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 6. Yokohama BC 4-17 
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 2. Chiba Jets 15-6 
 3. Hitachi SR 14-7 
 4. Toshiba BT 12-9 
 5. Hokkaido L. 11-10 
 6. Tochigi Brex 10-11 
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 2. Kyoto Hannar. 12-9 
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 3. Gunma 10-10 
 4. Shinshu BW 10-11 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 9-12 
 6. Tokyo Z 8-13 
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 2. Fukushima 13-7 
 3. Sendai 89ers 10-11 
 4. Yamagata 8-13 
 5. Aomori Watts 5-16 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 2-19 
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 1. Fukuoka Rizing 18-3 
 2. Ehime OV 15-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 14-7 
 4. Hiroshima D. 12-9 
 5. Kagawa FA 8-13 
 6. Bambitious Nara 3-18 
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 1. Saitama Bron. 7-1 
 2. Tokyo HT 7-1 
 3. Otsuka A. 7-3 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 6-4 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 5-3 
 6. Aisin AW 3-5 
 7. Kagoshima 3-7 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-8 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 0-8 
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Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.1 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.4 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets16.8 
 6. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.5 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.3 
 8. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.1 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .15.9 
 10. Edwards, Chiba J.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.4 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.4 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.2 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.1 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.5 
 6. Lammert, Nishinom.9.3 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets9.2 
 8. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.1 
 9. Martin, Ryukyu GK8.8 
 10. Davis, Toshiba BT8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.6.8 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.5 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.7 
 4. Suzuki, San-en5.5 
 5. Igarashi, Niigata .5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 7. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.0 
 8. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.5 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.4 
 10. Mavunga, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 4. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.5 
 5. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.5 
 7. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.5 
 8. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.4 
 9. Gaffney, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.8 
 2. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.6 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.3 
 4. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Orton, SeaHorses1.2 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.1 
 8. Naymick, Tochigi Brex1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.1 

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Nagoya DD 73% Dec.17 Shimane SM
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Tokyo Big Bl Dec.17 Tokyo Excel 91%
Aisin AW 75% Dec.17 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.17 Otsuka A.
Tokyo HT 61% Dec.16 Saitama Bron
Tokyo Big Bl Dec.16 Tokyo Excel 91%
Aisin AW 75% Dec.16 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.16 Otsuka A.
B League D3 Round 16: #1 Kanazawa Sam. is defeated by Fukuoka Rizing - Mar 6, 2017


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Brian Butch
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader and derby games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Kanazawa Sam. (25-3) in Ishikawa on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (24-4) 64-48. It ended at the same time the 22-game winning streak of Kanazawa Sam.. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who added 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Fukuoka Rizing's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing maintains second position with 24-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Kanazawa Sam. at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Fukuoka Rizing are looking forward to face Otsuka A. (#3) in Tokyo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kanazawa Sam. will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Cinq R. (#5). Tokyo Cinq R. was defeated at home 75-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tokyo Cinq R.. The winners were led by American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) who scored that evening 19 points and 6 rebounds and Joe Wolfinger supported him with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Even 13 points and 4 assists by guard Rintaro Takeda (175-91) did not help to save the game for Tokyo Cinq R.. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Otsuka A. maintains third position with 18-10 record having seven points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Aisin AW. Otsuka A. will play against league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo Cinq R. will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Cinq R. (#5) and Otsuka A. (#3). Tokyo Cinq R. (13-17) smashed visiting Otsuka A. (18-10) by 17 points 83-66. Mitsuhiro Kamezaki fired 23 points and 4 steals for the winners. Kyle Richardson produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tokyo Cinq R. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-17 record, which they share with Aisin AW. Loser Otsuka A. keeps the third place with ten games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will meet at home league's leader Kanazawa Sam. in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Otsuka A. will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Ishikawa. First ranked host Kanazawa Sam. (25-3) defeated their biggest opponent Fukuoka Rizing (24-4) 74-67. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a very good performance for Andrew Fitzgerald who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive 22-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 25-3 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Tokyo Cinq R. (#5) on the road. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Otsuka A. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue managed to get a third victory on Saturday night. This time they outleveled eighth-ranked Toyoda Gosei in Aichi 80-54. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 26-point difference suggests that Tokyo Big Blue is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Worth to mention a great performance of Yoshikawa Osamuakira who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Big Blue maintains ninth position with 3-25 record. Toyoda Gosei lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 23 games lost. Tokyo Big Blue will face higher ranked Saitama Broncos (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: Aisin AW was destroyed by Tokyo HT on the opponent's court 97-65. Toyoda Gosei managed to outperform Tokyo Big Blue in a home game 69-52. Aisin AW was rolled over Tokyo HT on the road 105-86.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 13 rebounds by Alex Jones of Tokyo HT.

