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B League Standings
Central
 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 
East
 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
B League D2 Standings
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 
East
 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 
West
 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
B League D3 Standings
 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 
Last:7/19/2016
Points Per Game
 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
Toyota Alvar 50% Sep.22 Ryukyu GK
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Aomori Watts 50% Sep.22 Cyberdyne I
Iwate Big Bu 50% Sep.22 Fukushima
Yamagata 50% Sep.22 Gunma
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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BJ League Round 26: Niigata Albirex defeats leader Yokohama BC - Jan 7, 2013


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Yokohama BC (17-7) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Niigata Albirex (18-7) 78-68. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Yokohama BC. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Niigata Albirex. Yokohama BC managed to win third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Yokohama BC 41-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Niigata Albirex made 8 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Yokohama BC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Rodney Webb (200-83, college: Florida Atlantic) contributed with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds for Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Niigata Albirex moved-up to second place. Yokohama BC at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Niigata Albirex are looking forward to face Sendai 89ers (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Yokohama BC will play against Gunma (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Shimane Magic (16-8) against fourth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (16-8) on Sunday night. Visiting Shimane Magic was defeated by Fukuoka Rizing in a tough game in Fukuoka 68-76. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and Reginald Warren chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Fukuoka Rizing's coach Atsushi Kanazawa allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Jeral Davis (216-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to third place, which they share with Shimane SM. Fukuoka Rizing will play against league's second-placed Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shimane Magic will play on the road against Miyazaki Shining Suns and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Oita was also quite interesting. Third ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (17-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Oita Heat Devils (9-15). Hamamatsu Phoenix did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 77-58 on Sunday. Oishi Shinnosuke notched 19 points and 7 assists to lead the effort. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach Ryuji Kawai used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 19 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) by Indre Kersulyte did not help to save the game for Oita Heat Devils. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to second place. Oita Heat Devils lost eleventh consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Takamatsu FA and Tokyo Cinq R.. Hamamatsu Phoenix will meet at home Fukuoka Rizing (#4) in the next round. Oita Heat Devils will play against Kyoto Hannar. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Chiba supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Shinshu BW (13-13) played at the court of seventh ranked Chiba Jets (10-12). Chiba Jets smashed Shinshu BW 84-55. The best player for the winners was Marquin Chandler who scored 24 points and 4 assists. Chiba Jets' coach Shinji Tomiyama felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chiba Jets maintains seventh position with 10-12 record. Shinshu BW lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Chiba Jets' next round opponent will be Saitama Broncos (#11) at home.
Ninth-ranked Osaka Evessa (4-18) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (15-9) on Sunday. Toyama Grouses managed to secure only three-point victory 79-76. However their fans expected much easier game. Ira Brown orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Toyama Grouses maintains fourth position with 15-9 record. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the ninth place with 18 games lost. Toyama Grouses will face league's leader Iwate Big Bulls on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Osaka Evessa will play against Shiga L-Stars (#5).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 26: Sendai 89ers were beaten by Saitama Bron. on the road 72-68. Gunma were destroyed by Iwate Big Bulls on its own court 62-90. Tokyo Cinq R. managed to outperform Takamatsu FA in a road game 84-79. Shiga L-Stars managed to beat Miyazaki SS at home 96-84.
The most impressive performance of 26th round was 36 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 7 assists by Dionisio Gomez Camargo of Shiga L-Stars.



Yokohama BC - Niigata Albirex 68-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Yokohama BC (17-7) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Niigata Albirex (18-7) 78-68. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Yokohama BC. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Niigata Albirex. Yokohama BC managed to win third quarter 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Yokohama BC 41-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Niigata Albirex made 8 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Yokohama BC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Rodney Webb (200-83, college: Florida Atlantic) contributed with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Niigata Albirex moved-up to second place. Yokohama BC at the other side dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Niigata Albirex are looking forward to face Sendai 89ers (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Yokohama BC will play against Gunma (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: S.Komatsu 14+3reb, C.Holm 13+14reb, N.Murry 13+5reb+1ast, R.Webb 10+8reb+6ast, T.Finger 8+6reb, K.Sato 8+2reb+3ast
Yokohama BC: D.Burns 18+5reb+3ast, T.Kennedy 16+8reb+1ast, P.Faye 12+8reb, K.Yamada 7+2ast, M.Kabaya 7+2reb+5ast, S.Hisayama 6
gschID: 200571


