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 5. Nagoya DD 8-13 
 6. Yokohama BC 4-17 
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 2. Chiba Jets 15-6 
 3. Hitachi SR 14-7 
 4. Toshiba BT 12-9 
 5. Hokkaido L. 11-10 
 6. Tochigi Brex 10-11 
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 2. Kyoto Hannar. 12-9 
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 4. Osaka Evessa 6-15 
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 6. Shimane SM 5-16 
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 1. Toyotsu FE 13-8 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 12-9 
 3. Gunma 10-10 
 4. Shinshu BW 10-11 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 9-12 
 6. Tokyo Z 8-13 
East
 1. Akita NH 18-3 
 2. Fukushima 13-7 
 3. Sendai 89ers 10-11 
 4. Yamagata 8-13 
 5. Aomori Watts 5-16 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 2-19 
West
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 18-3 
 2. Ehime OV 15-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 14-7 
 4. Hiroshima D. 12-9 
 5. Kagawa FA 8-13 
 6. Bambitious Nara 3-18 
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 1. Saitama Bron. 7-1 
 2. Tokyo HT 7-1 
 3. Otsuka A. 7-3 
 4. Toyoda Gosei 6-4 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 5-3 
 6. Aisin AW 3-5 
 7. Kagoshima 3-7 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 2-8 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 0-8 
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Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Gardner, Niigata .29.7 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba BT25.1 
 3. Martin, San-en19.3 
 4. Trasolini, Hokkaido.18.4 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets16.8 
 6. Kirk, Toyota Alvark16.5 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.16.3 
 8. Sacre, Hitachi SR16.1 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .15.9 
 10. Edwards, Chiba J.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.4 
 2. Scott, Shimane SM10.4 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT10.2 
 4. Gardner, Niigata .10.1 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses9.5 
 6. Lammert, Nishinom.9.3 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets9.2 
 8. Thabeet, Yokohama.9.1 
 9. Martin, Ryukyu GK8.8 
 10. Davis, Toshiba BT8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Narito NAMIZATO
  Shiga L.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Namizato, Shiga L.6.8 
 2. Uto, Toyama G.6.5 
 3. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.7 
 4. Suzuki, San-en5.5 
 5. Igarashi, Niigata .5.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.5.1 
 7. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.0 
 8. Sasayama, Nagoya D.4.5 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .4.4 
 10. Mavunga, Kyoto H.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.1.6 
 3. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 4. Hashimoto, SeaHo.1.5 
 5. Hirose, Hitachi SR1.5 
 6. Parmer, Yokohama.1.5 
 7. Brown, Ryukyu GK1.5 
 8. Hiejima, SeaHorses1.4 
 9. Gaffney, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 D'Or FISCHER
  Shiga L.
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fischer, Shiga L.2.8 
 2. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.6 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.3 
 4. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.3 
 5. Edwards, Chiba J.1.3 
 6. Orton, SeaHorses1.2 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.1 
 8. Naymick, Tochigi Brex1.1 
 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
 10. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.1 

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Toyota Alvar 76% Dec.17 Tochigi Brex
Nagoya DD 73% Dec.17 Shimane SM
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Chiba Jets 59% Dec.17 Toshiba BT
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Ehime OV 65% Dec.16 Fukushima
Yamagata Dec.16 Kanazawa Sam 64%
Kumamoto V. Dec.16 Toyotsu FE 55%
Aomori Watts Dec.16 Gunma 53%
Sendai 89ers 65% Dec.16 Shinshu BW
Akita NH 59% Dec.16 Hiroshima D
Bambitious N 73% Dec.16 Iwate Big Bu
Kagawa FA 69% Dec.16 Cyberdyne I
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Aisin AW 75% Dec.16 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.16 Otsuka A.
B2 League Round 19: Leader Fukuoka Rizing loses to Kumamoto V. - Dec 4, 2017


