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 Hasheem THABEET
  Yokohama.
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B2 League Round 15: Kanazawa Sam. lose the game and top position - Nov 14, 2017


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Ruben Boykin
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

There was a change at the B League D2 leadership position after last games. Round 15 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kanazawa Sam. (8-7). They were defeated by sixth ranked Tokyo Z (5-10) 95-90 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kanazawa Sam.. Tokyo Z made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. It was a great evening for American forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Tatsuya Nishiyama (171-88) helped adding 12 points and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) with 31 points and 6 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Z moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kagawa FA. Newly promoted Kanazawa Sam. dropped to the second position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Cyberdyne IR. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Fifth ranked Toyotsu FE (8-7) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Shinshu BW (8-7) 63-62 in the game for the second place. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Herbert Hill (208-84, college: Providence) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Josh Hawkinson accounted for 8 points and 12 rebounds. American center Nick Washburn (208-91, college: Hillsdale, agency: Duran International) came up with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Shinshu BW in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Toyotsu FE have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Shinshu BW. Shinshu BW lost fourth consecutive game. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Sendai 89ers (6-9) against fourth ranked Yamagata (6-9) on Sunday night. Visiting Sendai 89ers were defeated by Yamagata in a tough game in Yamagata 83-88. The best player for the winners was Will Creekmore who scored 28 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Craig Williams who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Yamagata moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Sendai 89ers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
B League D2 top team - Akita Happinets (14-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (2-13) 66-60. It was a good game for Toarlyn Fitzpatrick who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Akita Happinets' coach Josep Claros allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Akita Happinets maintains first place with 14-1 record. Iwate Big Bulls lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
B League D2 top team - Fukuoka Rizing (13-2) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Kagawa FA (5-10) 87-64. It was a great evening for Eric Jacobsen who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 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. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains first place with 13-2 record. Kagawa FA lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 15 Cyberdyne IR won against Bambitious Nara on the opponent's court 70-65.

Toyotsu FE - Shinshu BW 63-62

Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. Fifth ranked Toyotsu FE (8-7) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Shinshu BW (8-7) 63-62 in the game for the second place. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Herbert Hill (208-84, college: Providence) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Josh Hawkinson (208-95, college: Washington St.) accounted for 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Four Toyotsu FE players scored in double figures. American center Nick Washburn (208-91, college: Hillsdale, agency: Duran International) came up with 16 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Takei Hiroaki (182-91) added 17 points respectively for Shinshu BW in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Toyotsu FE have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Shinshu BW. Shinshu BW lost fourth consecutive game. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: T.Hiroaki 17+3reb, N.Washburn 16+8reb+2ast, K.Mitsui 8+2reb, D.Suzuki 7+1reb+4ast, A.McHenry 6+7reb+2ast, T.Dezelski 6+9reb+2ast
Toyotsu FE: K.Fukuzawa 13+1reb+3ast, H.Hill 13+9reb+1ast, S.Kozu 12+4reb+4ast, K.Sugimoto 10+3reb+1ast, J.Hawkinson 8+12reb+2ast, M.Narita 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 552067


Iwate Big Bulls - Akita NH 60-66

B League D2 top team - Akita Happinets (14-1) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (2-13) 66-60. They outrebounded Iwate Big Bulls 39-22 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-89, college: S.Florida) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. His fellow American import center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Akita Happinets' coach Josep Claros allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Jalen McGaughy (208, college: Dillard) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Noriyuki Sugasawa (192-87) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Iwate Big Bulls. Akita Happinets maintains first place with 14-1 record. Iwate Big Bulls lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: J.McGaughy 18+10reb, N.Sugasawa 12+5reb+5ast, Y.Masuda 9+1ast, T.Fujie 8+1reb+5ast, K.Nagata 4+2reb+1ast, S.Chiba 4+3reb+1ast
Akita NH: T.Fitzpatrick 20+12reb+4ast, S.Taguchi 12+5reb+1ast, N.Spikes 12+6reb, D.Taniguchi 7+6reb+3ast, R.Tokunaga 5+1reb+2ast, R.Mizumachi 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 552068


