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B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 45-10 
 2. Sanen 30-25 
 3. Hitachi SR 29-26 
 4. Niigata Albirex 24-31 
 5. Toyama Grouses 16-39 
 6. Yokohama BC 16-39 
East
 1. Tochigi Brex 44-11 
 2. Toyota Alvark 40-15 
 3. Chiba Jets 39-16 
 4. Hokkaido L. 21-34 
 5. Akita NH 17-38 
 6. Sendai 89ers 13-42 
West
 1. SeaHorses 44-11 
 2. Osaka Evessa 27-28 
 3. Ryukyu GK 26-29 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 24-31 
 5. Nagoya DD 24-31 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 16-39 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 40-16 
 2. Toyotsu FE 39-17 
 3. Tokyo Z 26-31 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 21-34 
 5. Bambitious Nara 21-35 
 6. Shinshu BW 14-42 
East
 1. Gunma 36-20 
 2. Fukushima 30-26 
 3. Cyberdyne IR 28-28 
 4. Yamagata 26-30 
 5. Aomori Watts 25-31 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 15-41 
West
 1. Shimane SM 46-10 
 2. Hiroshima D. 43-13 
 3. Kumamoto V. 42-14 
 4. Ehime OV 27-29 
 5. Kagawa FA 18-38 
 6. Kagoshima 7-49 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Kanazawa Sam. 35-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 33-5 
 3. Tokyo HT 24-14 
 4. Otsuka A. 21-17 
 5. Tokyo Cinq R. 15-23 
 6. Aisin AW 13-19 
 7. Saitama Bron. 13-25 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 5-27 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 3-29 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT27.5 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.7 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .19.2 
 4. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.0 
 5. White, Sendai18.9 
 6. Childress, Sanen18.8 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.18.1 
 8. Stone, Chiba Jets17.5 
 9. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.4 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.5 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT12.6 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses11.7 
 4. Harrellson, Osaka E.11.6 
 5. Childress, Sanen9.7 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.9.5 
 7. Spangler, Toshi.8.9 
 8. Nephawe, Sendai8.8 
 9. White, Sendai8.8 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Uto, Toyama G.4.4 
 2. Namizato, Shiga L.4.2 
 3. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.2 
 4. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.1 
 5. Garrett, Toyota A.3.9 
 6. Suzuki, Sanen3.9 
 7. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 9. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.9 
 2. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.8 
 3. Vendrame, Hitac.1.7 
 4. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.6 
 5. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 8. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.5 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.4 
 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. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.7 
 3. Chapman, Niigata .1.7 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.5 
 6. Bachynski, Hokkaido.1.4 
 7. Charlo, Kyoto H.1.3 
 8. Edwards, SeaHorses1.2 
 9. Childress, Sanen1.2 
 10. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.1 

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Round 58 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers Apr.29 Toyota Alvar 85%
Akita NH 55% Apr.29 Hokkaido L.
Tochigi Brex 57% Apr.29 Chiba Jets
Hitachi SR 62% Apr.29 Toyama Grous
Toshiba BT 83% Apr.29 Yokohama BC
Niigata Albi 51% Apr.29 Sanen
Shiga L-Star 50% Apr.29 Nagoya DD
Ryukyu GK 59% Apr.29 Kyoto Hannar
Toshiba BT 83% Apr.28 Yokohama BC
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Round 59 (Regular Season)

Shinshu BW Apr.29 Tokyo Z 62%
Iwate Big Bu Apr.29 Gunma 81%
Toyotsu FE Apr.29 Nishinomiya 54%
Kumamoto V. 59% Apr.29 Hiroshima D
Aomori Watts 69% Apr.29 Yamagata
Kagawa FA Apr.29 Shimane SM 80%
Ehime OV 76% Apr.29 Kagoshima
Tokyo Excel 58% Apr.29 Bambitious N
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Tokyo Cinq R 51% Apr.30 Otsuka A.
Saitama Bron 60% Apr.30 Tokyo HT
Fukuoka Rizi 55% Apr.30 Kanazawa Sam
Tokyo Cinq R 51% Apr.29 Otsuka A.
Saitama Bron 60% Apr.29 Tokyo HT
Fukuoka Rizi 55% Apr.29 Kanazawa Sam
B League D2 Round 45: Nishinomiya S. defeat leader Gunma - Mar 12, 2017


