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Central
 1. SeaHorses 20-3 
 2. Nagoya DD 10-13 
 3. San-en 10-13 
 4. Toyama Grouses 9-14 
 5. Niigata Albirex 9-14 
 6. Yokohama BC 6-17 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 19-4 
 2. Chiba Jets 16-7 
 3. Hitachi SR 16-7 
 4. Toshiba BT 13-10 
 5. Hokkaido L. 12-11 
 6. Tochigi Brex 10-13 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 18-5 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 13-10 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 10-13 
 4. Osaka Evessa 6-17 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 5-18 
 6. Shimane SM 5-18 
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Last:12/18/2017
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Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 13-9 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 12-10 
 3. Gunma 10-11 
 4. Shinshu BW 10-12 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 9-12 
 6. Tokyo Z 8-13 
East
 1. Akita NH 19-3 
 2. Fukushima 13-8 
 3. Sendai 89ers 11-11 
 4. Yamagata 9-13 
 5. Aomori Watts 6-16 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 2-20 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 18-3 
 2. Ehime OV 16-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 15-7 
 4. Hiroshima D. 12-10 
 5. Kagawa FA 8-13 
 6. Bambitious Nara 4-18 
Full Standings
Last:12/17/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Saitama Bron. 8-2 
 2. Tokyo HT 8-2 
 3. Otsuka A. 8-4 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 7-3 
 5. Toyoda Gosei 7-5 
 6. Aisin AW 5-5 
 7. Kagoshima 3-7 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-10 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 0-10 
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Last:12/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Gardner, Niigata .28.9 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.2 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.8 
 5. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.4 
 6. Edwards, Chiba J.16.4 
 7. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.2 
 8. Togashi, Chiba Jets15.9 
 9. Uto, Toyama G.15.7 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.4 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.7 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.5 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .9.9 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.4 
 6. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.1 
 7. Lammert, Nishinom.9.0 
 8. Parker, Chiba Jets8.9 
 9. Davis, Toshiba BT8.9 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.6.9 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.7 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.8 
 4. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 5. Suzuki, San-en5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.2 
 7. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.0 
 8. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.5 
 9. Mavunga, Kyoto H.4.4 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 2. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.7 
 3. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 4. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 5. Parmer, Yokohama.1.5 
 6. Gaffney, Chiba Jets1.4 
 7. Douhara, Nishinom.1.4 
 8. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.4 
 9. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 10. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.7 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.7 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.4 
 4. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.2 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.2 
 8. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Harrellson, Hitac.1.1 

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Toshiba BT Dec.20 Toyota Alvar 60%
Hokkaido L. 50% Dec.20 Chiba Jets
Osaka Evessa Dec.20 Shiga L-Star 64%
SeaHorses 79% Dec.20 San-en
Shimane SM 56% Dec.20 Nishinomiya
Tochigi Brex Dec.20 Hitachi SR 65%
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Ryukyu GK 66% Dec.20 Kyoto Hannar
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Tokyo Z Dec.18 Fukuoka Rizi 79%
Kagawa FA 69% Dec.17 Cyberdyne I
Aomori Watts 52% Dec.17 Gunma
Sendai 89ers 72% Dec.17 Shinshu BW
Akita NH 63% Dec.17 Hiroshima D
Yamagata 50% Dec.17 Kanazawa Sam
Bambitious N 75% Dec.17 Iwate Big Bu
Ehime OV 70% Dec.17 Fukushima
Kumamoto V. 68% Dec.17 Toyotsu FE
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Saitama Bron 61% Dec.24 Aisin AW
Tokyo Excel 60% Dec.24 Toyoda Gosei
Kagoshima 80% Dec.24 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo HT 58% Dec.24 Otsuka A.
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Tokyo Excel 60% Dec.23 Toyoda Gosei
Kagoshima 80% Dec.23 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo HT 58% Dec.23 Otsuka A.
B League Round 49: Sanen Neophoenix defeats Hitachi Sunrockers in the closest game of the week - Mar 27, 2017


