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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
B League D2 Standings
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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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
Tokyo Z 55% Sep.30 Ehime OV
Bambitious N 61% Sep.30 Yamagata
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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
Otsuka A. 57% Sep.30 Tokyo Cinq R
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Tokyo HT 57% Sep.29 Kagoshima
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B League D3 Round 17: Fukuoka Rizing beat Otsuka A. in the most crucial game of the week - Mar 13, 2017


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Brian Butch
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fukuoka. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing faced 4th placed Otsuka A.. Host Fukuoka Rizing (26-4) smashed guests from Tokyo (18-12) 83-52. Fukuoka Rizing dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Otsuka A.'s 18. Fukuoka Rizing forced 23 Otsuka A. turnovers. The best player for the winners was American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) produced 9 points and 14 rebounds 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. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 26-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Otsuka A. will play against Aisin AW (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fukuoka. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing faced 4th placed Otsuka A.. Host Fukuoka Rizing (26-4) defeated guests from Tokyo (18-12) 85-76. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Josh Peppers contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) answered with 29 points and 5 assists for Otsuka A.Otsuka A.'s coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 26-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will play against bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Otsuka A. will play against Aisin AW (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Kanazawa Sam. delivered the twenty seventh victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-19) 101-77. Andrew Fitzgerald stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. RJ Slawson responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kanazawa Sam. maintains first place with 27-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 19 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet Toyoda Gosei (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tokyo Cinq R. will have a break next round.
Leader Kanazawa Sam. recorded the twenty seventh victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-19) 93-67. Tony Bishop nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kanazawa Sam. maintains first place with 27-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 19 games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Toyoda Gosei (#8) in Aichi and are hoping to win another game.
The game in Aichi supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Tokyo HT (19-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Toyoda Gosei (5-25). Tokyo HT smashed Toyoda Gosei 77-36 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Alex Jones who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Tokyo HT have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 19-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Loser Toyoda Gosei keeps the eighth position with 25 games lost. Tokyo HT will face Saitama Broncos (#7) at home in the next round. Toyoda Gosei will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 17 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue was crushed by Saitama Bron. in a road game 90-55. Toyoda Gosei was smashed by Tokyo HT at home 48-76. Bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue was destroyed by Saitama Bron. on the opponent's court 90-60.

Saitama Bron. - Tokyo Big Blue 90-55

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Tokyo Big Blue (3-27) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (12-18) 90-55 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was American forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Jennings is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Saitama Broncos players scored in double figures. Naturalized American forward Ken Tanaka (188-81, college: Whittier) produced 6 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Yoshikawa Osamuakira (182-92) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Saitama Broncos maintains seventh place with 12-18 record. Tokyo Big Blue lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Saitama Broncos will face higher ranked Tokyo HT (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tokyo Big Blue will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: T.Wade 25+16reb+2ast, B.Jennings 17+11reb+3ast, Y.Shoji 13, M.Ueda 12+5reb+1ast, N.Chisho 5+1reb, K.Yanagita 5+2reb
Tokyo Big Blue: R.Ito 13+2reb, Y.Osamuakira 11+6reb, A.Soui 9+2reb, M.Senro 6+4reb, K.Tanaka 6+11reb+2ast, S.Ohito 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 512737


Tokyo Cinq R. - Kanazawa Sam. 77-101

Leader Kanazawa Sam. delivered the twenty seventh victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-19) 101-77. Kanazawa Sam. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and guard Ide Yuji (181-88) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Haylett Sports) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kanazawa Sam. maintains first place with 27-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 19 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet Toyoda Gosei (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tokyo Cinq R. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 24+13reb+2ast, G.Pomare 18+7reb, I.Yuji 18+2reb+6ast, T.Yonamine 13+8reb+4ast, T.Tsukino 10+4reb+4ast, Y.Inoue 6+3reb+2ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: M.Kamezaki 16+1reb, K.Takahashi 13+4reb+1ast, J.Heath 11+3reb+1ast, R.Slawson 11+10reb+2ast, J.Green 10+6reb+2ast, T.Yotaku 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 512736


Fukuoka Rizing - Otsuka A. 83-52

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fukuoka. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing faced 4th placed Otsuka A.. Host Fukuoka Rizing (26-4) smashed guests from Tokyo (18-12) 83-52. Fukuoka Rizing dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Otsuka A.'s 18. Fukuoka Rizing forced 23 Otsuka A. turnovers. The best player for the winners was American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) produced 9 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) added 15 points and 8 rebounds 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. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 26-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Otsuka A. will play against Aisin AW (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: B.Butch 15+13reb+1ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 11+10reb+1ast, J.Peppers 11+8reb+3ast, Y.Yamashita 10+3reb+2ast, Y.Kitamuki 9+2reb, M.Kano 8+4reb
Otsuka A.: R.Raymond 15+8reb+1ast, K.Richardson 9+14reb+3ast, H.Yokotsuka 8+1reb+1ast, K.Takashi 5+5reb+1ast, S.Samejima 4+2reb, S.Murata 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 512739


