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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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Sendai 89ers Apr.29 Toyota Alvar 85%
Akita NH 55% Apr.29 Hokkaido L.
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Hitachi SR 62% Apr.29 Toyama Grous
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Toyotsu FE Apr.29 Nishinomiya 54%
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B League Round 53: Shiga L-Stars edge Ryukyu GK by one point - Apr 12, 2017


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The Regular Season in B League is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 9 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 53 in the B League took place in Shiga. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Ryukyu GK (25-26) to sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (13-38) 89-88 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ryukyu GK. The best player for the winners was American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Ryuichi Kishimoto (176-90) produced 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth place with 13-38 record, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Ryukyu GK at the other side keeps the second position with 26 games lost. Shiga L-Stars is looking forward to face higher ranked Kyoto Hannar. (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ryukyu GK will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth-ranked Akita Happinets (15-36) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (20-31) in Saporro. Hokkaido L. managed to secure only one-point victory 66-65. However their fans expected easier game. American forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) saved the victory by scoring 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Asahi Tajima contributed with 14 points for the winners. Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for Akita Happinets. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hokkaido L. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 20-31 record. Akita Happinets lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 36 games lost. They share it with Yokohama BC. Hokkaido L. will play against league's leader Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akita Happinets will play against Sendai 89ers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth-ranked Yokohama BC (15-36) made lots of trouble for third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (26-25) in Tokyo on Sunday. Hitachi Sunrockers managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected easier game. Robert Sacre stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. Pape Faye responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Yokohama BC's coach Taketo Aoki tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 26-25 record having seventeen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Yokohama BC lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 36 games lost. They share it with Akita NH. Hitachi Sunrockers will meet Niigata Albirex (#4) on the road in the next round. Yokohama BC will play against the league's second-placed Sanen Neophoenix in Hamamatsu and hope to secure a win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kariya. First ranked Aishin Sea Horses faced 3rd placed Diamond Dolphins. Host Aishin Sea Horses (41-10) defeated guests from Nagoya (23-28) 72-58. Isaac Butts nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place with 41-10 record, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 28 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Ryukyu GK in Okinawa and it will be for sure the game of the week. Diamond Dolphins will play at home against Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Chiba. First ranked Tochigi Brex faced 3rd placed Chiba Jets. Guests from Tochigi (41-10) defeated host Chiba Jets (35-16) 72-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chiba Jets. The best player for the winners was Jeffrey Gibbs who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Tochigi Brex maintains first place with 41-10 record, which they share with SeaHorses. Loser Chiba Jets keep the third position with 16 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face Hokkaido L. (#4) in Saporro in the next round.

Other games of round 53 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Akita NH were defeated by Hokkaido L. in Saporro 73-69. Toyama Grouses was beaten by Niigata Albirex at home 71-81. Kyoto Hannar. lost to Osaka Evessa on the opponent's court 74-82. Toyota Alvark outscored Sendai 89ers in a home game 84-63.

Hokkaido L. - Akita NH 66-65

Fifth-ranked Akita Happinets (15-36) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (20-31) in Saporro. Hokkaido L. managed to secure only one-point victory 66-65. However their fans expected easier game. Strangely Akita Happinets outrebounded Hokkaido L. 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. American forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) saved the victory by scoring 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Akita Happinets. Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hokkaido L. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 20-31 record. Akita Happinets lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 36 games lost. They share it with Yokohama BC. Hokkaido L. will play against league's leader Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akita Happinets will play against Sendai 89ers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: S.Morrison 17+13reb+2ast, L.Lyons 14+7reb+3ast, S.Taguchi 13+4reb+2ast, S.Ando 10+3reb+2ast, T.Nakayama 6+3reb+2ast, R.Shirahama 3
Hokkaido L.: A.Tajima 14+2ast, D.Noguchi 9+1reb+1ast, J.Thorpe 9+7reb+4ast, T.Nishikawa 9+2reb+3ast, T.Orimo 6, D.Miller 6+5reb
gschID: 475221


