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B Standings
Central
 1. SeaHorses 7-1 
 2. San-en 4-4 
 3. Toyama Grouses 4-4 
 4. Nagoya DD 3-5 
 5. Niigata Albirex 3-5 
 6. Yokohama BC 1-7 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 7-1 
 2. Hokkaido L. 6-2 
 3. Chiba Jets 6-2 
 4. Toshiba BT 6-2 
 5. Hitachi SR 3-5 
 6. Tochigi Brex 2-6 
West
 1. Kyoto Hannar. 5-3 
 2. Ryukyu GK 5-3 
 3. Shimane SM 4-4 
 4. Nishinomiya S. 2-6 
 5. Osaka Evessa 2-6 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 2-6 
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Last:10/22/2017
B Standings
Central
 1. Gunma 5-3 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 5-3 
 3. Shinshu BW 5-3 
 4. Toyotsu FE 4-4 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 3-5 
 6. Tokyo Z 3-5 
East
 1. Akita NH 8-0 
 2. Fukushima 6-2 
 3. Sendai 89ers 4-4 
 4. Yamagata 3-5 
 5. Iwate Big Bulls 2-6 
 6. Aomori Watts 0-8 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 7-1 
 2. Ehime OV 6-2 
 3. Hiroshima D. 5-3 
 4. Kumamoto V. 3-5 
 5. Kagawa FA 2-6 
 6. Bambitious Nara 1-7 
Full Standings
Last:10/23/2017
B League D3 Standings
 1. Tokyo HT 6-2 
 2. Tokyo Excel. 5-3 
 3. Saitama Bron. 5-3 
 4. Otsuka A. 4-4 
 5. Kagoshima 3-5 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 1-7 
 7. Aisin AW 0-0 
 8. Tokyo Big Blue 0-0 
 9. Toyoda Gosei 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/22/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 32
 1. Gardner, Niigata .32.0 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT24.9 
 3. Martin, San-en22.0 
 4. Rossiter, Tochigi .18.9 
 5. Trasolini, Hokkaido.17.9 
 6. Uto, Toyama G.17.5 
 7. Togashi, Chiba Jets15.9 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark15.6 
 9. Whittington, Hokkaido.15.6 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.6 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT11.8 
 3. Scott, Shimane SM11.1 
 4. Davis, Toshiba BT11.0 
 5. Harrellson, Hitac.10.0 
 6. Butts, SeaHorses10.0 
 7. Willard, Toyama G.9.8 
 8. Gardner, Niigata .9.6 
 9. Morrison, San-en9.4 
 10. Sacre, Hitachi SR9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuki TOGASHI
  Chiba Jets
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Togashi, Chiba Jets6.8 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.3 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.5 
 4. Suzuki, San-en5.5 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.3 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .5.3 
 7. Namizato, Shiga L.5.1 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .4.8 
 9. Burns, Nishinomiya S.4.8 
 10. Shinoyama, Toshi.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ryoma HASHIMOTO
  SeaHo.
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hashimoto, SeaHo.2.5 
 2. Trasolini, Hokkaido.2.3 
 3. Parmer, Yokohama.1.8 
 4. Tani, Nishinomiya S.1.6 
 5. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.6 
 6. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.6 
 7. Watanuki, Kyoto H.1.6 
 8. Douhara, Nishinom.1.6 
 9. Kohei, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 10. Nakahigashi, Nagoya D.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.6 
 2. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.6 
 3. Thabeet, Yokohama.1.5 
 4. Lane, Shimane SM1.4 
 5. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Takeuchi, Tochigi .1.3 
 7. Armstrong, Ryukyu G.1.3 
 8. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 9. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.3 
 10. Harrellson, Hitac.1.1 

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B1 League Round 5: Toyota Alvark lose their first game against Niigata Albirex - Oct 11, 2017


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B League Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Toyota Alvark (3-1) in Tokyo on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by Niigata Albirex (3-1) in overtime 97-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Niigata Albirex dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Toyota Alvark's 38. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds for the winners and point guard Shunki Hatakeyama (170-91) chipped in 18 points. American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Niigata Albirex keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Toyota Alvark. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: Nishinomiya S. lost to Toyama Grouses on the opponent's court 68-73. Shimane SM lost to defending champion Tochigi Brex in a home game 68-75. Yokohama BC recorded a loss to Hokkaido L. on the road 82-89. Toyota Alvark defeated Niigata Albirex on its own court 78-72. Kyoto Hannar. beat Chiba Jets in a road game 77-68. Shiga L-Stars lost to Toshiba BT at home 78-81. Ryukyu GK managed to outperform Nagoya DD on the opponent's court 85-81. SeaHorses managed to beat Osaka Evessa in a home game 81-69. San-en defeated Hitachi SR on the road 64-54.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by Julian Mavunga of Kyoto Hannar..

