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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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B League Round 14: #1 Diamond Dolphins are defeated by Akita Happinets - Nov 10, 2018


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Diamond Dolphins (11-3) in Nagoya on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Akita Happinets (4-10) 79-63. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Diamond Dolphins. Akita Happinets dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Diamond Dolphins' 30. Akita Happinets forced 19 Diamond Dolphins turnovers and outrebounded them 43-25 including 32 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Bahamas power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-89, college: Wichita St.) chipped in 15 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) responded with 7 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Akita Happinets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hitachi SR and Hokkaido L. Diamond Dolphins at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They share it with Ryukyu GK. Akita Happinets will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again at home against Akita Happinets and are hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Ryukyu GK's (#2) just 2-point road victory against second-ranked Chiba Jets 86-84. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) notched 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Ryuichi Kishimoto supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) did not help to save the game for Chiba Jets. Ryukyu GK (11-3) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Nagoya DD. Chiba Jets at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. They share the position with Niigata Albirex. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Chiba Jets will play again at home against the league's leader Ryukyu GK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Aishin Sea Horses (7-7) against sixth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (4-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Aishin Sea Horses were defeated by Hitachi Sunrockers in a tough game in Tokyo 71-76. The best player for the winners was Ryan Kelly who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. JR Sakuragi produced 18 points and 6 assists for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hokkaido L. and Akita NH. Loser Aishin Sea Horses dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will again meet at home Aishin Sea Horses (#4) in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Niigata. First ranked host Niigata Albirex (10-4) defeated 4th ranked Hokkaido L. (4-10) 78-63. Davante Gardner orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Niigata Albirex have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-4 record, which they share with Chiba Jets. Hokkaido L. at the other side keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Niigata Albirex's next round opponent will be again Hokkaido L. (#5) in Saporro.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kanagawa. Second ranked host Toshiba Thunders (9-5) defeated one of their biggest challengers Toyota Alvark (9-5) 79-66. Nick Fazekas had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Toshiba Thunders have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-5 record behind leader Tochigi Brex, which they share with Toyota Alvark and Kyoto Hannar. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 14: San-en lost to Kyoto Hannar. on the opponent's court 76-80. Shiga L-Stars unfortunately lost to Toyama Grouses in a home game 84-91. Yokohama BC recorded a loss to Osaka Evessa on the road 81-86. Tochigi Brex crushed Fukuoka Rizing on its own court 97-65.



Nagoya DD - Akita NH 63-79

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Diamond Dolphins (11-3) in Nagoya on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Akita Happinets (4-10) 79-63. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Diamond Dolphins. Akita Happinets dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Diamond Dolphins' 30. Akita Happinets forced 19 Diamond Dolphins turnovers and outrebounded them 43-25 including 32 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Bahamas power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-89, college: Wichita St.) chipped in 15 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Coleby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) responded with 7 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Takaya Sasayama (178-93) scored 13 points and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Akita Happinets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hitachi SR and Hokkaido L. Diamond Dolphins at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They share it with Ryukyu GK. Akita Happinets will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again at home against Akita Happinets and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: J.Keenan 24+12reb+3ast, T.Nakayama 16+3reb+7ast, K.Coleby 15+14reb+2ast, S.Onodera 9+3ast, R.Shirahama 8+6reb+4ast, D.Shimoyama 5+2reb
Nagoya DD: T.Sasayama 13+2reb+3ast, C.Brackins 11+3reb+1ast, S.Ando 9+1reb+3ast, T.Harimoto 7, J.Burrell 7+12reb+5ast, T.Nakatsuka 6
gschID: 648546


