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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 
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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
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JBL Round 8 of Regular Season - Nov 25, 2012


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The most interesting game of round 8 in the JBL was a home defeat of 4th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (9-7) to third ranked Panasonic Trians (10-6) 79-71 in the game for the third place. It ended the three-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-71. Strangely Hitachi Sunrockers outrebounded Panasonic Trians 44-31 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Panasonic Trians especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists and international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) who added 13 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians maintains third position with 10-6 record having four points less than leader Toyota Alvark. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Toshiba BT. Panasonic Trians are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro in the next round where they are favorite. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses (#2) in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Sixth ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (5-11) saved a 1-point derby victory at home edging 5th ranked Toshiba Thunders (9-7) 87-86 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored that evening 19 points and 7 rebounds and Takuya Tashiro supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 31 points and 16 rebounds by American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) did not help to save the game for Toshiba Thunders. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains sixth position with 5-11 record. Toshiba Thunders lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Hitachi SR. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Osaka: Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) and Panasonic Trians (#3). Hitachi Sunrockers (9-7) won against visiting Panasonic Trians (10-6) 83-73. The best player for the winners was Joji Takeuchi who scored 22 points and 6 assists. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach Shuji Ono used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jameel Watkins produced 18 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Hitachi Sunrockers have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record, which they share with Toshiba BT. Loser Panasonic Trians keep the third place with six games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will meet league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Panasonic Trians will play against Hokkaido L. in Saporro and hope to secure a win.
JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (14-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (3-13) 100-69. Jeff Gibbs orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Toyota Alvark have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-2 record. Tochigi Brex at the other side keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Toyota Alvark's next round opponent will be Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya where they are favorite. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (14-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (3-13) 91-58. Worth to mention a quality performance of Jeff Gibbs who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyota Alvark have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-2 record. Loser Tochigi Brex keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Toyota Alvark will face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round where they are favorite. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Toshiba BT won against Mitsubishi DD on the opponent's court 88-83. Bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. was outscored by Aishin SH in a home game 63-83. Aishin SH managed to beat Hokkaido L. on the road 81-66.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 15 rebounds by J.R. Sakuragi of Aishin SH.


Mitsubishi DD - Toshiba BT 83-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins' (5-11) home loss to fifth ranked Toshiba Thunders (9-7) 83-88 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Toshiba Thunders made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Toshiba Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Mitsubishi Dolphins were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) who added 24 points during the contest. Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Toshiba Thunders moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hitachi SR. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Tochigi Brex (#7) on the road in the next round. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against the league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 20+7reb+3ast, R.Hale 15+9reb, S.Utsumi 14+1reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 14+2reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 8+4reb, K.Nakagawa 7+3ast
Toshiba BT: N.Tsuji 24+3ast, N.Fazekas 23+12reb+3ast, S.Kikuchi 12+1ast, T.Kurihara 11+1reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 7+2reb+4ast, %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 5+1ast
gschID: 183290


Hitachi SR - Panasonic T. 71-79

The most interesting game of round 8 in the JBL was a home defeat of 4th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (9-7) to third ranked Panasonic Trians (10-6) 79-71 in the game for the third place. It ended the three-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-71. Strangely Hitachi Sunrockers outrebounded Panasonic Trians 44-31 including a 22-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Panasonic Trians especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists and international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) who added 13 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians maintains third position with 10-6 record having four points less than leader Toyota Alvark. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Toshiba BT. Panasonic Trians are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro in the next round where they are favorite. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses (#2) in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: D.Kobayashi 17+4reb, J.Smith 17+15reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 11+12reb+4ast, T.Watanabe 9+2reb+3ast, F.Nishimura 7+2reb+4ast, Y.Mitsuhara 3+1reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 25+16reb+5ast, T.Onishi 13+5reb+1ast, A.Hirao 13, K.Hirose 13+5reb+2ast, K.Kanamaru 12+2reb+4ast, H.Watanabe 3+1ast
gschID: 183289


Mitsubishi DD - Toshiba BT 87-86

Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Sixth ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (5-11) saved a 1-point derby victory at home edging 5th ranked Toshiba Thunders (9-7) 87-86 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored that evening 19 points and 7 rebounds and guard Takuya Tashiro (187-87) supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Four Mitsubishi Dolphins players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 31 points and 16 rebounds by American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) did not help to save the game for Toshiba Thunders. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains sixth position with 5-11 record. Toshiba Thunders lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Hitachi SR. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 31+16reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 17+2reb+2ast, N.Tsuji 16+5reb+5ast, Y.Yamashita 9+1ast, R.Shinoyama 4+4reb+2ast, T.Kurihara 3+4reb+1ast
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 19+7reb+2ast, T.Tashiro 17+2reb+4ast, S.Utsumi 17+1reb+2ast, R.Hale 13+7reb+2ast, J.Uzawa 9+9reb+1ast, A.Minatoya 5
gschID: 183288


Hitachi SR - Panasonic T. 83-73

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Osaka: Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) and Panasonic Trians (#3). Hitachi Sunrockers (9-7) won against visiting Panasonic Trians (10-6) 83-73. The game was mostly controlled by Hitachi Sunrockers. Panasonic Trians managed to win third quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) who scored 22 points and 6 assists. Guard Daisuke Kobayashi (188-87) chipped in 23 points. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach Shuji Ono used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) produced 18 points and 8 rebounds and international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Hitachi Sunrockers have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record, which they share with Toshiba BT. Loser Panasonic Trians keep the third place with six games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will meet league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Panasonic Trians will play against Hokkaido L. in Saporro and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 20+5reb, J.Watkins 18+8reb+1ast, T.Onishi 14+3reb, H.Kinoshita 7+3reb+1ast, K.Hirose 4+5reb+4ast, F.Aono 4+1reb+1ast
Hitachi SR: D.Kobayashi 23+3reb+2ast, J.Takeuchi 22+4reb+6ast, D.Fenn 10+3reb+1ast, J.Smith 10+4reb+1ast, H.Kashiwakura 7+1reb+4ast, F.Nishimura 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183287