Toyota Alvark - Niigata Albirex 95-97 OT

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Toyota Alvark (3-1) in Tokyo on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by Niigata Albirex (3-1) in overtime 97-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Niigata Albirex dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Toyota Alvark's 38. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds for the winners and point guard Shunki Hatakeyama (170-91) chipped in 18 points. Five Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Niigata Albirex keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Toyota Alvark. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: A.Kirk 24+7reb+1ast, J.Williams 14+5reb+3ast, J.Takeuchi 13+3reb, Y.Baba 10+3reb, D.Tanaka 9+3reb+9ast, T.Shonaka 8+2reb+3ast
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 40+14reb+2ast, S.Hatakeyama 18+3reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 14+4reb+3ast, A.Dufault 10+2reb, J.Uzawa 10+3reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 5+1reb
gschID: 551510


Toyama Grouses - Nishinomiya S. 73-68

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Nishinomiya S. (0-4) was defeated on the road by third ranked Toyama Grouses (3-1) 73-68 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-68. American forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and forward Naoki Uto (188-91) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses' coach Miodrag Rajkovic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Australian center Jordan Vandenberg (216-90, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and guard Tadahiro Yanagawa (183-86) scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Toyama Grouses keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Newly promoted Nishinomiya S. still closes the standings with four games lost. Toyama Grouses will face league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nishinomiya S. will play on the road against the league's leader Kyoto Hannar. and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: J.Vandenberg 19+14reb+2ast, T.Yanagawa 13+9reb+4ast, Y.Ishitsuka 11+4reb, N.Douhara 9+3reb+1ast, N.Tani 7+4reb+3ast, Y.Otsuka 5+1reb
Toyama Grouses: H.Otsuka 20+1ast, S.Willard 15+11reb+2ast, N.Uto 13+9reb+4ast, Y.Ueta 10+2reb+1ast, D.Viney 9+6reb+3ast, Y.Okada 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 580931


Shimane SM - Tochigi Brex 68-75

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Tochigi Brex and 4th placed Shimane Magic had identical 1-2 record. But Shimane Magic was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Tochigi 75-68 on Sunday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Shimane Magic won second period 15-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tochigi Brex made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) stepped up and scored 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and international point guard Shusuke Ikuhara (180-94) chipped in 15 points. American center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 7 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with San-en. Newly promoted Shimane Magic dropped to the third position with three games lost. Tochigi Brex will face league's leader Chiba Jets at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: G.Stutz 16+7reb, S.Watanabe 11+1reb+4ast, T.Soma 9+4reb+2ast, E.Yamamoto 8+1reb, K.Sato 7+3reb, J.Scott 7+9reb+5ast
Tochigi Brex: R.Rossiter 23+8reb+3ast, S.Ikuhara 15+2ast, K.Richardson 10+3reb, S.Kitagawa 8+1reb, Y.Endo 7+2reb+1ast, C.Bozeman 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 580929


Hokkaido L. - Yokohama BC 89-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Yokohama BC's (1-3) road loss to fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (3-1) 82-89 on Monday. Yokohama BC trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 30-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 82-89 at the end of the game. Hokkaido L. made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Yokohama BC was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Five Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. International point guard Ryo Tawatari (180-93, college: Dominican, CA) responded with 23 points and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hokkaido L. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Yokohama BC at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: R.Tawatari 23+2ast, M.Jotaro 15+2reb+1ast, J.Parmer 11+7reb+2ast, M.Hosoya 9+2reb+5ast, J.Washburn 9+8reb+1ast, T.Sato 6+5reb+3ast
Hokkaido L.: M.Trasolini 19+7reb+2ast, A.Tajima 14+1reb+5ast, T.Orimo 12+1reb+5ast, R.Sakurai 10+3reb+7ast, D.Miller 10+4reb, G.Whittington 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 551509


Toyota Alvark - Niigata Albirex 78-72

Everything went according to plan in Tokyo where first ranked Toyota Alvark (3-1) beat 3rd placed Niigata Albirex (3-1) 78-72 on Monday. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-72. The former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) stepped up and scored 20 points and 6 assists for the winners and American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) responded with 35 points (!!!) and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-1 record, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Niigata Albirex. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 35+2reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 13+2reb+4ast, A.Dufault 5+3reb, J.Berggren 4+5reb+1ast, S.Hatakeyama 4+4reb+3ast, T.You 3+7reb+1ast
Toyota Alvark: D.Tanaka 20+3reb+6ast, A.Kirk 13+9reb, Y.Baba 11+3reb, S.Ando 11+2reb, J.Williams 11+7reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 7+6reb+5ast
gschID: 551508