Fukuoka Rizing - Kagawa FA 87-64

B League D2 top team - Fukuoka Rizing (13-2) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Kagawa FA (5-10) 87-64. Fukuoka Rizing looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: Arizona St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. International center Pape Faye (200-87) helped adding 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds and Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) scored 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains first place with 13-2 record. Kagawa FA lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: R.Warren 26+15reb+2ast, A.Kuso 14+4reb+1ast, M.Brandon 8+9reb, R.Horikawa 4+2reb+1ast, K.Kimura 3, T.Ishikawa 3+1reb+3ast
Fukuoka Rizing: E.Jacobsen 17+7reb+1ast, S.Ishitani 14+1reb+4ast, P.Faye 11+9reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 11+5reb+5ast, T.Komoda 9+4reb+3ast, K.Tsutsumi 8+1ast
gschID: 552069


Yamagata - Sendai 89ers 88-83

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Sendai 89ers (6-9) against fourth ranked Yamagata (6-9) on Sunday night. Visiting Sendai 89ers were defeated by Yamagata in a tough game in Yamagata 83-88. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who scored 28 points and 4 assists. Guard Masanari Masanari (186-91) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was U.S. Virgin Islands center Craig Williams (206-89, college: TCU) who recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds and guard Ryunosuke Yanagawa (187-91) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively. Five Yamagata and four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Yamagata moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Sendai 89ers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: R.Yanagawa 18+2reb+4ast, C.Williams 17+8reb+3ast, K.Ishikawa 14+5ast, O.Ashaolu 14+4reb+1ast, A.Chol 8+4reb, S.Izumi 6+1reb
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 28+3reb+4ast, M.Masanari 17+2reb+4ast, B.McShepard 13+6reb+1ast, M.Izawa 11+2reb+1ast, Y.Nakajima 10+4reb+2ast, S.Kouno 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 552070


Bambitious Nara - Cyberdyne IR 65-70

Very expected game when 6th ranked Bambitious Nara (2-13) was defeated at home by second ranked Cyberdyne IR (9-6) 70-65 on Sunday. Cyberdyne IR made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Strangely Bambitious Nara outrebounded Cyberdyne IR 43-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for swingman Josei Maniwa (193-86) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) helped adding 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Cyberdyne IR's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 21 rebounds and point guard Higuchi Mato (177-92) scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. They have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Cyberdyne IR keeps a position of league leader. Bambitious Nara at the other side keeps the sixth place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bambitious Nara: H.Mato 18+6reb+5ast, T.Nephawe 16+21reb+3ast, K.Kikuyama 10+2reb+1ast, G.Hamilton 8+4reb+1ast, D.Terashita 7+6reb, C.Jenkins 6+1reb
Cyberdyne IR: J.Maniwa 17+8reb+4ast, R.Rickert 12+9reb+5ast, A.Hirao 11+1reb+3ast, C.Maduabum 9+6reb+5ast, R.Kubota 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Takahashi 8+1reb+4ast
gschID: 552071


Tokyo Z - Kanazawa Sam. 95-90

There was a change at the B League D2 leadership position after last games. Round 15 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kanazawa Sam. (8-7). They were defeated by sixth ranked Tokyo Z (5-10) 95-90 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kanazawa Sam.. Tokyo Z made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. It was a great evening for American forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Tatsuya Nishiyama (171-88) helped adding 12 points and 8 assists. Five Tokyo Z players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) with 31 points and 6 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) and guard Ide Yuji (181-88) scored 25 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Z moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kagawa FA. Newly promoted Kanazawa Sam. dropped to the second position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Cyberdyne IR. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kanazawa Sam.: A.Fitzgerald 31+6reb+2ast, I.Yuji 25+1reb+2ast, L.Evans 10+5reb+1ast, T.Tsukino 9+5reb+5ast, W.Marshall 7+2reb+1ast, R.Honma 5
Tokyo Z: S.Akiba 16+1reb+1ast, R.Boykin 13+11reb+3ast, T.Nishiyama 12+2reb+8ast, K.Kashiwagura 12+1reb+2ast, R.Vilde 11+2reb+1ast, S.Kawai 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 552072


  




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