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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 39-8 
 2. Sanen 26-21 
 3. Hitachi SR 23-24 
 4. Niigata Albirex 20-27 
 5. Yokohama BC 15-32 
 6. Toyama Grouses 13-34 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 38-9 
 2. Toyota Alvark 36-11 
 3. Chiba Jets 33-14 
 4. Hokkaido L. 17-30 
 5. Akita NH 14-33 
 6. Sendai 89ers 12-35 
West
 1. SeaHorses 37-10 
 2. Nagoya DD 23-24 
 3. Osaka Evessa 22-25 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 22-25 
 5. Ryukyu GK 22-25 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 11-36 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 34-14 
 2. Toyotsu FE 34-14 
 3. Tokyo Z 20-29 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 19-28 
 5. Bambitious Nara 18-30 
 6. Shinshu BW 12-37 
East
 1. Gunma 31-17 
 2. Fukushima 26-22 
 3. Yamagata 24-24 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 22-26 
 5. Aomori Watts 21-27 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 12-36 
West
 1. Shimane SM 40-7 
 2. Hiroshima D. 38-10 
 3. Kumamoto V. 37-11 
 4. Ehime OV 24-24 
 5. Kagawa FA 14-34 
 6. Kagoshima 6-42 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
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: 27.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.6 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 5. White, Sendai19.4 
 6. Childress, Sanen18.6 
 7. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.8 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.17.6 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.5 
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, SeaHorses11.7 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.4 
 6. Childress, Sanen9.4 
 7. White, Sendai9.1 
 8. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.9 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota A.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.3 
 3. Namizato, Shiga L.4.1 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.7 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.5 
 10. Mavunga, Shiga L.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. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.6 
 6. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 7. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 8. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .1.9 
 3. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.8 
 4. Charlo, Kyoto H.1.8 
 5. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 7. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 8. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 9. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 10. Nephawe, Sendai1.1 

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Round 50 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers 50% Apr.1 Hokkaido L.
Akita NH Apr.1 Chiba Jets 72%
Tochigi Brex 59% Apr.1 Toyota Alvar
Yokohama BC Apr.1 Toshiba BT 84%
Toyama Grous 54% Apr.1 Hitachi SR
Sanen 72% Apr.1 Niigata Albi
Shiga L-Star 59% Apr.1 Osaka Evessa
Ryukyu GK 64% Apr.1 Nagoya DD
Sendai 89ers 50% Mar.31 Hokkaido L.
Next Round Schedule

Round 51 (Regular Season)

Tokyo Excel Apr.1 Toyotsu FE 59%
Nishinomiya 74% Apr.1 Tokyo Z
Iwate Big Bu Apr.1 Aomori Watts 52%
Yamagata Apr.1 Gunma 64%
Cyberdyne I 67% Apr.1 Fukushima
Shinshu BW Apr.1 Bambitious N 63%
Shimane SM 57% Apr.1 Hiroshima D
Tokyo Excel Mar.31 Toyotsu FE 59%
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.
B League Round 41: Tochigi Brex upset by Toyama Grouses - Feb 26, 2017


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Tochigi Brex (30-8) recorded its eighth loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Toyama Grouses (9-31) 91-81. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. The game was mostly controlled by Toyama Grouses. Tochigi Brex managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas, agency: Inception Sports) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Masashi Joho (183-82) chipped in 25 points. American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) produced 9 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyama Grouses maintains sixth place with 9-31 record, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Tochigi Brex at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. They share it with Toyota Alvark. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tochigi Brex will play again at home against Toyama Grouses and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between third ranked Osaka Evessa and 3rd placed Niigata Albirex where Osaka Evessa (20-20) beat Niigata Albirex (19-21) on the road with 15-point difference 100-85. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Xavier Gibson contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks for Niigata Albirex. Osaka Evessa maintains third place with 20-20 record having twelve points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Niigata Albirex lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 21 games lost. They share it with Kyoto Hannar.. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against Osaka Evessa (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Shiga L-Stars (9-31) made lots of trouble for second ranked Toyota Alvark (30-8) on Saturday. The visitors from Tokyo managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected much easier game. Daiki Tanaka stepped up and scored 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Toyota Alvark's coach Takuma Ito used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Julian Mavunga responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Toyota Alvark used an opportunity after Tochigi Brex lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Shiga L-Stars keep the sixth place with 31 games lost. They share the position with Toyama Grouses. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shiga L-Stars will play again against the league's second-placed Toyota Alvark (#2) and hope to secure a win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Hamamatsu. Second ranked Sanen Neophoenix faced second-ranked Diamond Dolphins. Host Sanen Neophoenix (24-16) defeated guests from Nagoya (21-19) 93-88. Josh Childress nailed a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the winning side. Sanen Neophoenix's coach Hiroki Fujita allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second place with 24-16 record having eight points less than leader Tochigi Brex which they share with defeated Diamond Dolphins. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the second position with 19 games lost. Sanen Neophoenix's next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Diamond Dolphins in Nagoya and it will be for sure the game of the week.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. Fourth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers faced 4th placed Kyoto Hannar.. Host Hitachi Sunrockers (19-19) defeated guests from Kyoto (19-21) 75-66. The best player for the winners was RT Guinn who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach BT Toews used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Hitachi Sunrockers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Kyoto Hannar. keeps the fourth position with 21 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face again Kyoto Hannar. (#4) at home in the next round.

