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 4. Toyama Grouses 3-3 
 5. Nagoya DD 1-5 
 6. Yokohama BC 1-5 
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 2. Toyota Alvark 5-1 
 3. Hokkaido L. 4-2 
 4. Toshiba BT 4-2 
 5. Hitachi SR 3-3 
 6. Tochigi Brex 2-4 
West
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 2. Kyoto Hannar. 4-2 
 3. Shimane SM 2-4 
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 5. Osaka Evessa 1-5 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 1-5 
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 1. Gunma 4-2 
 2. Shinshu BW 4-2 
 3. Cyberdyne IR 3-3 
 4. Kanazawa Sam. 3-3 
 5. Toyotsu FE 3-3 
 6. Tokyo Z 2-4 
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 2. Fukushima 4-2 
 3. Sendai 89ers 3-3 
 4. Yamagata 2-4 
 5. Iwate Big Bulls 1-5 
 6. Aomori Watts 0-6 
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 1. Fukuoka Rizing 6-0 
 2. Ehime OV 4-2 
 3. Hiroshima D. 4-2 
 4. Kumamoto V. 3-3 
 5. Bambitious Nara 1-5 
 6. Kagawa FA 1-5 
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Last:10/16/2017
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 1. Tokyo HT 5-1 
 2. Tokyo Excel. 4-2 
 3. Saitama Bron. 4-2 
 4. Otsuka A. 3-3 
 5. Kagoshima 1-5 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 1-5 
 7. Aisin AW 0-0 
 8. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
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Last:10/16/2017
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Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 33.6
 1. Gardner, Niigata .33.6 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.5 
 3. Martin, San-en23.3 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .19.7 
 5. Trasolini, Hokkaido.19.3 
 6. Sacre, Hitachi SR15.3 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark15.3 
 8. Uto, Toyama G.15.3 
 9. Smith, Osaka E.15.0 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 14
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .14.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.2 
 3. Scott, Shimane SM11.2 
 4. Willard, Toyama G.10.3 
 5. Morrison, San-en10.2 
 6. Harrellson, Hitac.9.8 
 7. Davis, Toshiba BT9.5 
 8. Orton, SeaHorses9.4 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .9.2 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Yuki TOGASHI
  Chiba Jets
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Togashi, Chiba Jets7.5 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.0 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.8 
 4. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.7 
 5. Suzuki, San-en5.3 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.8 
 7. Namizato, Shiga L.4.8 
 8. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.5 
 9. Tajima, Hokkaido.4.3 
 10. Igarashi, Niigata .4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ryoma HASHIMOTO
  SeaHo.
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hashimoto, SeaHo.2.5 
 2. Trasolini, Hokkaido.2.0 
 3. Sasayama, Nagoya D.1.8 
 4. Kohei, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 5. Ueta, Toyama G.1.7 
 6. Watanuki, Kyoto H.1.7 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .1.5 
 8. Uto, Toyama G.1.5 
 9. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.6 
 2. Lane, Shimane SM1.7 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.6 
 4. Orton, SeaHorses1.4 
 5. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.1.3 
 7. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 8. Takeuchi, Tochigi .1.3 
 9. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 10. Thabeet, Yokohama.1.3 

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B League D3 Round 14: Leader Fukuoka Rizing gets another victory - Feb 21, 2017


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Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

Leader Fukuoka Rizing delivered the twenty third win on Saturday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (10-16) 78-59. The best player for the winners was Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 20 points. American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Tokyo Cinq R.'s coach Lars Ekstrom rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Fukuoka Rizing maintains first position with 23-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Cinq R. will play at home against Toyoda Gosei (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Fukuoka Rizing recorded the twenty third victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (10-16) 84-57. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Yasuhiro Yamashita contributed with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 10 points and 8 rebounds for Tokyo Cinq R.The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fukuoka Rizing maintains first position with 23-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Cinq R. will play at home against Toyoda Gosei (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Ishikawa. Local Kanazawa Sam. (22-2) outscored 5th ranked Aisin AW (12-14) 103-57 on Saturday night. Tony Bishop had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. Michinari Oose responded with 14 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive 19-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 22-2 record behind leader Fukuoka Rizing. Aisin AW at the other side keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet at home bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aisin AW will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Big Blue (#9). Otsuka A. (16-8) smashed visiting Tokyo Big Blue (2-22) by 35 points 98-63. Kyle Richardson notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. 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. Otsuka A. maintains third position with 16-8 record having nine points less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Tokyo Big Blue lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Big Blue (#9). Otsuka A. (16-8) smashed visiting Tokyo Big Blue (2-22) by 46 points 117-71. The best player for the winners was Kyle Richardson who scored 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Otsuka A. maintains third position with 16-8 record having nine points less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Tokyo Big Blue lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Toyoda Gosei was defeated by Saitama Bron. in a road game 77-63. Saitama Bron. beat Toyoda Gosei at home 73-59. Aisin AW lost to Kanazawa Sam. on the opponent's court 72-77.
The best stats of 14th round was 16 points and 14 rebounds by Tiras Wade of Saitama Bron..