Chiba Jets - Kyoto Hannar. 68-77

There was a minor upset when leader Chiba Jets (3-1) were defeated at home by first ranked Kyoto Hannar. (3-1) 77-68 on Sunday. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 26-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kyoto Hannar. dominated on the defensive end, holding Chiba Jets to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The former international point guard Yuki Togashi (170-93) responded with 17 points and 7 assists and international power forward Ryumo Ono (197-88) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kyoto Hannar. maintains first place with 3-1 record, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Chiba Jets. Kyoto Hannar. will face Nishinomiya S. (#5) in Hyogo in the next round. Chiba Jets will play on the road against Tochigi Brex (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: R.Ono 18+1ast, Y.Togashi 17+1reb+7ast, G.Edwards 9+4reb+2ast, A.Chambers 8+1reb+3ast, T.Gaffney 6+3reb+1ast, M.Parker 4+7reb+2ast
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Smith 15+6reb, N.Yuya 14+2reb+1ast, J.Mavunga 11+8reb+5ast, M.Kataoka 8+4reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 8+1reb+1ast, I.Tatsuya 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 580936


Shiga L-Stars - Toshiba BT 78-81

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fourth ranked Toshiba Thunders (3-1) edged on the road 3rd placed Shiga L-Stars (1-3) 81-78 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-20. But Shiga L-Stars won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Toshiba Thunders won last quarter 24-22. Strangely Shiga L-Stars outrebounded Toshiba Thunders 37-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) stepped up and scored 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Josh Davis (203-91, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Narito Namizato (172-89) responded with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Israeli center DOr Fischer (211-81, college: W.Virginia) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks. Five Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toshiba Thunders have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Shiga L-Stars lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: N.Namizato 19+5reb+5ast, Y.Karino 13+1reb, T.Hasegawa 12+4ast, O.Samhan 11+7reb+3ast, D.Fischer 10+13reb+3ast, S.Faye 8+5reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 26+8reb+3ast, J.Davis 16+5reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 14+2reb+3ast, T.Kurihara 9+1reb+3ast, Y.Fujii 7+3reb+5ast, R.Shinoyama 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 580935


Nagoya DD - Ryukyu GK 81-85

Rather expected game in Nagoya where 4th placed Diamond Dolphins (1-3) were defeated by second ranked Ryukyu GK (3-1) 85-81 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 45-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. International forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and American forward Hassan Martin (201-95, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds. Five Ryukyu GK players scored in double figures. American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Taito Nakahigashi (190-92) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ryukyu GK have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Diamond Dolphins lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: T.Nakahigashi 17+5reb+2ast, C.Brackins 15+8reb+5ast, S.Ando 14+1ast, T.Harimoto 8+3reb, J.Tillman 8+2reb, T.Sasayama 7+2reb+4ast
Ryukyu GK: I.Brown 20+11reb+6ast, H.Martin 14+10reb+1ast, K.Ninomiya 11+2reb+1ast, R.Kishimoto 11+2reb+1ast, H.Armstrong 10+2reb+2ast, S.Kinjo 8+3reb
gschID: 580934


SeaHorses - Osaka Evessa 81-69

Rather predictable result in Kariya where second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (3-1) defeated bottom-ranked Osaka Evessa (0-4) 81-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Aishin Sea Horses. Osaka Evessa was better in third quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Osaka Evessa 40-23 including 29 on the defensive glass. The former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) stepped up and scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners and American center Isaac Butts (208-89, college: Appalachian St.) chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. American forward David Wear (208-90, college: UCLA) responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds and American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Osaka Evessa's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Osaka Evessa at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will face Toyama Grouses (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: G.Pomare 12+5reb+1ast, D.Wear 12+5reb+2ast, S.Konno 10+1reb, N.Kumagae 10+3reb+2ast, S.Negoro 8+3reb+2ast, T.Hashimoto 8+2ast
SeaHorses: M.Hiejima 23+6reb+5ast, K.Kanamaru 17+4reb, I.Butts 15+13reb+1ast, R.Hashimoto 12+3reb+1ast, D.Orton 5+3reb+2ast, J.Sakuragi 3+10reb+3ast
gschID: 580933


Hitachi SR - San-en 54-64

Everything could happen in Tokyo at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked San-en NeoPhoenix and 5th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers had identical 1-2 record. But Hitachi Sunrockers were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Hamamatsu 64-54 on Sunday night. Hitachi Sunrockers were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and point guard Tatsuya Suzuki (169-91) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds and Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) scored 6 points and 13 rebounds. San-en NeoPhoenix (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Hitachi Sunrockers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Harrellson 14+17reb, M.Yamauchi 11+1reb+2ast, Y.Mitsuhara 6+4reb+2ast, R.Sacre 6+13reb, T.Hasegawa 6+2reb+2ast, T.Ito 4+1reb+5ast
San-en: C.Martin 17+6reb+2ast, T.Suzuki 13+5reb+7ast, S.Morrison 12+13reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 8+4reb+1ast, A.Ota 7+1reb, J.Kano 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 580932


  




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This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in B League D2 and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. B League D2 round 7 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of Gunma (4-3) against fourth ranked Yamagata (3-4) 78-75 was the most important game of the last round. It end...   [read more]

Masaya Ueda
B League D3 Round 4: Saitama Broncos defeat Tokyo HT - 11 hours ago
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of B League D3 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and derby games. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tokyo HT (6-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by third ranked Saitama Broncos (5-3) 83-63. It may...   [read more]


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