Other games of round 41 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Chiba Jets defeated Ryukyu GK in a road game 89-71. SeaHorses smashed Akita NH at home 85-65. Yokohama BC lost to Hokkaido L. on the opponent's court 68-86.
The best stats of 41th round was 11 points and 11 rebounds by Michael Parker of Chiba Jets.

Shiga L-Stars - Toyota Alvark 83-84

Sixth-ranked Shiga L-Stars (9-31) made lots of trouble for second ranked Toyota Alvark (30-8) on Saturday. The visitors from Tokyo managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Shiga L-Stars won fourth quarter 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) stepped up and scored 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and American forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. Five Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. Toyota Alvark's coach Takuma Ito used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Toyota Alvark used an opportunity after Tochigi Brex lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Shiga L-Stars keep the sixth place with 31 games lost. They share the position with Toyama Grouses. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shiga L-Stars will play again against the league's second-placed Toyota Alvark (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: D.Tanaka 23+7reb+3ast, J.Takeuchi 15+5reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 15+4reb+1ast, J.Ayres 10+11reb+1ast, D.Garrett 10+4reb+3ast, Z.Baranski 6+7reb
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 25+9reb+2ast, C.Brackins 14+6reb+1ast, T.Hasegawa 12+1reb+2ast, Y.Karino 9+1reb+1ast, N.Namizato 9+5reb+5ast, S.Faye 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 475120


Ryukyu GK - Chiba Jets 71-89

There was no surprise in Okinawa where 5th ranked Ryukyu GK (17-23) was defeated by third ranked Chiba Jets (27-13) 89-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chiba Jets. Ryukyu GK was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chiba Jets dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Ryukyu GK's 32. They outrebounded Ryukyu GK 44-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Chiba Jets have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 27-13 record having five points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Ryukyu GK keeps the fifth position with 23 games lost. Chiba Jets will have a break next round. Ryukyu GK will play again at home against Chiba Jets (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: T.Stone 16+9reb+3ast, H.Armstrong 15+12reb+3ast, K.Ishii 13+3reb+2ast, M.Parker 11+11reb+1ast, Y.Togashi 11+2reb+4ast, F.Nishimura 9+2reb+2ast
Ryukyu GK: S.Kitagawa 13+1reb+1ast, S.Tsuyama 11+1ast, A.McHenry 11+9reb+3ast, L.Hamilton 10+6reb+5ast, R.Kishimoto 10+2ast, N.Tashiro 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 475121


SeaHorses - Akita NH 85-65

No shocking result in a game in Kariya where first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (29-9) smashed 5th ranked Akita Happinets (11-29) 85-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Aishin Sea Horses. Akita Happinets was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Akita Happinets 41-30 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Aishin Sea Horses especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) chipped in 27 points. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. Forward Ryosuke Shirahama (190-91) produced 14 points and American forward Deshawn Stephens (203-89, college: San Diego St.) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first place with 29-9 record. Loser Akita Happinets dropped to the sixth position with 29 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will face again Akita Happinets (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: K.Kanamaru 27+2reb, J.Sakuragi 14+10reb+6ast, G.Edwards 13+9reb+2ast, S.Kashiwagi 11+1reb+2ast, M.Hiejima 7+4reb+1ast, R.Hashimoto 4+2reb+1ast
Akita NH: R.Shirahama 14+4reb+2ast, D.Stephens 12+7reb+1ast, E.Ravenel 10+4reb+2ast, D.Taniguchi 7+1ast, S.Morrison 6+4reb, S.Ando 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 475119


Sanen - Nagoya DD 93-88

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Hamamatsu. Second ranked Sanen Neophoenix faced second-ranked Diamond Dolphins. Host Sanen Neophoenix (24-16) defeated guests from Nagoya (21-19) 93-88. Diamond Dolphins were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 60-52 second half run of Sanen Neophoenix. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Diamond Dolphins' 42. American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) nailed a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the winning side and Nigerian-Canadian Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon) accounted for 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Sanen Neophoenix's coach Hiroki Fujita allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) came up with 25 points and 9 rebounds and guard Takaya Sasayama (178-93) added 20 points and 4 assists respectively for Diamond Dolphins in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second place with 24-16 record having eight points less than leader Tochigi Brex which they share with defeated Diamond Dolphins. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the second position with 19 games lost. Sanen Neophoenix's next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Diamond Dolphins in Nagoya and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Sanen: J.Childress 34+10reb+1ast, O.Ashaolu 22+5reb, A.Ota 10, S.Okada 10+1reb+2ast, R.Dozier 6+3reb+1ast, J.Kano 5+1reb
Nagoya DD: J.Tillman 25+9reb+2ast, T.Sasayama 20+4reb+4ast, T.Harimoto 17+5reb+1ast, T.Ishizaki 12+3reb+4ast, S.Funyu 5+2reb, T.Nakahigashi 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 475118


