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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 
Full Standings
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 Round 55: #1 Tochigi Brex is defeated by Hokkaido L. - Apr 17, 2017


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Daniel
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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 defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tochigi Brex (42-11) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (21-32) 63-57. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was a great evening for American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) helped adding 12 points. At the losing side American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hokkaido L. maintains fourth place with 21-32 record. Tochigi Brex at the other side still keeps top position with 11 games lost. Hokkaido L. are looking forward to face league's second-placed Toyota Alvark in Tokyo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Akita Happinets and is hoping to win this game.
Third-ranked Ryukyu GK (25-28) gave a tough game to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (43-10) in Okinawa. The visitors from Kariya managed to secure only three-point victory 90-87. However their fans expected easier game. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 17 rebounds. JR Sakuragi accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Reyshawn Terry (203-84, college: N.Carolina) came up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds for Ryukyu GK in the defeat. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 43-10 record. Ryukyu GK lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 28 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Shiga L-Stars (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ryukyu GK will play against the league's second-placed Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth-ranked Yokohama BC (15-38) gave a tough game to second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (29-24) in Hamamatsu on Sunday. Sanen Neophoenix managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected easier game. Robert Dozier fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Takuya Kawamura produced 24 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second place with 29-24 record having fifteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Yokohama BC lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 38 games lost. They share it with Toyama Grouses and Shiga L-Stars. Sanen Neophoenix will meet Toyama Grouses (#5) on the road in the next round. Yokohama BC will play against Niigata Albirex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Nagoya. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Diamond Dolphins (23-30) to second ranked Osaka Evessa (26-27) 66-65 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Josh Harrellson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Osaka Evessa. They maintain second place with 26-27 record having eighteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Diamond Dolphins lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the fourth position with 30 games lost. Osaka Evessa's next round opponent will be Ryukyu GK (#3) in Okinawa, which may be the game of the day.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Niigata. 4th placed host Niigata Albirex (23-30) lost to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (28-25) 85-73. It was a great evening for Ira Brown who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach BT Toews used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Hitachi Sunrockers. They maintain third place with 28-25 record having sixteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the fourth position with 30 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face league's leader Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Niigata Albirex will play on the road against Yokohama BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 55: Akita NH destroyed Sendai 89ers on the opponent's court 79-60. Kyoto Hannar. unfortunately lost to Shiga L-Stars in a home game 75-82. Chiba Jets managed to beat Toyota Alvark on the road 84-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points and 6 assists by Diante Garrett of Toyota Alvark.

Niigata Albirex - Hitachi SR 73-85

The game between Top Four teams took place in Niigata. 4th placed host Niigata Albirex (23-30) lost to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (28-25) 85-73. Hitachi Sunrockers had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for international forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach BT Toews used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas, agency: Babcock Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Hitachi Sunrockers. They maintain third place with 28-25 record having sixteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the fourth position with 30 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face league's leader Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Niigata Albirex will play on the road against Yokohama BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 22+5reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 14+1reb+4ast, C.Chapman 13+13reb+3ast, K.Sato 7+1reb, S.Van Treese 6+3reb, T.You 4+4reb+2ast
Hitachi SR: I.Brown 22+13reb+6ast, R.Sacre 19+5reb+1ast, R.Guinn 11+3reb, K.Hirose 9+7reb+2ast, Y.Otsuka 8+2ast, A.Chambers 6+4reb
gschID: 475235


Sendai 89ers - Akita NH 60-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Sendai 89ers' (13-40) home loss to fifth ranked Akita Happinets (17-36) 60-79 on Sunday. It was a great evening for American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) helped adding 11 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American Greg Mangano (208-89, college: Yale) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 8 points and 13 rebounds. Akita Happinets maintains fifth place with 17-36 record. Sendai 89ers lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 40 games lost. Akita Happinets will face league's leader Tochigi Brex at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sendai 89ers will play against Chiba Jets (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: G.Mangano 22+7reb, T.Kumagai 13+2reb+1ast, T.Nephawe 8+13reb, M.Kataoka 8+1reb+1ast, T.Shimura 5+1reb+7ast, M.Kikuchi 2+3reb+1ast
Akita NH: L.Lyons 23+8reb+5ast, S.Morrison 11+8reb+3ast, S.Taguchi 10+5reb+1ast, E.Ravenel 9+3reb+1ast, T.Nakayama 8+2reb+1ast, S.Ando 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 475233