Kanazawa Sam. - Aisin AW 103-57

The game with biggest result difference took place in Ishikawa. Local Kanazawa Sam. (22-2) outscored 5th ranked Aisin AW (12-14) 103-57 on Saturday night. Kanazawa Sam. dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Aisin AW's 36. They outrebounded Aisin AW 51-27 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Kanazawa Sam. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Aisin AW's players. Panamanian forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and forward Yusuke Inoue (194-82) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Guard Michinari Oose (180-89) responded with 14 points and point guard Kei Kato (172-93) scored 9 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive 19-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 22-2 record behind leader Fukuoka Rizing. Aisin AW at the other side keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet at home bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aisin AW will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: T.Bishop 30+13reb+4ast, Y.Inoue 14+5reb+2ast, A.Fitzgerald 14+4reb, T.Tsukino 12+5reb+2ast, T.Yonamine 8+5reb+7ast, G.Pomare 7+11reb+1ast
Aisin AW: M.Oose 14+2reb+1ast, N.Adachi 10, K.Kato 9+4reb, I.Kazuki 6+1ast, K.Umetsu 4+1reb+1ast, Y.Ishihara 4+3reb
gschID: 512709


Saitama Bron. - Toyoda Gosei 77-63

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Toyoda Gosei's (4-20) road loss to seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (9-17) 63-77 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was American forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Ibayashi Yukio (193-93) produced 9 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) added 11 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Saitama Broncos have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 9-17 record. Toyoda Gosei lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 20 games lost. Saitama Broncos will face higher ranked Aisin AW (#5) in Aichi in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Toyoda Gosei will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: T.Wade 16+14reb, C.Tate 14+12reb, N.Yutaro 11+4reb+1ast, B.Jennings 8+3reb+1ast, N.Chisho 7+4reb, M.Ueda 7+2reb+3ast
Toyoda Gosei: D.Kokubu 11+5reb+1ast, E.Sumihiro 11+4reb+2ast, I.Yukio 9+9reb, D.Sato 9+2reb, M.Kendrick 6+7reb+2ast, K.Fujita 6+3reb
gschID: 512715


Saitama Bron. - Toyoda Gosei 73-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Saitama Broncos' (9-17) home victory over 8th ranked Toyoda Gosei (4-20) 73-59 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was point guard Masaya Ueda (177-93) who scored 16 points and 5 assists. American guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Jennings is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) produced 12 points and 6 rebounds and Senegalese center Abibou Toure (202-90) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Saitama Broncos have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 9-17 record. Toyoda Gosei lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 20 games lost. Saitama Broncos will face higher ranked Aisin AW (#5) in Aichi in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Toyoda Gosei will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: M.Ueda 16+4reb+5ast, B.Jennings 15+6reb+1ast, Y.Sasaki 12+5reb+1ast, N.Yutaro 9+4reb+6ast, T.Wade 6+11reb, C.Tate 6+6reb
Toyoda Gosei: E.Sumihiro 12+6reb+2ast, T.Tomita 8+1reb+1ast, M.Kendrick 8+6reb+1ast, R.Kawada 8+1reb, A.Toure 7+8reb+1ast, D.Kokubu 7+1reb
gschID: 512711


Fukuoka Rizing - Tokyo Cinq R. 78-59

Leader Fukuoka Rizing delivered the twenty third win on Saturday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (10-16) 78-59. The best player for the winners was Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 20 points. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Haylett Sports) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Tokyo Cinq R.'s coach Lars Ekstrom rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Fukuoka Rizing maintains first position with 23-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Cinq R. will play at home against Toyoda Gosei (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Peppers 20+4reb, M.Bryan-Amaning 15+7reb+4ast, T.Komoda 14+9reb+1ast, Y.Kitamuki 13+1reb+2ast, B.Butch 9+8reb+1ast, S.Ishitani 3+4reb+1ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: R.Slawson 12+11reb+3ast, J.Green 12+3reb+4ast, T.Sano 10+4reb, J.Nakanishi 6+8reb, M.Kamezaki 6+2ast, A.Inoue 6+1reb
gschID: 512710