Saitama Bron. - Sendai 89ers 72-68

There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Saitama Broncos (3-19) beat at home 8th ranked Sendai 89ers (8-13) 72-68 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Saitama Broncos made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Point guard Takuma Yamashiro (167-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Dameion Baker (192-78, college: Mount Olive) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Kevin Coble (203-87, college: Northwestern, agency: Priority Sports) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saitama Broncos maintains eleventh position with 3-19 record. Loser Sendai 89ers dropped to the ninth place with 13 games lost. Saitama Broncos will face higher ranked Chiba Jets (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: D.Baker 21+5reb+1ast, T.Yamashiro 18+11reb+6ast, Y.Kitamuki 18+7reb+1ast, R.Orr 6+2reb+3ast, Y.Nobihura 5+3reb+2ast, W.Oliver 4+3reb+1ast
Sendai 89ers: K.Coble 20+5reb, T.Cummings 16+6reb, Y.Arai 11, S.Coleman 7+3reb, D.Takaoka 6+2reb+1ast, T.Komoda 4+1ast
gschID: 200569


Gunma - Iwate Big Bulls 62-90

Very expected game when 10th ranked Gunma (4-20) was smashed at home by second ranked Iwate Big Bulls (18-6) 90-62 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-62. Iwate Big Bulls dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Gunma's 38. They outrebounded Gunma 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Top Notch Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. American forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh) added 4 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Gunma. Gunma's coach Ryan Blackwell gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Iwate Big Bulls have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Gunma lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth place with 20 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will face Toyama Grouses (#4) at home in the next round. Gunma will play against Yokohama BC (#3).
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: R.Okosa 21+8reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 19+12reb+1ast, D.Sneed 15+3reb, K.Takahashi 15+1reb+3ast, C.Dixon 11+5reb+5ast, T.Masato 5+6reb+3ast
Gunma: D.Keller 14+10reb+2ast, L.Witcher 11+3reb, S.Okada 9+2reb+1ast, Y.Okumoto 9, T.Tatsuhiko 5+1reb+1ast, J.Dixon 4+5reb+6ast
gschID: 200568


Toyama Grouses - Osaka Evessa 79-76

Ninth-ranked Osaka Evessa (4-18) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (15-9) on Sunday. Toyama Grouses managed to secure only three-point victory 79-76. However their fans expected much easier game. Osaka Evessa was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 21-14 charge of Toyama Grouses, which allowed them to win the game. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import power forward Brandon Cole (203-84, college: Xavier, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Michael Bell (206-82, college: Florida Atlantic) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Taizon Kawabe (190-82) added 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Osaka Evessa. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses maintains fourth position with 15-9 record. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the ninth place with 18 games lost. Toyama Grouses will face league's leader Iwate Big Bulls on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Osaka Evessa will play against Shiga L-Stars (#5).
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: I.Brown 21+10reb+2ast, B.Cole 15+8reb+2ast, T.Mito 12+7reb+3ast, J.Jacob 11+6reb+1ast, M.Joho 7+1reb+1ast, T.Fujie 6+1reb
Osaka Evessa: T.Kawabe 17+2reb+1ast, N.Walkup 13+3reb+1ast, M.Bell 12+9reb+2ast, D.Lathan 11+1reb+4ast, D.Cox 8+7reb, S.Watanuki 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 200567


Oita H.Devils - Hamamatsu P. 58-77

The game in Oita was also quite interesting. Third ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (17-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Oita Heat Devils (9-15). Hamamatsu Phoenix did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 77-58 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-58. Hamamatsu Phoenix outrebounded Oita Heat Devils 48-21 including a 15-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Oishi Shinnosuke (174-87) notched 19 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and forward Shoji Nakanishi (190-82) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach Ryuji Kawai used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 19 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) by guard Indre Kersulyte (171-89) did not help to save the game for Oita Heat Devils. American center Thomas Granado (208-88, college: Concordia Irvine) added 12 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to second place. Oita Heat Devils lost eleventh consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Takamatsu FA and Tokyo Cinq R.. Hamamatsu Phoenix will meet at home Fukuoka Rizing (#4) in the next round. Oita Heat Devils will play against Kyoto Hannar. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hamamatsu P.: O.Shinnosuke 19+4reb+7ast, S.Nakanishi 17+6reb+3ast, A.Thomas 10+10reb+4ast, J.Parmer 7+1reb, Y.Tsubasa 6+3reb+2ast, A.Ohta 5+4reb
Oita H.Devils: I.Kersulyte 19+2reb+3ast, T.Granado 12+7reb+3ast, Y.Taka Kura 8+3reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 7+3reb+5ast, C.Tate 7+5reb+1ast, K.Mitomo 3+1reb+6ast
gschID: 200575


