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B Standings
Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 29-11 
 2 Kawasaki BT 24-16 
 3 SeaHorses 22-18 
 4 Toyama Grouses 21-19 
 5 San-en 17-23 
 6 Yokohama BC 11-29 
East
 1 Chiba Jets 33-7 
 2 Tochigi Brex 32-8 
 3 Toyota Alvark 28-12 
 4 Hitachi SR 18-22 
 5 Akita NH 13-27 
 6 Hokkaido L. 10-30 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 25-15 
 2 Nagoya DD 22-18 
 3 Kyoto Hannar. 22-18 
 4 Osaka Evessa 15-25 
 5 Fukuoka Rizing 10-30 
 6 Shiga L-Stars 8-32 
Full Standings
Last:2/11/2019
B2 Standings
Central
 1 Shinshu BW 32-8 
 2 Toyotsu FE 25-15 
 3 Nishinomiya S. 19-21 
 4 Kanazawa Sam. 17-23 
 5 Tokyo Z 14-26 
 6 Tokyo HT 7-34 
East
 1 Gunma 29-11 
 2 Sendai 89ers 26-14 
 3 Cyberdyne IR 24-16 
 4 Fukushima 18-22 
 5 Yamagata 16-24 
 6 Aomori Watts 12-28 
West
 1 Shimane SM 29-11 
 2 Kumamoto V. 28-12 
 3 Hiroshima D. 27-14 
 4 Ehime OV 17-23 
 5 Bambitious Nara 11-28 
 6 Kagawa FA 9-30 
Full Standings
Last:2/16/2019
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 24-3 
 2 Toyoda Gosei 20-7 
 3 Koshigaya A. 20-7 
 4 Aisin AW 17-10 
 5 Tokyo Cinq R. 15-13 
 6 Saitama Bron. 13-15 
 7 Gifu Swoops 11-16 
 8 Kagoshima 11-16 
 9 Iwate Big Bulls 5-22 
 10 Tokyo Big Blue 0-27 
Full Standings
Last:2/16/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Gardner, Niigata .26.6 
 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.1 
 3. Cummings, Nagoya D.23.5 
 4. Lyons, Toyama G.23.1 
 5. Keenan, Akita NH22.9 
 6. Fazekas, Kawasaki.22.3 
 7. Lawal, Shiga L.20.9 
 8. Mavunga, Kyoto H.20.7 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .20.6 
 10. Ohishi, San-en20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kennedy MEEKS
  SeaHorses
  (208-F-95)
  Avg: 13
 1. Meeks, SeaHorses13.0 
 2. Lawal, Shiga L.12.3 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.0 
 4. Stepheson, Yokohama.11.9 
 5. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
 6. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.5 
 7. Butts, SeaHorses11.3 
 8. Fazekas, Kawasaki.11.1 
 9. Burrell, Nagoya DD10.8 
 10. Smith, Toyama G.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.7 
 2. Namizato, Ryukyu G.7.2 
 3. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
 4. Nakayama, Akita NH5.7 
 5. Igarashi, Niigata .5.3 
 6. Suzuki, San-en5.3 
 7. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.2 
 8. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.2 
 9. Uto, Toyama G.5.0 
 10. Ito, Kyoto Hannar.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya NAKAYAMA
  Akita NH
  (182-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Nakayama, Akita NH2.2 
 2. Blakely, Shiga L.2.2 
 3. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.2 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.9 
 5. Ohishi, San-en1.6 
 6. Fujii, Kawasaki BT1.6 
 7. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.6 
 8. Simon, Kyoto H.1.5 
 9. Kelly, Hitachi SR1.5 
 10. Kawamura, Yokohama.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ibeh, Yokohama BC2.8 
 2. Coleby, Akita NH2.4 
 3. Simon, Kyoto H.2.2 
 4. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.8 
 5. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Niigata .1.6 
 7. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.5 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.1.4 
 9. Meeks, SeaHorses1.3 
 10. Kirk, Toyota Alvark1.2 
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Akita NH 55% Mar.2 Osaka Evessa
Toyota Alvar 64% Mar.2 Toyama Grous
Kawasaki BT 73% Mar.2 Hitachi SR
Chiba Jets 80% Mar.2 Fukuoka Rizi
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San-en Mar.2 Tochigi Brex 77%
Niigata Albi 68% Mar.2 Nagoya DD
Ryukyu GK 86% Mar.2 Hokkaido L.
SeaHorses 63% Mar.2 Yokohama BC
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Fukushima Feb.17 Tokyo Z 52%
Cyberdyne I 52% Feb.17 Sendai 89ers
Bambitious N 64% Feb.17 Yamagata
Shimane SM 63% Feb.17 Shinshu BW
Kagawa FA Feb.17 Toyotsu FE 73%
Ehime OV 55% Feb.17 Nishinomiya
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B League Round 13 of Regular Season - Nov 9, 2018


