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 6. Tokyo Z 8-13 
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 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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 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 
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 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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Aisin AW 75% Dec.17 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.17 Otsuka A.
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Aisin AW 75% Dec.16 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.16 Otsuka A.
B League D3 Round 9: Toyoda Gosei hands first defeat to Tokyo HT - Dec 5, 2017


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Tokyo HT (7-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Toyoda Gosei (4-4) 71-68. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Tokyo HT. Toyoda Gosei made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Tokyo HT turnovers. Strangely Tokyo HT outrebounded Toyoda Gosei 45-33 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Patrick Simon (203-92, college: Seattle Pacific) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Hiroya Oogane (180-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Tokyo HT's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyoda Gosei maintains fourth place with 4-4 record. Tokyo HT at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Toyoda Gosei are looking forward to face Tokyo Cinq R. (#8) on the road in the next round. Tokyo HT will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Seventh ranked Tokyo Excel. (3-3) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Otsuka A. (5-3) 83-80 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Otsuka A.. It was a good game for American forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Justin Herold contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for Otsuka A.Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Aisin AW. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Tokyo Excel. will play against Aisin AW (#5) in Aichi in the next round. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Big Blue.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Excel. (#7). Tokyo Excel. was defeated at home 74-82 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Kyle Richardson stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Justin Herold with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Otsuka A. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-3 record having just two points less than leader Tokyo HT. Tokyo Excel. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Aisin AW. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Big Blue.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. First ranked Tokyo HT faced 4th placed Toyoda Gosei. Host Tokyo HT (7-1) smashed guests from Aichi (4-4) 91-60. Brennan McElroy nailed a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning 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 HT have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Toyoda Gosei at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo .
And finally the game worth to mention about is the one where eighth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (2-6) won against 5th ranked Kagoshima (3-5) on the road by 15 points 84-69 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Andre Murray who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Tokyo Cinq R.'s coach Joe Navarro used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains eighth place with 2-6 record. Loser Kagoshima dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will face higher ranked Toyoda Gosei (#4) in Aichi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Other games of round 9 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Aisin AW crushed Tokyo Big Blue in Aichi 81-62. Winless Tokyo Big Blue was smashed by Aisin AW at home 61-93. Tokyo Cinq R. lost to Kagoshima on the opponent's court 88-100.

Tokyo Big Blue - Aisin AW 62-81

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (0-6) was crushed at home by sixth ranked Aisin AW (3-3) 81-62 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was center Eve Nyokozera (199-93) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Watanabe Watanabe (181-89) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Bryan Simpson (197-84) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds and point guard Kota Goto (176-94) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aisin AW moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Tokyo Excel. Tokyo Big Blue lost their sixth game in a row. They still close the standings with six games lost. Aisin AW will face Tokyo Excel. (#6) on the road in the next round. Tokyo Big Blue's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Otsuka A..
Top scorers:
Aisin AW: W.Watanabe 14+1reb+4ast, K.Kato 11+2reb+2ast, E.Nyokozera 10+12reb, K.Kumazawa 9+1reb+2ast, Y.Ishihara 8+1reb+2ast, I.Ikejima 8+3reb
Tokyo Big Blue: B.Simpson 21+17reb+1ast, K.Goto 11+3reb, Y.Osamuakira 9+4ast, K.Funabashi 6+3reb, R.Kuroki 6+1reb, S.Akimoto 5+2reb
gschID: 551310