Hitachi SR - SeaHorses 76-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Aishin Sea Horses (7-7) against sixth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (4-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Aishin Sea Horses were defeated by Hitachi Sunrockers in a tough game in Tokyo 71-76. The best player for the winners was American Ryan Kelly (211-91, college: Duke) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. International point guard Leo Vendrame (183-93) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. The former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) produced 18 points and 6 assists and American center Isaac Butts (208-89, college: Appalachian St.) added 12 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hokkaido L. and Akita NH. Loser Aishin Sea Horses dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will again meet at home Aishin Sea Horses (#4) in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Kelly 22+15reb+3ast, L.Vendrame 17+2reb+5ast, Y.Sugiura 12+3reb, R.Sacre 11+4reb, T.Ito 6+2ast, M.Yamauchi 5+3reb+6ast
SeaHorses: J.Sakuragi 18+4reb+6ast, K.Kanamaru 17+2ast, J.Southerland 15+7reb+2ast, I.Butts 12+14reb, M.Karimata 6+2ast, S.Ikuhara 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 648549


Niigata Albirex - Hokkaido L. 78-63

The game between Top Four teams took place in Niigata. First ranked host Niigata Albirex (10-4) defeated 4th ranked Hokkaido L. (4-10) 78-63. They outrebounded Hokkaido L. 44-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 17 rebounds. The other American import power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) replied with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Spanish center David Doblas (206-81) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Niigata Albirex have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-4 record, which they share with Chiba Jets. Hokkaido L. at the other side keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Niigata Albirex's next round opponent will be again Hokkaido L. (#5) in Saporro.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 29+17reb+3ast, L.Hamilton 27+12reb+2ast, K.Morii 5+4reb+5ast, S.Ishii 5+1reb+2ast, Y.Ueta 4+2reb+3ast, Y.Ikeda 3+1reb+1ast
Hokkaido L.: M.Trasolini 24+9reb+5ast, D.Doblas 12+9reb, Y.Matsushima 9+3reb+4ast, A.Tajima 5+2reb+3ast, T.Orimo 4, K.Sekino 3+1ast
gschID: 648550


Kawasaki BT - Toyota Alvark 79-66

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kanagawa. Second ranked host Toshiba Thunders (9-5) defeated one of their biggest challengers Toyota Alvark (9-5) 79-66. Toshiba Thunders had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. International power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Daiki Tanaka (191-91) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Toshiba Thunders have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-5 record behind leader Tochigi Brex, which they share with Toyota Alvark and Kyoto Hannar. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kawasaki BT: N.Fazekas 24+12reb+1ast, V.Macklin 15+7reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 15+2reb+2ast, R.Shinoyama 10+2reb+5ast, S.Edwards 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Fujii 4+4reb+7ast
Toyota Alvark: A.Kirk 20+9reb, D.Tanaka 13+4ast, Y.Baba 9+2reb+1ast, J.Williams 7+4reb, G.Kojima 6+3reb+3ast, S.Ando 6+3reb+5ast
gschID: 696086


Kyoto Hannar. - San-en 80-76

Rather expected game when 5th ranked San-en NeoPhoenix (5-9) was defeated on the road by third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (9-5) 80-76 on Saturday. Kyoto Hannar. made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. American center David Simon (208-82, college: PFW) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Shaquille Morris (203-94, college: Wichita St.) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American forward William McDonald (206-79, college: Grambling St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and guard Hayato Kawashima (186-90) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Four San-en NeoPhoenix players scored in double figures. Kyoto Hannar. have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Kawasaki BT and Toyota Alvark. Loser San-en NeoPhoenix dropped to the fourth position with nine games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will face again San-en NeoPhoenix (#5) in Hamamatsu in the next round.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: D.Simon 27+11reb+3ast, S.Morris 20+6reb+1ast, M.Kataoka 11+1reb+1ast, T.Ito 8+4reb+7ast, Y.Okada 7+4reb+1ast, K.Hareyama 5+3reb+2ast
San-en: H.Kawashima 19+7reb+2ast, W.McDonald 16+13reb+2ast, R.Dozier 11+10reb+2ast, T.Hasegawa 11+4reb+1ast, S.Tawatari 9+2ast, S.Terazono 5+1reb
gschID: 648552