Fukuoka Rizing - Shimane SM 76-68

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Shimane Magic (16-8) against fourth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (16-8) on Sunday night. Visiting Shimane Magic was defeated by Fukuoka Rizing in a tough game in Fukuoka 68-76. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. It looked good early as Shimane Magic took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Fukuoka Rizing took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 8 points. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Fukuoka Rizing's coach Atsushi Kanazawa allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Jeral Davis (216-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to third place, which they share with Shimane SM. Fukuoka Rizing will play against league's second-placed Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shimane Magic will play on the road against Miyazaki Shining Suns and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Ashby 20+11reb+1ast, J.Peppers 18+3reb+3ast, R.Warren 14+12reb+1ast, A.Takeno 8+3reb+3ast, T.Rintaro 6, J.Johnson 6+5reb
Shimane SM: J.Davis 18+13reb+3ast, M.Parker 15+9reb+1ast, K.Yamabuchi 9+1reb+3ast, E.Yamamoto 8+3reb+4ast, B.Puckett 7+5reb+1ast, T.Yokoo 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 200574


Takamatsu FA - Tokyo Cinq R. 79-84

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (9-15) won against on the road 7th ranked Takamatsu FA (9-15) 84-79 on Sunday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Takamatsu FA won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tokyo Cinq R. shot 32 for 43 from the free-throw line, while Takamatsu FA only scored fourteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Takamatsu FA 44-33 including 30 on the defensive glass. Takamatsu FA was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Kenji Sato (180-79) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. American forward Brandon Penn (203-90, college: Rider, agency: I.D.S. Law) replied with 25 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Takamatsu FA. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Tokyo Cinq R. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Oita H.Devils and Takamatsu FA. Tokyo Cinq R. will face higher ranked Akita Happinets (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Jones 25+11reb+1ast, C.Aoki 17+5reb+1ast, R.Barrett 15+7reb+2ast, K.Sato 12+12reb+1ast, A.Inoue 8+4reb+1ast, H.Takada 7+4reb+2ast
Takamatsu FA: B.Penn 25+6reb+2ast, D.Lyons 10+6reb+1ast, D.Tamura 9+1reb+2ast, Y.Kodera 9+1reb+3ast, M.Suzuki 8, P.Williams 6+9reb+2ast
gschID: 200573


Shiga L-Stars - Miyazaki SS 96-84

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (3-21) lost on the road to fifth ranked Shiga L-Stars (14-10) 96-84 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Shiga L-Stars. Miyazaki Shining Suns was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shiga L-Stars dominated on the defensive end, holding Miyazaki Shining Suns to just 6 points in first quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Miyazaki Shining Suns' players. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 16 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Shiga L-Stars' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American swingman Ricky Woods (194-84, college: SE Louisiana) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Larriques Cunningham (198-88, college: Lee) added 25 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Miyazaki Shining Suns. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shiga L-Stars have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 14-10 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 21 games lost. Shiga L-Stars will face Osaka Evessa (#9) on the road in the next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Shimane Magic.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: D.Gomez Camargo 36+16reb+7ast, R.Nixon 29+8reb+6ast, S.Ogawa 13+3reb+8ast, T.Fujiwara 11+4reb+4ast, D.Terashita 4+1reb+3ast, A.Aboya 3+3reb
Miyazaki SS: L.Cunningham 25+6reb+2ast, R.Woods 22+13reb+4ast, A.Kuso 14+13reb+1ast, K.Ito 11+3reb+3ast, H.Otsuka 5+2reb+2ast, Y.Kojima 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 200572


Chiba Jets - Shinshu BW 84-55

The game in Chiba supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Shinshu BW (13-13) played at the court of seventh ranked Chiba Jets (10-12). Chiba Jets smashed Shinshu BW 84-55. The game without a history. Chiba Jets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Shinshu BW's 34. Chiba Jets players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) who scored 24 points and 4 assists. The other American import swingman D'Andre Bell (198-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 23 points. Chiba Jets' coach Shinji Tomiyama felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) produced 13 points and 9 rebounds and guard Takanori Goya (190-83) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chiba Jets maintains seventh position with 10-12 record. Shinshu BW lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Chiba Jets' next round opponent will be Saitama Broncos (#11) at home.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Chandler 24+4reb+4ast, D.Bell 23+4reb+2ast, J.Werner 13+6reb+3ast, H.Sato 12+2reb, M.Gray 6+2reb+3ast, M.Karimata 2+2reb+1ast
Shinshu BW: J.Green 15+5reb, E.Morris 13+9reb+2ast, T.Goya 12+5reb+4ast, S.Yosuke 11+4reb+2ast, D.Curry 2+4reb+1ast, Y.Matsubara 2+1ast
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