Hokkaido L. - Akita NH 73-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Akita Happinets' (15-36) road loss to fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (20-31) 69-73 on Monday. The best player for the winners was American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) who scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) chipped in 13 points. Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and guard Seiya Ando (184-92) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hokkaido L.. They maintain fourth place with 20-31 record. Akita Happinets lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 36 games lost. Hokkaido L. will face league's leader Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akita Happinets will play against Sendai 89ers (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: S.Morrison 20+13reb, S.Ando 14+6reb, L.Lyons 11+3reb+1ast, D.Taniguchi 10+3reb+1ast, T.Nakayama 5+1reb+5ast, T.Fujie 3
Hokkaido L.: D.Miller 16+9reb+1ast, T.Orimo 13+4reb+3ast, J.Bachynski 12+4reb, T.Nishikawa 10+1reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 9+1reb+5ast, J.Thorpe 4+5reb
gschID: 475220


Toyama Grouses - Niigata Albirex 71-81

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Niigata Albirex (23-28) defeated on the road 6th ranked Toyama Grouses (14-37) 81-71 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific, agency: Pensack Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and forward Naoki Uto (188-91) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Niigata Albirex maintains fourth place with 23-28 record, which they share with Nagoya DD and Kyoto Hannar. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the sixth position with 37 games lost. Niigata Albirex will face higher ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Tokyo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Toyama Grouses will play on the road against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: S.Willard 22+10reb+2ast, N.Uto 16+7reb+3ast, R.Yamazaki 12+4reb, D.Pittman 11+11reb, T.Mito 7+1reb+3ast, T.Obara 3+4reb+1ast
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 24+6reb+3ast, K.Igarashi 19+2reb+4ast, C.Chapman 18+7reb, K.Sato 6+7reb, S.Van Treese 4+6reb, Y.Ikeda 3
gschID: 475217


Hitachi SR - Yokohama BC 69-66

Fifth-ranked Yokohama BC (15-36) made lots of trouble for third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (26-25) in Tokyo on Sunday. Hitachi Sunrockers managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected easier game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hitachi Sunrockers made 7 blocks. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) chipped in 14 points. International center Pape Faye (200-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Yokohama BC's coach Taketo Aoki tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 26-25 record having seventeen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Yokohama BC lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 36 games lost. They share it with Akita NH. Hitachi Sunrockers will meet Niigata Albirex (#4) on the road in the next round. Yokohama BC will play against the league's second-placed Sanen Neophoenix in Hamamatsu and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: J.Washburn 14+2reb, P.Faye 11+10reb+1ast, J.Parmer 11+9reb+2ast, M.Hosoya 10+2reb+2ast, A.Minatoya 9+1ast, T.Kawamura 5+2reb+4ast
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 28+10reb+4ast, K.Hirose 14+3reb+3ast, R.Guinn 7+6reb, A.Chambers 7+5reb, Y.Mitsuhara 6+4reb, L.Vendrame 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 475216


Shiga L-Stars - Ryukyu GK 89-88

The most exciting game of round 53 in the B League took place in Shiga. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Ryukyu GK (25-26) to sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (13-38) 89-88 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ryukyu GK. The best player for the winners was American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Ryuichi Kishimoto (176-90) produced 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) added 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shiga L-Stars maintains sixth place with 13-38 record, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Ryukyu GK at the other side keeps the second position with 26 games lost. Shiga L-Stars is looking forward to face higher ranked Kyoto Hannar. (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ryukyu GK will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: S.Tsuyama 21+2reb+1ast, L.Hamilton 19+5reb+4ast, R.Kishimoto 18+6reb+4ast, R.Terry 14+5reb+2ast, S.Kinjo 7+2reb+2ast, R.Watanabe 5+3reb+1ast
Shiga L-Stars: C.Brackins 24+9reb+2ast, J.Mavunga 16+5reb+3ast, N.Namizato 14+3reb+5ast, S.Faye 11+7reb+3ast, T.Hasegawa 8+2reb+3ast, Y.Karino 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 475218


