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 1. Toshiba BT 49-11 
 2. San-en 33-27 
 3. Hitachi SR 32-28 
 4. Niigata Albirex 27-33 
 5. Toyama Grouses 18-42 
 6. Yokohama BC 16-44 
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 2. Toyota Alvark 44-16 
 3. Chiba Jets 44-16 
 4. Hokkaido L. 23-37 
 5. Akita NH 18-42 
 6. Sendai 89ers 14-46 
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 2. Ryukyu GK 29-31 
 3. Osaka Evessa 28-32 
 4. Nagoya DD 27-33 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 25-35 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 21-39 
Last:5/23/2017
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Central
 1. Nishinomiya S. 43-17 
 2. Toyotsu FE 42-18 
 3. Tokyo Z 27-33 
 4. Bambitious Nara 24-36 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 22-38 
 6. Shinshu BW 14-46 
East
 1. Gunma 40-20 
 2. Cyberdyne IR 32-28 
 3. Fukushima 30-30 
 4. Aomori Watts 29-31 
 5. Yamagata 26-34 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 15-45 
West
 1. Shimane SM 51-9 
 2. Hiroshima D. 46-14 
 3. Kumamoto V. 44-16 
 4. Ehime OV 29-31 
 5. Kagawa FA 19-41 
 6. Kagoshima 7-53 
Last:5/8/2017
B League D3 Stage Two Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 9-1 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 8-2 
 3. Tokyo HT 5-5 
 4. Tokyo Cinq R. 4-6 
 5. Saitama Bron. 3-7 
 6. Otsuka A. 1-9 
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 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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B League D2 Round 54: Toyotsu FE defeats Bambitious Nara in the game between Top 4 teams - Apr 10, 2017


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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.

An interesting game for Toyotsu FE (37-15) which hosted in Nagoya 4th ranked Bambitious Nara (20-32). Second ranked Toyotsu FE had an easy win 100-85. Toyotsu FE shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) contributed with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Atsunobu Hirao (178-89) replied with 19 points and 5 assists for Bambitious Nara. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyotsu FE have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Nishinomiya S. Bambitious Nara at the other side dropped to the fifth place with 32 games lost. Toyotsu FE is looking forward to face Shinshu BW (#6) in Nagano in the next round where they are favorite. Bambitious Nara will play at home against the league's leader Nishinomiya S. and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
An interesting game for Yamagata (26-26) which played road game in Fukushima against second-best Fukushima (27-25). Third ranked Yamagata managed to get a 10-point victory 84-74. Point guard Yuichi Ishikawa (173-87) had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Seth Tarver chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Yamagata's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Yamagata maintains third position with 26-26 record having eleven points less than leader Shimane SM, which they share with Ehime OV. Fukushima at the other side keeps the second place with 25 games lost. Yamagata will play against Iwate Big Bulls (#6) at home in the next round. Fukushima will play against Aomori Watts (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
B League D2 top team - Gunma (34-18) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (13-39) 78-68. Masashi Obuchi notched 19 points to lead the effort. Gunma's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by Nicchaeus Doaks did not help to save the game for Iwate Big Bulls. Gunma maintains first position with 34-18 record. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the sixth place with 39 games lost. Gunma will meet Cyberdyne IR (#4) in the next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play against Yamagata and hope to secure a win.
The game in Takamatsu was also worth to mention about. 4th ranked Orange Vikings (26-26) played at the court of fifth ranked Kagawa FA (16-36). Kagawa FA managed to secure a 8-point victory 87-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Orange Vikings. The best player for the winners was Chehales Tapscott who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Kagawa FA maintains fifth position with 16-36 record. Orange Vikings at the other side dropped to the third place with 26 games lost. Kagawa FA's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kumamoto V. (#3) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Orange Vikings will play against the league's second-placed Dragonflies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Aomori supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Cyberdyne IR (25-27) played at the court of 5th ranked Aomori Watts (23-29). Cyberdyne IR smashed Aomori Watts 85-63 on Sunday. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for Scootie Randall who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds. Aomori Watts' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Cyberdyne IR maintains fourth position with 25-27 record. Loser Aomori Watts keep the fifth place with 29 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will face league's leader Gunma at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Aomori Watts will play against the league's second-placed Fukushima (#2) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 54 Kagoshima was smashed by Hiroshima D. on the road 93-74. Tokyo Z won against Shinshu BW on its own court 93-80.
The most impressive performance of 54th round was 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks by Deon Jones of Tokyo Z.

