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B League D3 Round 19: Otsuka A. is defeated by Tokyo HT in a derby game - Apr 10, 2017


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The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo HT (#3) and Otsuka A. (#4). Tokyo HT (23-11) won against visiting Otsuka A. (20-14) 82-73. Tokyo HT forced 20 Otsuka A. turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for power forward Edward Morris (204-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) helped adding 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Otsuka A.'s coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo HT have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain third place with 23-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Cinq R..
Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Tokyo: Tokyo HT (#3) and Otsuka A. (#4). Tokyo HT (23-11) crushed visiting Otsuka A. (20-14) by 17 points 75-58. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was an exceptional evening for forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds. Edward Morris accounted for 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) came up with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Otsuka A. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Tokyo HT. They maintain third place with 23-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Cinq R..
B League D3 top team - Kanazawa Sam. (31-3) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (12-22) in Ishikawa 93-69. Ide Yuji fired 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Brent Jennings produced 15 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kanazawa Sam.. They maintain first place with 31-3 record. Saitama Broncos lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 22 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet at home Otsuka A. (#4) in the next round. Saitama Broncos will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and hope to secure a win.
B League D3 top team - Kanazawa Sam. (31-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (12-22) in Ishikawa 91-57. Worth to mention a great performance of Andrew Fitzgerald who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 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 rest. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kanazawa Sam.. They maintain first place with 31-3 record. Saitama Broncos lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 22 games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Otsuka A. (#4) in Tokyo. Saitama Broncos will play at home against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and hope to win that game.
The game in Tokyo was also quite interesting. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (30-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-21). Fukuoka Rizing defeated Tokyo Cinq R. 97-86 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Matthew Bryan-Amaning who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Fukuoka Rizing. They maintain second place with 30-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 21 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face Saitama Broncos (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tokyo Cinq R.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.

In the last game of round 19 Fukuoka Rizing destroyed Tokyo Cinq R. on the opponent's court 89-70.

Kanazawa Sam. - Saitama Bron. 93-69

B League D3 top team - Kanazawa Sam. (31-3) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (12-22) in Ishikawa 93-69. Kanazawa Sam. dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 42. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Saitama Broncos' players. Guard Ide Yuji (181-88) fired 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Kanazawa Sam. players scored in double figures. American guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) produced 15 points and the other American import power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) added 7 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kanazawa Sam.. They maintain first place with 31-3 record. Saitama Broncos lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 22 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet at home Otsuka A. (#4) in the next round. Saitama Broncos will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: B.Jennings 15+3reb+2ast, N.Chisho 10+2reb, M.Ueda 10+3reb+4ast, N.Yutaro 9+2reb+2ast, T.Wade 8+6reb, Y.Shoji 7+3reb
Kanazawa Sam.: I.Yuji 24+5reb+5ast, G.Pomare 14+9reb+2ast, A.Fitzgerald 14+4reb+1ast, T.Bishop 12+4reb+2ast, S.Goto 9+5reb, T.Yonamine 8+5reb+7ast
gschID: 512751


Tokyo HT - Otsuka A. 82-73

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo HT (#3) and Otsuka A. (#4). Tokyo HT (23-11) won against visiting Otsuka A. (20-14) 82-73. Tokyo HT forced 20 Otsuka A. turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for power forward Edward Morris (204-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) helped adding 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) scored 15 points. Five Tokyo HT and four Otsuka A. players scored in double figures. Otsuka A.'s coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo HT have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain third place with 23-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Cinq R..
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: R.Raymond 15+2reb+1ast, S.Samejima 11+2reb+1ast, K.Richardson 11+8reb, T.Hasegawa 11+1reb+1ast, S.Tamura 10+2reb+1ast, J.Wolfinger 9+8reb+1ast
Tokyo HT: E.Morris 19+9reb+3ast, A.Jones 17+10reb, B.Harper 12+7reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 12+1reb+2ast, H.Oogane 11+1reb+4ast, R.Narumi 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 512753


