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Central
 1. SeaHorses 18-3 
 2. San-en 9-12 
 3. Niigata Albirex 9-12 
 4. Toyama Grouses 9-12 
 5. Nagoya DD 8-13 
 6. Yokohama BC 4-17 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 17-4 
 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 
West
 1. Ryukyu GK 16-5 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 12-9 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 9-12 
 4. Osaka Evessa 6-15 
 5. Nishinomiya S. 5-16 
 6. Shimane SM 5-16 
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Last:12/11/2017
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Central
 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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Last:12/11/2017
B League D3 Standings
 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 
Stage One Standings
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Last:12/11/2017
Stats Leaders
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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Ryukyu GK 87% Dec.17 Nishinomiya
Toyama Grous 77% Dec.17 Yokohama BC
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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Kumamoto V. Dec.16 Toyotsu FE 55%
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Aisin AW 75% Dec.16 Tokyo Cinq R
Toyoda Gosei 53% Dec.16 Otsuka A.
B1 League Round 15: Toyota Alvark lose to Aishin Sea Horses - Dec 5, 2017


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JR Sakuragi
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Toyota Alvark (15-4) in Kariya on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Aishin Sea Horses (17-2) 77-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. Aishin Sea Horses dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Toyota Alvark's 34. They outrebounded Toyota Alvark 41-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) helped adding 26 points. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) with 14 points and 8 assists. Toyota Alvark's coach Luka Pavicevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first place with 17-2 record which they share with defeated Toyota Alvark. Toyota Alvark at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Aishin Sea Horses are looking forward to face Toshiba Thunders (#4) in Kanagawa in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play at home against Osaka Evessa and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Shiga L-Stars' (#2) 89-84 road victory against 4th placed Toyama Grouses. It was an exceptional evening for Egyptian-American center Omar Samhan (211-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Koyo Takahashi accounted for 20 points and 5 assists. International forward Naoki Uto (188-91) came up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Toyama Grouses in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Despite that victory Shiga L-Stars went down to third position due to points difference. Toyama Grouses at the other side dropped to the second place with 11 games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Shiga L-Stars will play against league's leader Ryukyu GK in Okinawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toyama Grouses will play on the road against San-en NeoPhoenix in Hamamatsu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Kariya between Toyota Alvark and Aishin Sea Horses. First ranked Toyota Alvark (15-4) got a very close victory on the road over leader Aishin Sea Horses (17-2). Toyota Alvark managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The best player for the winners was Daiki Tanaka who scored 15 points and 5 assists. Toyota Alvark's coach Luka Pavicevic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Daniel Orton who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Toyota Alvark maintains first place with 15-4 record which they share with defeated Aishin Sea Horses. Loser Aishin Sea Horses still keep top position with two games lost. Toyota Alvark will meet at home Osaka Evessa (#4) in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Toyama. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-best Shiga L-Stars (9-10) to fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (8-11) 69-67 in the fight for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for Drew Viney who led his team to a victory with 19 points. Toyama Grouses' coach Miodrag Rajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Toyama Grouses moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Shiga L-Stars at the other side dropped to the third position with ten games lost. Toyama Grouses' next round opponent will be San-en NeoPhoenix (#3) in Hamamatsu, which may be the game of the day. Shiga L-Stars will play at home against the league's leader Ryukyu GK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Kanagawa. Third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (13-6) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Toshiba Thunders (11-8) 78-77 in the fight for the third place. It was a great evening for Robert Sacre who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hitachi Sunrockers have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having just two points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Loser Toshiba Thunders keep the fourth position with eight games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face league's second-placed Chiba Jets at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 15: Ryukyu GK destroyed Yokohama BC on the opponent's court 74-55. Niigata Albirex unfortunately lost to Chiba Jets in a home game 81-90. Kyoto Hannar. managed to beat Nagoya DD on the road 77-75. Tochigi Brex was defeated by San-en on its own court 65-71. Kyoto Hannar. was beaten by Nagoya DD in a road game 105-97. Osaka Evessa won against Nishinomiya S. at home 70-63. Hokkaido L. managed to outperform Shimane SM on the opponent's court 88-84. Tochigi Brex managed to beat San-en in a home game 74-60. Chiba Jets defeated Niigata Albirex on the road 82-77. Yokohama BC was smashed by Ryukyu GK on its own court 52-90. Hitachi SR won against Toshiba BT in Tokyo 79-70. Osaka Evessa managed to outperform Nishinomiya S. at home 78-72. Hokkaido L. recorded a loss to Shimane SM on the opponent's court 82-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks by Lawrence Blackledge of San-en.

