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B League D3 Round 20: Tokyo HT beats Tokyo Cinq R. in a derby game - Apr 17, 2017


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Brian Harper
The Regular Season in B League D3 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo HT (#3) and Tokyo Cinq R. (#5). Tokyo HT (24-12) won against visiting Tokyo Cinq R. (14-22) 90-81. Tokyo HT shot 27 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Tokyo Cinq R. only scored six points from the stripe. 33 personal fouls committed by Tokyo Cinq R. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) chipped in 18 points and 14 rebounds. Power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tokyo HT maintains third position with 24-12 record having nine points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. at the other side keeps the fifth place with 22 games lost. Tokyo HT are looking forward to face league's leader Kanazawa Sam. in Ishikawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo Cinq R. will play at home against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Cinq R. (#5) and Tokyo HT (#3). Tokyo HT was defeated at home 84-93 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Mitsuhiro Kamezaki contributed with 20 points for the winners. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for Tokyo HT. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains fifth position with 14-22 record. Tokyo HT at the other side keeps the third place with 12 games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) at home in the next round. Tokyo HT will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. (#1) in Ishikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Ishikawa. First ranked Kanazawa Sam. faced 4th ranked Otsuka A.. Host Kanazawa Sam. (33-3) defeated guests from Tokyo (20-16) 76-68. Worth to mention a great performance of Andrew Fitzgerald who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Kyle Richardson responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Otsuka A.'s coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 33-3 record. Otsuka A. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 16 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet at home Tokyo HT (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Otsuka A. will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Ishikawa. First ranked Kanazawa Sam. faced 4th ranked Otsuka A.. Host Kanazawa Sam. (33-3) smashed guests from Tokyo (20-16) 80-61. The winners were led by Tony Bishop who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 33-3 record. Otsuka A. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 16 games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Tokyo HT (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Otsuka A. will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Saitama supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (32-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Saitama Broncos (12-24). Fukuoka Rizing smashed Saitama Broncos 98-75 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Brian Butch who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fukuoka Rizing have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 32-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Saitama Broncos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 24 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face Otsuka A. (#4) in Tokyo in the next round. Saitama Broncos will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 20 Fukuoka Rizing crushed Saitama Bron. in a road game 96-75.

Tokyo HT - Tokyo Cinq R. 90-81

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Tokyo HT (#3) and Tokyo Cinq R. (#5). Tokyo HT (24-12) won against visiting Tokyo Cinq R. (14-22) 90-81. Tokyo HT shot 27 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Tokyo Cinq R. only scored six points from the stripe. 33 personal fouls committed by Tokyo Cinq R. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. Power forward Josiah Heath (205-93, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tokyo HT maintains third position with 24-12 record having nine points less than leader Kanazawa Sam. Tokyo Cinq R. at the other side keeps the fifth place with 22 games lost. Tokyo HT are looking forward to face league's leader Kanazawa Sam. in Ishikawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo Cinq R. will play at home against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Heath 15+8reb+1ast, R.Slawson 15+5reb+2ast, M.Kamezaki 11+2reb+6ast, J.Green 11+3reb+2ast, T.Sano 10+3reb+1ast, K.Takahashi 7+6reb+4ast
Tokyo HT: B.Harper 24+9reb+1ast, A.Jones 18+14reb+2ast, H.Oogane 16+4reb+1ast, E.Morris 13+4reb+4ast, K.Kanai 9+3reb+1ast, R.Narumi 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 512759


Saitama Bron. - Fukuoka Rizing 75-98

The game in Saitama supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (32-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Saitama Broncos (12-24). Fukuoka Rizing smashed Saitama Broncos 98-75 on Sunday. Fukuoka Rizing dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 36. The best player for the winners was American center Brian Butch (211-84, college: Wisconsin) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Daisuke Kobayashi (188-87) chipped in 12 points. American guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) produced 23 points and his fellow American import forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fukuoka Rizing have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 32-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Saitama Broncos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 24 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face Otsuka A. (#4) in Tokyo in the next round. Saitama Broncos will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: B.Jennings 23+4reb, T.Wade 17+8reb+1ast, M.Ueda 11+3reb+2ast, C.Tate 7+5reb+2ast, N.Yutaro 7+7reb+3ast, Y.Sasaki 4+4reb
Fukuoka Rizing: B.Butch 20+13reb+3ast, Y.Kitamuki 14+1ast, D.Kobayashi 12+4reb+3ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 10+3reb, T.Komoda 10+2reb, S.Kano 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 512758