Tokyo Cinq R. - Otsuka A. 75-79

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Cinq R. (#5). Tokyo Cinq R. was defeated at home 75-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tokyo Cinq R.. Otsuka A. shot 21 for 28 from the free-throw line, while Tokyo Cinq R. only scored two points from the stripe. Tokyo Cinq R. was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) who scored that evening 19 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import center Joe Wolfinger (216-85, college: Citadel) supported him with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four Otsuka A. players scored in double figures. Even 13 points and 4 assists by guard Rintaro Takeda (175-91) did not help to save the game for Tokyo Cinq R.. American power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) added 9 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Otsuka A. maintains third position with 18-10 record having seven points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Aisin AW. Otsuka A. will play against league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo Cinq R. will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 19+6reb+2ast, J.Wolfinger 16+8reb, K.Takashi 15+4reb+3ast, T.Hasegawa 13+6reb+5ast, S.Murata 8, H.Yokotsuka 4
Tokyo Cinq R.: R.Takeda 13+2reb+4ast, M.Kamezaki 11+1reb+4ast, J.Green 11+3reb, T.Sano 10+1ast, R.Slawson 10+7reb, J.Heath 9+8reb+1ast
gschID: 512728


Tokyo HT - Aisin AW 97-65

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Aisin AW (13-17) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked Tokyo HT (17-11) 97-65 on Sunday. Tokyo HT outrebounded Aisin AW 46-27 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Tokyo HT especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who added 9 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Four Tokyo HT players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Kyouhei Kumazawa (180-88) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Fujita Shunsuke (187-93) scored 17 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo HT maintains fourth position with 17-11 record. Loser Aisin AW dropped to the fifth place with 17 games lost. Tokyo HT will face Toyoda Gosei (#8) in Aichi in the next round.
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: E.Morris 16+3reb+1ast, H.Oogane 15+3reb+2ast, A.Jones 14+13reb+3ast, Y.Ikeda 12+5reb+4ast, K.Kanai 11+2ast, B.Harper 9+13reb+3ast
Aisin AW: F.Shunsuke 17+1reb, K.Kumazawa 16+5reb+3ast, K.Kato 9+4reb+5ast, K.Umetsu 5+1reb+2ast, I.Kazuki 5+4reb, T.Igarashi 4+5reb
gschID: 512731


Kanazawa Sam. - Fukuoka Rizing 48-64

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Kanazawa Sam. (25-3) in Ishikawa on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (24-4) 64-48. It ended at the same time the 22-game winning streak of Kanazawa Sam.. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who added 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Fukuoka Rizing's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and Panamanian forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing maintains second position with 24-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Kanazawa Sam. at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Fukuoka Rizing are looking forward to face Otsuka A. (#3) in Tokyo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kanazawa Sam. will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: B.Butch 23+13reb+1ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 11+6reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 8+3reb, M.Kano 7+4reb+1ast, J.Peppers 6+5reb, T.Komoda 4+3reb+2ast
Kanazawa Sam.: T.Yonamine 11+3reb+2ast, G.Pomare 10+10reb, T.Bishop 7+7reb+3ast, S.Goto 7+2reb, T.Tsukino 4+7reb+5ast, I.Yuji 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 512730


Toyoda Gosei - Tokyo Big Blue 69-52

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Toyoda Gosei's (5-23) home victory over bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (3-25) 69-52 on Sunday. Toyoda Gosei dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Big Blue's 12. They outrebounded Tokyo Big Blue 41-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Daisuke Kokubu (190-95) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Matthew Kendrick (215-90, college: St.Leo) who added 11 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side naturalized American forward Ken Tanaka (188-81, college: Whittier) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and Kengo Funabashi (-93) scored 8 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyoda Gosei maintains eighth position with 5-23 record. Loser Tokyo Big Blue stay dead last with 25 lost games. Toyoda Gosei will face higher ranked Tokyo HT (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tokyo Big Blue will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyoda Gosei: D.Kokubu 15+5reb+4ast, M.Kendrick 11+5reb, A.Toure 9+5reb, T.Oyagi 6+1reb, R.Kawada 6+4reb, R.Yanagiuchi 6+5reb+5ast
Tokyo Big Blue: K.Tanaka 13+7reb+2ast, J.Iwatsuki 8+3reb, K.Funabashi 8+4reb+1ast, R.Ito 7+3reb+2ast, A.Soui 6+3reb, Y.Osamuakira 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 512729


