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 5. Tokyo Excel. 22-38 
 6. Shinshu BW 14-46 
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 2. Cyberdyne IR 32-28 
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 6. Iwate Big Bulls 15-45 
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 3. Kumamoto V. 44-16 
 4. Ehime OV 29-31 
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 6. Kagoshima 7-53 
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 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
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  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
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  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
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  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
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 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
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 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
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B League D2 Round 44: Kagawa FA edge Yamagata by two points - Mar 7, 2017


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The Regular Season in B League D2 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 8 rounds.

The most exciting game of round 44 in the B League D2 took place in Yamagata. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Yamagata (23-19) to fifth ranked Kagawa FA (12-30) 68-66 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Yamagata. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 23-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kagawa FA shot 20 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Yamagata only scored three points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) who scored 32 points and 9 rebounds. Jamaican power forward Adrian Forbes (211-88, college: Auburn, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 7 points and 14 rebounds. American center Markhuri Sanders-Frison (203-88, college: California) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kagawa FA maintains fifth position with 12-30 record. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third place with 19 games lost. Kagawa FA are looking forward to face higher ranked Tokyo Excel. (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Yamagata will play against the league's leader Toyotsu FE in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fukushima. First ranked Toyotsu FE faced second-ranked Fukushima. Guests from Nagoya (31-11) defeated host Fukushima (25-17) 93-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fukushima. Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 21 rebounds. Shohei Kozu contributed with 24 points for the winners. American forward Terrance Shannon (203-90, college: VCU) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds for Fukushima. Fukushima's coach Tomohiro Moriyama rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Toyotsu FE maintains first position with 31-11 record. Fukushima at the other side keeps the second place with 17 games lost. Toyotsu FE will play against Yamagata (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fukushima will play against Kumamoto V. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aomori. Second ranked Dragonflies faced 4th ranked Aomori Watts. Guests from Hiroshima (33-9) defeated host Aomori Watts (17-25) 82-74. Worth to mention a great performance of Daniel Dillon who helped to win the game recording 17 points. Dragonflies' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Alan Wiggins responded with 16 points. Dragonflies maintains second position with 33-9 record having just two point less than leader Gunma. Loser Aomori Watts keep the fourth place with 25 games lost. They share the position with Cyberdyne IR. Dragonflies will meet at home Iwate Big Bulls (#6) in the next round. Aomori Watts will play against Kagoshima in Renova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Gunma delivered the twenty eighth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Shinshu BW (12-31) 74-63 in Nagano. The winners were led by Hirotaka Kondo who scored that evening 23 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gunma have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-14 record. Shinshu BW lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 31 games lost. Gunma's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shinshu BW will play on the road against the league's leader Shimane Magic (#1) and hope to win that game.
The game in Iwate was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kumamoto V. (32-10) played at the court of 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (10-32). Kumamoto V. defeated Iwate Big Bulls 73-57 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Reginald Warren who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumamoto V. maintains third position with 32-10 record having just one point less than leader Gunma. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the sixth place with 32 games lost. Kumamoto V. will face league's second-placed Fukushima at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Iwate Big Bulls will play against the league's second-placed Dragonflies (#2) in Hiroshima and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 44 Bambitious Nara was crushed by Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba 102-76.

Fukushima - Toyotsu FE 77-93

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fukushima. First ranked Toyotsu FE faced second-ranked Fukushima. Guests from Nagoya (31-11) defeated host Fukushima (25-17) 93-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fukushima. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Toyotsu FE's pressure prevailed and they won that period 27-16 extending their advantage to 16 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Fukushima's 36. Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 21 rebounds. Forward Shohei Kozu (191-87) contributed with 24 points for the winners. American forward Terrance Shannon (203-90, college: VCU) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Fukushima. Four Fukushima players scored in double figures. Fukushima's coach Tomohiro Moriyama rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Toyotsu FE maintains first position with 31-11 record. Fukushima at the other side keeps the second place with 17 games lost. Toyotsu FE will play against Yamagata (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fukushima will play against Kumamoto V. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: S.Alabi 24+21reb+1ast, S.Kozu 24+4reb+1ast, K.Fukuzawa 20+1reb+2ast, D.Ito 6+5reb+1ast, K.Sugimoto 6+3reb, M.Narita 5+1reb+1ast
Fukushima: T.Shannon 23+9reb, S.Kanno 15+2reb+2ast, N.Spikes 12+10reb+1ast, S.Murakami 10+7reb+4ast, Y.Hori 6+1reb, C.Bozeman 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 537271


Aomori Watts - Hiroshima D. 74-82

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aomori. Second ranked Dragonflies faced 4th ranked Aomori Watts. Guests from Hiroshima (33-9) defeated host Aomori Watts (17-25) 82-74. Aomori Watts were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian-Trinidad and Tobago guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and Senegalese center Aziz N'Diaye (213-88, college: Washington) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Dragonflies' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) responded with 16 points and his fellow American import center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) scored 16 points. Four Aomori Watts players scored in double figures. Dragonflies maintains second position with 33-9 record having just two point less than leader Gunma. Loser Aomori Watts keep the fourth place with 25 games lost. They share the position with Cyberdyne IR. Dragonflies will meet at home Iwate Big Bulls (#6) in the next round. Aomori Watts will play against Kagoshima in Renova and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: D.Dillon 17+4reb+3ast, A.N'Diaye 17+5reb+1ast, S.Asayama 12+2reb+3ast, D.Yamada 9+4reb+4ast, S.Ikaruga 9+4reb+2ast, H.Kitagawa 7+1reb+2ast
Aomori Watts: K.Barone 16+4reb+1ast, A.Wiggins 16+4reb+2ast, K.Tateyama 14+4reb, B.Sebirumbi 12+7reb+1ast, D.Shimoyama 9+5reb, T.Kan 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 537272