Yokohama BC - Ryukyu GK 55-74

Very expected game when 6th ranked Yokohama BC (4-15) was crushed at home by first ranked Ryukyu GK (14-5) 74-55 on Sunday. Ryukyu GK 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 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Hassan Martin (201-95, college: Rhode Island) helped adding 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Ryukyu GK players scored in double figures. Ryukyu GK's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Tanzanian center Hasheem Thabeet (218-87, college: Connecticut) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Masashi Hosoya (173-89) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Ryukyu GK have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-5 record, which they share with Chiba Jets. Yokohama BC lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 15 games lost. Ryukyu GK will face Shiga L-Stars (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Yokohama BC will play against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: T.Furukawa 15+6reb, I.Brown 14+10reb+4ast, S.Tsuyama 12+2reb+5ast, H.Martin 12+9reb+1ast, N.Tashiro 10, Y.Suda 6+2reb+1ast
Yokohama BC: H.Thabeet 18+14reb, W.McDonald 10+4reb+1ast, M.Hosoya 10+2reb+4ast, T.Kawamura 9+4reb+1ast, M.Jotaro 4+3reb+5ast, R.Tawatari 2+5ast
gschID: 586474


Toyama Grouses - Shiga L-Stars 69-67

A very interesting game took place in Toyama. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-best Shiga L-Stars (9-10) to fourth ranked Toyama Grouses (8-11) 69-67 in the fight for the second place. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American Drew Viney (204-88, college: Loyola Mary) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. International forward Naoki Uto (188-91) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Toyama Grouses' coach Miodrag Rajkovic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Egyptian-American center Omar Samhan (211-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and American-Israeli center DOr Fischer (211-81, college: W.Virginia) added 14 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Shiga L-Stars. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Shiga L-Stars at the other side dropped to the third position with ten games lost. Toyama Grouses' next round opponent will be San-en NeoPhoenix (#3) in Hamamatsu, which may be the game of the day. Shiga L-Stars will play at home against the league's leader Ryukyu GK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: D.Viney 19+3reb+2ast, N.Uto 12+2reb+7ast, D.Pittman 10+10reb, H.Otsuka 10+3reb+2ast, T.Mito 9, S.Willard 6+2reb+4ast
Shiga L-Stars: O.Samhan 16+11reb+3ast, D.Fischer 14+4reb+7ast, T.Hasegawa 13+2reb+1ast, N.Namizato 11+3reb+9ast, S.Faye 8+9reb+1ast, Y.Karino 3
gschID: 586470


Niigata Albirex - Chiba Jets 81-90

There was a small surprise when second ranked Chiba Jets (14-5) defeated on the road second-best Niigata Albirex (8-11) 90-81 on Sunday. Chiba Jets looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. His fellow American import forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) helped adding 18 points and 9 rebounds. Chiba Jets' coach Atsushi Ono used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) with 19 points and 8 rebounds and Masashi Joho (183-82) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Chiba Jets and five Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Chiba Jets have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Ryukyu GK lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the second place with 11 games lost. Chiba Jets will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Tokyo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Niigata Albirex will play on the road against Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: G.Edwards 22+12reb+5ast, M.Parker 18+9reb+2ast, R.Ono 17+1reb+5ast, F.Nishimura 16+2reb+1ast, K.Ishii 8+3reb+1ast, T.Abe 5+1reb+1ast
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 19+8reb, K.Igarashi 13+1reb+5ast, M.Joho 13+7reb+1ast, J.Berggren 12+7reb+1ast, A.Dufault 11+4reb, K.Imamura 5+1ast
gschID: 586472


