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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 38-8 
 2. Sanen 25-21 
 3. Hitachi SR 23-23 
 4. Niigata Albirex 20-26 
 5. Yokohama BC 15-31 
 6. Toyama Grouses 12-34 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 37-9 
 2. Toyota Alvark 36-10 
 3. Chiba Jets 32-14 
 4. Hokkaido L. 17-29 
 5. Akita NH 13-33 
 6. Sendai 89ers 12-34 
West
 1. SeaHorses 36-10 
 2. Osaka Evessa 22-24 
 3. Nagoya DD 22-24 
 4. Ryukyu GK 22-24 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 21-25 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 11-35 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 33-14 
 2. Toyotsu FE 33-14 
 3. Tokyo Z 20-28 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 19-27 
 5. Bambitious Nara 17-30 
 6. Shinshu BW 12-36 
East
 1. Gunma 30-17 
 2. Fukushima 26-21 
 3. Yamagata 24-23 
 4. Aomori Watts 21-26 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 21-26 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 11-36 
West
 1. Shimane SM 39-7 
 2. Hiroshima D. 37-10 
 3. Kumamoto V. 37-11 
 4. Ehime OV 24-23 
 5. Kagawa FA 14-33 
 6. Kagoshima 6-42 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
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: 27.7
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.7 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .22.0 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.9 
 4. White, Sendai19.4 
 5. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.3 
 6. Childress, Sanen18.1 
 7. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.17.8 
 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 BT12.3 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.8 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.8 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.6 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.4 
 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. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.8 
 4. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 7. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 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. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 6. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 9. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 
 10. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 
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 49 (Regular Season)

Tochigi Brex 90% Mar.26 Sendai 89ers
Chiba Jets 70% Mar.26 Hokkaido L.
Toyota Alvar 82% Mar.26 Akita NH
Yokohama BC Mar.26 Toyama Grous 54%
Niigata Albi Mar.26 Toshiba BT 78%
Sanen Mar.26 Hitachi SR 54%
Nagoya DD 50% Mar.26 Shiga L-Star
Kyoto Hannar Mar.26 Ryukyu GK 53%
Osaka Evessa Mar.26 SeaHorses 71%
Next Round Schedule

Round 50 (Regular Season)

Fukushima 64% Mar.26 Iwate Big Bu
Toyotsu FE Mar.26 Tokyo Z 52%
Aomori Watts 52% Mar.26 Gunma
Cyberdyne I 68% Mar.26 Yamagata
Shinshu BW Mar.26 Nishinomiya 84%
Bambitious N Mar.26 Tokyo Excel 58%
Kagawa FA Mar.26 Hiroshima D 76%
Ehime OV Mar.26 Shimane SM 66%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.9 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.9 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.9 Otsuka A.
Kanazawa Sam 89% Apr.8 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Cinq R Apr.8 Fukuoka Rizi 82%
Tokyo HT 65% Apr.8 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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Rossiter
Best players of Japanese B League round 47 - 5 days ago
American Ryan Rossiter (204-F/C-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Tochigi Brex and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 47. The 27-year old power forward had a double-double of 30 points and ten rebounds, while his team edged out Shiga L-Stars (#6, 10-35) 82-80. It allowed Tochigi Brex to consolidate first place in the Japanese B League. Tochigi Brex have a solid 36-9 record. In the team's last game Rossiter had a remark...   [read more]

Rick Rickert
Rickert's double-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 5 days ago
33-year old Rick Rickert (211-C/F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Cyberdyne IR and receives a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 48. He had a double-double of 29 points and 15 rebounds, while his team outclassed Iwate Big Bulls (#6, 10-36) with 43-point margin 98-55. Cyberdyne IR maintains the 5th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. Cyberdyne IR is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little...   [read more]


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