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Central
 1. SeaHorses 22-6 
 2. San-en 13-15 
 3. Toyama Grouses 13-15 
 4. Nagoya DD 11-17 
 5. Niigata Albirex 10-18 
 6. Yokohama BC 8-20 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 22-6 
 2. Chiba Jets 19-9 
 3. Toshiba BT 18-10 
 4. Hitachi SR 18-10 
 5. Hokkaido L. 16-12 
 6. Tochigi Brex 13-15 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 21-7 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 16-12 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 11-17 
 4. Osaka Evessa 8-20 
 5. Shimane SM 7-21 
 6. Nishinomiya S. 6-22 
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Last:1/2/2018
B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 16-12 
 2. Gunma 15-12 
 3. Kanazawa Sam. 14-14 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 13-14 
 5. Shinshu BW 12-16 
 6. Tokyo Z 9-19 
East
 1. Akita NH 24-4 
 2. Fukushima 17-10 
 3. Yamagata 13-15 
 4. Sendai 89ers 13-15 
 5. Aomori Watts 8-20 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 2-26 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 23-5 
 2. Kumamoto V. 19-9 
 3. Ehime OV 18-10 
 4. Hiroshima D. 16-12 
 5. Kagawa FA 11-16 
 6. Bambitious Nara 7-21 
Full Standings
Last:1/2/2018
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 13-3 
 2. Tokyo Excel. 11-5 
 3. Otsuka A. 10-6 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 10-6 
 5. Saitama Bron. 10-6 
 6. Kagoshima 8-8 
 7. Aisin AW 6-10 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 3-13 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 1-15 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.1 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT24.9 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.5 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.17.3 
 6. Uto, Toyama G.16.0 
 7. Scott, Shimane SM16.0 
 8. Burns, Nishinomiya S.15.9 
 9. Sacre, Hitachi SR15.8 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.0 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.7 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.6 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.3 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.4 
 6. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.1 
 7. Harrellson, Hitac.9.0 
 8. Fischer, Shiga L.8.9 
 9. Lammert, Nishinom.8.9 
 10. Martin, Ryukyu GK8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.7.2 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.8 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.5 
 4. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.5 
 5. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 6. Suzuki, San-en5.1 
 7. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.0 
 8. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.6 
 9. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.4 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jeffrey PARMER
  Yokohama.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Parmer, Yokohama.1.9 
 2. Parker, Chiba Jets1.8 
 3. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.7 
 4. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.6 
 5. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 6. Vendrame, Hitac.1.5 
 7. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 8. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.4 
 9. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
 10. Uto, Toyama G.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.7 
 2. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.5 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.4 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Parker, Chiba Jets1.2 
 7. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 8. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 9. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.1 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.1 

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Round 21 (Regular Season)

Toyama Grous 75% Jan.21 Shimane SM
Nagoya DD 72% Jan.21 Niigata Albi
Hokkaido L. 52% Jan.21 Toshiba BT
Kyoto Hannar 50% Jan.21 Toyota Alvar
Chiba Jets 77% Jan.21 Yokohama BC
San-en 54% Jan.21 Hitachi SR
SeaHorses 82% Jan.21 Nishinomiya
Chiba Jets 77% Jan.20 Yokohama BC
Nagoya DD 72% Jan.20 Niigata Albi
Osaka Evessa Jan.20 Ryukyu GK 75%
SeaHorses 82% Jan.20 Nishinomiya
San-en 54% Jan.20 Hitachi SR
Hokkaido L. 52% Jan.20 Toshiba BT
Kyoto Hannar 50% Jan.20 Toyota Alvar
Toyama Grous 75% Jan.20 Shimane SM
Osaka Evessa Jan.19 Ryukyu GK 75%
Tochigi Brex 69% Jan.19 Shiga L-Star
Tochigi Brex 69% Jan.18 Shiga L-Star
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Round 30 (Regular Season)

Ehime OV 60% Jan.20 Kagawa FA
Tokyo Z Jan.20 Aomori Watts 56%
Toyotsu FE 65% Jan.20 Fukushima
Kumamoto V. 59% Jan.20 Hiroshima D
Sendai 89ers 53% Jan.20 Yamagata
Akita NH 97% Jan.20 Iwate Big Bu
Gunma 73% Jan.20 Cyberdyne I
Shinshu BW 68% Jan.20 Kanazawa Sam
Fukuoka Rizi 86% Jan.20 Bambitious N
Tokyo Z Jan.19 Aomori Watts 56%
Ehime OV 60% Jan.19 Kagawa FA
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Round 15 (Regular Season)

