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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
Next Round Schedule

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
Next Round Schedule

Round 22 (Regular Season)

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 Round 48 of Regular Season - Mar 26, 2017


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Round 48 most important game was a victory of Ryukyu GK over one of their biggest challengers Kyoto Hannar. 89-78 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Ryukyu GK shot 63.0 percent from the field. Ryukyu GK had a 30-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Naoki Tashiro (188-93) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for Kyoto Hannar.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ryukyu GK (22-24) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Nagoya DD and Osaka Evessa. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 25 games lost. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kyoto Hannar. will play again at home against Ryukyu GK (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (11-35) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-best Diamond Dolphins (22-24) 83-82 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Narito Namizato who added 12 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth position with 11-35 record. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 24 games lost. They share the position with Osaka Evessa and Ryukyu GK. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Chiba Jets (32-14) which hosted in Chiba one of their biggest challengers Hokkaido L. (17-29). Third ranked Chiba Jets managed to get a 10-point victory 98-88. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Tyler Stone who scored that evening 30 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds by Jahmar Thorpe did not help to save the game for Hokkaido L.. Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chiba Jets maintains third position with 32-14 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth place with 29 games lost. Chiba Jets will again meet at home Hokkaido L. (#4) in the next round. Hokkaido L. will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (36-10) which played road game in Osaka against one of their biggest challengers Osaka Evessa (22-24). First ranked Aishin Sea Horses had an easy win 89-66. The best player for the winners was Makoto Hiejima who scored 23 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. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 36-10 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Osaka Evessa at the other side dropped to the second place with 24 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round. Osaka Evessa will play again at home against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Toshiba Thunders (38-8) which played road game in Niigata against 4th ranked Niigata Albirex (20-26). First ranked Toshiba Thunders had an easy win 84-65. It was a good game for Nick Fazekas who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders maintains first position with 38-8 record. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the fourth place with 26 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders (#1) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 48: Sendai 89ers was smashed by Tochigi Brex on the road 86-53. Toyota Alvark won against Akita NH on its own court 78-60. Toyama Grouses managed to outperform Yokohama BC in a road game 94-79. Sanen recorded a loss to Hitachi SR at home 70-77.

Nagoya DD - Shiga L-Stars 82-83

Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (11-35) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging second-best Diamond Dolphins (22-24) 83-82 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Narito Namizato (172-89) who added 12 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds and international power forward Tenketsu Harimoto (198-92) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth position with 11-35 record. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 24 games lost. They share the position with Osaka Evessa and Ryukyu GK. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: J.Tillman 25+16reb+1ast, T.Harimoto 16+4reb+3ast, D.Weaver 13+7reb+1ast, T.Sasayama 10+2reb+3ast, S.Funyu 8+3reb, T.Nakatsuka 5+1reb+1ast
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 28+11reb+4ast, C.Brackins 14+6reb, N.Namizato 12+3reb+7ast, T.Hasegawa 11+4reb+1ast, H.Higuchi 7+5reb+1ast, Y.Karino 6+1ast
gschID: 475178


Tochigi Brex - Sendai 89ers 86-53

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Tochigi Brex (37-9) crushed at home 6th ranked Sendai 89ers (12-34) 86-53 on Saturday. They outrebounded Sendai 89ers 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Yutaro Suda (188-92) contributed with 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. Tochigi Brex's coach Thomas Wisman felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American Greg Mangano (208-89, college: Yale) replied with 8 points and 9 rebounds and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) added 7 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Tochigi Brex have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 37-9 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the sixth place with 34 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face again Sendai 89ers (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: G.Mangano 8+9reb, T.Shimura 7+1ast, T.Nephawe 7+7reb+2ast, M.Kataoka 6+1reb, M.Kikuchi 6+4reb+1ast, R.Yanagawa 6+2reb
Tochigi Brex: J.Gibbs 19+13reb+3ast, Y.Suda 17+3reb+2ast, H.Watanabe 13+1reb+6ast, K.Takeuchi 13+6reb+1ast, Y.Endo 7, N.Kumagae 7+1reb
gschID: 475172


Chiba Jets - Hokkaido L. 98-88

An interesting game for Chiba Jets (32-14) which hosted in Chiba one of their biggest challengers Hokkaido L. (17-29). Third ranked Chiba Jets managed to get a 10-point victory 98-88. Chiba Jets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. The winners were led by Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who scored that evening 30 points and 8 rebounds and forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) supported him with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Five Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds by forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) did not help to save the game for Hokkaido L.. Center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) added 19 points and 7 rebounds. Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chiba Jets maintains third position with 32-14 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth place with 29 games lost. Chiba Jets will again meet at home Hokkaido L. (#4) in the next round. Hokkaido L. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: J.Thorpe 24+13reb+3ast, D.Miller 19+7reb+1ast, T.Nishikawa 16+2reb, T.Orimo 9+1reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 6+4reb+6ast, D.Noguchi 5+2reb+2ast
Chiba Jets: T.Stone 30+8reb+3ast, M.Parker 22+14reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 15+1reb+4ast, K.Ishii 11+1reb+2ast, H.Armstrong 10+4reb+1ast, R.Ono 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 475173


Toyota Alvark - Akita NH 78-60

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Akita Happinets (13-33) lost to second ranked Toyota Alvark (36-10) in Tokyo 60-78 on Saturday. Toyota Alvark dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Akita Happinets' 28. It was a good game for swingman Zack Baranski (193-92) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Evan Ravenel (203-89, college: Ohio St.) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Akita Happinets. Akita Happinets' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Toyota Alvark have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with SeaHorses. Loser Akita Happinets keep the fifth place with 33 games lost. Toyota Alvark will face again Akita Happinets (#5) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: S.Taguchi 19+1reb, L.Lyons 15+10reb, E.Ravenel 9+10reb+4ast, S.Ando 6+4reb+1ast, S.Morrison 5+5reb+2ast, N.Sugasawa 3+1reb
Toyota Alvark: Z.Baranski 16+7reb+1ast, D.Garrett 12+5reb+5ast, T.Shonaka 10+1reb+1ast, T.Plaisted 10+7reb+3ast, D.Tanaka 10+4reb+4ast, J.Ayres 8
gschID: 475174


