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Central
 1. SeaHorses 30-8 
 2. Nagoya DD 18-20 
 3. San-en 17-21 
 4. Toyama Grouses 17-21 
 5. Niigata Albirex 15-23 
 6. Yokohama BC 11-27 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 29-9 
 2. Chiba Jets 27-11 
 3. Toshiba BT 25-13 
 4. Hitachi SR 22-16 
 5. Tochigi Brex 21-17 
 6. Hokkaido L. 19-19 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 30-8 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 22-16 
 3. Osaka Evessa 13-25 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 12-26 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 7-31 
 6. Shimane SM 7-31 
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Last:2/19/2018
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 24-14 
 2. Gunma 23-14 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 19-18 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 18-19 
 5. Shinshu BW 16-21 
 6. Tokyo Z 15-23 
East
 1. Akita NH 34-4 
 2. Fukushima 23-13 
 3. Sendai 89ers 16-22 
 4. Yamagata 15-23 
 5. Aomori Watts 9-29 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 4-34 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 30-8 
 2. Kumamoto V. 27-11 
 3. Ehime OV 22-16 
 4. Hiroshima D. 19-19 
 5. Kagawa FA 16-20 
 6. Bambitious Nara 8-30 
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2018
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 20-6 
 2. Otsuka A. 20-6 
 3. Saitama Bron. 18-6 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 15-11 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 13-11 
 6. Kagoshima 13-13 
 7. Aisin AW 8-16 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 3-21 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 2-22 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:2/19/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.1 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.5 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.7 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.18.0 
 6. Scott, Shimane SM17.9 
 7. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.6 
 8. Uto, Toyama G.16.4 
 9. Smith, Kyoto H.15.4 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh SCOTT
  Shimane SM
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Scott, Shimane SM11.1 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.8 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .10.7 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .9.9 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.4 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.9.2 
 7. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 8. Thabeet, Yokohama.8.8 
 9. Harrellson, Hitac.8.8 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Uto, Toyama G.6.9 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.6.8 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.5 
 4. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 6. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 7. Suzuki, San-en4.9 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.7 
 9. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.7 
 10. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeffrey PARMER
  Yokohama.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parmer, Yokohama.1.7 
 2. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.7 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 4. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 5. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 7. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.4 
 8. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
 9. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 10. Tatsuya, Kyoto H.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.4 
 2. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.4 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 5. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.2 
 8. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 9. Scott, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.1 

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Round 26 (Regular Season)

Hokkaido L. 71% Mar.6 Nishinomiya
Hokkaido L. 71% Mar.5 Nishinomiya
Chiba Jets 72% Mar.4 Hitachi SR
Kyoto Hannar 57% Mar.4 Tochigi Brex
Niigata Albi Mar.4 Toyota Alvar 71%
Shiga L-Star Mar.4 SeaHorses 81%
Shimane SM Mar.4 San-en 68%
Toyama Grous Mar.4 Nagoya DD 58%
Yokohama BC Mar.4 Toshiba BT 79%
Chiba Jets 72% Mar.3 Hitachi SR
Kyoto Hannar 57% Mar.3 Tochigi Brex
Niigata Albi Mar.3 Toyota Alvar 71%
Ryukyu GK 83% Mar.3 Osaka Evessa
Shiga L-Star Mar.3 SeaHorses 81%
Shimane SM Mar.3 San-en 68%
Toyama Grous Mar.3 Nagoya DD 58%
Yokohama BC Mar.3 Toshiba BT 79%
Ryukyu GK 83% Mar.2 Osaka Evessa
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Round 40 (Regular Season)

Aomori Watts Mar.3 Kumamoto V. 84%
Akita NH 64% Mar.3 Fukushima
Yamagata 68% Mar.3 Iwate Big Bu
Cyberdyne I 55% Mar.3 Gunma
Shinshu BW 57% Mar.3 Kagawa FA
Toyotsu FE 60% Mar.3 Kanazawa Sam
Bambitious N Mar.3 Tokyo Z 64%
Ehime OV Mar.3 Hiroshima D 54%
Fukuoka Rizi 70% Mar.3 Sendai 89ers
Ehime OV Mar.2 Hiroshima D 54%
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Round 20 (Regular Season)

Saitama Bron 62% Feb.25 Tokyo HT
Otsuka A. 87% Feb.25 Aisin AW
Tokyo Big Bl 55% Feb.25 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei Feb.25 Tokyo Excel 54%
Saitama Bron 62% Feb.24 Tokyo HT
Otsuka A. 87% Feb.24 Aisin AW
Tokyo Big Bl 55% Feb.24 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei Feb.24 Tokyo Excel 54%
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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Earthfriends Tokyo Z signs Cinmeon Bowers, ex Hotshots - 17 hours ago
CINMEON BOWERS Earthfriends Tokyo Z (B2 League) signed 24-year old American forward Cinmeon Bowers (201-118kg-93, college: Auburn). He played last summer at Hotshots in Filipino PBA league. In only one game he recorded 15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block. The last season Bowers played at Hapoel Upper Galilee Safed (Winner League) in Israel where in 30 games he had very impressive stats: 18.1ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.3apg. Great season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli Nation...   [read more]

Quincy Davis
Taiwan beat Japan 70-69 to remain in contention - 3 days ago
Taiwan yesterday edged Japan 70-69 for their first International Basketball Federation World Cup Asian Zone Group B victory and remain hopeful of advancing. It was a close encounter throughout in Yokohama, Japan, with the score level numerous times before the visitors secured the lead and hung on in the final minutes for the one-point victory. Control guard Chen Ying-chun and forward Hu Lung-mao made key contributions, each netting 15 points for Taiwan, and Chen also chipped in nine vital...   [read more]
Japanese National Team 2018 - 3 days ago
Starting five
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Ryusei Shinoyama
Shinoyama
Atsuya Ota
Ota
Daiki Tanaka
Tanaka
Ira Brown
Brown
Takatoshi Furukawa
Furukawa
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