Kagawa FA - Ehime OV 87-79

The game in Takamatsu was also worth to mention about. 4th ranked Orange Vikings (26-26) played at the court of fifth ranked Kagawa FA (16-36). Kagawa FA managed to secure a 8-point victory 87-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Orange Vikings. Kagawa FA made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game, while Orange Vikings only scored seven points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Orange Vikings helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Takada Shuichi (194-83) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Kagawa FA players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Toshino Tatsuhiko (185-88) who recorded 32 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Kagawa FA maintains fifth position with 16-36 record. Orange Vikings at the other side dropped to the third place with 26 games lost. Kagawa FA's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kumamoto V. (#3) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Orange Vikings will play against the league's second-placed Dragonflies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: T.Shuichi 17+5reb+3ast, C.Tapscott 17+5reb+8ast, T.Bandoh 14+1reb+2ast, S.Mizoguchi 12+2reb, R.Tokunaga 8+4reb+2ast, T.Maemura 6
Ehime OV: T.Tatsuhiko 32+6reb+3ast, L.Blackledge 18+12reb+2ast, C.Williams 16+8reb+2ast, Y.Nakajima 7+4reb+1ast, T.Kasahara 2+3reb+1ast, B.Kosei 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 543389


Toyotsu FE - Bambitious Nara 100-85

An interesting game for Toyotsu FE (37-15) which hosted in Nagoya 4th ranked Bambitious Nara (20-32). Second ranked Toyotsu FE had an easy win 100-85. Toyotsu FE shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) contributed with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Atsunobu Hirao (178-89) replied with 19 points and 5 assists and American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Bambitious Nara. Both teams had five 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 have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Nishinomiya S. Bambitious Nara at the other side dropped to the fifth place with 32 games lost. Toyotsu FE is looking forward to face Shinshu BW (#6) in Nagano in the next round where they are favorite. Bambitious Nara will play at home against the league's leader Nishinomiya S. and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: R.Carney 20+4reb+3ast, K.Fukuzawa 19+4reb+3ast, S.Muto 12+3reb+1ast, S.Alabi 12+9reb+5ast, Y.Otsuka 11+4reb+7ast, S.Kozu 10+3reb+2ast
Bambitious Nara: A.Hirao 19+2reb+5ast, T.Woodbury 16+6reb+1ast, A.Ogide 12+6reb+1ast, J.Honda 12+2reb+3ast, S.Komatsu 11+2reb+1ast, D.Terashita 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543390


Hiroshima D. - Kagoshima 93-74

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Dragonflies (41-11) crushed 6th ranked Kagoshima (7-45) in Hiroshima 93-74 on Sunday. Dragonflies dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Kagoshima's 52. They outrebounded Kagoshima 36-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for Senegalese center Aziz NDiaye (213-88, college: Washington, agency: Babcock Sports) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Australian-Trinidad and Tobago guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports) contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Dragonflies players scored in double figures. Canadian forward Bikramjit Gill (201-92, college: Ball St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Kazuto Sameshima (171-92) added 10 points in the effort for Kagoshima. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Dragonflies have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 41-11 record having just four point less than leader Shimane SM. Loser Kagoshima keeps the sixth place with 45 games lost. Dragonflies will face Orange Vikings (#4) in Matsuyama in the next round. Kagoshima will play on the road against the league's leader Shimane Magic and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: A.N'Diaye 22+9reb, D.Dillon 16+3reb+2ast, C.Lammert 14+4reb+1ast, D.Yamada 12+1reb+2ast, A.Sakata 8+4reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 5+1reb
Kagoshima: B.Gill 26+11reb+1ast, K.Sameshima 10+3reb+3ast, R.Nakazono 10+5reb+1ast, D.Ankei 7+1reb, A.Yamada 6, H.Fujita 6+2reb
gschID: 543391


