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


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An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (18-2) which hosted in Fuchu 3rd ranked Panasonic Trians (11-9). First ranked Toyota Alvark had an easy win 88-57. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians managed to win second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. International forward Sean Hinkley (199-91) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swedish Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Panasonic Trians. 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 nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-2 record. Panasonic Trians lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with nine games lost. Toyota Alvark are looking forward to face league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Panasonic Trians will play at home against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (17-3) which played road game in Kanagawa against 4th ranked Toshiba Thunders (10-10). Second ranked Aishin Sea Horses had an easy win 89-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toshiba Thunders. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Shinsuke Kashiwagi chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Hitachi SR. Aishin Sea Horses will play against league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (18-2) which hosted in Fuchu 3rd ranked Panasonic Trians (11-9). First ranked Toyota Alvark had an easy win 100-74. Takayuki Kumagai notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 25 points by Kosuke Kanamaru did not help to save the game for Panasonic Trians. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toyota Alvark have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-2 record. Panasonic Trians lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with nine games lost. Toyota Alvark will meet league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Panasonic Trians will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (17-3) which played road game in Kanagawa against 4th ranked Toshiba Thunders (10-10). Second ranked Aishin Sea Horses managed to get a 7-point victory 88-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toshiba Thunders. J.R. Sakuragi fired a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners. Toshiba Thunders' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. managed to get a third victory on Sunday night. This time they outleveled seventh-ranked Tochigi Brex 90-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 23-point difference suggests that Hokkaido L. is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was a very good performance for Joevan Catron who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Tochigi Brex's coach Antanas Sireika gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Hokkaido L. maintains eighth position with 3-17 record. Loser Tochigi Brex keeps the seventh place with 15 games lost. Hokkaido L. will face higher ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Hitachi SR beat Mitsubishi DD on the road 74-57. Tochigi Brex won against Hokkaido L. on its own court 89-77. Hitachi SR unfortunately lost to Mitsubishi DD in Nagoya 63-77.



Mitsubishi DD - Hitachi SR 57-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers' (10-10) road victory over 6th ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (6-14) in Nagoya 74-57 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Hitachi Sunrockers. Mitsubishi Dolphins was better in second period 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitachi Sunrockers made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Guard Jun Abe (177-86) replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds and Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mitsubishi Dolphins. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Toshiba BT. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face Tochigi Brex (#7) at home in the next round. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Hokkaido L. in Saporro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 17+7reb+2ast, J.Smith 17+7reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 16+3reb+1ast, F.Nishimura 13+6reb+3ast, D.Fenn 7+5reb+1ast, T.Sakai 4+4reb+1ast
Mitsubishi DD: J.Abe 11+5reb+3ast, K.Nakagawa 8+3reb+2ast, M.Rolle 8+7reb, J.Uzawa 6+3reb+2ast, R.Hale 6+5reb, S.Utsumi 5
gschID: 183306


Toyota Alvark - Panasonic T. 88-57

An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (18-2) which hosted in Fuchu 3rd ranked Panasonic Trians (11-9). First ranked Toyota Alvark had an easy win 88-57. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians managed to win second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 rebounds. International forward Sean Hinkley (199-91) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. Swedish Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Panasonic Trians. 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 nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-2 record. Panasonic Trians lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with nine games lost. Toyota Alvark are looking forward to face league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Panasonic Trians will play at home against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: K.Takeuchi 19+6reb+2ast, S.Hinkley 14+7reb+1ast, K.Tanaka 13, Y.Okada 11+4reb+4ast, J.Gibbs 9+9reb+2ast, K.Matsui 8+3reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: C.Maraker 16+8reb+1ast, J.Watkins 11+7reb, K.Kanamaru 6+1reb+1ast, H.Kinoshita 5+3reb+3ast, A.Hirao 5, S.Negoro 4+6reb
gschID: 183305


Tochigi Brex - Hokkaido L. 67-90

Bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. managed to get a third victory on Sunday night. This time they outleveled seventh-ranked Tochigi Brex 90-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 23-point difference suggests that Hokkaido L. is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 23 points. Tochigi Brex was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Tomokazu Abe (180-85) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. International power forward Shunsuke Ito (204-79) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Tochigi Brex's coach Antanas Sireika gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Hokkaido L. maintains eighth position with 3-17 record. Loser Tochigi Brex keeps the seventh place with 15 games lost. Hokkaido L. will face higher ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Abe 20+3reb+4ast, T.Orimo 18+3reb+3ast, J.Catron 18+12reb+1ast, T.Klette 10+3reb, R.Sakurai 9+2reb+5ast, D.Noguchi 8+3reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 15+2reb+5ast, S.Ito 13+11reb+1ast, O.Barro 10+9reb+1ast, T.Yanagawa 9+1reb+3ast, K.Takeda 7+2ast, T.Amino 5+2reb
gschID: 183304