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

B League round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Chiba Jets (10-3) against second ranked Tochigi Brex (11-2) 73-61 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Chiba Jets. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Tochigi Brex forced 19 Chiba Jets turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Seiji Ikaruga (185-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Naturalized American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Chiba Jets. Tochigi Brex keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Nagoya DD. Chiba Jets at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Ryukyu GK. They were replaced at the leadership position by Tochigi Brex. Chiba Jets will play next round against strong Ryukyu GK trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tochigi Brex will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Fukuoka Rizing at home.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Diamond Dolphins as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Diamond Dolphins defeated 5th ranked Shiga L-Stars in Nagoya 72-56. American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and Justin Burrell chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian-American power forward Gani Lawal (206-88, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Diamond Dolphins (11-2) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Shiga L-Stars at the other side keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Shiga L-Stars will play next round against strong Toyama Grouses trying to get back on the winning streak. Diamond Dolphins will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Akita Happinets at home.
Leading Ryukyu GK (10-3) recorded its third loss in Okinawa on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (2-11) 77-73. Dexter Pittman nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Josh Scott came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds for Ryukyu GK in the defeat. Ryukyu GK's coach Norio Sassa rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains sixth place with 2-11 record. Loser Ryukyu GK dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Chiba Jets. Fukuoka Rizing will meet league's leader Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ryukyu GK will play against the league's second-placed Chiba Jets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss a road victory of third ranked Toshiba Thunders (8-5) over 4th placed Toyama Grouses (7-6) 87-78. Nick Fazekas fired 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Toshiba Thunders. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Toyama Grouses lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the third position with six games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Toyama Grouses will play on the road against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Niigata Albirex (9-4) which hosted in Niigata their biggest opponent Aishin Sea Horses (7-6). First ranked Niigata Albirex managed to get a 6-point victory 76-70. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. It was a very good performance for Davante Gardner who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). The victory was the third consecutive win for Niigata Albirex. They maintain first place with 9-4 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Loser Aishin Sea Horses dropped to the third position with six games lost. Niigata Albirex will face Hokkaido L. (#4) in Saporro in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against Hitachi Sunrockers in Tokyo and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Akita NH was smashed by Toyota Alvark on the road 100-55. Hokkaido L. was destroyed by Hitachi SR on its own court 72-91. San-en managed to outperform Yokohama BC in Hamamatsu 97-90. Kyoto Hannar. managed to beat Osaka Evessa at home 78-65.



Toyota Alvark - Akita NH 100-55

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Toyota Alvark (9-4) crushed 5th ranked Akita Happinets (3-10) in Tokyo 100-55 on Wednesday. Toyota Alvark made 26-of-27 free shots (96.3 percent) during the game, while Akita Happinets only scored ten points from the stripe. Toyota Alvark forced 21 Akita Happinets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for international point guard Takumi Saito (172-95) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 assists. American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. Bahamas power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-89, college: Wichita St.) answered with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and point guard Takuya Nakayama (182-94) added 16 points in the effort for Akita Happinets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Akita Happinets lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the fifth place with ten games lost. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round. Akita Happinets will play on the road against the league's leader Diamond Dolphins (#1) in Nagoya and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: T.Saito 17+2reb+7ast, A.Kirk 16+5reb+3ast, J.Williams 14+5reb+1ast, Y.Baba 14+1reb+3ast, S.Ando 14+1reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 9+11reb+1ast
Akita NH: K.Coleby 16+9reb+2ast, T.Nakayama 16+2reb+2ast, D.Shimoyama 11+2reb+1ast, J.Keenan 8+2reb+2ast, R.Yasuoka 4+1ast, D.Taniguchi 0
gschID: 648539


Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR 72-91

There was a minor upset when 4th placed Hokkaido L. (4-9) was smashed by sixth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (3-10) in Saporro 91-72 on Wednesday. Hitachi Sunrockers dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Hokkaido L.'s 38 and made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American Ryan Kelly (211-91, college: Duke) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) answered with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Hokkaido L. keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face higher ranked Aishin Sea Horses (#3) in Kariya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play on the road against the league's leader Niigata Albirex and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Kelly 24+10reb+4ast, R.Sacre 19+6reb+1ast, S.Faye 14+6reb, L.Vendrame 11+2reb+3ast, T.Ito 6+2reb+7ast, T.Shimizu 5+1ast
Hokkaido L.: M.Trasolini 13+7reb+4ast, D.Doblas 11+8reb+1ast, S.Ichioka 10+3reb+2ast, A.Tajima 9+6reb+9ast, K.Sekino 8+2reb, R.Sakurai 7+3reb
gschID: 648538