SeaHorses - Toyota Alvark 77-69

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Toyota Alvark (15-4) in Kariya on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Aishin Sea Horses (17-2) 77-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. Aishin Sea Horses dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Toyota Alvark's 34. They outrebounded Toyota Alvark 41-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) helped adding 26 points. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) with 14 points and 8 assists and international Yudai Baba (193-95) scored 16 points. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. Toyota Alvark's coach Luka Pavicevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first place with 17-2 record which they share with defeated Toyota Alvark. Toyota Alvark at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Aishin Sea Horses are looking forward to face Toshiba Thunders (#4) in Kanagawa in the next round. Toyota Alvark will play at home against Osaka Evessa and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: K.Kanamaru 26+3reb, M.Hiejima 14+1reb+3ast, J.Sakuragi 14+15reb+4ast, D.Orton 9+6reb+3ast, I.Butts 6+11reb+1ast, R.Hashimoto 6+4reb+3ast
Toyota Alvark: Y.Baba 16+1reb+2ast, J.Williams 15+3reb, D.Tanaka 14+2reb+8ast, A.Kirk 12+6reb, S.Ando 5+5reb+2ast, G.Kojima 3+2reb
gschID: 586473


Nagoya DD - Kyoto Hannar. 75-77

There was a minor upset in Nagoya where 3rd placed Diamond Dolphins (7-12) were edged by third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (10-9) 77-75 on Sunday. Kyoto Hannar. outrebounded Diamond Dolphins 36-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) helped adding 22 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was guard Takaya Sasayama (178-93) with 17 points and 8 assists and American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to second place, which they share with Hokkaido L. Loser Diamond Dolphins dropped to the fifth position with 12 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will face Shimane Magic (#5) at home in the next round. Diamond Dolphins will play against Hokkaido L. in Saporro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Smith 23+10reb+2ast, J.Mavunga 22+4reb+4ast, M.Kataoka 13+4reb+2ast, N.Yuya 6+6reb+5ast, I.Tatsuya 6+5reb+3ast, Y.Okada 3+2reb+1ast
Nagoya DD: T.Sasayama 17+3reb+8ast, J.Tillman 14+1reb, J.Burrell 11+9reb+3ast, C.Brackins 7+5reb+1ast, Y.Fujinaga 7+3ast, S.Funyu 6+1ast
gschID: 586471


Tochigi Brex - San-en 65-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked San-en NeoPhoenix's (8-11) road victory over 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (8-11) 71-65 on Sunday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when San-en NeoPhoenix made 8 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Shuto Tawatari (185-90) helped adding 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Shuhei Kitagawa (185-85) scored 14 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. San-en NeoPhoenix moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Tochigi Brex. San-en NeoPhoenix will face league's second-placed Toyama Grouses at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tochigi Brex will play against Yokohama BC and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
San-en: L.Blackledge 23+6reb, S.Tawatari 12+10reb+4ast, C.Martin 11+3reb+1ast, J.Kano 8+5reb, S.Morrison 6+6reb+2ast, S.Okada 5+4reb+4ast
Tochigi Brex: S.Kitagawa 14+3reb+3ast, R.Yamazaki 13+1reb, R.Rossiter 10+12reb, K.Takeuchi 8+7reb+2ast, S.Ikuhara 6+1reb+2ast, A.Naymick 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 586475


SeaHorses - Toyota Alvark 74-77

A very close game took place in Kariya between Toyota Alvark and Aishin Sea Horses. First ranked Toyota Alvark (15-4) got a very close victory on the road over leader Aishin Sea Horses (17-2). Toyota Alvark managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Strangely Aishin Sea Horses outrebounded Toyota Alvark 37-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) who scored 15 points and 5 assists. Guard Seiya Ando (184-92) chipped in 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Toyota Alvark's coach Luka Pavicevic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Daniel Orton (208-90, college: Kentucky) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import center Isaac Butts (208-89, college: Appalachian St.) added 16 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Toyota Alvark maintains first place with 15-4 record which they share with defeated Aishin Sea Horses. Loser Aishin Sea Horses still keep top position with two games lost. Toyota Alvark will meet at home Osaka Evessa (#4) in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: S.Ando 18+2reb+2ast, D.Tanaka 15+3reb+5ast, A.Kirk 11+8reb+2ast, L.Lucas 8+2reb+3ast, J.Takeuchi 6+4reb+3ast, J.Williams 5
SeaHorses: D.Orton 21+12reb+1ast, I.Butts 16+12reb+2ast, J.Sakuragi 13+6reb+6ast, K.Kanamaru 8, K.Matsui 6+1reb, M.Hiejima 6+4reb+6ast
gschID: 586463


