Kumamoto V. 35-11 
 4. Ehime OV 24-22 
 5. Kagawa FA 14-32 
 6. Kagoshima 6-40 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Kanazawa Sam. 29-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 28-4 
 3. Tokyo HT 21-11 
 4. Otsuka A. 20-12 
 5. Tokyo Cinq R. 13-19 
 6. Aisin AW 13-19 
 7. Saitama Bron. 12-20 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 3-29 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .22.0 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.9 
 4. White, Sendai19.4 
 5. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.3 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 8. Garrett, Toyota A.17.8 
 9. Childress, Sanen17.7 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.5 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.8 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.8 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.6 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.3 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR9.2 
 8. White, Sendai9.1 
 9. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.2 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 3. Namizato, Shiga L.4.1 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.8 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.6 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.8 
 3. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 4. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 6. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 8. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Brown, Hitachi SR1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 4. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 5. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 
 9. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 
 10. Dozier, Sanen1.1 
Player of the Week

 Ryan Rossiter
  Tochigi Brex
  ( 204-F/C-117-89 )
  

 Rick Rickert
  Cyberdyne IR
  ( 211-C/F-107-83 )
  

 Kyle Richardson
  Otsuka A.
  ( 201-F-107-91 )
  

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Round 48 (Regular Season)

Tochigi Brex 86% Mar.25 Sendai 89ers
Chiba Jets 78% Mar.25 Hokkaido L.
Toyota Alvar 81% Mar.25 Akita NH
Yokohama BC 60% Mar.25 Toyama Grous
Niigata Albi Mar.25 Toshiba BT 58%
Sanen 59% Mar.25 Hitachi SR
Nagoya DD 66% Mar.25 Shiga L-Star
Kyoto Hannar 50% Mar.25 Ryukyu GK
Osaka Evessa Mar.25 SeaHorses 61%
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Round 49 (Regular Season)

Cyberdyne I 59% Mar.25 Yamagata
Kumamoto V. 88% Mar.25 Kagoshima
Toyotsu FE 62% Mar.25 Tokyo Z
Fukushima 85% Mar.25 Iwate Big Bu
Aomori Watts Mar.25 Gunma 52%
Shinshu BW Mar.25 Nishinomiya 82%
Bambitious N 52% Mar.25 Tokyo Excel
Ehime OV Mar.25 Shimane SM 74%
Kagawa FA Mar.25 Hiroshima D 73%
Kumamoto V. 88% Mar.24 Kagoshima
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Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.9 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.9 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.9 Otsuka A.
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Tokyo HT 65% Apr.8 Otsuka A.
JBL Round 6 of Regular Season - Nov 11, 2012


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The biggest surprise of round 6 was guest Aishin Sea Horses' (#2) road victory over Panasonic Trians (#3) 84-80 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 20-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Aishin Sea Horses especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Toshiba BT. Aishin Sea Horses are looking forward to face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Panasonic Trians will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Another exciting game was played in Osaka between second ranked Aishin Sea Horses and one of their biggest challengers Panasonic Trians where Aishin Sea Horses (9-3) beat Panasonic Trians (8-4) on the road 62-48. It was a good game for the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Ryvon Covile contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Takanori Onishi (195-83) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Panasonic Trians. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Toshiba BT. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Panasonic Trians will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex managed to get a second victory, breaking the six-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya 65-56. Takuya Kawamura had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Ron Hale with 11 points. Mitsubishi Dolphins' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tochigi Brex (2-10) moved-up to seventh place. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Tochigi Brex will meet at home higher ranked Panasonic Trians (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Leader Toyota Alvark delivered the tenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-6) 76-69 in Fuchu. Jeff Gibbs notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toyota Alvark have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-2 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fifth place with six games lost. Toyota Alvark's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro and are hoping to win another game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Toyota Alvark recorded the tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-6) 67-55 in Fuchu. The best player for the winners was Kosuke Takeuchi who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyota Alvark have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-2 record. Loser Hitachi Sunrockers keep the fifth place with six games lost. Toyota Alvark will face bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Toshiba BT crushed Hokkaido L. in Kanagawa 92-58. Mitsubishi DD beat Tochigi Brex at home 78-69. Toshiba BT destroyed Hokkaido L. on the opponent's court 94-63.