Toyoda Gosei - Tokyo HT 36-77

The game in Aichi supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Tokyo HT (19-11) played at the court of 8th ranked Toyoda Gosei (5-25). Tokyo HT smashed Toyoda Gosei 77-36 on Sunday. Tokyo HT held Toyoda Gosei to an opponent 20.8 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.0 percent accuracy of the winners. Tokyo HT had a 34-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tokyo HT made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. American center Matthew Kendrick (215-90, college: St.Leo) produced 5 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Tokyo HT have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 19-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Loser Toyoda Gosei keeps the eighth position with 25 games lost. Tokyo HT will face Saitama Broncos (#7) at home in the next round. Toyoda Gosei will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: A.Jones 17+9reb+2ast, B.Harper 14+6reb+1ast, R.Narumi 8+2ast, H.Oogane 7+3reb+3ast, D.Uematsu 7, C.Kenaru 6+1reb+1ast
Toyoda Gosei: E.Sumihiro 10+8reb+2ast, D.Kokubu 8+4reb+1ast, M.Kendrick 5+16reb+3ast, R.Kawada 4+4reb, D.Sato 3, R.Yanagiuchi 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 512738


Toyoda Gosei - Tokyo HT 48-76

No shocking result in a game in Aichi where third ranked Tokyo HT (19-11) smashed 8th ranked Toyoda Gosei (5-25) 76-48 on Saturday. They outrebounded Toyoda Gosei 40-22 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import power forward Edward Morris (204-84, college: Pittsburg St.) chipped in 7 points and 12 rebounds. American center Matthew Kendrick (215-90, college: St.Leo) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) added 6 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Tokyo HT have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 19-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Loser Toyoda Gosei keeps the eighth position with 25 games lost. Tokyo HT will face Saitama Broncos (#7) at home in the next round. Toyoda Gosei will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: B.Harper 24+9reb+1ast, A.Jones 13+5reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 9+3reb+1ast, R.Narumi 8+7reb+1ast, H.Oogane 8+3reb+3ast, E.Morris 7+12reb+1ast
Toyoda Gosei: M.Kendrick 14+9reb, D.Kokubu 10+2reb, R.Kawada 6+5reb, E.Sumihiro 6+1reb+5ast, R.Yanagiuchi 6+2reb+3ast, D.Sato 4
gschID: 512732


Tokyo Cinq R. - Kanazawa Sam. 67-93

Leader Kanazawa Sam. recorded the twenty seventh victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-19) 93-67. Kanazawa Sam. made 28-of-36 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Tokyo Cinq R. only scored eleven points from the stripe. 26 personal fouls committed by Tokyo Cinq R. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Panamanian forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds. Four Kanazawa Sam. players scored in double figures. American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Tokyo Cinq R. in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kanazawa Sam. maintains first place with 27-3 record. Tokyo Cinq R. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 19 games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Toyoda Gosei (#8) in Aichi and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: T.Bishop 22+12reb+3ast, A.Fitzgerald 18+9reb, Y.Inoue 12+3reb, T.Tsukino 10+6ast, T.Yonamine 9+2reb+1ast, G.Pomare 8+14reb
Tokyo Cinq R.: R.Slawson 17+11reb+2ast, J.Heath 11+7reb+1ast, K.Takahashi 8+6reb+4ast, J.Green 7+2reb, T.Sano 7+3reb+1ast, M.Kamezaki 4+2reb
gschID: 512733


Saitama Bron. - Tokyo Big Blue 90-60

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Tokyo Big Blue (3-27) was rolled over on the road by seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (12-18) 90-60 on Saturday. Saitama Broncos dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Big Blue's 32 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Tokyo Big Blue 51-33 including a 39-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Jennings is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Saitama Broncos players scored in double figures. Point guard Ryota Ito (178-92) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized American forward Ken Tanaka (188-81, college: Whittier) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Saitama Broncos maintains seventh place with 12-18 record. Tokyo Big Blue lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 27 lost games. Saitama Broncos will face higher ranked Tokyo HT (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tokyo Big Blue will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: T.Wade 21+17reb, B.Jennings 17+8reb+3ast, Y.Shoji 16+3reb+1ast, M.Ueda 14+4reb+1ast, T.Nakashima 10+3reb+1ast, Y.Sasaki 8+2reb+1ast
Tokyo Big Blue: R.Ito 19+6reb+1ast, K.Tanaka 8+5reb+2ast, Y.Osamuakira 8+2reb+1ast, G.Shanlong 7+3reb+2ast, K.Funabashi 6+1reb, A.Soui 5+4reb
gschID: 512734


Fukuoka Rizing - Otsuka A. 85-76

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fukuoka. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing faced 4th placed Otsuka A.. Host Fukuoka Rizing (26-4) defeated guests from Tokyo (18-12) 85-76. Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) answered with 29 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Otsuka A.Otsuka A.'s coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 26-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will play against bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Otsuka A. will play against Aisin AW (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: M.Bryan-Amaning 18+9reb+2ast, J.Peppers 16+4reb+2ast, B.Butch 11+5reb, K.Akira-Shiro 8+1reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 8+2ast, M.Kano 7+6reb+3ast
Otsuka A.: R.Raymond 29+4reb+5ast, K.Richardson 14+7reb, Y.Sakamoto 8+1reb+1ast, T.Takuro 8+3reb+1ast, T.Hasegawa 5+6reb+3ast, H.Yokotsuka 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 512735


  




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