Fukushima - Yamagata 74-84

An interesting game for Yamagata (26-26) which played road game in Fukushima against second-best Fukushima (27-25). Third ranked Yamagata managed to get a 10-point victory 84-74. Yamagata outrebounded Fukushima 42-25 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Yuichi Ishikawa (173-87) had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Seth Tarver (196-88, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Yamagata's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) with 13 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) scored 12 points and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Yamagata maintains third position with 26-26 record having eleven points less than leader Shimane SM, which they share with Ehime OV. Fukushima at the other side keeps the second place with 25 games lost. Yamagata will play against Iwate Big Bulls (#6) at home in the next round. Fukushima will play against Aomori Watts (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: S.Tarver 21+9reb+2ast, M.Masanari 16+1reb, S.Murakami 14+2reb+2ast, Y.Ishikawa 12+14reb+6ast, M.Izawa 8+4reb, Y.Takahashi 7+2reb+2ast
Fukushima: S.Kanno 17+2reb+1ast, K.Tomori 14+2reb+1ast, N.Spikes 13+9reb+1ast, C.Bozeman 12+4reb+7ast, Y.Masuda 6+1ast, S.Murakami 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 543392


Aomori Watts - Cyberdyne IR 63-85

The game in Aomori supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Cyberdyne IR (25-27) played at the court of 5th ranked Aomori Watts (23-29). Cyberdyne IR smashed Aomori Watts 85-63 on Sunday. Cyberdyne IR dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Aomori Watts' 44. They outrebounded Aomori Watts 53-27 including a 42-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds. Power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds and center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Aomori Watts. Aomori Watts' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Cyberdyne IR maintains fourth position with 25-27 record. Loser Aomori Watts keep the fifth place with 29 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will face league's leader Gunma at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Aomori Watts will play against the league's second-placed Fukushima (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 26+14reb+1ast, R.Rickert 20+11reb+2ast, J.Maniwa 18+7reb+3ast, M.Yosuke 9+7reb+1ast, D.Larkai 8+7reb, S.Isshiki 4+5reb+6ast
Aomori Watts: K.Barone 18+8reb, A.Wiggins 17+9reb+2ast, K.Aita 13+3reb+4ast, T.Kan 6+1reb+1ast, Y.Nagayama 3+3reb+4ast, S.Shimoda 2
gschID: 543393


Gunma - Iwate Big Bulls 78-68

B League D2 top team - Gunma (34-18) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (13-39) 78-68. It was a great shooting night for Gunma especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Point guard Masashi Obuchi (182-83) notched 19 points to lead the effort and American center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) supported him with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Gunma players scored in double figures. Gunma's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by American power forward Nicchaeus Doaks (201-87, college: Chattanooga) did not help to save the game for Iwate Big Bulls. Point guard Shota Onodera (183-94) added 20 points. Gunma maintains first position with 34-18 record. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the sixth place with 39 games lost. Gunma will meet Cyberdyne IR (#4) in the next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play against Yamagata and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gunma: M.Obuchi 19+3reb+3ast, M.Cousin 14+6reb+3ast, H.Kondo 14+4reb+3ast, A.Kuso 10+8reb, N.Kodai 8+2reb+1ast, Y.Takagi 6
Iwate Big Bulls: N.Doaks 20+7reb, S.Onodera 20+1reb+3ast, K.Nagata 15+2reb+1ast, M.Sawaguchi 4+6reb+1ast, O.Yoko 4+4reb+2ast, S.Chiba 3+6reb
gschID: 543394


Tokyo Z - Shinshu BW 93-80

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Shinshu BW (12-41) lost on the road to third ranked Tokyo Z (23-30) 93-80 on Sunday. Tokyo Z shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tokyo Z made 11 blocks. It was a good game for American guard Deon Jones (198-93, college: Monmouth) who led his team to a victory with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. The other American import center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Tokyo Z players scored in double figures. Canadian center Chad Posthumus (211-91, college: Morehead St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and guard Kazuya Mitsui (190-94) added 15 points in the effort for Shinshu BW. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Z maintains third position with 23-30 record having thirteen points less than leader Shimane SM. Shinshu BW lost thirteenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 41 games lost. Tokyo Z's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Excel..
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: D.Jones 31+8reb, W.Creekmore 22+6reb+3ast, S.Akiba 18+2reb, S.Watanabe 15+2reb+3ast, S.Takayama 4+1reb+1ast, K.Nakagawa 3+1reb
Shinshu BW: C.Posthumus 20+11reb+1ast, K.Mitsui 15+4reb, S.Uesugi 11+5reb, T.Hiroaki 8+3reb+2ast, Y.Yosuke 7+1ast, X.Ford 5+3reb
gschID: 543395


  




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