Panasonic T. - Aishin SH 80-84

The biggest surprise of round 6 was guest Aishin Sea Horses' (#2) road victory over Panasonic Trians (#3) 84-80 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 20-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Aishin Sea Horses especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks and international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) added 19 points respectively. Five Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Toshiba BT. Aishin Sea Horses are looking forward to face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Panasonic Trians will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 25+17reb+2ast, K.Kanamaru 19+2reb, H.Watanabe 12+2reb+2ast, T.Onishi 10+4reb+1ast, K.Hirose 10+7reb+1ast, T.Nakatsuka 4
Aishin SH: S.Kashiwagi 17+5reb+4ast, J.Sakuragi 16+15reb+6ast, S.Asayama 16+1reb+1ast, K.Young 9+7reb+3ast, T.Furukawa 9+2reb+1ast, S.Kitagawa 7+2ast
gschID: 183274


Mitsubishi DD - Tochigi Brex 56-65

Bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex managed to get a second victory, breaking the six-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya 65-56. Mitsubishi Dolphins trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 17-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 56-65 at the end of the game. International guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Ken Takeda (188-78) chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) with 11 points and guard Jun Abe (177-86) scored 10 points. Mitsubishi Dolphins' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tochigi Brex (2-10) moved-up to seventh place. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins keep the sixth position with eight games lost. Tochigi Brex will meet at home higher ranked Panasonic Trians (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 11+4reb+1ast, J.Abe 10+1reb+2ast, S.Utsumi 9+2reb, A.Minatoya 8+2reb, J.Uzawa 8+3reb+1ast, T.Tashiro 3+3reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 30+10reb+2ast, K.Takeda 9+8reb+2ast, T.Smith 8+4reb+1ast, D.Yamada 6+2reb, T.Yanagawa 5+5reb+2ast, S.Ito 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183273


Toyota Alvark - Hitachi SR 76-69

Leader Toyota Alvark delivered the tenth victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-6) 76-69 in Fuchu. Toyota Alvark made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Toyota Alvark outrebounded Hitachi Sunrockers 44-29 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and the former international forward Michael Takahashi (198-74, college: CS Northridge) supported him with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Even a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds by international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Guard Daisuke Kobayashi (188-87) added 20 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toyota Alvark have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-2 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fifth place with six games lost. Toyota Alvark's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro and are hoping to win another game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: D.Kobayashi 20+2reb+2ast, J.Takeuchi 15+11reb+3ast, J.Smith 13+10reb+1ast, F.Nishimura 8+1reb+3ast, T.Watanabe 5, Y.Mitsuhara 2+2reb+1ast
Toyota Alvark: J.Gibbs 27+11reb+3ast, M.Takahashi 17+11reb, K.Takeuchi 10+8reb+1ast, K.Tanaka 5+3reb+1ast, T.Kumagai 4+1reb+1ast, Y.Okada 4+2ast
gschID: 183272


Hokkaido L. - Toshiba BT 58-92

There was no surprise in Saporro where 7th ranked Hokkaido L. (1-11) was crushed by fourth ranked Toshiba Thunders (8-4) 92-58 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Toshiba Thunders. Hokkaido L. was better in third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toshiba Thunders made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Toshiba Thunders outrebounded Hokkaido L. 42-25 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 13 points. Toshiba Thunders' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and the former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) added 18 points respectively. Toshiba Thunders moved-up to third place, which they share with Panasonic T. Hokkaido L. lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in Osaka in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play on the road against the league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Klette 25+14reb, T.Orimo 18+1reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 6+2reb+4ast, M.Ito 4+2reb, D.Noguchi 3+1reb+3ast, K.Taneichi 1+2reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 21+12reb, N.Tsuji 13+3reb+3ast, S.Kikuchi 13, Y.Kagami 8+3reb+3ast, T.Kurihara 8+1reb, M.Diouf 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 183271


Panasonic T. - Aishin SH 48-62

Another exciting game was played in Osaka between second ranked Aishin Sea Horses and one of their biggest challengers Panasonic Trians where Aishin Sea Horses (9-3) beat Panasonic Trians (8-4) on the road 62-48. The game was mostly controlled by Aishin Sea Horses. Panasonic Trians was better in fourth quarter 15-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aishin Sea Horses held Panasonic Trians to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 40.9 percent accuracy of the winners. It was a good game for the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. American center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Takanori Onishi (195-83) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) added 6 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Panasonic Trians. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. They share the position with Toshiba BT. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Panasonic Trians will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: T.Onishi 19+7reb, K.Kanamaru 7+4reb+2ast, J.Watkins 6+12reb, T.Nakatsuka 5+1reb, H.Watanabe 3+3reb+3ast, C.Maraker 2+9reb
Aishin SH: R.Covile 14+6reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 12+16reb+4ast, S.Kitagawa 11+3reb+1ast, H.Hashimoto 7+1ast, K.Young 6+8reb, T.Furukawa 6
gschID: 183270