Tokyo Excel Jan.21 Tokyo HT 58%
Kagoshima 56% Jan.21 Otsuka A.
Toyoda Gosei 82% Jan.21 Tokyo Cinq R
Saitama Bron 71% Jan.20 Tokyo Big Bl
Tokyo Excel Jan.20 Tokyo HT 58%
Kagoshima 56% Jan.20 Otsuka A.
Toyoda Gosei 82% Jan.20 Tokyo Cinq R
Saitama Bron 71% Jan.19 Tokyo Big Bl
B League D2 Round 55: Fukushima defeats Aomori Watts in the closest game of the week - Apr 16, 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. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Fifth-ranked Aomori Watts (23-30) gave a tough game to second ranked Fukushima (28-25) on Saturday. The visitors from Fukushima managed to secure only one-point victory 89-88. However their fans expected easier game. Strangely Aomori Watts outrebounded Fukushima 46-34 including 32 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 9 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) helped adding 22 points. At the losing side forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds. Aomori Watts' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukushima maintains second place with 28-25 record having ten points less than leader Shimane SM. Aomori Watts at the other side keep the fifth position with 30 games lost. Fukushima will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aomori Watts will play again at home against the league's second-placed Fukushima (#2) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Kumamoto. Fifth ranked Kagawa FA (17-36) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Kumamoto V. (39-14) 68-65 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Taku Bandoh accounted for 11 points. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds for Kumamoto V. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kagawa FA maintains fifth place with 17-36 record. Kumamoto V. at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. Kagawa FA will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumamoto V. will play again at home against Kagawa FA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Z (#3) and Tokyo Excel. (#4). Tokyo Z (24-30) crushed visiting Tokyo Excel. (20-32) by 22 points 81-59. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Will Creekmore fired 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Justin Herold produced 13 points and 8 rebounds 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. Tokyo Z have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 24-30 record having thirteen points less than leader Shimane SM. Tokyo Excel. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 32 games lost. Tokyo Z's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Excel..
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Yamagata (26-27) against sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (14-39) on Saturday night. Host Yamagata was defeated by Iwate Big Bulls in Yamagata 74-62. Worth to mention a great performance of Nicchaeus Doaks who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 21 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iwate Big Bulls maintains sixth place with 14-39 record. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third position with 27 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round. Yamagata will play again at home against Iwate Big Bulls and hope to win that game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Toyotsu FE (37-16) against sixth ranked Shinshu BW (13-41) on Saturday night. Visiting Toyotsu FE was defeated by Shinshu BW in a tough game in Nagano 78-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. It was a great evening for Chad Posthumus who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 26 rebounds. Shinshu BW's coach Ryutaro Onodera used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Shinshu BW maintains sixth place with 13-41 record. Loser Toyotsu FE keeps the second position with 16 games lost. Shinshu BW will have a break next round. Toyotsu FE will play on the road against the league's leader Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 55: Nishinomiya S. won against Bambitious Nara on the opponent's court 92-76. Cyberdyne IR unfortunately lost to Gunma in a home game 71-86. Hiroshima D. recorded a loss to Ehime OV on the road 74-86. Shimane SM crushed Kagoshima on its own court 98-68.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 7 rebounds by Wayne Marshall of Shimane SM.

Tokyo Z - Tokyo Excel. 81-59

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Z (#3) and Tokyo Excel. (#4). Tokyo Z (24-30) crushed visiting Tokyo Excel. (20-32) by 22 points 81-59. Tokyo Z dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Excel.'s 34. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) fired 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Deon Jones (198-93, college: Monmouth) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Four Tokyo Z players scored in double figures. Justin Herold (203-91, college: Sonoma St.) produced 13 points and 8 rebounds and center Luke Evans (203-91, college: Cal.Baptist) added 5 points and 6 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. Tokyo Z have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 24-30 record having thirteen points less than leader Shimane SM. Tokyo Excel. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 32 games lost. Tokyo Z's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Excel..
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: W.Creekmore 20+9reb+3ast, D.Jones 18+11reb, S.Watanabe 11+1reb+3ast, M.Takumi 10+3ast, S.Takayama 6+5reb+1ast, K.Irabu 6+1reb
Tokyo Excel.: J.Herold 13+8reb, S.Izumi 8, H.Tobita 7+3reb+1ast, S.Miyata 7+4reb+2ast, T.Ishida 7+1reb+2ast, L.Evans 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 543396


