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Central
 1. Nagoya DD 0-0 
 2. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 3. San-en 0-0 
 4. SeaHorses 0-0 
 5. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 6. Yokohama BC 0-0 
East
 1. Chiba Jets 0-0 
 2. Hitachi SR 0-0 
 3. Hokkaido L. 0-0 
 4. Tochigi Brex 0-0 
 5. Toshiba BT 0-0 
 6. Toyota Alvark 0-0 
West
 1. Kyoto Hannar. 0-0 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 0-0 
 3. Osaka Evessa 0-0 
 4. Ryukyu GK 0-0 
 5. Shiga L-Stars 0-0 
 6. Shimane SM 0-0 
Last:7/24/2017
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Central
 1. Cyberdyne IR 0-0 
 2. Gunma 0-0 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 0-0 
 4. Shinshu BW 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Z 0-0 
 6. Toyotsu FE 0-0 
East
 1. Akita NH 0-0 
 2. Aomori Watts 0-0 
 3. Fukushima 0-0 
 4. Iwate Big Bulls 0-0 
 5. Sendai 89ers 0-0 
 6. Yamagata 0-0 
West
 1. Bambitious Nara 0-0 
 2. Ehime OV 0-0 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 0-0 
 4. Hiroshima D. 0-0 
 5. Kagawa FA 0-0 
 6. Kumamoto V. 0-0 
Last:7/24/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Aisin AW 0-0 
 2. Kagoshima 0-0 
 3. Otsuka A. 0-0 
 4. Saitama Bron. 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 0-0 
 7. Tokyo Excel. 0-0 
 8. Tokyo HT 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
Last:7/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT26.6 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.5 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .18.9 
 5. Childress, San-en18.9 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.18.3 
 7. Stone, Chiba Jets17.9 
 8. White, Sendai17.7 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.1 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.5 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.9.7 
 6. Childress, San-en9.5 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
 8. Mangano, Sendai8.8 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .8.8 
 10. Parker, Chiba Jets8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.3 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Garrett, Toyota A.4.0 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 6. Suzuki, San-en3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.7 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.5 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.0 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 3. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.1.5 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.5 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.5 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.9 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 4. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.3 
 7. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 8. Childress, San-en1.2 
 9. Pittman, Toyama G.1.1 

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Toshiba BT 54% Sep.29 Nagoya DD
Tochigi Brex 57% Sep.29 SeaHorses
Yokohama BC 56% Sep.29 Shiga L-Star
Ryukyu GK 55% Sep.29 Hitachi SR
Niigata Albi 60% Sep.29 Shimane SM
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Akita NH 61% Sep.30 Kumamoto V.
Kagawa FA 56% Sep.30 Kanazawa Sam
Fukuoka Rizi 56% Sep.30 Gunma
Aomori Watts 59% Sep.30 Shinshu BW
Sendai 89ers 58% Sep.30 Toyotsu FE
Cyberdyne I 60% Sep.30 Iwate Big Bu
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Otsuka A. 57% Oct.1 Tokyo Cinq R
Tokyo Excel 57% Sep.30 Saitama Bron
Tokyo HT 57% Sep.30 Kagoshima
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B League Round 43: Tochigi Brex lose to Toyota Alvark - Mar 7, 2017


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Tochigi Brex (32-9) in Tokyo on Monday night. Visitors were defeated by Toyota Alvark (31-10) 89-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85) helped adding 15 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark keeps a position of league leader, which they share with SeaHorses. Tochigi Brex at the other side still keeps top place with nine games lost. Toyota Alvark is looking forward to face Osaka Evessa (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tochigi Brex will play against Niigata Albirex and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Tochigi Brex's (#1) 74-66 road victory against their biggest opponent Toyota Alvark. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Yuta Tabuse accounted for 16 points and 4 assists. American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds for Toyota Alvark in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tochigi Brex maintains first place with 32-9 record which they share with defeated Toyota Alvark. Toyota Alvark at the other side still keeps top position with ten games lost. They share it with SeaHorses. Tochigi Brex will play against Niigata Albirex (#4) at home in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play against Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kariya. Leader host Aishin Sea Horses (31-10) were smashed by third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (20-21) 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. Kenta Hirose fired 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Gavin Edwards produced 14 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 20-21 record having fifteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Loser Aishin Sea Horses still keep top position with ten games lost. They share it with Toyota Alvark. Hitachi Sunrockers will meet Akita Happinets (#5) on the road in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Sendai 89ers (#6) and hope to secure a win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kariya. First ranked host Aishin Sea Horses (31-10) defeated 3rd placed Hitachi Sunrockers (20-21) 71-58. Worth to mention a great performance of Kosuke Kanamaru who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 31-10 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the third position with 21 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Sendai 89ers (#6) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Akita Happinets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
B League top team - Toshiba Thunders (35-6) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Sendai 89ers (11-30) 76-64. It was a great evening for Nick Fazekas who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toshiba Thunders have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 35-6 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the fifth position with 30 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Kyoto Hannar. (#4) at home in the next round. Sendai 89ers will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 43 Toshiba BT won against Sendai 89ers on the opponent's court 91-86.

Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 89-73

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Tochigi Brex (32-9) in Tokyo on Monday night. Visitors were defeated by Toyota Alvark (31-10) 89-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 7 rebounds. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85) helped adding 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark keeps a position of league leader, which they share with SeaHorses. Tochigi Brex at the other side still keeps top place with nine games lost. Toyota Alvark is looking forward to face Osaka Evessa (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tochigi Brex will play against Niigata Albirex and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: J.Gibbs 25+6reb+1ast, R.Rossiter 11+14reb+3ast, H.Watanabe 9, Y.Suda 8+1reb, Y.Tabuse 7+1reb+1ast, N.Kumagae 4+1reb
Toyota Alvark: D.Garrett 25+7reb+3ast, J.Takeuchi 15+7reb+2ast, J.Ayres 12+6reb+1ast, T.Shonaka 11+4reb+2ast, Z.Baranski 9+3reb, T.Plaisted 9+6reb
gschID: 475135


SeaHorses - Hitachi SR 66-87

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kariya. Leader host Aishin Sea Horses (31-10) were smashed by third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (20-21) 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. The game was mostly controlled by Hitachi Sunrockers. Aishin Sea Horses managed to win fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitachi Sunrockers made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The former international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) fired 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. International forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import center Isaac Butts (208-89, college: Appalachian St.) added 9 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 20-21 record having fifteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Loser Aishin Sea Horses still keep top position with ten games lost. They share it with Toyota Alvark. Hitachi Sunrockers will meet Akita Happinets (#5) on the road in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Sendai 89ers (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: G.Edwards 14+7reb+1ast, M.Morikawa 14, T.Hasegawa 9+1reb+1ast, I.Butts 9+12reb+1ast, K.Kanamaru 6+1reb+1ast, M.Hiejima 5+4reb+3ast
Hitachi SR: K.Hirose 25+7reb+1ast, I.Brown 15+10reb+1ast, T.Ito 10+2reb+4ast, R.Sacre 10+6reb+2ast, L.Vendrame 9+1reb, R.Guinn 8+4reb
gschID: 475134


Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 66-74

Very significant was Tochigi Brex's (#1) 74-66 road victory against their biggest opponent Toyota Alvark. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It looked good early as Toyota Alvark took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Tochigi Brex took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 8 points. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. The former international guard Yuta Tabuse (173-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) accounted for 16 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) added 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for Toyota Alvark in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tochigi Brex maintains first place with 32-9 record which they share with defeated Toyota Alvark. Toyota Alvark at the other side still keeps top position with ten games lost. They share it with SeaHorses. Tochigi Brex will play against Niigata Albirex (#4) at home in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play against Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: J.Ayres 16+5reb+1ast, D.Garrett 16+5reb+1ast, D.Tanaka 9+4reb+4ast, J.Takeuchi 8+9reb+2ast, S.Kikuchi 8+4reb+1ast, Z.Baranski 7+3reb
Tochigi Brex: R.Rossiter 19+12reb+3ast, Y.Tabuse 16+3reb+4ast, T.Furukawa 12+3reb, J.Gibbs 11+6reb+2ast, K.Takeuchi 7+6reb, H.Watanabe 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 475133


SeaHorses - Hitachi SR 71-58

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kariya. First ranked host Aishin Sea Horses (31-10) defeated 3rd placed Hitachi Sunrockers (20-21) 71-58. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) contributed with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. International forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hitachi Sunrockers. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 31-10 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the third position with 21 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Sendai 89ers (#6) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Akita Happinets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: I.Brown 12+12reb+2ast, K.Hirose 10+2reb+2ast, R.Guinn 7+3reb+1ast, R.Sacre 7+9reb, A.Chambers 6+3reb, L.Vendrame 6+1reb+1ast
SeaHorses: K.Kanamaru 21+5reb, G.Edwards 14+5reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 8+9reb+4ast, M.Hiejima 8+6reb+6ast, T.Hasegawa 7+2reb, I.Butts 6+11reb+1ast
gschID: 475132


Sendai 89ers - Toshiba BT 64-76

B League top team - Toshiba Thunders (35-6) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Sendai 89ers (11-30) 76-64. The game was mostly controlled by Toshiba Thunders. Sendai 89ers was better in fourth quarter 30-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) helped adding 7 points and 7 rebounds. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and guard Kaito Ishikawa (188-90) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toshiba Thunders have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 35-6 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the fifth position with 30 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Kyoto Hannar. (#4) at home in the next round. Sendai 89ers will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: W.White 25+11reb+2ast, G.Mangano 12+6reb, K.Ishikawa 11+8reb+1ast, M.Kataoka 7+1reb+1ast, T.Nephawe 4, F.Satoh 3+1reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 18+16reb+2ast, N.Tsuji 10+2ast, Y.Fujii 10+3reb+2ast, Y.Nagayoshi 10+3reb+3ast, M.Diouf 7+7reb+3ast, R.Shinoyama 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 475131


Sendai 89ers - Toshiba BT 86-91

Very expected game when 5th ranked Sendai 89ers (11-30) were defeated at home by first ranked Toshiba Thunders (35-6) 91-86 on Friday. Toshiba Thunders made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Sendai 89ers were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who led his team to a victory scoring 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) helped adding 11 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Toshiba Thunders have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 35-6 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the fifth position with 30 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will face Kyoto Hannar. (#4) at home in the next round. Sendai 89ers will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: W.White 25+9reb+3ast, T.Nephawe 20+8reb, K.Ishikawa 13+2reb+2ast, G.Mangano 12+6reb, F.Satoh 6+3reb, M.Kikuchi 4+4reb+3ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 34+9reb+5ast, M.Diouf 11+11reb+1ast, Y.Fujii 10+4reb+3ast, R.Shinoyama 10+1reb+4ast, K.Nomoto 9+7reb+1ast, Y.Nagayoshi 8+2reb
gschID: 475130


  




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