Mitsubishi DD - Tochigi Brex 78-69

No shocking result in a game in Nagoya where sixth ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (4-8) defeated 8th ranked Tochigi Brex (2-10) 78-69 on Saturday. Tochigi Brex trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-78 at the end of the game. Tochigi Brex was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) chipped in 8 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was international forward Tomoo Amino (196-80) who recorded 11 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Tyler Smith (203-80, college: Penn St.) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains sixth position with 4-8 record. Tochigi Brex lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. Mitsubishi Dolphins will face league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Panasonic Trians (#3) in Osaka.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: K.Takeda 13+2reb+1ast, D.Yamada 12+3reb+1ast, T.Amino 11+6reb, T.Smith 11+6reb, T.Kawamura 9+2reb+3ast, S.Ito 7+4reb+2ast
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 21+6reb, J.Abe 10+2ast, Y.Ueta 9+3reb+1ast, R.Hale 8+5reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 7+3reb+2ast, J.Uzawa 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183269


Toyota Alvark - Hitachi SR 67-55

Leader Toyota Alvark recorded the tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (6-6) 67-55 in Fuchu. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 67-55. Toyota Alvark dominated on the defensive end, holding Hitachi Sunrockers to just 6 points in fourth quarter. The best player for the winners was international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) chipped in 9 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) who recorded 19 points and 9 rebounds and the former international swingman Takuma Watanabe (188-78) added 13 points respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyota Alvark have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 10-2 record. Loser Hitachi Sunrockers keep the fifth place with six games lost. Toyota Alvark will face bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 19+9reb, T.Watanabe 13+3reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 8+2ast, J.Takeuchi 3+9reb+2ast, T.Sakai 3+1reb, H.Kashiwakura 3+2reb+2ast
Toyota Alvark: K.Tanaka 13+5reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 10+10reb+3ast, J.Gibbs 9+13reb, T.Kumagai 9+1reb, K.Matsui 8+1reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 7+4reb
gschID: 183268


Hokkaido L. - Toshiba BT 63-94

Rather expected game in Saporro where 7th ranked Hokkaido L. (1-11) was rolled over by fourth ranked Toshiba Thunders (8-4) 94-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Toshiba Thunders led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Hokkaido L.'s 46. They outrebounded Hokkaido L. 39-18 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was international forward Daisuke Noguchi (196-83) who recorded 17 points and naturalized American forward Jo Kurino-Dews (195-80, college: Mount Olive) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Toshiba Thunders moved-up to third place, which they share with Panasonic T. Hokkaido L. lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in Osaka in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play on the road against the league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: D.Noguchi 17+2reb+1ast, J.Kurino-Dews 11+6reb, T.Orimo 11+1reb+2ast, T.Abe 7+2ast, R.Sakurai 6+3reb+1ast, K.Hiruki 5+3reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 31+14reb+1ast, C.Moss 18+8reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Kagami 8+1reb, M.Diouf 7+2reb+3ast, T.Kurihara 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183267


  




JR Sakuragi
B League Round 46: Toshiba Thunders lose to Aishin Sea Horses - 5 days ago
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Toshiba Thunders (37-8) in Kanagawa on Friday night. Hosts were rolled over by Aishin Sea Horses (35-10) 92-65. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Aishin Sea Horses had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized off...   [read more]

Larry Owens
B League D2 Round 47: Leader Toyotsu FE loses to Nishinomiya S. - 5 days ago
The Regular Season in B League D2 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and games ending by tiny margin. Top ranked Toyotsu FE (33-12) recorded its twelfth loss in Hyogo on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Nishinomiya S. (31-14) 90-61. It ended at the same time the three-gam...   [read more]

Isaac Butts
Butts' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 10 days ago
27-year old center Isaac Butts (208-C-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team SeaHorses and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 45. He had a double-double of 22 points and 24 rebounds, while his team outclassed Sendai 89ers (#6, 11-32) with 32-point margin 107-75. It allowed SeaHorses to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. SeaHorses ha...   [read more]


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Japanese B League D2 round 46 best performance: Ryan Stephan - 10 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 17 - 10 days ago  
B League Round 45: Hokkaido L. top Sanen Neophoenix by two after a very close game - 11 days ago  
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Best players of Japanese B League round 44 - 11 days ago  
Tapscott's double-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
B League Round 44: Toshiba Thunders edge Kyoto Hannar. by three points - 12 days ago  
B League D2 Round 45: Nishinomiya S. defeat leader Gunma - 12 days ago  
Japanese B League round 43 best performance: Nick Fazekas - 16 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 44 - 16 days ago  
B League Round 43: Tochigi Brex lose to Toyota Alvark - 17 days ago  
B League D2 Round 44: Kagawa FA edge Yamagata by two points - 17 days ago  
Japanese B League D3 round 16 best performance: Brian Harper - 17 days ago  
B League D3 Round 16: #1 Kanazawa Sam. is defeated by Fukuoka Rizing - 18 days ago  
Japanese B League D2 round 43 best performance: Donald Lawson - 18 days ago  
B League D2 Round 43: #1 Toyotsu FE are defeated by Fukushima - 19 days ago  
Eskisehir Basket lands Troy Gillenwater, ex Toyota Alvark - 22 days ago  
Childress' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
Alabi's double-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
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