Tokyo HT - Toyoda Gosei 68-71

Tokyo HT (7-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Toyoda Gosei (4-4) 71-68. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Tokyo HT. Toyoda Gosei made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Tokyo HT turnovers. Strangely Tokyo HT outrebounded Toyoda Gosei 45-33 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Patrick Simon (203-92, college: Seattle Pacific) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists. Four Toyoda Gosei players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Hiroya Oogane (180-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Tokyo HT's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyoda Gosei maintains fourth place with 4-4 record. Tokyo HT at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Toyoda Gosei are looking forward to face Tokyo Cinq R. (#8) on the road in the next round. Tokyo HT will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Toyoda Gosei: P.Simon 25+12reb+1ast, R.Kawada 13+6reb+2ast, E.Sumihiro 12+4reb+7ast, R.Yanagiuchi 11+4reb+4ast, D.Sato 7+2reb+1ast, K.Fujita 3+5reb+1ast
Tokyo HT: H.Oogane 19+13reb+3ast, A.Jones 15+10reb+2ast, M.Kamezaki 11+3reb+1ast, K.Kanai 9+2reb+3ast, C.Kenaru 4+2reb+2ast, E.Morris 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 551311


Kagoshima - Tokyo Cinq R. 69-84

And finally the game worth to mention about is the one where eighth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (2-6) won against 5th ranked Kagoshima (3-5) on the road by 15 points 84-69 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Point guard Yamaguchi Kenzu (182-94) chipped in 26 points and 4 steals. Tokyo Cinq R.'s coach Joe Navarro used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Darnell Martin (198-91, college: CS Dominguez H.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Yasudo Yamada (179-98) added 11 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively. Tokyo Cinq R. maintains eighth place with 2-6 record. Loser Kagoshima dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Tokyo Cinq R. will face higher ranked Toyoda Gosei (#4) in Aichi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: A.Murray 26+6reb+2ast, Y.Kenzu 26+3reb+1ast, D.Martin 15+8reb+4ast, Y.Kenko 7+5reb+2ast, P.Elliman 4+5reb+1ast, Y.Sakai 2+3reb+7ast
Kagoshima: D.Martin 30+10reb+5ast, Y.Yamada 11+4reb+5ast, K.Higara 9+2reb, T.Murphy 7+3reb+3ast, R.Nakazono 6+4reb+1ast, B.Gill 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 551309


Tokyo Excel. - Otsuka A. 83-80

Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Seventh ranked Tokyo Excel. (3-3) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Otsuka A. (5-3) 83-80 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Otsuka A.. Tokyo Excel. forced 23 Otsuka A. turnovers. Strangely Otsuka A. outrebounded Tokyo Excel. 38-25 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import Justin Herold (203-91, college: Sonoma St.) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and power forward Takeshi Hasegawa (196-84) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Otsuka A.Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Aisin AW. Otsuka A. at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Tokyo Excel. will play against Aisin AW (#5) in Aichi in the next round. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Big Blue.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: J.Faison 25+12reb+1ast, J.Herold 23+5reb+1ast, Y.Saito 10+1reb+5ast, K.Nagasawa 6+1ast, T.Sano 5+3reb+1ast, R.Hasegawa 4+1reb
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 31+17reb+4ast, T.Hasegawa 13+5reb+2ast, R.Raymond 10+1reb+2ast, S.Samejima 8+5reb+1ast, Y.Sakamoto 6, J.Wolfinger 4+3reb
gschID: 551308


Tokyo Big Blue - Aisin AW 61-93

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Aisin AW (3-3) smashed on the road bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (0-6) 93-61 on Saturday. Aisin AW dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Big Blue's 38. Aisin AW forced 21 Tokyo Big Blue turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Tokyo Big Blue's players. The best player for the winners was guard Ikishima Ikejima (188-94) who scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Fujita Shunsuke (187-93) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Bryan Simpson (197-84) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Kengo Funabashi (189-93) added 18 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. 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. Aisin AW moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Tokyo Excel. Tokyo Big Blue lost their sixth game in a row. They still close the standings with six games lost. Aisin AW will face Tokyo Excel. (#6) on the road in the next round. Tokyo Big Blue's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Otsuka A..
Top scorers:
Aisin AW: I.Ikejima 21+7reb+2ast, F.Shunsuke 18+5reb+5ast, E.Nyokozera 13+12reb, K.Kumazawa 10+7ast, R.Takahashi 8+2ast, N.Adachi 7+1reb+1ast
Tokyo Big Blue: K.Funabashi 18+4reb, B.Simpson 15+10reb, K.Goto 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Osamuakira 10+2reb+3ast, R.Kuroki 4+4reb, C.Kando 2
gschID: 551306