Toyoda Gosei - Tokyo Big Blue 54-80

Bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue managed to get a third victory on Saturday night. This time they outleveled eighth-ranked Toyoda Gosei in Aichi 80-54. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 26-point difference suggests that Tokyo Big Blue is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. They also forced 20 Toyoda Gosei turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Yoshikawa Osamuakira (182-92) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds and Kengo Funabashi (-93) who added 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American center Matthew Kendrick (215-90, college: St.Leo) responded with 6 points and 18 rebounds and point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) scored 10 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Big Blue maintains ninth position with 3-25 record. Toyoda Gosei lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 23 games lost. Tokyo Big Blue will face higher ranked Saitama Broncos (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Big Blue: Y.Osamuakira 19+7reb+3ast, K.Funabashi 18+6reb+1ast, G.Shanlong 9+2reb+2ast, J.Iwatsuki 8+2reb+1ast, R.Ito 8+2reb+1ast, K.Tanaka 6+9reb+2ast
Toyoda Gosei: E.Sumihiro 10+3reb+1ast, A.Mochida 8+2ast, R.Yanagiuchi 8+1reb+1ast, M.Kendrick 6+18reb+1ast, D.Kokubu 5+3reb+1ast, I.Yukio 5+7reb
gschID: 512724


Kanazawa Sam. - Fukuoka Rizing 74-67

The game between Top Four teams took place in Ishikawa. First ranked host Kanazawa Sam. (25-3) defeated their biggest opponent Fukuoka Rizing (24-4) 74-67. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Kanazawa Sam. made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Guard Tsukino Tsukino (178-88) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fukuoka Rizing. Fukuoka Rizing's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive 22-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 25-3 record. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Tokyo Cinq R. (#5) on the road. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Otsuka A. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 33+9reb, I.Yuji 12+1reb+1ast, T.Tsukino 11+4reb+6ast, T.Bishop 8+10reb+1ast, T.Yonamine 7+7reb+5ast, G.Pomare 3+1reb
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Peppers 18+5reb, B.Butch 12+6reb+1ast, S.Ishitani 10+2reb+3ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 8+9reb, T.Komoda 8+7reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 6+2reb
gschID: 512725


Tokyo Cinq R. - Otsuka A. 83-66

Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Cinq R. (#5) and Otsuka A. (#3). Tokyo Cinq R. (13-17) smashed visiting Otsuka A. (18-10) by 17 points 83-66. Tokyo Cinq R. forced 20 Otsuka A. turnovers. Swingman Mitsuhiro Kamezaki (189-86) fired 23 points and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and his fellow American import forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tokyo Cinq R. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-17 record, which they share with Aisin AW. Loser Otsuka A. keeps the third place with ten games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will meet at home league's leader Kanazawa Sam. in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Otsuka A. will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: M.Kamezaki 23+3reb+1ast, J.Green 17+5reb+2ast, K.Takahashi 10+3ast, T.Sano 9+1reb, J.Heath 8+11reb+1ast, R.Shimizu 4+3reb+1ast
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 27+12reb+1ast, R.Raymond 10+9reb, T.Hasegawa 10+1reb+1ast, S.Murata 6+2reb, S.Tamura 4+1reb+2ast, Y.Sakamoto 2
gschID: 512726


Tokyo HT - Aisin AW 105-86

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Aisin AW (13-17) was rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Tokyo HT (17-11) 105-86 on Saturday. Tokyo HT dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Aisin AW's 42. They outrebounded Aisin AW 45-24 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Aisin AW was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) who added 18 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Kei Kato (172-93) responded with 20 points and 5 assists and guard Fujita Shunsuke (187-93) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo HT maintains fourth position with 17-11 record. Loser Aisin AW dropped to the fifth place with 17 games lost. Tokyo HT will face Toyoda Gosei (#8) in Aichi in the next round.
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: B.Harper 27+10reb+4ast, A.Jones 18+11reb+1ast, R.Narumi 16+3reb+2ast, T.Asano 10+5reb, C.Kenaru 8+3reb, H.Oogane 7+2reb+3ast
Aisin AW: K.Kato 20+1reb+5ast, F.Shunsuke 16+6reb+1ast, K.Umetsu 13+2reb+2ast, K.Kumazawa 10+6reb+3ast, W.Takumi 6+2ast, T.Littell 5
gschID: 512727


  




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Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim (National League) signed 32-year old American forward Brian Harper (208-90kg-85, college: Paine). He played last season at Tokyo Hachioji Trains in Japanese B League D3. In 48 games he had 14.6ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D3 Honorable Mention and League Player of the Week (2 times). The previous (15-16) season Harper played at Tartu Ulikool in Estonian Alexela KML. The team playe...   [read more]

Davante
Gardner
Best players of Japanese B League round 16 - 3 days ago
American Davante Gardner (203-PF-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Niigata Albirex and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 16. The 26-year old power forward had the game-high 43 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Niigata Albirex as his team lost the game against Nishinomiya S. (#5, 5-16) 85-100. Niigata Albirex maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese B League. Niigata Albirex is a typical solid league team...   [read more]


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