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The most exciting game of round 49 in the B League took place in Hamamatsu. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Hitachi Sunrockers (23-24) to second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (26-21) 72-69 in the game for the second place. American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Nigerian-Canadian Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon, agency: Babcock Sports) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second place with 26-21 record having thirteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex which they share with defeated Hitachi Sunrockers. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side dropped to the second position with 24 games lost. They share it with Nagoya DD. Sanen Neophoenix are looking forward to face Niigata Albirex (#4) at home in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Toyama Grouses and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Toyota Alvark (36-11) against fifth ranked Akita Happinets (14-33) on Sunday night. Host Toyota Alvark was defeated by Akita Happinets in a tough game in Tokyo 64-71. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) nailed 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Scott Morrison accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds. Akita Happinets' coach Makoto Hasegawa allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) came up with 16 points for Toyota Alvark in the defeat. Akita Happinets maintains fifth place with 14-33 record. Toyota Alvark at the other side keeps the second position with 11 games lost. Akita Happinets will play against higher ranked Chiba Jets (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toyota Alvark will play against the league's leader Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Niigata. 4th placed host Niigata Albirex (20-27) was smashed by first ranked Toshiba Thunders (39-8) 90-71. Nick Fazekas fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Toshiba Thunders' coach Takuya Kita used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Davante Gardner produced 17 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Toshiba Thunders maintains first place with 39-8 record. Niigata Albirex lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 27 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will meet Yokohama BC (#5) on the road in the next round. Niigata Albirex will play against the league's second-placed Sanen Neophoenix in Hamamatsu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Osaka. Their biggest opponent host Osaka Evessa (22-25) lost to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (37-10) 100-94. Worth to mention a great performance of JR Sakuragi who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 37-10 record. Osaka Evessa at the other side dropped to the third position with 25 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round. Osaka Evessa will play on the road against Shiga L-Stars and hope to win that game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Chiba. Third ranked host Chiba Jets (33-14) defeated 4th placed Hokkaido L. (17-30) 101-90. Yuki Togashi stepped up and scored 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chiba Jets maintains third place with 33-14 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth position with 30 games lost. Chiba Jets will face Akita Happinets (#5) on the road in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play against Sendai 89ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 49: Sendai 89ers was destroyed by Tochigi Brex on the opponent's court 71-49. Yokohama BC were outscored by Toyama Grouses in a home game 60-80. Shiga L-Stars recorded a loss to Nagoya DD on the road 84-69. Kyoto Hannar. defeated Ryukyu GK on its own court 83-79.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points by Xavier Gibson of Osaka Evessa.

Niigata Albirex - Toshiba BT 71-90

The game between Top Four teams took place in Niigata. 4th placed host Niigata Albirex (20-27) was smashed by first ranked Toshiba Thunders (39-8) 90-71. It was a great shooting night for Toshiba Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Yuma Fujii (178-91) chipped in 16 points. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. Toshiba Thunders' coach Takuya Kita used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Stephan Van-Treese (206-90, college: Louisville, agency: Inception Sports) added 10 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. Toshiba Thunders maintains first place with 39-8 record. Niigata Albirex lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 27 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will meet Yokohama BC (#5) on the road in the next round. Niigata Albirex will play against the league's second-placed Sanen Neophoenix in Hamamatsu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 27+14reb+2ast, Y.Fujii 16+2reb+3ast, N.Tsuji 16+1reb+1ast, R.Shinoyama 15+4reb+1ast, M.Diouf 6+4reb+4ast, Y.Nagayoshi 4+3reb+1ast
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 17+8reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 13+3reb+2ast, S.Van Treese 10+13reb+1ast, K.Sato 9+1reb+1ast, S.Hatakeyama 6+1ast, T.You 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 475185


Tochigi Brex - Sendai 89ers 71-49

Very expected game when 6th ranked Sendai 89ers (12-35) were crushed on the road by first ranked Tochigi Brex (38-9) 71-49 on Sunday. American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American Greg Mangano (208-89, college: Yale) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Tochigi Brex. They maintain first place with 38-9 record. Sendai 89ers lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 35 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face league's second-placed Toyota Alvark in Tokyo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sendai 89ers will play at home against Hokkaido L. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: R.Rossiter 15+16reb+4ast, J.Gibbs 13+9reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 11+3reb+3ast, T.Furukawa 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Tabuse 6+1reb+1ast, Y.Suda 6+1reb
Sendai 89ers: G.Mangano 18+12reb, T.Nephawe 12+6reb, M.Kataoka 9+1reb+4ast, R.Yanagawa 5+1reb+2ast, T.Kumagai 3+2reb+1ast, M.Kikuchi 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 475181


Yokohama BC - Toyama Grouses 60-80

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Toyama Grouses (13-34) smashed on the road 5th ranked Yokohama BC (15-32) 80-60 on Sunday. Toyama Grouses dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Yokohama BC's 24. American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and forward Naoki Uto (188-91) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Masashi Hosoya (173-89) scored 20 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Toyama Grouses. They maintain sixth place with 13-34 record. Yokohama BC lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 32 games lost. Toyama Grouses will face higher ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Tokyo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Yokohama BC will play at home against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: N.Uto 18+2reb+4ast, M.Joho 16+2reb+3ast, D.Pittman 15+12reb, Y.Okada 10+1ast, D.Viney 7+5reb+1ast, S.Willard 6+7reb
Yokohama BC: J.Parmer 21+6reb, M.Hosoya 20, P.Faye 6+9reb+3ast, K.Takeda 6, K.Yamada 3+1reb+1ast, J.Washburn 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 475184