Osaka Evessa - SeaHorses 66-89

An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (36-10) which played road game in Osaka against one of their biggest challengers Osaka Evessa (22-24). First ranked Aishin Sea Horses had an easy win 89-66. Aishin Sea Horses outrebounded Osaka Evessa 43-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) who scored 23 points. American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) who recorded 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Shinnosuke Negoro (195-87) added 15 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 36-10 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Osaka Evessa at the other side dropped to the second place with 24 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round. Osaka Evessa will play again at home against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: S.Negoro 15+4reb+2ast, S.Konno 13+1reb, J.Harrellson 12+8reb+2ast, R.Roby 8+5reb+1ast, T.Hashimoto 7+5reb+1ast, X.Gibson 5+1reb
SeaHorses: M.Hiejima 23+3reb+3ast, K.Kanamaru 18+1reb, G.Edwards 15+6reb+2ast, M.Karimata 12+3reb+6ast, I.Butts 10+12reb+1ast, T.Hasegawa 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 475180


Yokohama BC - Toyama Grouses 79-94

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Toyama Grouses (12-34) won against on the road 5th ranked Yokohama BC (15-31) 94-79 on Saturday. Toyama Grouses made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Masashi Joho (183-82) who led his team to a victory with 29 points. Forward Naoki Uto (188-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Toyama Grouses' coach Bob Nash used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) replied with 22 points and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Yokohama BC. Five Toyama Grouses and four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses maintains sixth position with 12-34 record, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Loser Yokohama BC keeps the fifth place with 31 games lost. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round. Yokohama BC will play again at home against Toyama Grouses (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: T.Kawamura 22+4reb+2ast, J.Parmer 13+8reb+5ast, M.Hosoya 10+3ast, A.Minatoya 10+1reb+1ast, K.Takashima 7+2reb, P.Faye 7+12reb+1ast
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 29+2reb+1ast, N.Uto 16+5reb+10ast, T.Mito 15+2reb, D.Pittman 15+15reb+1ast, D.Viney 13+1reb+1ast, S.Willard 4+7reb+4ast
gschID: 475175


Niigata Albirex - Toshiba BT 65-84

An interesting game for Toshiba Thunders (38-8) which played road game in Niigata against 4th ranked Niigata Albirex (20-26). First ranked Toshiba Thunders had an easy win 84-65. Toshiba Thunders dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Niigata Albirex's 34. Toshiba Thunders looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 17 rebounds. International point guard Yuma Fujii (178-91) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Niigata Albirex. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders maintains first position with 38-8 record. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the fourth place with 26 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 22+7reb+2ast, C.Chapman 19+9reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 13+3reb+4ast, K.Sato 6+4reb, S.Hatakeyama 3+4reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 2+4reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 31+17reb+2ast, K.Nomoto 14+4reb+1ast, Y.Fujii 13+4reb+5ast, N.Tsuji 8+1reb+5ast, R.Shinoyama 4+1reb+2ast, Y.Nagayoshi 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 475176


Sanen - Hitachi SR 70-77

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when second-best Sanen Neophoenix (25-21) lost to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (23-23) in Hamamatsu 70-77 on Saturday. Hitachi Sunrockers outrebounded Sanen Neophoenix 46-25 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. International forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach BT Toews used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) replied with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and Nigerian-Canadian Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon, agency: Babcock Sports) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sanen Neophoenix. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third position with 23-23 record having fifteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Sanen Neophoenix lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second place with 21 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will have a break next round. Sanen Neophoenix will play again at home against Hitachi Sunrockers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sanen: J.Childress 28+12reb+3ast, O.Ashaolu 15+5reb+2ast, S.Okada 6+2reb+1ast, A.Ota 6+3reb, S.Tawatari 5+1reb+2ast, S.Ohishi 5
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 22+9reb, A.Chambers 12+3reb, I.Brown 12+12reb+4ast, R.Guinn 11+3reb+1ast, T.Ito 10+2reb+4ast, K.Hirose 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 475177


Kyoto Hannar. - Ryukyu GK 78-89

Round 48 most important game was a victory of Ryukyu GK over one of their biggest challengers Kyoto Hannar. 89-78 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Ryukyu GK shot 63.0 percent from the field. Ryukyu GK had a 30-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Naoki Tashiro (188-93) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Ryukyu GK players scored in double figures. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) added 22 points in the effort for Kyoto Hannar.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ryukyu GK (22-24) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Nagoya DD and Osaka Evessa. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 25 games lost. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kyoto Hannar. will play again at home against Ryukyu GK (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: K.Kotzur 22+3reb+1ast, M.Dove 14+11reb+3ast, H.Kawashima 8+3reb+4ast, Y.Okada 8, T.Sato 6+1ast, K.Yamabuchi 5+2reb
Ryukyu GK: N.Tashiro 23+6reb+2ast, S.Kitagawa 18+1ast, R.Kishimoto 15+4reb+4ast, L.Hamilton 13+13reb+5ast, A.McHenry 8+4reb+3ast, S.Tsuyama 6+1ast
gschID: 475179


  




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Armstrong
Armstrong's 20 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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 - 14 hours 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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Rossiter's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 8 days ago  
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