Tochigi Brex - Toyota Alvark 69-100

JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (14-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (3-13) 100-69. It looked good early as Tochigi Brex took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Toyota Alvark had a 31-14 second period charge getting the lead and Tochigi Brex was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-100. Toyota Alvark made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. International guard Keijuro Matsui (188-85, college: Columbia) contributed with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Daiji Yamada (200-81) replied with 12 points and 5 rebounds and guard Shuto Tawatari (185-90) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Five Toyota Alvark and four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. Toyota Alvark have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-2 record. Tochigi Brex at the other side keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Toyota Alvark's next round opponent will be Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya where they are favorite. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: R.Anzai 12+2reb+1ast, D.Yamada 12+5reb+1ast, O.Barro 10+3reb, S.Tawatari 10+4reb+4ast, T.Smith 8+2reb, T.Amino 7+6reb
Toyota Alvark: K.Matsui 19+1reb, J.Gibbs 18+5reb+4ast, K.Tanaka 15+2reb+3ast, M.Takahashi 14+2reb+1ast, T.Kumagai 11+4reb+1ast, S.Hinkley 7+3reb
gschID: 183286


Hokkaido L. - Aishin SH 63-83

Very predictable result in Saporro where second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (13-3) smashed bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (1-15) 83-63 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Aishin Sea Horses. Hokkaido L. was better in second period 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) who added 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Five Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. Aishin Sea Horses' coach Kimikazu Suzuki allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) scored 14 points. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play on the road against Panasonic Trians (#3) in Osaka.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Klette 14+4reb, J.Catron 14+8reb, D.Noguchi 7+4reb+2ast, K.Taneichi 6+2reb+2ast, T.Abe 6+2reb+6ast, R.Sakurai 6+3reb+1ast
Aishin SH: S.Kashiwagi 16+1reb+3ast, J.Sakuragi 13+13reb+5ast, K.Young 11+9reb, T.Furukawa 11+4reb+1ast, S.Kitagawa 10+2reb+1ast, S.Asayama 8
gschID: 183285


Tochigi Brex - Toyota Alvark 58-91

JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (14-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (3-13) 91-58. The game without a history. Toyota Alvark led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Michael Takahashi (198-74, college: CS Northridge) who added 15 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. Five Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. International forward Tomoo Amino (196-80) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Daiji Yamada (200-81) scored 9 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. Toyota Alvark have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-2 record. Loser Tochigi Brex keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Toyota Alvark will face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round where they are favorite. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Amino 12+8reb+1ast, D.Yamada 9+4reb+1ast, S.Tawatari 6+3reb+1ast, T.Smith 6+5reb+2ast, T.Yanagawa 6+1reb, O.Barro 4+1reb
Toyota Alvark: M.Takahashi 15+3reb, Y.Okada 15+2reb, J.Gibbs 11+12reb+5ast, K.Matsui 11+3reb+1ast, K.Ninomiya 10+1reb+4ast, K.Takeuchi 8+7reb
gschID: 183284


Hokkaido L. - Aishin SH 66-81

Not a big story in a game in Saporro where 8th ranked Hokkaido L. (1-15) was defeated by second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (13-3) 81-66 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 37-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Aishin Sea Horses made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Aishin Sea Horses outrebounded Hokkaido L. 32-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds and the former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) who added 15 points and 6 assists during the contest. American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) scored 16 points. Four Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play on the road against Panasonic Trians (#3) in Osaka.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: J.Catron 17+5reb, T.Orimo 16+1reb+2ast, M.Ito 12+3reb+1ast, D.Noguchi 10+2reb+1ast, T.Klette 4+5reb, H.Shishito 3
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 27+15reb+2ast, S.Kashiwagi 15+1reb+6ast, S.Kitagawa 12+1reb+1ast, K.Young 8+5reb, R.Covile 7+6reb, T.Furukawa 4+2reb
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JR Sakuragi
B League Round 46: Toshiba Thunders lose to Aishin Sea Horses - 4 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. - 4 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 - 9 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 - 9 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 17 - 9 days ago  
B League Round 45: Hokkaido L. top Sanen Neophoenix by two after a very close game - 10 days ago  
B League D2 Round 46: Toyotsu FE defeat Yamagata in the closest game of the week - 10 days ago  
B League D3 Round 17: Fukuoka Rizing beat Otsuka A. in the most crucial game of the week - 10 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League round 44 - 10 days ago  
Tapscott's double-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 10 days ago  
B League Round 44: Toshiba Thunders edge Kyoto Hannar. by three points - 11 days ago  
B League D2 Round 45: Nishinomiya S. defeat leader Gunma - 11 days ago  
Japanese B League round 43 best performance: Nick Fazekas - 15 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 44 - 15 days ago  
B League Round 43: Tochigi Brex lose to Toyota Alvark - 16 days ago  
B League D2 Round 44: Kagawa FA edge Yamagata by two points - 16 days ago  
Japanese B League D3 round 16 best performance: Brian Harper - 16 days ago  
B League D3 Round 16: #1 Kanazawa Sam. is defeated by Fukuoka Rizing - 17 days ago  
Japanese B League D2 round 43 best performance: Donald Lawson - 17 days ago  
B League D2 Round 43: #1 Toyotsu FE are defeated by Fukushima - 18 days ago  
Eskisehir Basket lands Troy Gillenwater, ex Toyota Alvark - 21 days ago  
Childress' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 23 days ago  
Alabi's double-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 23 days ago  
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