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 1. SeaHorses 19-3 
 2. San-en 10-13 
 3. Nagoya DD 9-13 
 4. Niigata Albirex 9-13 
 5. Toyama Grouses 9-13 
 6. Yokohama BC 5-17 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 18-4 
 2. Chiba Jets 16-6 
 3. Hitachi SR 15-7 
 4. Hokkaido L. 12-10 
 5. Toshiba BT 12-10 
 6. Tochigi Brex 10-12 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 17-5 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 13-10 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 9-13 
 4. Osaka Evessa 6-16 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 5-17 
 6. Shimane SM 5-17 
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Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 13-9 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 12-10 
 3. Gunma 10-11 
 4. Shinshu BW 10-12 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 9-12 
 6. Tokyo Z 8-13 
East
 1. Akita NH 19-3 
 2. Fukushima 13-8 
 3. Sendai 89ers 11-11 
 4. Yamagata 9-13 
 5. Aomori Watts 6-16 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 2-20 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 18-3 
 2. Ehime OV 16-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 15-7 
 4. Hiroshima D. 12-10 
 5. Kagawa FA 8-13 
 6. Bambitious Nara 4-18 
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Last:12/17/2017
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 1. Tokyo HT 8-1 
 2. Saitama Bron. 7-2 
 3. Toyoda Gosei 7-4 
 4. Otsuka A. 7-4 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 6-3 
 6. Aisin AW 4-5 
 7. Kagoshima 3-7 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-9 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 0-9 
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Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.6 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT24.9 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.2 
 5. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.5 
 6. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.5 
 7. Edwards, Chiba J.16.2 
 8. Togashi, Chiba Jets16.0 
 9. Uto, Toyama G.15.7 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.2 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.7 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.2 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.0 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.4 
 6. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.3 
 7. Davis, Toshiba BT9.1 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets9.1 
 9. Lammert, Nishinom.9.0 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.6.7 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.6 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.7 
 4. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.3 
 6. Suzuki, San-en5.2 
 7. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 8. Mavunga, Kyoto H.4.4 
 9. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.4 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 2. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 3. Douhara, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 5. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.4 
 7. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.4 
 8. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 9. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.4 
 10. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.7 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.7 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.3 
 4. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.2 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.2 
 8. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Davante Gardner
  Niigata Albirex
  ( 203-PF-91 )
  

 Scootie Randall
  Gunma
  ( 198-F-90 )
  

 Patrick Simon
  Toyoda Gosei
  ( 203-F-92 )
  

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Osaka Evessa 50% Dec.20 Shiga L-Star
SeaHorses 75% Dec.20 San-en
Shimane SM Dec.20 Nishinomiya 57%
Tochigi Brex Dec.20 Hitachi SR 51%
Toyama Grous Dec.20 Nagoya DD 57%
Yokohama BC 61% Dec.20 Niigata Albi
Ryukyu GK 65% Dec.20 Kyoto Hannar
Toshiba BT Dec.20 Toyota Alvar 59%
Hokkaido L. 50% Dec.20 Chiba Jets
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Tokyo Z Dec.18 Fukuoka Rizi 79%
Kagawa FA 69% Dec.17 Cyberdyne I
Aomori Watts 52% Dec.17 Gunma
Sendai 89ers 72% Dec.17 Shinshu BW
Akita NH 63% Dec.17 Hiroshima D
Yamagata 50% Dec.17 Kanazawa Sam
Bambitious N 75% Dec.17 Iwate Big Bu
Ehime OV 70% Dec.17 Fukushima
Kumamoto V. 68% Dec.17 Toyotsu FE
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Saitama Bron 78% Dec.24 Aisin AW
Tokyo Excel 56% Dec.24 Toyoda Gosei
Kagoshima 80% Dec.24 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo HT 57% Dec.24 Otsuka A.
Saitama Bron 78% Dec.23 Aisin AW
Tokyo Excel 56% Dec.23 Toyoda Gosei
Kagoshima 80% Dec.23 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo HT 57% Dec.23 Otsuka A.
BJ League Round 15: Akita Happinets lose to Chiba Jets - Nov 26, 2012