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Larry Owens
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Gunma (28-15) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Nishinomiya S. (30-13) 74-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Gunma. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Larry Owens (201-83, college: ORU, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Kento Matsuzaki (178-88) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds for Gunma. Gunma's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 30-13 record having just two points less than leader Gunma. Gunma at the other side still keeps top position with 15 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gunma will play again at home against the league's second-placed Nishinomiya S. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tokyo Z (17-27) against fifth ranked Cyberdyne IR (18-25) on Saturday night. Host Tokyo Z was defeated by Cyberdyne IR in a tough game in Tokyo 62-71. American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and Rick Rickert chipped in 8 points and 17 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Deon Jones (198-93, college: Monmouth) with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Tokyo Z's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cyberdyne IR have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aomori Watts. Tokyo Z lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third position with 27 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Z will play again at home against Cyberdyne IR and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Kumamoto V. (33-10) which hosted in Kumamoto second-best Fukushima (25-18). Third ranked Kumamoto V. had an easy win 85-59. American players dominated the game. Reginald Warren nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Nigel Spikes came up with 9 points and 6 rebounds for Fukushima in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumamoto V. maintains third place with 33-10 record having just one point less than leader Gunma. Loser Fukushima keeps the second position with 18 games lost. Kumamoto V. will again meet at home league's second-placed Fukushima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukushima will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Toyotsu FE (32-11) which hosted in Nagoya 3rd placed Yamagata (23-20). First ranked Toyotsu FE managed to get a 6-point victory 83-77. The best player for the winners was Solomon Alabi who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyotsu FE maintains first place with 32-11 record. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third position with 20 games lost. Toyotsu FE's next round opponent will be again Yamagata (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day.
B League D2 top team - Shimane Magic (36-6) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Shinshu BW (12-32) 93-59. It was a good game for Wayne Marshall who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Shinshu BW's coach Ryutaro Onodera gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Shimane Magic have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 36-6 record. Shinshu BW lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 32 games lost. Shimane Magic will face again Shinshu BW (#6) in Nagano in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 45: Aomori Watts beat Kagoshima on the road 87-78. Kagawa FA won against Tokyo Excel. on its own court 97-83. Ehime OV managed to outperform Bambitious Nara in Matsuyama 81-74. Hiroshima D. rolled over Iwate Big Bulls at home 77-57.
The most impressive performance of 45th round was 20 points and 10 rebounds by Alan Wiggins of Aomori Watts.

Kagoshima - Aomori Watts 78-87

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Aomori Watts (18-25) beat 6th ranked Kagoshima (5-38) in Renova 87-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 28-7 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Aomori Watts dominated on the defensive end, holding Kagoshima to just 7 points in third quarter. It was a good game for American forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Kenta Tateyama (188-90) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Kazuto Sameshima (171-92) added 15 points and 5 steals in the effort for Kagoshima. Five Kagoshima players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aomori Watts maintains fourth place with 18-25 record, which they share with Cyberdyne IR. Kagoshima lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 38 games lost. Aomori Watts will have a break next round. Kagoshima will play again at home against Aomori Watts (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: A.Wiggins 20+10reb+2ast, K.Tateyama 15+1reb+3ast, K.Aita 12+3reb+2ast, T.Kan 10+2reb+2ast, D.Shimoyama 9, B.Sebirumbi 9+8reb
Kagoshima: K.Sameshima 15+3reb+1ast, C.Maduabum 14+9reb+1ast, B.Gill 12+4reb+2ast, T.Murphy 12+2reb+4ast, H.Fujita 11+6reb, R.Nakazono 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 538170


Shimane SM - Shinshu BW 93-59

B League D2 top team - Shimane Magic (36-6) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Shinshu BW (12-32) 93-59. The game was mostly controlled by Shimane Magic. Shinshu BW was better in fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Shinshu BW 43-29 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shimane Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Shinshu BW's players. It was a good game for American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Jun Abe (177-86) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. Canadian center Chad Posthumus (211-91, college: Morehead St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 20 rebounds and American forward Xavier Ford (201-93, college: Buffalo) added 16 points in the effort for Shinshu BW. Shinshu BW's coach Ryutaro Onodera gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Shimane Magic have an impressive series of eighteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 36-6 record. Shinshu BW lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 32 games lost. Shimane Magic will face again Shinshu BW (#6) in Nagano in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: W.Marshall 17+7reb+2ast, J.Abe 16+1reb+5ast, K.Takabatake 14+3reb+3ast, J.Davis 12+6reb+3ast, E.Yamamoto 11+4reb+3ast, Y.Tatsuhiro 9+2reb+4ast
Shinshu BW: X.Ford 16+2reb+1ast, C.Posthumus 13+20reb, Y.Yosuke 9+2reb+3ast, T.Hiroaki 9+1reb+1ast, D.Suzuki 9+1reb+1ast, S.Uesugi 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 538169


