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 Naoki UTO
  Toyama G.
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Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Chiba Jets
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.9
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 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.6 
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 4. Burns, Nishinomiya S.1.5 
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 7. Namizato, Shiga L.1.4 
 8. Vendrame, Hitac.1.4 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.3 
 10. Fazekas, Toshiba BT1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
  (218-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thabeet, Yokohama.2.3 
 2. Fischer, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Lammert, Nishinom.1.5 
 4. Benson, Osaka E.1.4 
 5. Martin, Ryukyu GK1.3 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.3 
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 9. Lane, Shimane SM1.1 
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B2 League Round 4 of Regular Season - Oct 9, 2017


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Yasuhiro
Yamashita
Yamagata (#3) forced the game against Fukuoka Rizing (#1) into an overtime, but lost by three points 81-84 on Sunday night. The game took place in Yamagata. But the guests from Fukuoka were better at the end. Worth to mention a great performance of Yasuhiro Yamashita who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Akita NH and Shinshu BW. Yamagata lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with three games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face league's second-placed Kanazawa Sam. in Ishikawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Yamagata will play on the road against Iwate Big Bulls and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. Cyberdyne IR was beaten by Kumamoto V. on the road 73-67. Gunma destroyed Aomori Watts on its own court 93-74. Hiroshima D. outscored Iwate Big Bulls in a road game 93-54. Toyotsu FE managed to beat Ehime OV at home 94-88. Kagawa FA defeated Fukushima on the opponent's court 74-67. Shinshu BW beat Bambitious Nara in a home game 75-71. Akita NH won against Tokyo Z on the road 91-83.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 18 points and 7 rebounds by Ryota Nakanishi of Kumamoto V..

Kumamoto V. - Cyberdyne IR 73-67

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Kumamoto V. (2-2) beat at home one of their biggest challengers Cyberdyne IR (2-2) 73-67 on Sunday. Cyberdyne IR was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 31-20 charge of Kumamoto V., which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Cyberdyne IR's 34. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Ryota Nakanishi (199-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Swingman Josei Maniwa (193-86) replied with 19 points and 4 assists and American power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Cyberdyne IR. Cyberdyne IR's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Kumamoto V. moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Cyberdyne IR. Kumamoto V. will face league's second-placed Dragonflies in Hiroshima in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cyberdyne IR will play at home against Tokyo Z and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: J.Maniwa 19+1reb+4ast, C.Maduabum 12+10reb, R.Rickert 10+11reb+1ast, A.Hirao 9+3reb+3ast, Y.Yamaguchi 4+2reb, A.Warren 4+2reb+1ast
Kumamoto V.: R.Nakanishi 18+7reb, T.Woodbury 16+2reb+2ast, T.Furuno 10+4reb+4ast, J.James 9+9reb, Y.Tatsuhiro 6+1ast, T.Namizato 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 551978


Gunma - Aomori Watts 93-74

There was a minor upset when bottom-ranked Aomori Watts (0-4) were smashed on the road by fifth ranked Gunma (2-2) 93-74 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-74. Gunma outrebounded Aomori Watts 35-17 including 25 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) contributed with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Gunma's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Keijiro Monma (185-94) replied with 28 points and American forward Nick Banyard (203-94, college: Cent.Florida) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Aomori Watts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gunma moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Aomori Watts at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Gunma will face Toyotsu FE (#3) in Nagoya in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aomori Watts will play at home against the league's second-placed Fukushima and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: K.Monma 28+3ast, T.Kan 13+2reb+1ast, N.Banyard 13+6reb+4ast, D.Shimoyama 10+1reb, J.Burton 6+3reb+9ast, Y.Nagayama 2+2reb
Gunma: R.Stephan 25+10reb+2ast, T.Kennedy 24+6reb+5ast, F.Fumiya 13+1reb, D.Sidate 10+5reb+3ast, S.Kurihara 4+1reb+3ast, T.Fujiwara 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 551977


Yamagata - Fukuoka Rizing 81-84 OT

Yamagata (#3) forced the game against Fukuoka Rizing (#1) into an overtime, but lost by three points 81-84 on Sunday night. The game took place in Yamagata. But the guests from Fukuoka were better at the end. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game in overtime by 3 points. Fukuoka Rizing looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Yasuhiro Yamashita (187-86) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: Arizona St.) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Seiji Kouno (172-89) added 12 points and 8 assists in the effort for Yamagata. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Akita NH and Shinshu BW. Yamagata lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with three games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face league's second-placed Kanazawa Sam. in Ishikawa in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Yamagata will play on the road against Iwate Big Bulls and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 22+10reb+5ast, M.Izawa 12+4reb, S.Kouno 12+8ast, B.McShepard 8+5reb+4ast, M.Masanari 8+3reb+2ast, K.Fujioka 7+3reb+5ast
Fukuoka Rizing: Y.Yamashita 22+7reb+6ast, E.Jacobsen 19+8reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 18+4reb+5ast, J.Peppers 13+5reb+8ast, T.Komoda 6+1ast, P.Faye 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 551976