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The game between second ranked Akita Happinets (9-3) and eighth ranked Chiba Jets (5-7) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Akita Happinets were defeated by Chiba Jets in Akita 74-88. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Akita Happinets. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Chiba Jets made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Chiba Jets outrebounded Akita Happinets 39-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) contributed with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds for Akita Happinets. Akita Happinets' coach rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chiba Jets moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Akita Happinets at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Chiba Jets is looking forward to face Sendai 89ers (#8) at home in the next round. Akita Happinets will play against Niigata Albirex (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Niigata Albirex (9-5) against fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (10-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Niigata Albirex was defeated by Toyama Grouses in Toyama 81-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Niigata Albirex. It was a great evening for Masashi Joho (183-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. Ira Brown helped adding 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. The best for the losing side was American center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) with 9 points and 19 rebounds. Niigata Albirex's coach Matt Garrison tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyama Grouses moved-up to second place which they share with defeated Niigata Albirex. Niigata Albirex at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Toyama Grouses will play against Yokohama BC (#6) on the road in the next round. Niigata Albirex will play against Akita Happinets (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Oita Heat Devils (9-5) against tenth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (2-12) on Sunday night. Host Oita Heat Devils were defeated by Miyazaki Shining Suns in Oita 86-75. American players dominated also this game. It was an exceptional evening for Ricky Woods who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach Junichiro Kitago used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Cyrus Tate came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for Oita Heat Devils in the defeat. Miyazaki Shining Suns moved-up to ninth place. Loser Oita Heat Devils keep the second position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Miyazaki Shining Suns will meet higher ranked Kyoto Hannar. (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oita Heat Devils will play against the league's leader Okinawa GK (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An interesting game for Okinawa GK (12-0) which hosted in Okinawa 4th placed Fukuoka Rizing (8-6). Leader Okinawa GK managed to get a 6-point victory 81-75. The best player for the winners was Terrance Woodbury who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Undefeated Okinawa GK have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-0 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Okinawa GK's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Oita Heat Devils on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Osaka Evessa.
The game between 11th ranked Gunma (1-15) and ninth ranked Sendai 89ers (5-7) in Gunma on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Sendai beat Gunma 71-56. It was a good game for Sam Willard who led his team to a victory with 6 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Sendai 89ers moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Chiba Jets. Newly promoted Gunma keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Sendai 89ers will face Chiba Jets (#7) on the road in the next round.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 15: Takamatsu FA was beaten by Kyoto Hannar. on the road 98-88. Hamamatsu P. won against Shiga L-Stars on its own court 77-72. Tokyo Cinq R. unfortunately lost to Shinshu BW in Nagano 82-89.


Akita NH - Chiba Jets 74-88

The game between second ranked Akita Happinets (9-3) and eighth ranked Chiba Jets (5-7) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Akita Happinets were defeated by Chiba Jets in Akita 74-88. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Akita Happinets. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Chiba Jets made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Chiba Jets outrebounded Akita Happinets 39-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds and guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Akita Happinets. Akita Happinets' coach rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chiba Jets moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Akita Happinets at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Chiba Jets is looking forward to face Sendai 89ers (#8) at home in the next round. Akita Happinets will play against Niigata Albirex (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: J.Werner 26+10reb, M.Chandler 22+13reb+2ast, S.Isshiki 10, H.Sato 9+2reb+2ast, D.Bell 8+5reb+1ast, T.Ishida 6+1reb
Akita NH: T.Cummings 29+5reb+1ast, D.Harris 21+6reb+6ast, J.Demercy 15+4reb+1ast, K.Shoji 5+2reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 3, Y.Kato 1+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200460


Toyama Grouses - Niigata Albirex 81-70

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Niigata Albirex (9-5) against fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (10-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Niigata Albirex was defeated by Toyama Grouses in Toyama 81-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Niigata Albirex. Toyama Grouses brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was a great evening for Masashi Joho (183-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) helped adding 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. The best for the losing side was American center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) with 9 points and 19 rebounds and the other American import guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) scored 17 points. Niigata Albirex's coach Matt Garrison tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyama Grouses moved-up to second place which they share with defeated Niigata Albirex. Niigata Albirex at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Toyama Grouses will play against Yokohama BC (#6) on the road in the next round. Niigata Albirex will play against Akita Happinets (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 28+8reb, I.Brown 24+7reb+3ast, A.Garcia 14+12reb+2ast, J.Jacob 4+3reb+3ast, B.Cole 4, T.Mito 4+8reb+5ast
Niigata Albirex: N.Murry 17+4reb, R.Webb 9+8reb, C.Holm 9+19reb+2ast, S.Komatsu 8+2ast, K.Sato 7, M.Gray 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 200461