Kagawa FA - Tokyo Excel. 97-83

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 4th placed Tokyo Excel. (15-27) lost to fifth ranked Kagawa FA (13-30) in Takamatsu 83-97 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-83. Tokyo Excel. was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Taku Bandoh (185-92) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import center Luke Evans (203-91, college: Cal.Baptist) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tokyo Excel.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kagawa FA maintains fifth place with 13-30 record. Tokyo Excel. lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 27 games lost. Kagawa FA will face again higher ranked Tokyo Excel. (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: C.Tapscott 34+11reb+5ast, T.Bandoh 20+2reb+1ast, R.Tokunaga 13+5reb+2ast, A.Forbes 10+10reb, S.Mizoguchi 5+2reb+3ast, T.Maemura 5+1reb
Tokyo Excel.: R.Stephan 31+15reb+1ast, L.Evans 13+5reb+1ast, H.Tobita 13+5reb+1ast, J.Herold 10+3reb+1ast, T.Nishiyama 8+3reb+6ast, S.Izumi 6+3reb
gschID: 538168


Bambitious Nara - Ehime OV 74-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Orange Vikings' (23-20) road victory over 5th ranked Bambitious Nara (15-28) 81-74 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import center Joshua Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Orange Vikings players scored in double figures. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Nigerian forward Andy Ogide (204-87, college: Colorado St., agency: HMS) added 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Bambitious Nara. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Orange Vikings. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Yamagata. Bambitious Nara lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 28 games lost. Orange Vikings will have a break next round. Bambitious Nara will play again at home against Orange Vikings (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: L.Blackledge 14+9reb+2ast, J.Crawford 13+8reb+2ast, Y.Nakajima 13+5reb+3ast, T.Yoshihiko 11+5reb+2ast, T.Tatsuhiko 11+4reb+8ast, C.Williams 10+4reb+1ast
Bambitious Nara: T.Woodbury 17+10reb+2ast, A.Ogide 15+6reb, A.Hirao 12+1reb+7ast, D.Terashita 6+5reb, J.Honda 5+1reb, J.Masumoto 5
gschID: 538167


Gunma - Nishinomiya S. 71-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Gunma (28-15) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Nishinomiya S. (30-13) 74-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Gunma. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Larry Owens (201-83, college: ORU, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Kento Matsuzaki (178-88) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Gunma. Gunma's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 30-13 record having just two points less than leader Gunma. Gunma at the other side still keeps top position with 15 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gunma will play again at home against the league's second-placed Nishinomiya S. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: K.Matsuzaki 16+2reb+2ast, N.Tani 14+1reb, L.Owens 13+9reb+3ast, T.Yanagawa 8+4reb+3ast, J.Vandenberg 8+9reb+1ast, D.Burns 7+2reb+2ast
Gunma: T.Kennedy 17+5reb+1ast, A.Kuso 11+8reb, M.Cousin 9+8reb+3ast, H.Kondo 9+1reb+1ast, M.Obuchi 7+1reb+2ast, T.Fujiwara 5+2reb
gschID: 538166


Kumamoto V. - Fukushima 85-59

An interesting game for Kumamoto V. (33-10) which hosted in Kumamoto second-best Fukushima (25-18). Third ranked Kumamoto V. had an easy win 85-59. The game without a history. Kumamoto V. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Fukushima to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Fukushima 44-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. Forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and forward Joel James (208-94, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 17 points. Center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) came up with 9 points and 6 rebounds and forward Terrance Shannon (203-90, college: VCU) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Fukushima in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kumamoto V. maintains third place with 33-10 record having just one point less than leader Gunma. Loser Fukushima keeps the second position with 18 games lost. Kumamoto V. will again meet at home league's second-placed Fukushima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukushima will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: R.Warren 18+11reb+3ast, J.James 17+4reb+1ast, S.Kobayashi 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Kanbara 10+3reb+1ast, R.Nakanishi 8+10reb+2ast, P.Butorac 7+6reb+4ast
Fukushima: N.Spikes 9+6reb+1ast, S.Murakami 9+2reb+3ast, M.Mizuno 8+2reb+1ast, K.Tomori 8+2reb+1ast, T.Shannon 8+8reb, C.Bozeman 7+5reb
gschID: 538165


Tokyo Z - Cyberdyne IR 62-71

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tokyo Z (17-27) against fifth ranked Cyberdyne IR (18-25) on Saturday night. Host Tokyo Z was defeated by Cyberdyne IR in a tough game in Tokyo 62-71. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tokyo Z won third quarter 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) chipped in 8 points and 17 rebounds. Four Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Deon Jones (198-93, college: Monmouth) with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Shimon Takayama (180-90) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Tokyo Z's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Cyberdyne IR have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aomori Watts. Tokyo Z lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the third position with 27 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Z will play again at home against Cyberdyne IR and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 19+17reb+2ast, S.Isshiki 16+1reb, J.Maniwa 13+5reb+2ast, D.Larkai 10+2reb, R.Rickert 8+17reb+2ast, M.Yosuke 3+1reb+2ast
Tokyo Z: D.Jones 28+11reb, S.Watanabe 11+4reb+4ast, S.Takayama 8+9reb+3ast, M.Takumi 7+1reb+1ast, S.Akiba 5+4reb+2ast, K.Teppei 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 538164