Tochigi Brex - Hokkaido L. 57-63

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tochigi Brex (42-11) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (21-32) 63-57. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was a great evening for American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) helped adding 12 points. At the losing side American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) scored 9 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hokkaido L. maintains fourth place with 21-32 record. Tochigi Brex at the other side still keeps top position with 11 games lost. Hokkaido L. are looking forward to face league's second-placed Toyota Alvark in Tokyo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Akita Happinets and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Furukawa 15+1reb+2ast, R.Rossiter 12+12reb+3ast, Y.Tabuse 10+1reb+2ast, J.Gibbs 9+9reb+1ast, T.Brenton 3+4reb+2ast, Y.Suda 3+1reb
Hokkaido L.: A.Tajima 12+2reb+3ast, D.Miller 12+10reb, J.Thorpe 9+3reb+1ast, J.Bachynski 8+5reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 7+2reb+1ast, T.Orimo 6+1ast
gschID: 475234


Sanen - Yokohama BC 76-73

Fifth-ranked Yokohama BC (15-38) gave a tough game to second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (29-24) in Hamamatsu on Sunday. Sanen Neophoenix managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected easier game. American forward Robert Dozier (206-85, college: Memphis) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sanen Neophoenix players scored in double figures. The former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) produced 24 points and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second place with 29-24 record having fifteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Yokohama BC lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 38 games lost. They share it with Toyama Grouses and Shiga L-Stars. Sanen Neophoenix will meet Toyama Grouses (#5) on the road in the next round. Yokohama BC will play against Niigata Albirex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: T.Kawamura 24+4reb+3ast, J.Parmer 19+6reb+2ast, J.Washburn 12+5reb+2ast, M.Masayuki 6+1reb+2ast, K.Takeda 5+1reb+1ast, P.Faye 5+11reb+2ast
Sanen: J.Childress 17+6reb+1ast, S.Tawatari 15, R.Dozier 11+12reb+2ast, A.Ota 11+6reb, T.Suzuki 8+7ast, J.Kano 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 475236


Nagoya DD - Osaka Evessa 65-66

A very interesting game took place in Nagoya. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Diamond Dolphins (23-30) to second ranked Osaka Evessa (26-27) 66-65 on Sunday evening. Osaka Evessa outrebounded Diamond Dolphins 44-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Osaka Evessa's coach Dai Oketani allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds and guard Seiya Funyu (190-93) added 14 points in the effort for Diamond Dolphins. Four Diamond Dolphins players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Osaka Evessa. They maintain second place with 26-27 record having eighteen points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Diamond Dolphins lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the fourth position with 30 games lost. Osaka Evessa's next round opponent will be Ryukyu GK (#3) in Okinawa, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: J.Burrell 14+8reb+1ast, S.Funyu 14+3reb+2ast, T.Harimoto 11+4reb, A.Shuto 10+3reb+2ast, J.Tillman 6+3reb+1ast, T.Sasayama 6+1reb+3ast
Osaka Evessa: J.Harrellson 19+12reb+3ast, X.Gibson 15+13reb, S.Konno 11+5reb, H.Kinoshita 8+5reb+5ast, S.Negoro 6+2reb+1ast, T.Hashimoto 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 475237