Okinawa GK - Fukuoka Rizing 81-75

An interesting game for Okinawa GK (12-0) which hosted in Okinawa 4th placed Fukuoka Rizing (8-6). Leader Okinawa GK managed to get a 6-point victory 81-75. The game without a history. Okinawa GK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American swingman Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Guard Narito Namizato (172-89) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) who recorded 24 points and 8 rebounds and Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) added 17 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Okinawa GK have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-0 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Okinawa GK's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Oita Heat Devils on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Osaka Evessa.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: T.Woodbury 26+6reb, M.Yamauchi 17+1reb, N.Namizato 17+7reb+4ast, N.Kosuge 12+5reb, D.Larkai 5+13reb, A.McHenry 3+2reb+4ast
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Peppers 24+8reb+1ast, J.Ashby 17+11reb+2ast, J.Nakanishi 14+6reb+4ast, R.Warren 12+14reb, A.Takeno 5+2ast, M.Kano 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 200467


Oita H.Devils - Miyazaki SS 75-86

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Oita Heat Devils (9-5) against tenth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (2-12) on Sunday night. Host Oita Heat Devils were defeated by Miyazaki Shining Suns in Oita 86-75. The game was mostly controlled by Miyazaki Shining Suns. Oita Heat Devils managed to win second period 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated also this game. It was an exceptional evening for swingman Ricky Woods (194-84, college: SE Louisiana) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) accounted for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Keller is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach Junichiro Kitago used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and guard Matt Lottich (193-82, college: Stanford) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Oita Heat Devils in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Miyazaki Shining Suns moved-up to ninth place. Loser Oita Heat Devils keep the second position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Miyazaki Shining Suns will meet higher ranked Kyoto Hannar. (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oita Heat Devils will play against the league's leader Okinawa GK (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: R.Woods 27+12reb+2ast, D.Keller 18+5reb+4ast, H.Otsuka 14+1reb, Y.Kojima 10+6reb+2ast, T.Fairley 9+14reb+3ast, K.Ito 5+1reb+4ast
Oita H.Devils: C.Tate 19+12reb+2ast, M.Lottich 16+8reb+4ast, T.Finger 10+2reb+2ast, K.Hatano 10+9reb+3ast, K.Mitomo 9+3reb+4ast, T.Shimizu 5+5reb
gschID: 200466


Kyoto Hannar. - Takamatsu FA 98-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Kyoto Hannar.'s (6-8) home victory over 8th ranked Takamatsu FA (4-8) 98-88 on Sunday. Takamatsu FA trailed 44-42 at halftime, rallying from a 28-14 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. Kyoto Hannar. made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Kyoto Hannar. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Takamatsu FA was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward David Palmer (201-82, college: S.Utah, agency: Top Notch Sports) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. American-Panamanian forward Leonardo Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) answered with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import power forward Paul Williams (208-83, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Takamatsu FA. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kyoto Hannar.. They maintain seventh place with 6-8 record. Loser Takamatsu FA keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will face Miyazaki Shining Suns (#9) at home in the next round. Takamatsu FA will play against Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: Y.Okada 25+1reb+2ast, D.Palmer 23+4reb+2ast, L.Pomare 14+12reb+2ast, H.Kantake 12+2reb+1ast, K.Setoyama 7+4reb+10ast, J.Boyette 7+1reb+3ast
Takamatsu FA: P.Williams 19+6reb+2ast, D.Lyons 18+5reb+7ast, M.Suzuki 11+2reb, H.Kikuchi 10+1reb, B.Penn 10+3reb+2ast, Y.Kodera 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200465