Sanen - Hitachi SR 72-69

The most exciting game of round 49 in the B League took place in Hamamatsu. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Hitachi Sunrockers (23-24) to second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (26-21) 72-69 in the game for the second place. American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Nigerian-Canadian Olu Ashaolu (200-88, college: Oregon, agency: Babcock Sports) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Sanen Neophoenix players scored in double figures. At the losing side Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and international forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) scored 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second place with 26-21 record having thirteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex which they share with defeated Hitachi Sunrockers. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side dropped to the second position with 24 games lost. They share it with Nagoya DD. Sanen Neophoenix are looking forward to face Niigata Albirex (#4) at home in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Toyama Grouses and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Sanen: J.Childress 30+11reb+2ast, O.Ashaolu 16+5reb+1ast, A.Ota 12+3reb, S.Tawatari 10+3reb+1ast, S.Okada 4+6reb, T.Kawamitsu 0
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 20+5reb, L.Vendrame 13+2reb+6ast, R.Guinn 10+2reb, I.Brown 9+9reb+4ast, A.Chambers 7+2reb, K.Hirose 6+3reb
gschID: 475186


Nagoya DD - Shiga L-Stars 84-69

Not a big story in a game in Nagoya where 6th ranked Shiga L-Stars (11-36) were defeated by third ranked Diamond Dolphins (23-24) 84-69 on Sunday. Diamond Dolphins outrebounded Shiga L-Stars 41-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. American center David Weaver (207-87, college: Wake Forest) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) for the winners and guard Taito Nakahigashi (190-92) chipped in 22 points. At the losing side Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and guard Narito Namizato (172-89) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Diamond Dolphins moved-up to second place, which they share with Hitachi SR. Loser Shiga L-Stars keep the sixth position with 36 games lost. Diamond Dolphins will face Ryukyu GK (#5) in Okinawa in the next round. Shiga L-Stars will play at home against Osaka Evessa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: T.Nakahigashi 22+4reb+3ast, D.Weaver 21+10reb, J.Tillman 17+8reb+1ast, S.Funyu 7+5reb+1ast, T.Harimoto 6+6reb+2ast, T.Sasayama 6+4reb+4ast
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 22+8reb+2ast, N.Namizato 13+6reb+1ast, C.Brackins 9+4reb, Y.Sugawara 8+5reb+1ast, T.Hasegawa 6+3reb+1ast, R.Kobayashi 6+3ast
gschID: 475187


Kyoto Hannar. - Ryukyu GK 83-79

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (22-25) beat at home 4th placed Ryukyu GK (22-25) 83-79 on Sunday. The former international guard Yusuke Okada (185-84) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and American forward Mo Charlo (203-83, college: Nevada, agency: Aspire Sports) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Shuhei Kitagawa (185-85) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to third place, which they share with Osaka Evessa and Ryukyu GK. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round. Ryukyu GK will play at home against the league's second-placed Diamond Dolphins and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: Y.Okada 20+4reb+2ast, M.Charlo 19+5reb+1ast, S.Murakami 12+5reb+4ast, T.Sato 10+3reb+1ast, M.Dove 8+8reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 5+4reb
Ryukyu GK: S.Kitagawa 22+5reb+2ast, L.Hamilton 14+14reb+4ast, R.Kishimoto 12+2reb+3ast, A.McHenry 10+5reb, S.Kinjo 8+1reb, N.Tashiro 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 475188


Osaka Evessa - SeaHorses 94-100

The game between Top Four teams took place in Osaka. Their biggest opponent host Osaka Evessa (22-25) lost to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (37-10) 100-94. Aishin Sea Horses made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Aishin Sea Horses especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Osaka Evessa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) answered with 27 points and the other American import forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) added 10 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Osaka Evessa. Five Aishin Sea Horses and four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 37-10 record. Osaka Evessa at the other side dropped to the third position with 25 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round. Osaka Evessa will play on the road against Shiga L-Stars and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: J.Sakuragi 20+5reb+6ast, G.Edwards 19+8reb+1ast, M.Hiejima 18+3reb+4ast, M.Karimata 16+4reb+4ast, K.Kanamaru 15+1reb, I.Butts 8+7reb
Osaka Evessa: X.Gibson 27+4reb+2ast, N.Hashimoto 16+3reb+1ast, S.Negoro 12+1reb+1ast, J.Harrellson 10+12reb+2ast, S.Konno 10+2reb, T.Soma 8+1reb+5ast
gschID: 475189