Nagoya DD - Kyoto Hannar. 105-97

There was a minor upset in Nagoya where 3rd placed Kyoto Hannar. (10-9) was defeated by third ranked Diamond Dolphins (7-12) 105-97 on Saturday. Diamond Dolphins shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a great evening for American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. International guard Shuto Ando (189-94) helped adding 24 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 28 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Diamond Dolphins went down to fifth position due to points difference. Kyoto Hannar. lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Diamond Dolphins will face Hokkaido L. (#5) in Saporro in the next round. Kyoto Hannar. will play at home against Shimane Magic and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: S.Ando 24+5reb+2ast, T.Sasayama 18+3reb+9ast, C.Brackins 18+10reb+4ast, S.Funyu 13+3reb+4ast, J.Tillman 12+4reb+1ast, J.Burrell 9+6reb+3ast
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Mavunga 28+7reb+7ast, J.Smith 28+12reb+3ast, Y.Okada 15+1ast, K.Hareyama 10+2reb+3ast, S.Watanuki 4+5reb+2ast, I.Tatsuya 4+3ast
gschID: 586462


Osaka Evessa - Nishinomiya S. 70-63

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Osaka Evessa (6-13) won against at home 6th ranked Nishinomiya S. (4-15) 70-63 on Saturday. It was a great evening for American forward David Wear (208-90, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-80) helped adding 16 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) with 8 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa maintains fourth place with 6-13 record. Nishinomiya S. lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost. Osaka Evessa will face league's leader Toyota Alvark in Tokyo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nishinomiya S. will play at home against Niigata Albirex (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: D.Wear 20+14reb+4ast, H.Kinoshita 16+3reb+5ast, N.Kumagae 12+4reb+2ast, S.Konno 7+2reb+3ast, R.Goda 6+2reb+1ast, G.Pomare 6+8reb+1ast
Nishinomiya S.: D.Burns 16+3reb+4ast, N.Tani 12+2reb+2ast, C.Lammert 8+17reb+3ast, K.Matsuzaki 6+3reb+2ast, J.Taniguchi 6+6reb, T.Yanagawa 5+1ast
gschID: 586465


Shimane SM - Hokkaido L. 84-88

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Shimane Magic (5-14) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Hokkaido L. (10-9) 88-84 on Saturday. Hokkaido L. made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while Shimane Magic only scored four points from the stripe. Hokkaido L. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Shimane Magic was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. 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 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) helped adding 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hokkaido L. moved-up to second place, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Newly promoted Shimane Magic keeps the fifth position with 14 games lost. Hokkaido L. will face Diamond Dolphins (#5) in Nagoya in the next round. Shimane Magic will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kyoto Hannar. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 20+2reb, M.Trasolini 18+5reb+4ast, S.Kohei 15, D.Miller 13+11reb+4ast, R.Sakurai 8+2reb+3ast, T.Ito 5+1reb+1ast
Shimane SM: J.Scott 23+12reb+1ast, T.Stone 16+8reb+4ast, S.Watanabe 13+1reb+4ast, K.Sato 10+2reb+1ast, G.Stutz 6+4reb, K.Hatano 6+1reb
gschID: 586464