Iwate Big Bulls - Hiroshima D. 54-93

Rather predictable result when third ranked Dragonflies (3-1) rolled over on the road bottom-ranked Iwate Big Bulls (0-4) 93-54 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 21-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-54. Dragonflies dominated on the defensive end, holding Iwate Big Bulls to just 3 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Iwate Big Bulls' 32. Iwate Big Bulls were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Seiya Tanaka (186-91) contributed with 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Dragonflies players scored in double figures. Guard Noriyuki Sugasawa (192-87) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Tatsunori Fujie (184-87) added 16 points in the effort for Iwate Big Bulls. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dragonflies have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Toyotsu FE and Kanazawa Sam. Iwate Big Bulls at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Dragonflies will face Kumamoto V. (#4) at home in the next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play against Yamagata and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: N.Sugasawa 17+7reb+1ast, T.Fujie 16+3reb+1ast, O.Yoshimasa 6+6reb+1ast, M.Sanders-Frison 5+12reb+3ast, K.Nagata 3+3reb+1ast, Y.Masuda 2+1reb+1ast
Hiroshima D.: S.Tanaka 21+2reb, C.Chapman 19+12reb+2ast, A.Sakata 15+2reb+3ast, T.Drisdom 11+6reb+3ast, D.Yamada 8+1reb+2ast, H.Cort 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 551975


Toyotsu FE - Ehime OV 94-88

Everything could happen in Nagoya at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Toyotsu FE and much higher ranked Orange Vikings had identical 2-1 record. This time Toyotsu FE used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Matsuyama 94-88 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 48-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Toyotsu FE looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Josh Hawkinson (208-95, college: Washington St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Herbert Hill (208-84, college: Providence) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Toyotsu FE's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Toshino Tatsuhiko (185-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists and American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) added 19 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Orange Vikings. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Toyotsu FE (3-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Hiroshima D. and Kanazawa Sam. Orange Vikings at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Toyotsu FE will face Gunma (#5) on the road in the next round. Orange Vikings will play against Kagawa FA and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: C.Clifford 27+5reb, C.Tapscott 19+12reb+2ast, T.Tatsuhiko 15+11reb+9ast, T.Yoshihiko 12+4ast, T.Kasahara 9+4reb+3ast, M.Tate 6+2reb+1ast
Toyotsu FE: J.Hawkinson 25+10reb+5ast, H.Hill 23+7reb+2ast, M.Narita 12+6ast, K.Fukuzawa 10+2reb+1ast, J.Kurino-Dews 8+5reb+4ast, T.Kodama 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 551974


Fukushima - Kagawa FA 67-74

There was a surprise result when sixth ranked Kagawa FA (1-3) defeated on the road much higher ranked Fukushima (2-2) 74-67 on Sunday. Fukushima was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 28-14 charge of Kagawa FA, which allowed them to win the game. Fukushima was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import guard Montay Brandon (203-93, college: Florida St.) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Kagawa FA players scored in double figures. American center Jarred Shaw (208-90, college: Utah St.) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) added 6 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Fukushima. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kagawa FA left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Fukushima at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Kagawa FA will face Orange Vikings (#3) in Matsuyama in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fukushima will play on the road against Aomori Watts and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fukushima: J.Shaw 18+7reb, T.Kawamitsu 11+1reb+1ast, S.Kanno 7+2reb+6ast, S.Muto 7+2reb+1ast, S.Murakami 7+2reb+3ast, S.Alabi 6+11reb+2ast
Kagawa FA: R.Warren 22+11reb+3ast, A.Osawa 14+1reb+4ast, T.Tsukuba 14+2reb+2ast, M.Brandon 12+8reb+2ast, K.Kimura 10+5reb+1ast, S.Kon 2+1reb
gschID: 551973


Shinshu BW - Bambitious Nara 75-71

There was no surprise when 4th ranked Bambitious Nara (1-3) lost to top-ranked Shinshu BW (4-0) in Nagano 71-75 on Sunday. Bambitious Nara was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Shinshu BW made 8 blocks. It was a very good performance for American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks. Yosuke Yosuke (184-85) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Shinshu BW's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) replied with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Kiichi Kikuyama (178-92) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Bambitious Nara. They have a solid four-game winning streak. Shinshu BW maintains first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Fukuoka Rizing and Akita NH. Bambitious Nara at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Shinshu BW will face league's leader Akita Happinets on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bambitious Nara will play against Sendai 89ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bambitious Nara: T.Nephawe 22+9reb+4ast, K.Kikuyama 16+6reb+3ast, S.Komatsu 9+4reb+4ast, D.Terashita 8+3reb+1ast, H.Mato 7+2reb+1ast, J.Honda 5+3ast
Shinshu BW: A.McHenry 18+5reb+5ast, Y.Yosuke 17+1ast, N.Washburn 9+7reb, Y.Yasuhiko 9+3reb, K.Mitsui 7+4reb+1ast, Y.Takamatsu 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 551972


Tokyo Z - Akita NH 83-91

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Akita Happinets (4-0) beat on the road 6th ranked Tokyo Z (1-3) 91-83 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-83. Akita Happinets dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Z's 22. Akita Happinets forced 21 Tokyo Z turnovers and outrebounded them 42-28 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Akita Happinets looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Tokyo Z was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Takuya Nakayama (182-94) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. Point guard Kashiwagura Kashiwagura (180-95) replied with 21 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots) and guard Shinji Akiba (185-93) added 17 points in the effort for Tokyo Z. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Akita Happinets have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Fukuoka Rizing and Shinshu BW. Tokyo Z at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Akita Happinets will face league's leader Shinshu BW in Nagano in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo Z will play on the road against Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: K.Kashiwagura 21+3ast, S.Akiba 17+3reb+2ast, T.Nishiyama 12+1reb+4ast, S.Takayama 8+6reb+2ast, K.Murakoshi 8+3reb, R.Boykin 5+7reb+2ast
Akita NH: T.Nakayama 16+5reb+2ast, N.Spikes 16+9reb+3ast, K.Coleby 11+7reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 11+3reb+3ast, T.Fitzpatrick 10+6reb+7ast, S.Onodera 9
gschID: 551971


  




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