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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 
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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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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 42: Aishin Sea Horses beat Akita Happinets by two after a very close game - Feb 27, 2017


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Sixth-ranked Akita Happinets (11-30) were very close to win a game against first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (30-9) in Kariya on Sunday. Aishin Sea Horses managed to secure only two-point victory 81-79. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 25-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Aishin Sea Horses made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 4 assists. The former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Evan Ravenel (203-89, college: Ohio St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Akita Happinets. Akita Happinets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-9 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Akita Happinets lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 30 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses is looking forward to face Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Tokyo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Akita Happinets will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Shiga. Sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (10-31) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Toyota Alvark (30-9) 87-85 on Sunday evening. Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Narito Namizato chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) with 20 points and 8 assists. Toyota Alvark's coach Takuma Ito tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth position with 10-31 record. Toyota Alvark at the other side still keeps top place with nine games lost. They share the position with SeaHorses. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyota Alvark will play at home against the league's leader Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (19-20) against fourth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (20-21) on Sunday night. Host Hitachi Sunrockers were defeated by Kyoto Hannar. in a tough game in Tokyo 75-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. Kevin Kotzur notched 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Even 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists by Kenta Hirose did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kyoto Hannar. maintains fourth position with 20-21 record. Loser Hitachi Sunrockers keep the third place with 20 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Osaka Evessa (21-20) which played road game in Niigata against 4th ranked Niigata Albirex (19-22). Third ranked Osaka Evessa managed to get a 11-point victory 71-60. The best player for the winners was Richard Roby who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa moved-up to second place, which they share with Nagoya DD. Niigata Albirex lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 22 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Sanen Neophoenix (25-16) which hosted in Hamamatsu second-best Diamond Dolphins (21-20). Second ranked Sanen Neophoenix managed to get a 4-point victory 102-98. It was a good game for Josh Childress who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Sanen Neophoenix's coach Hiroki Fujita used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Sanen Neophoenix have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 25-16 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex which they share with defeated Diamond Dolphins. Diamond Dolphins lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 20 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 42: Chiba Jets beat Ryukyu GK on the road 80-71. Tochigi Brex destroyed Toyama Grouses on its own court 102-76. Yokohama BC were outscored by Hokkaido L. in Saporro 85-64.
The most impressive performance of 42th round was 26 points and 10 rebounds by Tyler Stone of Chiba Jets.

Ryukyu GK - Chiba Jets 71-80

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Chiba Jets (28-13) beat 5th ranked Ryukyu GK (17-24) in Okinawa 80-71 on Sunday. The game without a history. Chiba Jets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Chiba Jets made 7 blocks. It was a good game for American Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. International power forward Ryumo Ono (197-88) contributed with 19 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Reyshawn Terry (203-84, college: N.Carolina) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and international guard Ryuichi Kishimoto (176-90) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Ryukyu GK. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chiba Jets have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 28-13 record having three points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Ryukyu GK keeps the fifth place with 24 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: T.Stone 26+10reb+2ast, R.Ono 19+3reb+3ast, K.Ishii 8+8reb+3ast, S.Hara 6+1reb+1ast, M.Parker 6+12reb+1ast, Y.Togashi 6+4ast
Ryukyu GK: R.Terry 23+11reb, R.Kishimoto 14+6reb+3ast, S.Kitagawa 9, N.Tashiro 5+2reb+1ast, L.Hamilton 5+4reb+1ast, K.Hatano 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 475129


Shiga L-Stars - Toyota Alvark 87-85

Important game to mention about took place in Shiga. Sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (10-31) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Toyota Alvark (30-9) 87-85 on Sunday evening. The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 30-24 run, which allowed them to win the game. Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Narito Namizato (172-89) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) with 20 points and 8 assists and his fellow American import forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Shiga L-Stars and five Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. Toyota Alvark's coach Takuma Ito tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth position with 10-31 record. Toyota Alvark at the other side still keeps top place with nine games lost. They share the position with SeaHorses. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyota Alvark will play at home against the league's leader Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 27+5reb+4ast, Y.Karino 14+1reb+1ast, N.Namizato 14+6reb+9ast, T.Hasegawa 10+3reb, C.Brackins 8+6reb, S.Faye 6+5reb
Toyota Alvark: D.Garrett 20+3reb+8ast, J.Ayres 16+6reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 14+8reb, S.Kikuchi 14+7reb+1ast, Z.Baranski 11+6reb+1ast, D.Tanaka 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 475128


SeaHorses - Akita NH 81-79

Sixth-ranked Akita Happinets (11-30) were very close to win a game against first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (30-9) in Kariya on Sunday. Aishin Sea Horses managed to secure only two-point victory 81-79. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 25-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Aishin Sea Horses made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 4 assists. The former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Evan Ravenel (203-89, college: Ohio St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and international guard Shigehiro Taguchi (184-90) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Akita Happinets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Akita Happinets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 30-9 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Akita Happinets lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 30 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses is looking forward to face Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Tokyo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Akita Happinets will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: M.Hiejima 26+1reb+4ast, J.Sakuragi 19+5reb+1ast, G.Edwards 14+3reb, K.Kanamaru 10, I.Butts 8+12reb, S.Kashiwagi 4
Akita NH: E.Ravenel 20+10reb+4ast, S.Taguchi 15+7reb+4ast, R.Shirahama 13+4reb+2ast, D.Stephens 10+5reb, S.Ando 9+4reb+3ast, S.Morrison 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 475127