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Fukuoka Rizing (15-3) recorded its third loss on the court of second ranked Kumamoto V. on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Kumamoto V. 70-55. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fukuoka Rizing. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. point guard Takumi Furuno (179-93) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: Arizona St.) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Fukuoka Rizing's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kumamoto V. (13-5) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain second place having just two point less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing still keeps top position with three games lost. Kumamoto V. are again looking forward to face league's leader Fukuoka Rizing at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Nagano. Fourth ranked Dragonflies (9-9) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Shinshu BW (9-9) 58-57 in the game for the third place. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Seiya Tanaka contributed with 15 points for the winners. American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for Shinshu BW. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Dragonflies moved-up to third place, which they share with Shinshu BW and Cyberdyne IR. Dragonflies will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shinshu BW will play again at home against Dragonflies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Matsuyama between Tokyo Z and Orange Vikings. Sixth ranked Tokyo Z (7-12) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Orange Vikings (13-6). Tokyo Z managed to escape with a 2-point win 91-89 on Friday evening. It was a great evening for Kashiwagura Kashiwagura who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. At the losing side Chehales Tapscott responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Tokyo Z moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kagawa FA. Orange Vikings at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Yamagata (7-11) against fifth ranked Aomori Watts (4-14) on Saturday night. Host Yamagata was defeated by Aomori Watts in a tough game in Yamagata 73-81. The game was dominated by American players. It was an exceptional evening for Kyle Barone who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aomori Watts maintains fifth place with 4-14 record. Yamagata at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Aomori Watts will have a break next round. Yamagata will play again at home against Aomori Watts (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Akita. First ranked Akita Happinets faced 3rd placed Cyberdyne IR. Host Akita Happinets (16-2) smashed guests from Tsukuba (9-9) 88-69. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Akita Happinets maintains first place with 16-2 record. Cyberdyne IR lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Akita Happinets will face again Cyberdyne IR (#3) in Tsukuba in the next round, which may be the game of the day.

Other games of round 19 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Kagawa FA was defeated by Kanazawa Sam. in Ishikawa 70-64. Ehime OV beat Tokyo Z at home 78-68. Bambitious Nara was destroyed by Toyotsu FE on the opponent's court 97-78. Iwate Big Bulls was outscored by Sendai 89ers in a home game 44-71. Kagawa FA recorded a loss to Kanazawa Sam. on the road 77-68.

Kanazawa Sam. - Kagawa FA 70-64

There was no surprise in Ishikawa where 5th ranked Kagawa FA (7-12) was defeated by second ranked Kanazawa Sam. (11-8) 70-64 on Saturday. Kanazawa Sam. made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Guard Ide Yuji (181-88) fired 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kanazawa Sam.. Newly promoted Kanazawa Sam. maintains second place with 11-8 record having just one point less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Loser Kagawa FA keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: I.Yuji 16+6reb+3ast, W.Marshall 12+9reb+1ast, T.Tsukino 10+4reb+5ast, Y.Inoue 9+2ast, T.Yonamine 8+3reb+2ast, Y.Suzuki 7+1reb
Kagawa FA: R.Warren 14+13reb+4ast, A.Kuso 13+7reb+3ast, M.Brandon 7+4reb, R.Horikawa 7+2reb, K.Kimura 7+2reb+2ast, T.Tsukuba 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 552097


Ehime OV - Tokyo Z 78-68

No shocking result in a game in Matsuyama where third ranked Orange Vikings (13-6) defeated 6th ranked Tokyo Z (7-12) 78-68 on Saturday. Orange Vikings forced 21 Tokyo Z turnovers. American center Conor Clifford (213-93, college: Washington St.) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Toshino Tatsuhiko (185-88) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Satoshi Kawai (182-82) produced 20 points and 4 assists and American forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Orange Vikings maintains third place with 13-6 record having just three point less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Loser Tokyo Z dropped to the fifth position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: C.Clifford 16+10reb, C.Tapscott 13+9reb+2ast, T.Tatsuhiko 13+5reb+6ast, T.Yoshihiko 12+1reb, M.Okamoto 8+1ast, N.Williams 8+2reb+1ast
Tokyo Z: S.Kawai 20+4reb+4ast, S.Akiba 11+2reb+1ast, R.Vilde 10+9reb+1ast, R.Boykin 10+10reb+1ast, S.Takayama 6+4reb+1ast, K.Kashiwagura 4+8reb+4ast
gschID: 552098