Tochigi Brex - Chiba Jets 73-61

B League round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Chiba Jets (10-3) against second ranked Tochigi Brex (11-2) 73-61 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Chiba Jets. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Tochigi Brex forced 19 Chiba Jets turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Seiji Ikaruga (185-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Naturalized American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) added 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Chiba Jets. Tochigi Brex keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Nagoya DD. Chiba Jets at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Ryukyu GK. They were replaced at the leadership position by Tochigi Brex. Chiba Jets will play next round against strong Ryukyu GK trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tochigi Brex will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Fukuoka Rizing at home.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: S.Ikaruga 20+2reb+2ast, R.Rossiter 17+11reb+5ast, Y.Endo 16+1reb+2ast, J.Gibbs 8+10reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 6+4reb, R.Yamazaki 4
Chiba Jets: J.Duncan 19+5reb+1ast, M.Parker 17+8reb+2ast, G.Edwards 11+8reb+4ast, K.Ishii 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Togashi 2+4ast, F.Nishimura 2+2reb+5ast
gschID: 648537


Niigata Albirex - SeaHorses 76-70

An interesting game for Niigata Albirex (9-4) which hosted in Niigata their biggest opponent Aishin Sea Horses (7-6). First ranked Niigata Albirex managed to get a 6-point victory 76-70. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. It was a very good performance for American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). His fellow American import power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward James Southerland (203-90, college: Syracuse) answered with 29 points and 5 rebounds and the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) added 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Aishin Sea Horses. The victory was the third consecutive win for Niigata Albirex. They maintain first place with 9-4 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Loser Aishin Sea Horses dropped to the third position with six games lost. Niigata Albirex will face Hokkaido L. (#4) in Saporro in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against Hitachi Sunrockers in Tokyo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: L.Hamilton 22+9reb+2ast, D.Gardner 20+11reb+4ast, K.Igarashi 20+7reb+4ast, Y.Ueta 7+2ast, K.Morii 4+3reb+1ast, S.Kashiwagi 3+3reb+2ast
SeaHorses: J.Southerland 29+5reb, J.Sakuragi 16+11reb+5ast, I.Butts 13+13reb, K.Kanamaru 8+2reb+3ast, S.Ikuhara 4+3reb+3ast, T.Kato 0+1ast
gschID: 648541


Yokohama BC - San-en 90-97

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked San-en NeoPhoenix's (5-8) road victory over 6th ranked Yokohama BC (3-10) 97-90 on Wednesday. San-en NeoPhoenix looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Quite impressive performance for American forward Robert Dozier (206-85, college: Memphis) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import forward William McDonald (206-79, college: Grambling St.) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eleven shots !!!) for the winners. American forward Javon McCrea (201-92, college: Buffalo) answered with 32 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 18 points and 7 assists in the effort for Yokohama BC. Four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Yokohama BC's coach Thomas Wisman tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. San-en NeoPhoenix maintains fifth place with 5-8 record which they share with defeated Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with ten games lost. San-en NeoPhoenix will face higher ranked Kyoto Hannar. (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Yokohama BC will play against Osaka Evessa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San-en: W.McDonald 22+7reb+1ast, R.Dozier 20+13reb+3ast, S.Tawatari 16+3reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 10+1reb+2ast, A.Ota 7+6reb, T.Suzuki 7+1reb+9ast
Yokohama BC: J.McCrea 32+8reb+3ast, T.Kawamura 18+3reb+7ast, A.Egekeze 11+6reb+1ast, R.Tawatari 10+4reb+5ast, M.Hosoya 8+3reb+5ast, E.Morris 6+6reb
gschID: 648540


Kyoto Hannar. - Osaka Evessa 78-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th placed Osaka Evessa's (4-9) road loss to third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (8-5) 65-78 on Wednesday. Kyoto Hannar. looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American players dominated the game. Quite impressive performance for center David Simon (208-82, college: PFW) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Shaquille Morris (203-94, college: Wichita St.) contributed with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Kyoto Hannar. players scored in double figures. Power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) added 6 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Osaka Evessa. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kyoto Hannar.. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kawasaki BT. Osaka Evessa lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will face San-en NeoPhoenix (#5) in Hamamatsu in the next round. Osaka Evessa will play at home against Yokohama BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: D.Simon 25+9reb+4ast, S.Morris 17+9reb+5ast, M.Kataoka 13+1reb+1ast, T.Ito 10+3reb+10ast, Y.Okada 6+1reb, S.Watanuki 4+3reb+1ast
Osaka Evessa: X.Gibson 16+6reb+2ast, S.Hatakeyama 10+3ast, S.Konno 9+3reb+1ast, J.Harrellson 6+14reb+1ast, N.Kumagae 6+4reb, S.Fujitaka 6+1reb
gschID: 648544