Fukuoka Rizing - Tokyo Cinq R. 84-57

Leader Fukuoka Rizing recorded the twenty third victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (10-16) 84-57. Fukuoka Rizing dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Cinq R.'s 34. Fukuoka Rizing forced 19 Tokyo Cinq R. turnovers. Tokyo Cinq R. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Guard Yasuhiro Yamashita (187-86) contributed with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 10 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Tokyo Cinq R.The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fukuoka Rizing maintains first position with 23-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Cinq R. will play at home against Toyoda Gosei (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: M.Bryan-Amaning 36+9reb+1ast, T.Komoda 12+3reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 10+9reb+5ast, J.Peppers 8+4reb, B.Butch 6+5reb+2ast, K.Akira-Shiro 5+1reb+2ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: K.Takahashi 10+2reb+3ast, R.Takeda 10+2reb+1ast, J.Heath 10+8reb+1ast, M.Kamezaki 8+1reb+1ast, R.Slawson 7+9reb+1ast, J.Nakanishi 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 512713


Kanazawa Sam. - Aisin AW 77-72

Rather expected game in Ishikawa where 5th ranked Aisin AW (12-14) was defeated by second ranked Kanazawa Sam. (22-2) 77-72 on Sunday. Kanazawa Sam. forced 22 Aisin AW turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) who scored 25 points and 7 rebounds. American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Naoya Adachi (188-83) produced 19 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and center Keisuke Umetsu (196-86) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive 19-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 22-2 record behind leader Fukuoka Rizing. Loser Aisin AW keeps the fifth place with 14 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will face bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aisin AW will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 25+7reb+2ast, G.Pomare 19+13reb+1ast, I.Yuji 8+2reb+3ast, T.Bishop 7+4reb, T.Tsukino 7+6reb+4ast, S.Goto 6+1reb
Aisin AW: N.Adachi 19+4reb+2ast, M.Oose 11+3reb+1ast, K.Kato 10+1reb+4ast, K.Kumazawa 7+2reb, K.Umetsu 7+9reb+3ast, A.Kosaka 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 512714


Otsuka A. - Tokyo Big Blue 98-63

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Big Blue (#9). Otsuka A. (16-8) smashed visiting Tokyo Big Blue (2-22) by 35 points 98-63. Otsuka A. made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while Tokyo Big Blue only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Tokyo Big Blue 48-23 including a 35-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Tokyo Big Blue helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the other American import forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) supported him with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Otsuka A. players scored in double figures. Even 26 points and 4 assists by point guard Yoshikawa Osamuakira (182-92) did not help to save the game for Tokyo Big Blue. Kengo Funabashi (-93) added 6 points for the guests. 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. Otsuka A. maintains third position with 16-8 record having nine points less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Tokyo Big Blue lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 28+10reb, J.Wolfinger 15+5reb, R.Raymond 14+9reb+5ast, K.Takashi 11+3reb+1ast, Y.Sakamoto 8+3reb, K.Xiaolin 6+3reb+1ast
Tokyo Big Blue: Y.Osamuakira 26+3reb+4ast, R.Kuroki 8+3reb, K.Funabashi 6+3reb+2ast, J.Iwatsuki 6+3reb, G.Shanlong 5+2reb+2ast, A.Soui 4+2reb
gschID: 512712


Otsuka A. - Tokyo Big Blue 117-71

Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Big Blue (#9). Otsuka A. (16-8) smashed visiting Tokyo Big Blue (2-22) by 46 points 117-71. Otsuka A. dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Big Blue's 30. They outrebounded Tokyo Big Blue 54-18 including a 37-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Otsuka A. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) who scored 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Point guard Yoshikawa Osamuakira (182-92) produced 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Gao Shanlong (171-93) added 21 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Otsuka A. maintains third position with 16-8 record having nine points less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Tokyo Big Blue lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 25+8reb+3ast, R.Raymond 17+11reb+5ast, S.Samejima 16+4reb+5ast, J.Wolfinger 15+10reb+1ast, S.Murata 10+2reb, T.Hasegawa 7+2reb+2ast
Tokyo Big Blue: G.Shanlong 21+1reb+1ast, Y.Osamuakira 16+5reb+6ast, K.Funabashi 14+2reb, J.Iwatsuki 10+6reb, A.Soui 6+3reb+2ast, R.Ito 2
gschID: 512708


  




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Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 3 - 22 hours ago
American Andre Murray (188-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Tokyo Cinq R. and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 3. The 30-year old guard had the game-high 49 points adding eight rebounds for Tokyo Cinq R. in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Saitama Bron. (#3, 4-2) 99-96. Thanks to this victory Tokyo Cinq R. moved-up to the 6th position in Japanese B League D3. The season is still in it's early...   [read more]


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