Osaka Evessa - Kyoto Hannar. 82-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Osaka Evessa and 4th placed Kyoto Hannar. had identical 23-27 record. This time Osaka Evessa used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Kyoto 82-74 on Sunday night. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Osaka Evessa made 9 blocks. Kyoto Hannar. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. The former international point guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-80) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Mo Charlo (203-83, college: Nevada) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Osaka Evessa (24-27) moved-up to third place. Loser Kyoto Hannar. keeps the fourth position with 28 games lost. Osaka Evessa will face Diamond Dolphins (#5) in Nagoya in the next round. Kyoto Hannar. will play at home against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: M.Dove 21+7reb+2ast, M.Charlo 16+9reb, Y.Okada 9+3reb+1ast, S.Murakami 8+1reb, K.Kotzur 6+5reb+2ast, S.Utsumi 4+2reb
Osaka Evessa: X.Gibson 22+10reb, H.Kinoshita 12+6reb+5ast, S.Negoro 12+4reb, R.Goda 12+5reb+3ast, S.Konno 8+3reb+1ast, R.Roby 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 475219


Toyota Alvark - Sendai 89ers 84-63

Rather predictable result in Tokyo where second ranked Toyota Alvark (38-13) outscored 6th ranked Sendai 89ers (13-38) 84-63 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and American Greg Mangano (208-89, college: Yale) added 6 points and 12 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. Toyota Alvark maintains second place with 38-13 record having five points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Sendai 89ers lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 38 games lost. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round. Sendai 89ers will play at home against Akita Happinets (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: T.Nephawe 23+15reb+3ast, T.Shimura 11+2reb+3ast, M.Kataoka 7+3ast, G.Mangano 6+12reb+3ast, M.Tate 4+1reb, T.Kumagai 4+2reb
Toyota Alvark: D.Tanaka 16+2reb+4ast, K.Matsui 13+2reb, J.Ayres 12+11reb+2ast, D.Garrett 12+6reb+5ast, K.Ninomiya 11+2reb, Z.Baranski 9+2ast
gschID: 544014


SeaHorses - Nagoya DD 72-58

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kariya. First ranked Aishin Sea Horses faced 3rd placed Diamond Dolphins. Host Aishin Sea Horses (41-10) defeated guests from Nagoya (23-28) 72-58. American center Isaac Butts (208-89, college: Appalachian St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) accounted for 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. International power forward Tenketsu Harimoto (198-92) came up with 15 points and American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Diamond Dolphins in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place with 41-10 record, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Diamond Dolphins lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 28 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Ryukyu GK in Okinawa and it will be for sure the game of the week. Diamond Dolphins will play at home against Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: T.Harimoto 15+4reb, J.Burrell 8+8reb+1ast, T.Sasayama 7+4reb+2ast, J.Tillman 6+3reb+1ast, T.Nakahigashi 5+2reb+2ast, D.Weaver 4+8reb
SeaHorses: T.Hasegawa 18+3reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 12+8reb+4ast, I.Butts 12+13reb+1ast, M.Hiejima 9+2reb+5ast, G.Edwards 9+5reb+1ast, K.Kanamaru 6+1reb
gschID: 544015


Chiba Jets - Tochigi Brex 64-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Chiba. First ranked Tochigi Brex faced 3rd placed Chiba Jets. Guests from Tochigi (41-10) defeated host Chiba Jets (35-16) 72-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chiba Jets. Tochigi Brex made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Chiba Jets 42-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. The former international point guard Yuki Togashi (170-93) produced 13 points and 6 assists and American Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. Tochigi Brex maintains first place with 41-10 record, which they share with SeaHorses. Loser Chiba Jets keep the third position with 16 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face Hokkaido L. (#4) in Saporro in the next round.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: R.Ono 14+2reb+2ast, S.Hara 13+1reb+1ast, Y.Togashi 13+4reb+6ast, T.Stone 10+7reb+3ast, H.Armstrong 9+3reb, M.Parker 3+7reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: J.Gibbs 23+12reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 13+1reb, R.Rossiter 12+10reb+3ast, Y.Endo 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Tabuse 6+3reb+4ast, N.Kumagae 4+2reb
gschID: 475215


  




Hilton
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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