Toyama Grouses - Kawasaki BT 78-87

We should not miss a road victory of third ranked Toshiba Thunders (8-5) over 4th placed Toyama Grouses (7-6) 87-78. Toshiba Thunders players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. International power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) fired 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 20 points and 8 assists. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Toshiba Thunders. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Toyama Grouses lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the third position with six games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Toyama Grouses will play on the road against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kawasaki BT: N.Fazekas 27+8reb+4ast, N.Tsuji 20+3reb+8ast, V.Macklin 17+10reb+3ast, S.Edwards 11+4reb+2ast, Y.Fujii 5+1reb+2ast, R.Shinoyama 3+2reb+5ast
Toyama Grouses: L.Lyons 24+14reb+5ast, Y.Otsuka 12+2ast, J.Smith 12+12reb+5ast, N.Uto 9+2ast, T.Mito 9+2reb+3ast, S.Funyu 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 648542


Ryukyu GK - Fukuoka Rizing 73-77

Leading Ryukyu GK (10-3) recorded its third loss in Okinawa on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (2-11) 77-73. American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and British forward Benjamin Lawson (216-95, college: W.Kentucky) accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and international guard Narito Namizato (172-89) added 12 points and 10 assists respectively for Ryukyu GK in the defeat. Four Ryukyu GK players scored in double figures. Ryukyu GK's coach Norio Sassa rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains sixth place with 2-11 record. Loser Ryukyu GK dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Chiba Jets. Fukuoka Rizing will meet league's leader Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ryukyu GK will play against the league's second-placed Chiba Jets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: B.Lawson 18+6reb+2ast, D.Pittman 14+13reb+3ast, S.Tsuyama 13+3reb+4ast, M.Joho 9+2reb+4ast, S.Ishitani 7+5reb+5ast, Y.Yamashita 6+1reb+1ast
Ryukyu GK: J.Scott 23+13reb+3ast, T.Furukawa 12+4reb+2ast, N.Namizato 12+2reb+10ast, I.Brown 12+3reb+2ast, N.Tashiro 6+3reb+3ast, J.Ayres 5+4reb
gschID: 648545


Nagoya DD - Shiga L-Stars 72-56

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Diamond Dolphins as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Diamond Dolphins defeated 5th ranked Shiga L-Stars in Nagoya 72-56. American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and his fellow American import forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian-American power forward Gani Lawal (206-88, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and American-Israeli center DOr Fischer (211-81, college: W.Virginia) scored 6 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Diamond Dolphins (11-2) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Shiga L-Stars at the other side keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Shiga L-Stars will play next round against strong Toyama Grouses trying to get back on the winning streak. Diamond Dolphins will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Akita Happinets at home.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: J.Burrell 18+6reb+2ast, C.Brackins 16+13reb+2ast, T.Harimoto 10+2reb+2ast, T.Nakahigashi 9+5reb+1ast, S.Ando 6+2ast, T.Sasayama 5+3reb+5ast
Shiga L-Stars: G.Lawal 20+14reb+1ast, K.Takahashi 11+3reb, T.Ito 7+1reb+2ast, D.Fischer 6+11reb+4ast, N.Yutaro 4+3reb+2ast, J.Kano 2
gschID: 648543


  




Antone
Warren
Saitama Broncos land Antone Warren - 1 day ago
ANTONE WARREN Saitama Broncos (B League D3) landed 25-year old American center Antone Warren (208-120kg-93, college: Antelope Valley CC). He started the season at Kagoshima. In 32 B League D3 games in Japan he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg this season. The last season Warren was tested by Independiente (TNA) in Argentinian league. He was selected to All-Western State Conference East Division Team in 2017. Warren graduated from Antelope Valley College in 2017 an...   [read more]

Nick Fazekas
Japanese B League round 40 best performance: Nick Fazekas - 5 days ago
NICK FAZEKAS Naturalized American Power forward Nick Fazekas (211-F/C-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Kawasaki BT, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 40. The 33-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat San-en (#5, 17-23) 84-75. Kawasaki BT maintains the 2nd position in their group in Japanese B League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier...   [read more]

Gregory
Echenique
Echenique's double-double lands him B2 League Interperformances Player of the Week award - 5 days ago
GREGORY ECHENIQUE 28-year old center Gregory Echenique (206-C-90, agency: Pensack Sports) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Shimane SM and receives a Interperformances B2 League Player of the Week award for round 39. He had a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Bambitious Nara (#5, 10-28) 89-80. It allowed Shimane SM to consolidate first place in the Japanese B2 League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few gam...   [read more]


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