Tochigi Brex - San-en 74-60

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Tochigi Brex (8-11) defeated at home 5th ranked San-en NeoPhoenix (8-11) 74-60 on Saturday. Tochigi Brex dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to San-en NeoPhoenix's 32. Tochigi Brex looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for international guard Yusuke Endo (185-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points and 5 assists. Swingman Shuhei Kitagawa (185-85) helped adding 15 points. The best for the losing side was American swingman Cartier Martin (201-84, college: Kansas St.) with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St., agency: Pensack Sports) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tochigi Brex have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated San-en NeoPhoenix. Tochigi Brex will face Yokohama BC (#6) on the road in the next round. San-en NeoPhoenix will play against the league's second-placed Toyama Grouses (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: S.Kitagawa 15+2reb+2ast, R.Yamazaki 14+2reb+1ast, Y.Endo 13+2reb+5ast, Y.Tabuse 8+3reb+2ast, K.Takeuchi 7+9reb+1ast, R.Rossiter 6+6reb+4ast
San-en: C.Martin 15+7reb+3ast, S.Morrison 15+7reb+1ast, S.Tawatari 11+1ast, A.Ota 7+8reb+1ast, S.Okada 3+4reb+2ast, T.Suzuki 3+1reb+7ast
gschID: 586466


Niigata Albirex - Chiba Jets 77-82

There was a minor upset when second-best Niigata Albirex (8-11) was defeated at home by second ranked Chiba Jets (14-5) 82-77 on Saturday. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Yuki Togashi (170-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points. American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) helped adding 14 points and 13 rebounds. Chiba Jets' coach Atsushi Ono used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and Yuichi Ikeda (191-83) scored 15 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). Chiba Jets have a solid series of four victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Ryukyu GK lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the second place with 11 games lost. Chiba Jets will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Tokyo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Niigata Albirex will play on the road against Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: Y.Togashi 26+3reb+2ast, M.Parker 14+13reb+3ast, G.Edwards 9+3reb+4ast, F.Nishimura 9+5ast, R.Ono 9+4reb+1ast, K.Ishii 6+1reb+1ast
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 34+11reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 15+3reb, J.Berggren 8+7reb+1ast, S.Hatakeyama 7+3reb+5ast, T.You 5+4reb, M.Joho 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 586467


Toshiba BT - Hitachi SR 77-78

Important game to mention about took place in Kanagawa. Third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (13-6) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Toshiba Thunders (11-8) 78-77 in the fight for the third place. It was a great evening for Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. International point guard Leo Vendrame (183-93) helped adding 15 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) with 18 points and 9 assists and American power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hitachi Sunrockers have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having just two points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Loser Toshiba Thunders keep the fourth position with eight games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face league's second-placed Chiba Jets at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 21+5reb+2ast, L.Vendrame 15+3reb+4ast, T.Shimizu 11+2reb+2ast, Y.Mitsuhara 8+4reb+1ast, K.Hirose 7, J.Harrellson 5+8reb+4ast
Toshiba BT: J.Davis 19+1reb+4ast, N.Tsuji 18+4reb+9ast, N.Fazekas 16+11reb+3ast, T.Hasegawa 5+4reb+2ast, M.Diouf 4+4reb, Y.Fujii 4+5reb
gschID: 586461


Yokohama BC - Ryukyu GK 52-90

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Ryukyu GK (14-5) outscored on the road 6th ranked Yokohama BC (4-15) 90-52 on Saturday. Ryukyu GK made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Ryukyu GK looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Yokohama BC's players. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Takatoshi Furukawa (190-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). International forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) helped adding 9 points and 9 rebounds. Furukawa is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was Tanzanian center Hasheem Thabeet (218-87, college: Connecticut) with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 8 blocks and American forward William McDonald (206-79, college: Grambling St.) scored 13 points and 9 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. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Ryukyu GK. They maintain first place with 14-5 record, which they share with Chiba Jets. Yokohama BC lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 15 games lost. Ryukyu GK will face Shiga L-Stars (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Yokohama BC will play against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: T.Furukawa 23+2reb, R.Kishimoto 15+4ast, H.Martin 12+6reb+1ast, I.Brown 9+9reb+3ast, S.Tsuyama 9+2reb+3ast, Y.Suda 7+4reb+4ast
Yokohama BC: H.Thabeet 14+8reb+1ast, W.McDonald 13+9reb, T.Kawamura 7+2ast, M.Masayuki 6+2reb+4ast, M.Jotaro 4+1ast, R.Tawatari 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 586469