Kagoshima - Tokyo Cinq R. 100-88

Everything could happen in Renova at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Kagoshima and 8th ranked Tokyo Cinq R. had identical 2-5 record. This time Kagoshima used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Tokyo 100-88 on Saturday night. Kagoshima shot 61.2 percent from the field. Kagoshima outrebounded Tokyo Cinq R. 35-19 including a 27-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Chris Olivier (203-92, college: Oklahoma St.) who had a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Darnell Martin (198-91, college: CS Dominguez H.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) who recorded 26 points and forward Drew Martin (203-94, college: Concordia, OR) added 21 points respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Kagoshima went down to seventh position due to points difference. Tokyo Cinq R. lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eighth place with six games lost. Kagoshima will face league's second-placed Saitama Broncos on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tokyo Cinq R. will play against Toyoda Gosei (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kagoshima: C.Olivier 35+11reb+4ast, D.Martin 27+10reb+3ast, Y.Yamada 10+3reb+4ast, R.Nakazono 8+5reb+3ast, B.Gill 8+1reb+3ast, K.Higara 7+1reb+2ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: A.Murray 26+4reb+2ast, D.Martin 21+2reb, Y.Kenzu 14+1reb+1ast, P.Elliman 6+8reb, G.Bain 5+1reb, T.Maemura 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 551305


Tokyo Excel. - Otsuka A. 74-82

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tokyo: Otsuka A. (#3) and Tokyo Excel. (#7). Tokyo Excel. was defeated at home 74-82 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Otsuka A. made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. American forward Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and power forward Takeshi Hasegawa (196-84) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American Justin Herold (203-91, college: Sonoma St.) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Otsuka A. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-3 record having just two points less than leader Tokyo HT. Tokyo Excel. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with Aisin AW. Otsuka A.'s supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Big Blue.
Top scorers:
Otsuka A.: K.Richardson 30+13reb, T.Hasegawa 14+4reb+5ast, K.Xiaolin 6+1reb+1ast, J.Wolfinger 6+8reb, R.Narumi 6+2reb+1ast, S.Tamura 6+2ast
Tokyo Excel.: J.Herold 21+10reb+1ast, J.Faison 20+8reb+3ast, R.Hasegawa 9+3reb, T.Aiki 9+2reb+3ast, D.Taguchi 7+4reb+3ast, S.Miyata 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 551304


Tokyo HT - Toyoda Gosei 91-60

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. First ranked Tokyo HT faced 4th placed Toyoda Gosei. Host Tokyo HT (7-1) smashed guests from Aichi (4-4) 91-60. Tokyo HT outrebounded Toyoda Gosei 49-33 including a 39-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Tokyo HT brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American forward Brennan McElroy (201-91, college: Indianapolis) nailed a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and point guard Yuuki Oki (180-95) accounted for 16 points. Four Tokyo HT players scored in double figures. American forward Patrick Simon (203-92, college: Seattle Pacific) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Eiji Sumihiro (171-89) added 13 points and 10 assists respectively for Toyoda Gosei in the defeat. 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 HT have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Toyoda Gosei at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo .
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: Y.Oki 16+3reb+2ast, C.Kenaru 14+2reb+1ast, B.McElroy 13+14reb+5ast, H.Oogane 12+4reb+3ast, A.Jones 10+5reb+2ast, M.Kamezaki 10+1reb+1ast
Toyoda Gosei: R.Yanagiuchi 18+4reb+2ast, P.Simon 14+13reb+1ast, E.Sumihiro 13+3reb+10ast, D.Sato 4+1reb+1ast, I.Yukio 3+2reb, S.Tateno 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 551307


  




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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Akita Happinets (18-3) on the court of fifth ranked Aomori Watts on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Aomori Watts 71-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Akita Happinets. Point guard Keisuke Aita (182-95) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the win...   [read more]


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