Toyotsu FE - Bambitious Nara 97-78

Very expected game in Nagoya where 6th ranked Bambitious Nara (2-16) was rolled over by first ranked Toyotsu FE (11-7) 97-78 on Saturday. Toyotsu FE looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Herbert Hill (208-84, college: Providence) fired 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. Masahiro Narita (185-94) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Four Toyotsu FE players scored in double figures. South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and forward Junpei Honda (190-88) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Toyotsu FE. They maintain first place with 11-7 record. Bambitious Nara lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. Toyotsu FE will face again Bambitious Nara (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: H.Hill 22+9reb+4ast, K.Fukuzawa 15+4ast, M.Narita 12+2reb+6ast, R.Carney 11+8reb+1ast, K.Sugimoto 8, J.Hawkinson 8+10reb+1ast
Bambitious Nara: T.Nephawe 17+6reb+2ast, J.Honda 14+3reb+3ast, K.Kikuyama 13+1reb+4ast, D.Terashita 9+5reb+2ast, J.Dollard 8+2reb+1ast, G.Hamilton 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 552099


Iwate Big Bulls - Sendai 89ers 44-71

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Sendai 89ers (8-10) outscored on the road 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (2-16) 71-44 on Saturday. Sendai 89ers held Iwate Big Bulls to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 40.3 percent accuracy of the winners. U.S. Virgin Islands center Craig Williams (206-89, college: TCU) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. South Sudanese-American forward Angelo Chol (206-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. American center Michael Buchanan (213-94, college: USC Upstate) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Noriyuki Sugasawa (192-87) added 6 points and 10 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. Sendai 89ers moved-up to third place. Iwate Big Bulls lost their eleventh game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. Sendai 89ers will have a break next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play again at home against Sendai 89ers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: R.Yanagawa 14+2reb+1ast, S.Mizoguchi 13+1reb+4ast, C.Williams 11+17reb+3ast, A.Chol 10+9reb+2ast, S.Izumi 9+1reb+1ast, J.Sakamoto 7+7reb+1ast
Iwate Big Bulls: M.Buchanan 13+10reb, O.Yoshimasa 8+2reb+1ast, J.McGaughy 8+7reb+1ast, N.Sugasawa 6+10reb+1ast, K.Nagata 3+2reb, D.Jones 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 552100


Yamagata - Aomori Watts 73-81

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Yamagata (7-11) against fifth ranked Aomori Watts (4-14) on Saturday night. Host Yamagata was defeated by Aomori Watts in a tough game in Yamagata 73-81. Aomori Watts made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was an exceptional evening for center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) accounted for 20 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Four Aomori Watts players scored in double figures. Center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and forward Billy McShepard (208-87, college: Valdosta St., agency: Blacktop Management) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Yamagata in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aomori Watts maintains fifth place with 4-14 record. Yamagata at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Aomori Watts will have a break next round. Yamagata will play again at home against Aomori Watts (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: K.Barone 22+12reb+3ast, J.Burton 20+7reb+7ast, K.Aita 10+3reb, K.Monma 10+2reb+2ast, T.Kan 8+6reb+1ast, Y.Nagayama 3+1reb
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 23+11reb+2ast, B.McShepard 17+5reb+1ast, M.Masanari 11+1reb, S.Kouno 5+2reb+2ast, A.Elechi 5+3reb, K.Fujioka 4+1ast
gschID: 552101


Kumamoto V. - Fukuoka Rizing 70-55

Top ranked Fukuoka Rizing (15-3) recorded its third loss on the court of second ranked Kumamoto V. on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Kumamoto V. 70-55. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fukuoka Rizing. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Takumi Furuno (179-93) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: Arizona St.) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Yasuhiro Yamashita (187-86) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Fukuoka Rizing's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kumamoto V. (13-5) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain second place having just two point less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing still keeps top position with three games lost. Kumamoto V. are again looking forward to face league's leader Fukuoka Rizing at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: J.Duinker 17+10reb, T.Woodbury 15+3reb+2ast, T.Furuno 10+6reb+6ast, J.James 8+7reb, M.Fukuda 8+2reb+2ast, N.Takamura 7+3reb
Fukuoka Rizing: E.Jacobsen 17+7reb, Y.Yamashita 13+5reb+2ast, J.Peppers 8+7reb+2ast, S.Ishitani 5+1ast, P.Faye 5+9reb, T.Komoda 4+3reb
gschID: 552102