Tochigi Brex - Hokkaido L. 89-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Hokkaido L.'s (3-17) road loss to seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (5-15) 77-89 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 50-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hokkaido L. was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 assists. Guard Tadahiro Yanagawa (183-86) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American forward Joevan Catron (198-88, college: Oregon) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Tochigi Brex maintains seventh position with 5-15 record. Loser Hokkaido L. stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face higher ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) in Osaka in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 16+4reb+9ast, S.Ito 16+5reb, T.Yanagawa 15+4reb+3ast, T.Smith 14+4reb+1ast, K.Takeda 10+2reb+3ast, T.Amino 8+5reb
Hokkaido L.: R.Sakurai 14+5reb+1ast, J.Catron 13+5reb+3ast, T.Klette 13+4reb, T.Abe 10+1reb+3ast, K.Taneichi 7+1reb, T.Orimo 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183300


Mitsubishi DD - Hitachi SR 77-63

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (6-14) won against 5th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (10-10) in Nagoya 77-63 on Saturday. Quite impressive performance for Bahamas power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hitachi Sunrockers. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains sixth position with 6-14 record. Hitachi Sunrockers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with ten games lost. Mitsubishi Dolphins will face bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play at home against Tochigi Brex (#7).
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: M.Rolle 20+8reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 13+1ast, R.Hale 12+6reb+1ast, T.Sato 9+2reb, K.Nakagawa 7+2reb+2ast, S.Kajiyama 6+1reb+1ast
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 17+7reb+1ast, T.Watanabe 9+3reb, F.Nishimura 8+1ast, J.Takeuchi 7+9reb+3ast, T.Iwaguma 6, H.Kashiwakura 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 183303


Toshiba BT - Aishin SH 74-89

An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (17-3) which played road game in Kanagawa against 4th ranked Toshiba Thunders (10-10). Second ranked Aishin Sea Horses had an easy win 89-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toshiba Thunders. The game was mostly controlled by Aishin Sea Horses. Toshiba Thunders was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aishin Sea Horses shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 55.2 percentage. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and international swingman Takahiro Kurihara (192-87) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Hitachi SR. Aishin Sea Horses will play against league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 17+13reb+5ast, S.Kashiwagi 16+3reb+4ast, T.Furukawa 14+2reb+2ast, S.Asayama 12+1reb+2ast, R.Hashimoto 11+1ast, R.Covile 6+7reb+3ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 20+10reb+1ast, T.Kurihara 11+6reb, N.Tsuji 11+3reb+3ast, Y.Uda 9+4reb+1ast, Y.Kagami 7+4reb+1ast, P.Faye 6+4reb
gschID: 183302


Toyota Alvark - Panasonic T. 100-74

An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (18-2) which hosted in Fuchu 3rd ranked Panasonic Trians (11-9). First ranked Toyota Alvark had an easy win 100-74. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians managed to win fourth quarter 33-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Panasonic Trians 53-20 including a 23-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Takayuki Kumagai (190-85) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) supported him with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Even 25 points by international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) did not help to save the game for Panasonic Trians. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) added 11 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toyota Alvark have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-2 record. Panasonic Trians lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with nine games lost. Toyota Alvark will meet league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Panasonic Trians will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: T.Kumagai 20+10reb+3ast, K.Matsui 17+4reb+1ast, J.Gibbs 13+11reb+3ast, Y.Okada 11+1reb, K.Takeuchi 9+7reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 8+3reb
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 25+1reb+1ast, J.Watkins 11+10reb, F.Aono 8+1reb, H.Watanabe 7+1reb, H.Kinoshita 7+2ast, K.Hirose 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183301


Toshiba BT - Aishin SH 81-88

An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (17-3) which played road game in Kanagawa against 4th ranked Toshiba Thunders (10-10). Second ranked Aishin Sea Horses managed to get a 7-point victory 88-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toshiba Thunders. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-14. But Toshiba Thunders won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) fired a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners. International swingman Takatoshi Furukawa (190-87) chipped in 30 points. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds and point guard Ryusei Shinoyama (178-88) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. Toshiba Thunders' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 17-3 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 35+11reb+6ast, T.Furukawa 30+2reb+1ast, S.Kashiwagi 11+5reb+3ast, K.Young 8+4reb+4ast, R.Hashimoto 2, R.Covile 2+7reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 31+18reb+1ast, R.Shinoyama 11+4reb+3ast, Y.Uda 10+2reb, N.Tsuji 10+2reb+1ast, T.Kurihara 9+2reb+2ast, S.Kikuchi 4+2ast
gschID: 183299


  




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Akita Happinets welcome back Stephens, ex Chalons-Reims - 1 day ago

Akita Northern Happinets (B League) tabbed 27-year old American forward Deshawn Stephens (203-102kg-89, college: San Diego State). It is actually his comeback to Akita Happinets as he has played here before. Stephens played most recently at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. He managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 19 ProA games he averaged 8.9ppg and 3.8rpg. Stephens also played that season for Banvit in BSL. But in four games he had just 1.3ppg and 1.8rpg. He a...   [read more]
More uncertainty trailing former league stats - 3 days ago

According to Japan times, should statistical records from the bj-league, the JBL and its successor (NBL), the JBL2 and its successor (NBDL) be kept handy and recited frequently for the B. League? Or should the accomplishments of players and teams in Japan's men's basketball circuits be stored away and ignored, with the slate wiped clean for the upstart circuit? Statistical accomplishments help fans and the media gain knowledge and appreciation for players and teams, so starting from scr...   [read more]


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