Kumamoto V. - Kagawa FA 65-68

Important game to mention about took place in Kumamoto. Fifth ranked Kagawa FA (17-36) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Kumamoto V. (39-14) 68-65 on Saturday evening. Strangely Kumamoto V. outrebounded Kagawa FA 41-29 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Taku Bandoh (185-92) accounted for 11 points for the winning side. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import forward Joel James (208-94, college: N.Carolina) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Kumamoto V. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kagawa FA maintains fifth place with 17-36 record. Kumamoto V. at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. Kagawa FA will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumamoto V. will play again at home against Kagawa FA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: C.Tapscott 29+10reb+5ast, T.Bandoh 11+3reb, S.Mizoguchi 7+2reb, T.Shuichi 6+3reb+1ast, A.Forbes 4+5reb, T.Maemura 3+2reb
Kumamoto V.: R.Warren 21+16reb, J.James 13+5reb, R.Nakanishi 11+3reb+2ast, Y.Kanbara 7+4reb+5ast, T.Furuno 6+7reb+5ast, S.Kobayashi 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 543397


Aomori Watts - Fukushima 88-89

Fifth-ranked Aomori Watts (23-30) gave a tough game to second ranked Fukushima (28-25) on Saturday. The visitors from Fukushima managed to secure only one-point victory 89-88. However their fans expected easier game. Strangely Aomori Watts outrebounded Fukushima 46-34 including 32 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 9 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) helped adding 22 points. At the losing side forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds. Aomori Watts' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukushima maintains second place with 28-25 record having ten points less than leader Shimane SM. Aomori Watts at the other side keep the fifth position with 30 games lost. Fukushima will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aomori Watts will play again at home against the league's second-placed Fukushima (#2) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Fukushima: N.Spikes 32+9reb, C.Bozeman 22+2reb+2ast, S.Kanno 14+5reb+3ast, K.Tomori 8+1reb+5ast, A.Nogami 5+1reb, Y.Masuda 4+1reb
Aomori Watts: A.Wiggins 30+10reb+2ast, K.Barone 21+15reb+2ast, K.Aita 11+4reb+2ast, T.Kan 9+5reb+2ast, K.Tateyama 8+3reb+3ast, D.Shimoyama 4+2reb
gschID: 543398


Yamagata - Iwate Big Bulls 62-74

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Yamagata (26-27) against sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (14-39) on Saturday night. Host Yamagata was defeated by Iwate Big Bulls in Yamagata 74-62. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Nicchaeus Doaks (201-87, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 21 rebounds. His fellow American import center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. Point guard Yuichi Ishikawa (173-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Mitsutaka Izawa (194-93) added 23 points in the effort for Yamagata. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iwate Big Bulls maintains sixth place with 14-39 record. Yamagata at the other side keeps the third position with 27 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round. Yamagata will play again at home against Iwate Big Bulls and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: D.Lawson 19+10reb+1ast, S.Onodera 12+1reb+2ast, K.Nagata 11+4reb+2ast, M.Sawaguchi 11+1reb+1ast, N.Doaks 10+21reb+2ast, O.Yoko 7+2reb+1ast
Yamagata: M.Izawa 23+3reb, Y.Ishikawa 14+14reb+1ast, S.Tarver 9+5reb, S.Murakami 7+4reb+2ast, Y.Takahashi 4+5reb+5ast, M.Masanari 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 543399


Shinshu BW - Toyotsu FE 82-78

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Toyotsu FE (37-16) against sixth ranked Shinshu BW (13-41) on Saturday night. Visiting Toyotsu FE was defeated by Shinshu BW in a tough game in Nagano 78-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. Toyotsu FE was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Canadian center Chad Posthumus (211-91, college: Morehead St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 26 rebounds. Dutch power forward Jeroen van-der-List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC) helped adding 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Shinshu BW's coach Ryutaro Onodera used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Four Shinshu BW and five Toyotsu FE players scored in double figures. Shinshu BW maintains sixth place with 13-41 record. Loser Toyotsu FE keeps the second position with 16 games lost. Shinshu BW will have a break next round. Toyotsu FE will play on the road against the league's leader Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: C.Posthumus 22+26reb, J.van der List 13+11reb+2ast, T.Hiroaki 11+2reb+4ast, Y.Yasuhiko 11+1reb+7ast, K.Mitsui 8+1reb, X.Ford 6+3reb+1ast
Toyotsu FE: R.Carney 18+9reb+2ast, S.Kozu 16+5reb, S.Alabi 15+14reb+2ast, S.Muto 13+4reb+1ast, K.Fukuzawa 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Otsuka 2+6reb+4ast
gschID: 543400