Niigata Albirex - Osaka Evessa 60-71

An interesting game for Osaka Evessa (21-20) which played road game in Niigata against 4th ranked Niigata Albirex (19-22). Third ranked Osaka Evessa managed to get a 11-point victory 71-60. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Osaka Evessa brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. The best player for the winners was American swingman Richard Roby (198-85) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) who recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) added 19 points and 4 blocks respectively. Osaka Evessa moved-up to second place, which they share with Nagoya DD. Niigata Albirex lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 22 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: R.Roby 19+9reb, J.Harrellson 15+11reb+2ast, S.Konno 12+7reb+1ast, H.Kinoshita 9+4reb+2ast, X.Gibson 6+4reb+2ast, N.Hashimoto 4+2reb+4ast
Niigata Albirex: C.Chapman 19+4reb, K.Igarashi 15+7reb+3ast, K.Sato 8+4reb+2ast, S.Hatakeyama 7+6reb+1ast, T.You 7+2reb, S.Van Treese 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 475125


Hitachi SR - Kyoto Hannar. 75-79

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (19-20) against fourth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (20-21) on Sunday night. Host Hitachi Sunrockers were defeated by Kyoto Hannar. in a tough game in Tokyo 75-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-10. But Hitachi Sunrockers won third quarter 23-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kyoto Hannar. won last quarter 28-25. American forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) notched 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the other American import Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists by the former international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Point guard Takashi Ito (174-90) added 12 points and 7 assists. Five Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kyoto Hannar. maintains fourth position with 20-21 record. Loser Hitachi Sunrockers keep the third place with 20 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: K.Kotzur 21+9reb+2ast, M.Dove 14+5reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 14+3reb+1ast, Y.Okada 8+3reb+2ast, K.Yamabuchi 7+5reb, S.Utsumi 6+2reb+2ast
Hitachi SR: Y.Mitsuhara 14+3reb+1ast, R.Sacre 13+5reb+1ast, T.Ito 12+1reb+7ast, K.Hirose 11+9reb+6ast, L.Vendrame 11+3reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 6+2reb
gschID: 475124


Tochigi Brex - Toyama Grouses 102-76

Very expected game when 6th ranked Toyama Grouses (9-32) were smashed on the road by first ranked Tochigi Brex (31-8) 102-76 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Tochigi Brex. Toyama Grouses was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tochigi Brex looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Toyama Grouses' players. It was a good game for American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. The other American import forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American Drew Viney (204-88, college: Loyola Mary) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and forward Naoki Uto (188-91) added 14 points in the effort for Toyama Grouses. Five Tochigi Brex and four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tochigi Brex maintains first position with 31-8 record. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the sixth place with 32 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face league's second-placed Toyota Alvark in Tokyo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: Y.Endo 19+2ast, J.Gibbs 18+5reb+2ast, R.Rossiter 12+15reb+7ast, T.Furukawa 12+2reb, K.Takeuchi 11+5reb, H.Watanabe 11+2ast
Toyama Grouses: D.Viney 22+7reb+1ast, N.Uto 14+3reb+3ast, M.Joho 12+1reb+1ast, D.Pittman 10+5reb+1ast, S.Willard 7+4reb, R.Yamazaki 4+1reb
gschID: 475123


Hokkaido L. - Yokohama BC 85-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Hokkaido L.'s (14-27) home victory over 5th ranked Yokohama BC (14-27) in Saporro 85-64 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Hokkaido L.. Yokohama BC was better in second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for Canadian center Jordan Bachynski (218-89, college: Arizona St.) who led his team to a victory with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. The former international forward Daisuke Noguchi (196-83) contributed with 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds and international center Pape Faye (200-87) added 7 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Yokohama BC. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hokkaido L. maintains fourth position with 14-27 record, which they share with defeated Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC lost sixth consecutive game. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: D.Noguchi 17+1reb+1ast, J.Bachynski 13+8reb, T.Nishikawa 12+3reb+1ast, T.Orimo 9+1reb+4ast, J.Thorpe 7+4reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 7+1reb+2ast
Yokohama BC: J.Parmer 23+9reb, K.Takeda 10+1reb+2ast, A.Minatoya 9+1reb, K.Yamada 7+3ast, P.Faye 7+8reb+2ast, M.Keitaro 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 475122


Sanen - Nagoya DD 102-98

An interesting game for Sanen Neophoenix (25-16) which hosted in Hamamatsu second-best Diamond Dolphins (21-20). Second ranked Sanen Neophoenix managed to get a 4-point victory 102-98. Strangely Diamond Dolphins outrebounded Sanen Neophoenix 49-37 including 38 on the defensive glass. Diamond Dolphins were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). The other American import forward Robert Dozier (206-85, college: Memphis) contributed with 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sanen Neophoenix's coach Hiroki Fujita used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds and international power forward Tenketsu Harimoto (198-92) added 25 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Diamond Dolphins. Four Diamond Dolphins players scored in double figures. Sanen Neophoenix have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 25-16 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex which they share with defeated Diamond Dolphins. Diamond Dolphins lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 20 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sanen: R.Dozier 35+8reb+1ast, J.Childress 32+12reb+2ast, S.Okada 11+2reb, O.Ashaolu 9+2reb, T.Suzuki 8+5reb+7ast, S.Tawatari 4+2reb+4ast
Nagoya DD: J.Tillman 27+16reb, T.Harimoto 25+6reb+3ast, D.Weaver 16+4reb, T.Sasayama 12+9reb+3ast, T.Nakahigashi 8+5reb, T.Ishizaki 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 475126


  




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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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