Toyota Alvark - Akita NH 64-71

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Toyota Alvark (36-11) against fifth ranked Akita Happinets (14-33) on Sunday night. Host Toyota Alvark was defeated by Akita Happinets in a tough game in Tokyo 64-71. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. They outrebounded Toyota Alvark 44-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) nailed 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. Akita Happinets' coach Makoto Hasegawa allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) came up with 16 points and the other American import forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Toyota Alvark in the defeat. Akita Happinets maintains fifth place with 14-33 record. Toyota Alvark at the other side keeps the second position with 11 games lost. Akita Happinets will play against higher ranked Chiba Jets (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toyota Alvark will play against the league's leader Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: L.Lyons 21+9reb+1ast, S.Morrison 17+7reb+1ast, S.Ando 12+7reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 11+6reb+4ast, E.Ravenel 4+6reb+1ast, T.Fujie 2
Toyota Alvark: D.Garrett 16+4reb+1ast, D.Tanaka 15+3reb+3ast, J.Ayres 13+6reb+2ast, T.Shonaka 8, K.Matsui 4+1reb+1ast, T.Ito 3+1reb
gschID: 475183


Chiba Jets - Hokkaido L. 101-90

The game between Top Four teams took place in Chiba. Third ranked host Chiba Jets (33-14) defeated 4th placed Hokkaido L. (17-30) 101-90. Chiba Jets shot 61.1 percent from the field and made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international point guard Yuki Togashi (170-93) stepped up and scored 22 points and 4 assists for the winners and international power forward Ryumo Ono (197-88) chipped in 22 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) responded with 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Hokkaido L.'s coach Kota Mizuno tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chiba Jets maintains third place with 33-14 record having six points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth position with 30 games lost. Chiba Jets will face Akita Happinets (#5) on the road in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play against Sendai 89ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: R.Ono 22+2reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 22+1reb+4ast, M.Parker 16+5reb, H.Armstrong 13+3reb+7ast, K.Ishii 12+2reb+3ast, S.Hara 6
Hokkaido L.: D.Miller 27+7reb+3ast, J.Thorpe 17+5reb, D.Noguchi 13+3reb+1ast, T.Nishikawa 9+2reb+3ast, R.Sakurai 6+1reb+1ast, T.Orimo 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 475182


  




Masaya Ueda
B League D3 Round 11: Tokyo HT lose to Saitama Broncos - 4 hours ago
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and derby games. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Tokyo HT (8-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Saitama Broncos (8-2) 85-72. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Saitama Broncos made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Tokyo HT turnovers. It was a great evening for point guard Masaya Ueda (177-93)...   [read more]

Joshua
Dollard
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 23 - 4 hours ago
Experienced American Joshua Dollard (203-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Bambitious Nara and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 23. The 31-year old forward had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Bambitious Nara in his team's victory, helping them to beat Iwate Big Bulls (#6, 2-20) 77-65. Bambitious Nara maintains the 6th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. The...   [read more]

Josh Duinker
B2 League Round 23: Leader Toyotsu FE loses to Kumamoto V. - 23 hours ago
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Top ranked Toyotsu FE (13-9) recorded its ninth loss on the court of third ranked Kumamoto V. on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Kumamoto V. 84-83. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, coll...   [read more]


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Decorey Jones (ex Iwate Big Bulls) joins CLS Knights - 5 days ago  
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givataim Sign Brian Harper, ex Tokyo HT - 5 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League round 16 - 6 days ago  
Japanese B League D2 round 22 best performance: Scootie Randall - 6 days ago  
Simon's 34-point game gives him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 6 days ago  
B2 League Round 22: Akita Happinets are defeated by Aomori Watts - 7 days ago  
B1 League Round 16: Leader Aishin Sea Horses lose to Toshiba Thunders - 7 days ago  
B League D3 Round 10: Saitama Broncos keep a leadership position - 7 days ago  
B2 League Round 21: Fukuoka Rizing defeats Yamagata in the closest game of the week - 7 days ago  
Brendan Lane agreed terms with Toyota Alvark - 10 days ago  
Japanese B League round 15 best performance: Joshua Smith - 12 days ago  
Drisdom's 22 points and 9 rebounds give him B League D2 Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 9 - 12 days ago  
B1 League Round 15: Toyota Alvark lose to Aishin Sea Horses - 13 days ago  
B2 League Round 20 of Regular Season - 13 days ago  
B League D3 Round 9: Toyoda Gosei hands first defeat to Tokyo HT - 13 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 19 - 13 days ago  
B2 League Round 19: Leader Fukuoka Rizing loses to Kumamoto V. - 14 days ago  
Kauhajoki welcomes back Mangano, ex Sendai 89ers - 18 days ago  
Australia Boomers outclass Japan in Fiba World Cup qualifier in Adelaide - 20 days ago  
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