Tokyo Cinq R. - Fukuoka Rizing 86-97

The game in Tokyo was also quite interesting. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (30-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-21). Fukuoka Rizing defeated Tokyo Cinq R. 97-86 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) helped adding 12 points and 15 rebounds. At the losing side swingman Mitsuhiro Kamezaki (189-86) responded with 26 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Fukuoka Rizing. They maintain second place with 30-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 21 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face Saitama Broncos (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tokyo Cinq R.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: M.Kamezaki 26+6reb+1ast, K.Takahashi 14+5reb, J.Green 14+3reb, J.Heath 10+8reb+2ast, R.Takeda 8+1reb+2ast, T.Yotaku 6+3reb+3ast
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Peppers 22+2reb+3ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 18+9reb+2ast, B.Butch 12+15reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 11+1reb+3ast, Y.Yamashita 7+2reb+4ast, S.Ishitani 7+2ast
gschID: 512752


Kanazawa Sam. - Saitama Bron. 91-57

B League D3 top team - Kanazawa Sam. (31-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Saitama Broncos (12-22) in Ishikawa 91-57. Kanazawa Sam. dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 36. They outrebounded Saitama Broncos 47-32 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Tsukino Tsukino (178-88) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Kanazawa Sam. players scored in double figures. American forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points in the effort for Saitama Broncos. 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. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kanazawa Sam.. They maintain first place with 31-3 record. Saitama Broncos lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 22 games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Otsuka A. (#4) in Tokyo. Saitama Broncos will play at home against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: T.Wade 16+10reb, B.Jennings 14+1reb+1ast, Y.Shoji 8+2reb+1ast, Y.Sasaki 6+3reb, C.Tate 6+7reb, N.Chisho 5+2reb
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 21+11reb+3ast, T.Tsukino 17+5reb+5ast, T.Bishop 14+10reb, G.Pomare 12+13reb+1ast, S.Goto 7+3reb+3ast, I.Yuji 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 512748


Tokyo Cinq R. - Fukuoka Rizing 70-89

Very expected game when 6th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (13-21) was crushed at home by second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (30-4) 89-70 on Friday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Fukuoka Rizing made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Takashi Sano (187-92) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Fukuoka Rizing. They maintain second place with 30-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 21 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face Saitama Broncos (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tokyo Cinq R.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: T.Sano 12+7reb+2ast, J.Green 11+6reb, K.Takahashi 10+2reb+1ast, R.Takeda 10+3reb+3ast, M.Kamezaki 9+3reb+1ast, R.Slawson 8+9reb+3ast
Fukuoka Rizing: M.Bryan-Amaning 25+10reb+2ast, B.Butch 13+9reb, J.Peppers 13+4reb+2ast, Y.Yamashita 12+4reb+5ast, S.Ishitani 9+3reb, D.Kobayashi 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 512749


Tokyo HT - Otsuka A. 75-58

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Tokyo: Tokyo HT (#3) and Otsuka A. (#4). Tokyo HT (23-11) crushed visiting Otsuka A. (20-14) by 17 points 75-58. Tokyo HT dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Otsuka A.'s 30. They outrebounded Otsuka A. 45-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was an exceptional evening for forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds. Power forward Edward Morris (204-84, college: Pittsburg St.) accounted for 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) came up with 12 points and 7 rebounds and forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Otsuka A. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Tokyo HT. They maintain third place with 23-11 record having eight points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Cinq R..
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: R.Raymond 12+7reb+1ast, K.Richardson 12+8reb, J.Wolfinger 7+4reb+1ast, S.Samejima 6+2reb+2ast, K.Takashi 6+1reb+2ast, S.Murata 5+1reb+2ast
Tokyo HT: B.Harper 25+13reb, E.Morris 14+9reb+4ast, H.Oogane 10+2reb+4ast, A.Jones 7+10reb+1ast, R.Narumi 7+5reb+3ast, Y.Ikeda 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 512750


  




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