Bambitious Nara - Nishinomiya S. 76-92

Very expected game when 5th ranked Bambitious Nara (20-33) was defeated at home by first ranked Nishinomiya S. (38-15) 92-76 on Saturday. Nishinomiya S. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Nishinomiya S. made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 9 assists. Guard Yuya Ishitsuka (187-92) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) responded with 20 points and Nigerian forward Andy Ogide (204-87, college: Colorado St., agency: HMS) scored 8 points and 13 rebounds. Five Nishinomiya S. and four Bambitious Nara players scored in double figures. Bambitious Nara's coach let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 38-15 record. Bambitious Nara lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 33 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will have a break next round. Bambitious Nara will play again at home against the league's leader Nishinomiya S. (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: Y.Ishitsuka 19+6reb, D.Burns 16+3reb+9ast, N.Douhara 16+3reb+5ast, N.Tani 15+8reb+1ast, L.Owens 12+9reb, T.Yanagawa 7+1ast
Bambitious Nara: T.Woodbury 20+3reb+1ast, R.Boykin 12+3reb+1ast, H.Mato 10+4reb+3ast, J.Honda 10+3reb, A.Ogide 8+13reb+2ast, R.Kato 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543401


Cyberdyne IR - Gunma 71-86

Rather predictable result in Tsukuba where first ranked Gunma (35-18) defeated 4th placed Cyberdyne IR (25-28) 86-71 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Point guard Masashi Obuchi (182-83) helped adding 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Gunma players scored in double figures. Gunma's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds. They have a solid series of three victories in a row. Gunma maintains first place with 35-18 record. Loser Cyberdyne IR keeps the fourth position with 28 games lost. Gunma will have a break next round. Cyberdyne IR will play again at home against the league's leader Gunma (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Gunma: A.Kuso 20+11reb+10ast, T.Kennedy 18+3reb, N.Kodai 16+4reb, M.Obuchi 12+6reb+4ast, D.Umetsu 8+1reb, N.Takumi 6+1reb
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 23+7reb+2ast, J.Maniwa 14+5reb+1ast, R.Rickert 10+15reb+1ast, S.Isshiki 8+4reb+2ast, M.Yosuke 7+4reb+3ast, D.Larkai 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 543402


Ehime OV - Hiroshima D. 86-74

There was a minor upset in Matsuyama where much higher ranked Dragonflies (41-12) were defeated by fourth ranked Orange Vikings (27-26) 86-74 on Saturday. Orange Vikings dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Dragonflies' 36 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Orange Vikings had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for U.S. Virgin Islands center Craig Williams (206-89, college: TCU) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Toshino Yoshihiko (186-92) helped adding 24 points. Four Orange Vikings players scored in double figures. Orange Vikings' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and Australian-Trinidad and Tobago guard Daniel Dillon (193-86, college: Arizona, agency: Babcock Sports) scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Orange Vikings maintains fourth place with 27-26 record. Loser Dragonflies keep the second position with 12 games lost. Orange Vikings will face again league's second-placed Dragonflies in Hiroshima in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: T.Yoshihiko 24+2reb+2ast, C.Williams 22+9reb+2ast, Y.Nakajima 17+4reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 11+11reb+2ast, J.Crawford 5+9reb+1ast, B.Kosei 5+5reb+4ast
Hiroshima D.: C.Lammert 22+13reb+1ast, D.Dillon 15+5reb+5ast, S.Asayama 9, S.Tanaka 8+2reb+3ast, A.Sakata 6+4reb, S.Ikaruga 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 543403


Shimane SM - Kagoshima 98-68

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Shimane Magic (43-9) outscored at home 6th ranked Kagoshima (7-46) 98-68 on Saturday. Shimane Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Kagoshima's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 7 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Josh Davis (203-91, college: San Diego St.) helped adding 13 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Kazuto Sameshima (171-92) responded with 13 points and 8 assists and forward Ryuichiro Nakazono (190-78) scored 20 points. 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. Shimane Magic maintains first place with 43-9 record. Kagoshima lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 46 games lost. Shimane Magic will face league's second-placed Toyotsu FE in Nagoya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: W.Marshall 27+7reb+2ast, J.Davis 13+11reb+1ast, J.Abe 9+1ast, T.Goya 9+4reb+1ast, H.Okamoto 9+1ast, E.Yamamoto 8+3reb+3ast
Kagoshima: R.Nakazono 20+3reb, D.Ankei 14+1reb+1ast, K.Sameshima 13+2reb+8ast, B.Gill 9+10reb+2ast, K.Matsuzaki 4+5reb+2ast, H.Yamashita 3
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