Kyoto Hannar. - Shiga L-Stars 75-82

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (15-38) defeated on the road 4th placed Kyoto Hannar. (23-30) 82-75 on Sunday. Shiga L-Stars had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. It was a great evening for Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Narito Namizato (172-89) helped adding 20 points and 8 assists (made all of his eight free throws). At the losing side American forward Mo Charlo (203-83, college: Nevada) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and the other American import forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Shiga L-Stars. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Toyama Grouses and Yokohama BC. Kyoto Hannar. lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with 30 games lost. Shiga L-Stars will face league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: M.Charlo 20+8reb+1ast, K.Kotzur 10+9reb, M.Dove 9+5reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 8+3reb+3ast, T.Sato 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Okada 8
Shiga L-Stars: N.Namizato 20+8ast, J.Mavunga 19+9reb+3ast, Y.Sugawara 14+3reb, T.Hasegawa 9+1reb+1ast, S.Faye 8+8reb, C.Brackins 7+12reb+2ast
gschID: 475238


Toyota Alvark - Chiba Jets 78-84

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Tokyo where their biggest opponent Toyota Alvark (38-15) was defeated by third ranked Chiba Jets (37-16) 84-78 on Sunday. Chiba Jets made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Chiba Jets made 8 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import center Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side American point guard Diante Garrett (196-88, college: Iowa St.) responded with 28 points and 6 assists and the former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) scored 17 points. Chiba Jets maintains third place with 37-16 record having seven points less than leader Tochigi Brex. Loser Toyota Alvark keeps the second position with 15 games lost. Chiba Jets will face Sendai 89ers (#6) at home in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play against Hokkaido L. (#4) in Saporro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: D.Garrett 28+2reb+6ast, D.Tanaka 17+3reb+2ast, K.Matsui 11+1reb, Z.Baranski 10+1reb, J.Ayres 5+5reb+2ast, T.Plaisted 4+4reb
Chiba Jets: M.Parker 19+12reb+2ast, R.Ono 15+2reb+1ast, H.Armstrong 14+5reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 9+2reb+1ast, T.Stone 9+6reb+3ast, S.Ito 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 475240


Ryukyu GK - SeaHorses 87-90

Third-ranked Ryukyu GK (25-28) gave a tough game to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (43-10) in Okinawa. The visitors from Kariya managed to secure only three-point victory 90-87. However their fans expected easier game. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 17 rebounds. The former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. American forward Reyshawn Terry (203-84, college: N.Carolina) came up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds and forward Naoki Tashiro (188-93) added 12 points respectively for Ryukyu GK in the defeat. 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. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 43-10 record. Ryukyu GK lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 28 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Shiga L-Stars (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ryukyu GK will play against the league's second-placed Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: R.Terry 29+10reb+3ast, S.Tsuyama 14+2reb, N.Tashiro 12+4reb+1ast, K.Hatano 10+2reb+1ast, L.Hamilton 8+7reb+2ast, S.Kinjo 7+3reb
SeaHorses: G.Edwards 30+17reb+1ast, K.Kanamaru 19+3reb, J.Sakuragi 14+7reb+3ast, M.Karimata 13+1reb+4ast, M.Hiejima 5+5reb+3ast, I.Butts 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 475239


  




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Patrick
Simon
Simon's double-double lands him B League D3 Player of the Week award - 8 days ago
25-year old forward Patrick Simon (203-F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Toyoda Gosei and receives a Interperformances B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 13. He had a double-double of 32 points and 24 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Tokyo Big Blue (#9, 0-14) with 16-point margin 87-71. Toyoda Gosei maintains the 4th position in Japanese B League D3. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games...   [read more]

Gavin
Edwards
Chiba beats Mikawa to capture second straight All-Japan Championship title - 9 days ago
The Chiba Jets Funabashi rose to the occasion once again. They set the prevailing pace in the second and third quarters and captured their second consecutive Emperor's Cup with a 89-75 victory over the SeaHorses Mikawa at the 93rd All-Japan Championship final on Sunday. University of Connecticut alum Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) guided the Jets with a 20-point, 10-rebound performance against his old club. Ryumo Ono sank four of his eight 3-point attempts and scored 18...   [read more]


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