Akita NH - Cyberdyne IR 88-69

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Akita. First ranked Akita Happinets faced 3rd placed Cyberdyne IR. Host Akita Happinets (16-2) smashed guests from Tsukuba (9-9) 88-69. Akita Happinets forced 25 Cyberdyne IR turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-89, college: S.Florida) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Point guard Takuya Nakayama (182-94) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. American power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Josei Maniwa (193-86) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Akita Happinets and four Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Akita Happinets maintains first place with 16-2 record. Cyberdyne IR lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Akita Happinets will face again Cyberdyne IR (#3) in Tsukuba in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: T.Fitzpatrick 17+10reb+4ast, T.Nakayama 13+6reb+7ast, R.Shirahama 12+1reb+2ast, D.Taniguchi 10+4reb+3ast, N.Spikes 10+5reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 9+1reb+4ast
Cyberdyne IR: R.Rickert 16+12reb, J.Maniwa 15+5reb+3ast, A.Hirao 13+2reb+6ast, A.Warren 10+8reb+1ast, H.Sasaki 4+3reb+2ast, Y.Takahashi 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 552103


Shinshu BW - Hiroshima D. 57-58

Important game to mention about took place in Nagano. Fourth ranked Dragonflies (9-9) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Shinshu BW (9-9) 58-57 in the game for the third place. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Seiya Tanaka (186-91) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Takei Hiroaki (182-91) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Shinshu BW. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Dragonflies moved-up to third place, which they share with Shinshu BW and Cyberdyne IR. Dragonflies will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Shinshu BW will play again at home against Dragonflies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: C.Chapman 16+11reb, S.Tanaka 15+4reb+1ast, D.Yamada 6+2reb+2ast, H.Kitagawa 5+4reb+5ast, K.Kotzur 5+7reb+2ast, S.Nakama 3+5reb+2ast
Shinshu BW: A.McHenry 21+15reb+4ast, T.Hiroaki 10+5reb+1ast, Y.Yosuke 10+4reb+1ast, K.Mitsui 7+3reb+2ast, N.Washburn 3+6reb+1ast, Y.Takamatsu 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 552105


Kanazawa Sam. - Kagawa FA 77-68

Not a big story in a game in Ishikawa where 5th ranked Kagawa FA (7-12) was defeated by second ranked Kanazawa Sam. (11-8) 77-68 on Friday. Kanazawa Sam. forced 22 Kagawa FA turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) fired 29 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and guard Montay Brandon (203-93, college: Florida St.) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Kagawa FA's coach Kohei Etoh let to play eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kanazawa Sam.. Newly promoted Kanazawa Sam. maintains second place with 11-8 record having just one point less than leader Fukuoka Rizing. Loser Kagawa FA keeps the fifth position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 29+8reb+2ast, W.Marshall 13+7reb, Y.Suzuki 8+1ast, T.Tsukino 6+4reb+8ast, Y.Inoue 6+2ast, R.Honma 6+3ast
Kagawa FA: R.Warren 17+12reb+2ast, M.Brandon 13+4reb+1ast, A.Kuso 11+5reb+1ast, A.Osawa 7+4reb+4ast, M.Abe 5, K.Kimura 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 552095


Ehime OV - Tokyo Z 89-91

A very close game took place in Matsuyama between Tokyo Z and Orange Vikings. Sixth ranked Tokyo Z (7-12) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Orange Vikings (13-6). Tokyo Z managed to escape with a 2-point win 91-89 on Friday evening. Tokyo Z looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was a great evening for point guard Kashiwagura Kashiwagura (180-95) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. Guard Satoshi Kawai (182-82) helped adding 22 points and 5 steals. At the losing side American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Toshino Tatsuhiko (185-88) scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Tokyo Z moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kagawa FA. Orange Vikings at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: S.Kawai 22+4reb+1ast, T.Nishiyama 16+2reb+5ast, K.Kashiwagura 16+3reb+10ast, S.Takayama 15+6reb+4ast, R.Vilde 11+6reb+2ast, R.Boykin 5+7reb+2ast
Ehime OV: C.Tapscott 19+14reb+4ast, T.Tatsuhiko 19+9reb+7ast, N.Williams 17+5reb, C.Clifford 16+4reb, M.Tate 11+3reb+3ast, T.Kasahara 5+4reb+6ast
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