Kanazawa Sam. - Otsuka A. 76-68

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Ishikawa. First ranked Kanazawa Sam. faced 4th ranked Otsuka A.. Host Kanazawa Sam. (33-3) defeated guests from Tokyo (20-16) 76-68. Kanazawa Sam. made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. Kanazawa Sam. outrebounded Otsuka A. 41-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds and American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) who added 6 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. Four Kanazawa Sam. players scored in double figures. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) scored 14 points. Otsuka A.'s coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 33-3 record. Otsuka A. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 16 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will meet at home Tokyo HT (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Otsuka A. will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 19+5reb, R.Raymond 14+4reb+3ast, S.Samejima 6+3reb+1ast, J.Wolfinger 6+3reb, T.Hasegawa 5+4reb+3ast, Y.Sakamoto 5
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 19+9reb+2ast, T.Tsukino 15+2reb+4ast, I.Yuji 13+3ast, T.Yonamine 11+2reb+3ast, T.Bishop 7+6reb, G.Pomare 6+16reb
gschID: 512757


Kanazawa Sam. - Otsuka A. 80-61

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Ishikawa. First ranked Kanazawa Sam. faced 4th ranked Otsuka A.. Host Kanazawa Sam. (33-3) smashed guests from Tokyo (20-16) 80-61. Kanazawa Sam. forced 19 Otsuka A. turnovers. The winners were led by Panamanian forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) supported him with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 13 points and 8 rebounds by American forward Ray Raymond (203-84, college: Wisconsin) did not help to save the game for Otsuka A.. His fellow American import center Joe Wolfinger (216-85, college: Citadel) added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kanazawa Sam. have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 33-3 record. Otsuka A. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 16 games lost. Kanazawa Sam.'s next round opponent will be Tokyo HT (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Otsuka A. will play against the league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: S.Samejima 16+4reb, R.Raymond 13+8reb+1ast, J.Wolfinger 12+10reb, K.Richardson 8+5reb+2ast, K.Takashi 7+4reb+3ast, S.Tamura 3+3reb
Kanazawa Sam.: T.Bishop 19+12reb+2ast, Y.Inoue 16+1reb, T.Tsukino 11+4reb+1ast, A.Fitzgerald 9+6reb+1ast, S.Goto 8+4reb, G.Pomare 6+8reb+5ast
gschID: 512754


Saitama Bron. - Fukuoka Rizing 75-96

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Saitama Broncos (12-24) were crushed at home by second ranked Fukuoka Rizing (32-4) 96-75 on Saturday. Fukuoka Rizing made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Saitama Broncos turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Saitama Broncos were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Point guard Nishi Yutaro (176-92) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Brent Jennings (193-88, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Fukuoka Rizing have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 32-4 record behind leader Kanazawa Sam. Saitama Broncos lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 24 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face Otsuka A. (#4) in Tokyo in the next round. Saitama Broncos will play on the road against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: N.Yutaro 16+8reb+2ast, M.Ueda 16+2reb+1ast, B.Jennings 14+7reb, C.Tate 8+1reb, T.Wade 7+4reb+2ast, T.Nakashima 6
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Peppers 21+8reb, M.Bryan-Amaning 20+7reb+3ast, D.Kobayashi 18+3reb+1ast, B.Butch 11+5reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 8+3reb, M.Kano 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 512755


Tokyo HT - Tokyo Cinq R. 84-93

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Cinq R. (#5) and Tokyo HT (#3). Tokyo HT was defeated at home 84-93 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Tokyo Cinq R. players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American forward RJ Slawson (206-92, college: Jacksonville) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Mitsuhiro Kamezaki (189-86) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Edward Morris (204-84, college: Pittsburg St.) added 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tokyo HT. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains fifth position with 14-22 record. Tokyo HT at the other side keeps the third place with 12 games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) at home in the next round. Tokyo HT will play against the league's leader Kanazawa Sam. (#1) in Ishikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: A.Jones 18+12reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 16+2reb+2ast, E.Morris 14+11reb+4ast, R.Narumi 14+1reb+3ast, B.Harper 8+5reb+1ast, H.Oogane 8+4reb+2ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: R.Slawson 24+11reb+6ast, M.Kamezaki 20+2reb+3ast, R.Takeda 16+3ast, K.Takahashi 15+3reb+3ast, J.Green 9+4reb+3ast, J.Heath 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 512756


  




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