Iwate Big Bulls - Kumamoto V. 57-73

The game in Iwate was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kumamoto V. (32-10) played at the court of 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (10-32). Kumamoto V. defeated Iwate Big Bulls 73-57 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Kumamoto V.. Iwate Big Bulls was better in third quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kumamoto V. forced 20 Iwate Big Bulls turnovers and outrebounded them 41-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Iwate Big Bulls were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Ryota Nakanishi (199-88) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. Five Kumamoto V. players scored in double figures. American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Nicchaeus Doaks (201-87, college: Chattanooga) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumamoto V. maintains third position with 32-10 record having just one point less than leader Gunma. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the sixth place with 32 games lost. Kumamoto V. will face league's second-placed Fukushima at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Iwate Big Bulls will play against the league's second-placed Dragonflies (#2) in Hiroshima and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: R.Warren 20+9reb, J.James 13+9reb, S.Kobayashi 12+3reb+1ast, T.Furuno 11+3reb+2ast, R.Nakanishi 11+9reb+3ast, K.Kakiuchi 4
Iwate Big Bulls: D.Lawson 14+10reb+3ast, N.Doaks 11+6reb, S.Onodera 9+2reb+1ast, M.Sawaguchi 7+5reb+3ast, O.Yoko 5+1reb, K.Nagata 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 537273


Yamagata - Kagawa FA 66-68

The most exciting game of round 44 in the B League D2 took place in Yamagata. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Yamagata (23-19) to fifth ranked Kagawa FA (12-30) 68-66 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Yamagata. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 23-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kagawa FA shot 20 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Yamagata only scored three points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) who scored 32 points and 9 rebounds. Jamaican power forward Adrian Forbes (211-88, college: Auburn, agency: Haylett Sports) chipped in 7 points and 14 rebounds. American center Markhuri Sanders-Frison (203-88, college: California) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Mitsutaka Izawa (194-93) added 12 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kagawa FA maintains fifth position with 12-30 record. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third place with 19 games lost. Kagawa FA are looking forward to face higher ranked Tokyo Excel. (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Yamagata will play against the league's leader Toyotsu FE in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: C.Tapscott 32+9reb, S.Kon 9+3reb, A.Forbes 7+14reb, R.Tokunaga 6+2reb+1ast, T.Bandoh 5+1reb+1ast, S.Mizoguchi 4+2reb+1ast
Yamagata: M.Izawa 12+4reb+1ast, M.Sanders-Frison 12+12reb+2ast, Y.Takahashi 10+2reb+3ast, M.Masanari 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Ishikawa 6+8reb+2ast, S.Tarver 5+4reb
gschID: 537274


Cyberdyne IR - Bambitious Nara 102-76

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Tsukuba where one of their biggest challengers Bambitious Nara (15-27) was crushed by fifth ranked Cyberdyne IR (17-25) 102-76 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Cyberdyne IR. Bambitious Nara was better in second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cyberdyne IR made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Cyberdyne IR outrebounded Bambitious Nara 44-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Cyberdyne IR looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists. The other American import power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. Guard Atsunobu Hirao (178-89) produced 17 points and 5 assists and American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cyberdyne IR moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aomori Watts. Bambitious Nara lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with 27 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will face higher ranked Tokyo Z (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Bambitious Nara will play against Orange Vikings and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 27+16reb+7ast, S.Isshiki 18+2reb+4ast, J.Maniwa 15+6reb+3ast, R.Rickert 14+14reb+4ast, M.Yosuke 10+4reb+4ast, Y.Yamaguchi 9
Bambitious Nara: A.Hirao 17+3reb+5ast, A.Ogide 16+1reb, T.Woodbury 15+6reb+4ast, D.Terashita 9+4reb, S.Komatsu 8+2reb+1ast, R.Kato 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 537275


Shinshu BW - Gunma 63-74

Leader Gunma delivered the twenty eighth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Shinshu BW (12-31) 74-63 in Nagano. Shinshu BW was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Gunma made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. The winners were led by point guard Hirotaka Kondo (187-82) who scored that evening 23 points and American center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) supported him with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Even 14 points and 7 rebounds by Canadian center Chad Posthumus (211-91, college: Morehead St.) did not help to save the game for Shinshu BW. Dutch power forward Jeroen van-der-List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC) added 10 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gunma have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-14 record. Shinshu BW lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 31 games lost. Gunma's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and it will be for sure the game of the week. Shinshu BW will play on the road against the league's leader Shimane Magic (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gunma: H.Kondo 23+2reb+3ast, A.Kuso 13+9reb, T.Kennedy 12+7reb, M.Cousin 11+11reb+2ast, M.Obuchi 8+4reb+1ast, D.Umetsu 3+1ast
Shinshu BW: C.Posthumus 14+7reb+2ast, X.Ford 10+7reb+1ast, D.Suzuki 10+2reb+2ast, J.van der List 10+8reb+2ast, F.Hiroki 6+2reb+1ast, Y.Yasuhiko 5+1ast
gschID: 537276


  




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