Toyama Grouses - Shiga L-Stars 84-89

Very significant was Shiga L-Stars' (#2) 89-84 road victory against 4th placed Toyama Grouses. Shiga L-Stars players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for Egyptian-American center Omar Samhan (211-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Koyo Takahashi accounted for 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side. International forward Naoki Uto (188-91) came up with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and American Drew Viney (204-88, college: Loyola Mary) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Toyama Grouses in the defeat. Four Shiga L-Stars and five Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Despite that victory Shiga L-Stars went down to third position due to points difference. Toyama Grouses at the other side dropped to the second place with 11 games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Shiga L-Stars will play against league's leader Ryukyu GK in Okinawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toyama Grouses will play on the road against San-en NeoPhoenix in Hamamatsu and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: K.Takahashi 20+4reb+5ast, N.Namizato 16+4reb+8ast, O.Samhan 13+14reb+5ast, D.Fischer 10+6reb+1ast, S.Faye 8+6reb, R.Kobayashi 6+2ast
Toyama Grouses: D.Viney 18+8reb+4ast, N.Uto 17+8reb+6ast, Y.Okada 17+2reb, D.Pittman 17+6reb+1ast, S.Willard 10+14reb+1ast, H.Otsuka 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 586468


Toshiba BT - Hitachi SR 70-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th placed Toshiba Thunders' (11-8) home loss to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (13-6) 70-79 on Friday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hitachi Sunrockers made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Tomoya Hasegawa (185-89) helped adding 19 points and 4 assists. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) with 20 points and 5 rebounds and the former international swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) scored 18 points and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Hitachi Sunrockers. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having just two points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Loser Toshiba Thunders keep the fourth position with eight games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face league's second-placed Chiba Jets at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toshiba Thunders will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 20+11reb+4ast, T.Hasegawa 19+4ast, K.Hirose 13+2reb+1ast, J.Harrellson 11+8reb+1ast, L.Vendrame 6+3reb+3ast, M.Kikuchi 4+4reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 20+5reb+3ast, N.Tsuji 18+1reb+5ast, J.Davis 11+5reb+3ast, R.Shinoyama 8+4ast, T.Hasegawa 6+1reb+2ast, M.Diouf 3+7reb
gschID: 586458


Osaka Evessa - Nishinomiya S. 78-72

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Osaka Evessa (6-13) won against at home 6th ranked Nishinomiya S. (4-15) 78-72 on Friday. Nishinomiya S. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American-Panamanian forward Gyno Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Naoya Kumagae (194-90) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds. Osaka Evessa's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds and the other American import guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Four Nishinomiya S. players scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa maintains fourth place with 6-13 record. Nishinomiya S. lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with 15 games lost. Osaka Evessa will face league's leader Toyota Alvark in Tokyo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nishinomiya S. will play at home against Niigata Albirex (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: G.Pomare 18+12reb+2ast, N.Kumagae 17+6reb+3ast, R.Goda 15+1reb+5ast, H.Kinoshita 9+2reb+1ast, G.Smith 5+13reb+2ast, T.Hashimoto 4+2reb+1ast
Nishinomiya S.: D.Burns 21+6reb+2ast, C.Lammert 16+19reb+3ast, N.Douhara 15+4reb+3ast, N.Tani 10+2reb+2ast, K.Matsuzaki 9+1reb, J.Taniguchi 1+2reb+2ast
gschID: 586459


Shimane SM - Hokkaido L. 82-75

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Hokkaido L. (10-9) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Shimane Magic (5-14) 82-75 on Friday. Shimane Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) helped adding 14 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds and the former international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) scored 10 points and 6 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Shimane Magic maintains fifth place with 5-14 record. Loser Hokkaido L. dropped to the second position with nine games lost. Shimane Magic will face league's second-placed Kyoto Hannar. on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play against Diamond Dolphins and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: T.Stone 21+11reb+4ast, K.Sato 19+2reb+6ast, J.Scott 14+12reb+2ast, T.Soma 7+3reb+1ast, S.Watanabe 5+2reb+5ast, E.Yamamoto 5+1reb+1ast
Hokkaido L.: M.Trasolini 27+15reb+3ast, T.Orimo 12, R.Sakurai 10+3reb+6ast, T.Ito 8+3reb, D.Miller 7+9reb+2ast, D.Noguchi 6+6reb+4ast
gschID: 586460


  




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