Chiba Jets - Ryukyu GK 84-86

Very significant was Ryukyu GK's (#2) just 2-point road victory against second-ranked Chiba Jets 86-84. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Ryukyu GK players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) notched 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the former international guard Ryuichi Kishimoto (176-90) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) did not help to save the game for Chiba Jets. The former international point guard Yuki Togashi (170-93) added 16 points for the hosts. Four Ryukyu GK and five Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. Ryukyu GK (11-3) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Nagoya DD. Chiba Jets at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. They share the position with Niigata Albirex. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Chiba Jets will play again at home against the league's leader Ryukyu GK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: J.Scott 19+6reb+2ast, R.Kishimoto 16+3reb+4ast, J.Ayres 15+6reb+1ast, T.Furukawa 12+4reb+3ast, I.Brown 9+5reb+4ast, T.Ishizaki 6+1reb+1ast
Chiba Jets: G.Edwards 18+11reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 16+2reb+2ast, J.Duncan 14+4reb+1ast, K.Ishii 11+3reb+4ast, A.Chambers 10+5reb+2ast, F.Nishimura 6+4ast
gschID: 648548


Shiga L-Stars - Toyama Grouses 84-91

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Toyama Grouses' (8-6) road victory over 5th ranked Shiga L-Stars (3-11) 91-84 on Saturday. Toyama Grouses looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Shiga L-Stars were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) chipped in 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. The former international guard Yusuke Karino (184-90) responded with 31 points and the former international guard Taishi Ito (182-86, college: Portland) scored 7 points and 11 assists. Toyama Grouses moved-up to third place. Shiga L-Stars lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round. Shiga L-Stars will play again at home against Toyama Grouses (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: J.Smith 26+6reb+4ast, L.Lyons 24+9reb+5ast, Y.Otsuka 15+4reb+1ast, N.Uto 13+2reb+4ast, T.Abe 5+4reb+3ast, D.Yamada 3+2ast
Shiga L-Stars: Y.Karino 31+3reb+1ast, K.Takahashi 16+2reb+1ast, J.Kano 9+2reb+5ast, K.Ninomiya 8+2ast, G.Lawal 8+7reb+1ast, T.Ito 7+4reb+11ast
gschID: 648551


Osaka Evessa - Yokohama BC 86-81

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Yokohama BC (3-11) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Osaka Evessa (5-9) 86-81 on Saturday. Osaka Evessa made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Osaka Evessa made 8 blocks. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. American forward Javon McCrea (201-92, college: Buffalo) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Osaka Evessa maintains fourth position with 5-9 record, which they share with San-en. Yokohama BC lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 11 games lost. Osaka Evessa will face again Yokohama BC (#6) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: J.Harrellson 21+16reb+3ast, X.Gibson 16+6reb+2ast, S.Konno 9, P.Faye 9+8reb+1ast, H.Kinoshita 8+7reb+7ast, N.Kumagae 8+1reb+1ast
Yokohama BC: J.McCrea 24+12reb+2ast, T.Kawamura 21+5reb+2ast, M.Hosoya 16+2reb+2ast, R.Tawatari 9+1reb+3ast, K.Takashima 4, E.Morris 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 648553


Tochigi Brex - Fukuoka Rizing 97-65

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Tochigi Brex (12-2) outscored at home 6th ranked Fukuoka Rizing (2-12) 97-65 on Saturday. They outrebounded Fukuoka Rizing 39-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Tochigi Brex looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Fukuoka Rizing's players. American forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and British forward Benjamin Lawson (216-95, college: W.Kentucky) scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tochigi Brex have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-2 record. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face again Fukuoka Rizing (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: R.Rossiter 19+18reb+9ast, H.Watanabe 17+1reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 17+6reb, J.Gibbs 11+9reb+4ast, K.Hashimoto 9+1reb+1ast, R.Yamazaki 7
Fukuoka Rizing: D.Pittman 14+8reb+3ast, B.Lawson 14+7reb+1ast, S.Tsuyama 11+1reb, K.Hatano 10+2reb, Y.Yamashita 5+1reb+2ast, M.Joho 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 648547


  




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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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