Hamamatsu P. - Shiga L-Stars 77-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Shiga L-Stars' (7-7) road loss to fifth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (9-7) in Mikawa 72-77 on Sunday. Shiga L-Stars were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for American forward Adrian Thomas (200-87, college: Miami, FL) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Hamamatsu Phoenix players scored in double figures. American guard Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St., agency: Top Notch Sports) answered with 17 points and guard Shinya Ogawa (183-83) added 15 points in the effort for Shiga L-Stars. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to fourth place. Loser Shiga L-Stars keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Hamamatsu Phoenix will face Takamatsu FA (#8) at home in the next round. Shiga L-Stars will play against Shimane Magic.
Top scorers:
Hamamatsu P.: A.Thomas 23+5reb+2ast, J.Parmer 14+6reb+4ast, E.Fuqua 13+9reb, K.Galloway 12+7reb+1ast, Y.Tsubasa 10+1reb+3ast, S.Nakanishi 4+2ast
Shiga L-Stars: W.Arnold 17+2reb+1ast, S.Ogawa 15+3reb+2ast, D.Gomez Camargo 10+8reb+1ast, J.Nakama 8+8reb, A.Aboya 6+2reb, R.Nixon 5+10reb+3ast
gschID: 200464


Gunma - Sendai 89ers 56-71

The game between 11th ranked Gunma (1-15) and ninth ranked Sendai 89ers (5-7) in Gunma on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Sendai beat Gunma 71-56. The game was mostly controlled by Sendai 89ers. Gunma was better in fourth quarter 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific) who led his team to a victory with 6 points and 17 rebounds. Forward Takuya Komoda (190-87) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Thomas Granado (208-88, college: Concordia Irvine) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Shingo Okada (186-83) added 10 points in the effort for Gunma. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Sendai 89ers moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Chiba Jets. Newly promoted Gunma keeps the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Sendai 89ers will face Chiba Jets (#7) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: S.Coleman 15+3reb+1ast, T.Komoda 15+5reb, T.Shimura 11+2reb+4ast, K.Clarke 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Arai 7+1reb+3ast, K.Coble 7+2reb
Gunma: T.Granado 11+12reb+1ast, K.Tomori 11+3reb, S.Okada 10+4reb+1ast, Y.Okumoto 6+1reb, L.Witcher 5+5reb+2ast, D.Brown 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 200463


Shinshu BW - Tokyo Cinq R. 89-82

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Shinshu BW (9-5) won against 7th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (5-9) in Nagano 89-82 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-82. Shinshu BW made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Shinshu BW's coach Takatoshi Ishibashi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) answered with 26 points and 7 rebounds and guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Tokyo Cinq R.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shinshu BW moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Tokyo Cinq R. dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. Shinshu BW will face league's leader Iwate Big Bulls on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo Cinq R. will play against Saitama Broncos (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: E.Morris 17+7reb+3ast, T.Goya 16+3reb+5ast, S.Yosuke 15+2reb, J.Green 13+9reb+2ast, T.Utsunomiya 10+1reb+1ast, T.Saito 7+2ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Jones 26+7reb+2ast, C.Aoki 15+3reb+5ast, K.Sato 13+7reb+1ast, R.Barrett 11+6reb+1ast, A.Inoue 8+3reb+2ast, H.Takada 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 200462


  




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B2 League Round 23: Leader Toyotsu FE loses to Kumamoto V. - 10 hours ago
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Top ranked Toyotsu FE (13-9) recorded its ninth loss on the court of third ranked Kumamoto V. on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Kumamoto V. 84-83. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, coll...   [read more]

Decorey
Jones
Decorey Jones (ex Iwate Big Bulls) joins CLS Knights - 4 days ago
CLS Knights Surabaya (IBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American swingman Decorey Jones (201-90, college: Faulkner). He played last season at Iwate Big Bulls in Japanese B2 League. In 12 games he had 5.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.8apg this season. The last summer Jones played at Noarlunga City Southern Tigers (Premier League) in Australia where in 10 games he recorded 13.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4spg and 1.2bpg. He is quite experienced player. Jones' career allowed him to visit five different cont...   [read more]

Brian Harper
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim Sign Brian Harper, ex Tokyo HT - 4 days ago
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim (National League) signed 32-year old American forward Brian Harper (208-90kg-85, college: Paine). He played last season at Tokyo Hachioji Trains in Japanese B League D3. In 48 games he had 14.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D3 Honorable Mention and League Player of the Week (2 times). The previous (15-16) season Harper played at Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML. The team playe...   [read more]


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