Toyotsu FE - Yamagata 83-77

An interesting game for Toyotsu FE (32-11) which hosted in Nagoya 3rd placed Yamagata (23-20). First ranked Toyotsu FE managed to get a 6-point victory 83-77. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Yamagata won fourth quarter 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds. Point guard Kohei Fukuzawa (177-93) chipped in 19 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Masanari Masanari (186-91) who recorded 19 points and point guard Yuichi Ishikawa (173-87) added 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyotsu FE maintains first place with 32-11 record. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third position with 20 games lost. Toyotsu FE's next round opponent will be again Yamagata (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: K.Fukuzawa 19+1ast, M.Narita 15+4reb+1ast, S.Alabi 15+17reb+3ast, R.Carney 12+7reb+1ast, K.Sugimoto 5+5reb+2ast, S.Sow 4
Yamagata: M.Masanari 19+4reb+1ast, M.Izawa 14+5reb, S.Tarver 11+2reb, Y.Ishikawa 10+10reb+4ast, S.Murakami 9+2reb, Y.Takahashi 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 538163


Hiroshima D. - Iwate Big Bulls 77-57

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (10-33) were outscored by second ranked Dragonflies (34-9) in Hiroshima 77-57 on Saturday. The game without a history. Dragonflies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Iwate Big Bulls' 36. It was a good game for the former international center Daiji Yamada (200-81) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots). The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five Dragonflies players scored in double figures. American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) answered with 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Shinya Chiba (185-87) added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Iwate Big Bulls. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dragonflies maintains second place with 34-9 record having just two point less than leader Gunma. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the sixth position with 33 games lost. Dragonflies will face again Iwate Big Bulls (#6) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: D.Dillon 17+1reb+2ast, S.Asayama 15+4reb+1ast, A.N'Diaye 13+7reb, D.Yamada 13+3reb+4ast, C.Lammert 10+7reb+2ast, S.Tanaka 5+2reb+1ast
Iwate Big Bulls: D.Lawson 12+8reb+1ast, S.Onodera 12+1reb, K.Nagata 9+3reb+1ast, R.Shibuta 8+2reb+1ast, S.Chiba 7+5reb+2ast, M.Sawaguchi 4+2reb
gschID: 538162


  




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Armstrong
Armstrong's 20 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
32-year old center Hilton Armstrong (210-C-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Chiba Jets and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 57. He had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Chiba Jets in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Sendai 89ers (#6, 13-42) with 41-point margin 102-61. Chiba Jets maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few ga...   [read more]

Paul Butorac
Japanese B League D2 round 58 best performance: Paul Butorac - 3 days ago
American Paul Butorac (208-C/F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kumamoto V., receiving a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 58. The 33-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, nine rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Kagoshima (#6, 7-49) with 24-point margin 95-71. Kumamoto V. maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese B League D2. They would have been even better if they had...   [read more]

Kodama
Takashi
Takashi's 28 points give him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
24-year old point guard Kodama Takashi (166-PG-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Otsuka A. and receives a Asia-basket.com B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 21. He had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Otsuka A. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Fukuoka Rizing (#2, 33-5) 85-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Otsuka A. maintains the 4th position in Japanese B League D3. They would have been even...   [read more]


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B League D2 Round 58: #1 Gunma is defeated by Aomori Watts - 4 days ago  
B League D3 Round 21: Saitama Broncos beat Tokyo Cinq R. by one after a very close game - 4 days ago  
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B League Round 56 of Regular Season - 5 days ago  
B League D2 Round 57 of Regular Season - 5 days ago  
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Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 56 - 10 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 20 - 10 days ago  
Louaize adds Harris to their roster, ex Iwate Big Bulls - 10 days ago  
B League D3 Round 20: Tokyo HT beats Tokyo Cinq R. in a derby game - 11 days ago  
B League Round 55: #1 Tochigi Brex is defeated by Hokkaido L. - 11 days ago  
B League D2 Round 56: Leader Gunma loses to Cyberdyne IR - 11 days ago  
Rossiter's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
Abdullahi Kuso's triple-double lands him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
B League Round 54: Toyama Grouses defeat leader Toshiba Thunders - 12 days ago  
B League D2 Round 55: Fukushima defeats Aomori Watts in the closest game of the week - 12 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League round 53 - 15 days ago  
B League Round 53: Shiga L-Stars edge Ryukyu GK by one point - 16 days ago  
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