Niigata Albirex - Osaka Evessa 85-100

Another exciting game was between third ranked Osaka Evessa and 3rd placed Niigata Albirex where Osaka Evessa (20-20) beat Niigata Albirex (19-21) on the road with 15-point difference 100-85. The game was mostly controlled by Osaka Evessa. Niigata Albirex was better in third quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 26 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Niigata Albirex. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa maintains third place with 20-20 record having twelve points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Niigata Albirex lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 21 games lost. They share it with Kyoto Hannar.. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against Osaka Evessa (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: J.Harrellson 23+13reb+7ast, X.Gibson 14+5reb+2ast, H.Kinoshita 13+2reb+4ast, S.Konno 12+2reb+1ast, R.Goda 9, R.Roby 8+2reb+2ast
Niigata Albirex: C.Chapman 26+12reb, K.Igarashi 26+6reb, S.Hatakeyama 16+1reb+5ast, S.Van Treese 12+10reb, T.You 3+1reb, K.Sato 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 475117


Hitachi SR - Kyoto Hannar. 75-66

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. Fourth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers faced 4th placed Kyoto Hannar.. Host Hitachi Sunrockers (19-19) defeated guests from Kyoto (19-21) 75-66. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-66. The best player for the winners was American power forward RT Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach BT Toews used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Hitachi Sunrockers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Kyoto Hannar. keeps the fourth position with 21 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face again Kyoto Hannar. (#4) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Guinn 16+5reb, T.Ito 14+2reb+2ast, I.Brown 10+7reb+1ast, R.Sacre 10+9reb+1ast, A.Chambers 7+5reb+1ast, L.Vendrame 7+2reb+4ast
Kyoto Hannar.: M.Dove 20+13reb+3ast, K.Kotzur 14+6reb+2ast, H.Kawashima 13+3reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 7+2reb, Y.Okada 5+3reb, T.Sato 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 475116


Tochigi Brex - Toyama Grouses 81-91

Top ranked Tochigi Brex (30-8) recorded its eighth loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Toyama Grouses (9-31) 91-81. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. The game was mostly controlled by Toyama Grouses. Tochigi Brex managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas, agency: Inception Sports) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Masashi Joho (183-82) chipped in 25 points. American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) produced 9 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists and international guard Yusuke Endo (185-89) added 19 points respectively for the hosts. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyama Grouses maintains sixth place with 9-31 record, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Tochigi Brex at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. They share it with Toyota Alvark. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tochigi Brex will play again at home against Toyama Grouses and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: D.Pittman 27+6reb, M.Joho 25+4reb+1ast, D.Viney 18+4reb+2ast, N.Uto 8+5reb+10ast, T.Mito 7+2reb, R.Yamazaki 6+3reb
Tochigi Brex: Y.Endo 19+2reb+3ast, Y.Tabuse 12+1reb+4ast, J.Gibbs 11+9reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 10+6reb, R.Rossiter 9+14reb+8ast, H.Watanabe 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 475115


Hokkaido L. - Yokohama BC 86-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Yokohama BC's (14-26) road loss to fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (13-27) 68-86 on Saturday. The game without a history. Hokkaido L. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Yokohama BC's 34. They outrebounded Yokohama BC 36-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. International center Pape Faye (200-87) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Hokkaido L. maintains fourth place with 13-27 record. Yokohama BC lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 26 games lost. Hokkaido L. will face again Yokohama BC (#5) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: D.Miller 19+11reb+2ast, T.Nishikawa 14+2reb, A.Tajima 13+4reb+4ast, Z.Maki 9+4reb+3ast, J.Bachynski 9+3reb, D.Noguchi 6+3reb
Yokohama BC: J.Parmer 16+5reb+2ast, A.Minatoya 14+6reb+2ast, P.Faye 13+7reb+4ast, K.Yamada 8+1reb, K.Takeda 7+1ast, K.Kikuyama 5+1reb
gschID: 475114


  




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Fazekas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 8 hours ago
31-year old forward Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Toshiba BT and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 48. He had a double-double of 31 points and 17 rebounds, while his team crushed Niigata Albirex (#4, 20-27) with 19-point margin 84-65. It allowed Toshiba BT to consolidate first place in the Japanese league. Toshiba BT have a solid 39-8 record. In the team's last game Fazekas had a remarkable...   [read more]


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