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 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
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  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
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B League D3 Round 8: Tokyo Excel. keeps a leadership position - Nov 18, 2018


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Yutaka Saito
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in B League D3, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Tokyo Excel. as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Tokyo Excel. smashed 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls at home 78-57. Tokyo Excel. looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Yutaka Saito (194-80) who scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Excel. (13-1) have an impressive 12-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Iwate Big Bulls lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Undefeated Tokyo Big Blue (0-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Kagoshima (2-11) 86-76. American center Antone Warren (208-93, college: Antelope Valley CC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. Atomu Yamada contributed with 14 points and 11 assists for the winners. American guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for Tokyo Big Blue. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kagoshima maintains seventh position with 2-11 record. Tokyo Big Blue at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. Kagoshima will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Big Blue will play again at home against Kagoshima (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (7-6) against top-ranked Aisin AW (1-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Tokyo Cinq R. was defeated by Aisin AW in a tough game in Aichi 81-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tokyo Cinq R.. Worth to mention a great performance of Kevin Kotzur who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Joe Wolfinger responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Aisin AW maintains eighth position with 1-0 record, which they share with Toyoda Gosei. Loser Tokyo Cinq R. keeps the third place with six games lost. Aisin AW will again meet at home higher ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Tokyo Cinq R. will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Saitama. First ranked Koshigaya A. faced 4th ranked Saitama Broncos. Guests from Tokyo (12-1) defeated host Saitama Broncos (5-8) 92-88. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by Josh Peppers who scored that evening 38 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Koshigaya A. have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Despite that victory Koshigaya A. went down to second position due to points difference. Saitama Broncos lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. Koshigaya A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo .
Toyoda Gosei can celebrate finally their first win this season.The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Gifu Swoops (4-9) 79-64 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Patrick Simon who scored 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyoda Gosei (1-0) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Aisin AW. Gifu Swoops lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Toyoda Gosei will face again higher ranked Gifu Swoops (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last game of round 8 Iwate Big Bulls were crushed by Tokyo Excel. in a road game 85-65.



Tokyo Big Blue - Kagoshima 76-86

Undefeated Tokyo Big Blue (0-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Kagoshima (2-11) 86-76. Kagoshima players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American center Antone Warren (208-93, college: Antelope Valley CC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. Point guard Atomu Yamada (179-98) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 assists for the winners. Four Kagoshima players scored in double figures. American guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Bryan Simpson (197-84) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Tokyo Big Blue. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kagoshima maintains seventh position with 2-11 record. Tokyo Big Blue at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. Kagoshima will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Big Blue will play again at home against Kagoshima (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kagoshima: A.Warren 23+15reb, K.Matsuzaki 15+5reb+3ast, A.Yamada 14+1reb+11ast, K.Kiichi 13+4reb+3ast, S.Boykin 8+2reb+1ast, F.Ibuki 5+3reb
Tokyo Big Blue: A.Murray 25+11reb+5ast, R.Ryunosuke 10+1reb+2ast, B.Simpson 10+7reb+5ast, R.Kuroki 8+3reb+1ast, S.Isshiki 6+3reb+1ast, H.Hideto 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 648205


Tokyo Excel. - Iwate Big Bulls 78-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Tokyo Excel. as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Tokyo Excel. smashed 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls at home 78-57. Tokyo Excel. looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Yutaka Saito (194-80) who scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and Shinya Chiba (185-87) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Excel. (13-1) have an impressive 12-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Iwate Big Bulls lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: Y.Saito 14+6reb+2ast, R.Stephan 10+7reb+4ast, J.Faison 10+4reb+3ast, S.Miyata 9+1reb+5ast, R.Hasegawa 7+2reb+2ast, K.Ogura 7+2reb
Iwate Big Bulls: S.Chiba 15+5reb+1ast, Y.Suzuki 13+3reb+1ast, G.Bain 11+10reb+1ast, P.Sopita 6+5reb, Y.Kusano 5+3reb+2ast, T.Fujie 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 648206


Toyoda Gosei - Gifu Swoops 79-64

Toyoda Gosei can celebrate finally their first win this season.The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Gifu Swoops (4-9) 79-64 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American Patrick Simon (203-92, college: Seattle Pacific) who scored 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. American-Irish Brian Voelkel (196-92, college: Vermont) chipped in 8 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Canadian center Michael Allison (206-90, college: Maine) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and American Bingo Merriex (206-80, college: TCU) added 7 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyoda Gosei (1-0) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Aisin AW. Gifu Swoops lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fifth position with nine games lost. Toyoda Gosei will face again higher ranked Gifu Swoops (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Toyoda Gosei: P.Simon 34+8reb+1ast, D.Kokubu 11+2reb+1ast, T.Ren 8+1reb+1ast, B.Voelkel 8+15reb+5ast, K.Fujita 7+2reb, H.Hiroki 5+1reb+2ast
Gifu Swoops: M.Allison 17+7reb+1ast, T.Masahiro 13+1reb, R.Ito 9+4reb+1ast, S.Norio 8+1ast, B.Merriex 7+13reb+2ast, S.Shinntaro 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 648207


Tokyo Excel. - Iwate Big Bulls 85-65

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (3-11) were crushed on the road by second ranked Tokyo Excel. (13-1) 85-65 on Friday. Tokyo Excel. looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Iwate Big Bulls' players. The best player for the winners was American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Tokyo Excel. players scored in double figures. Shinya Chiba (185-87) produced 9 points and Koji Nagata (180-81) added 9 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Excel. have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Iwate Big Bulls lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: J.Faison 17+3reb+6ast, R.Stephan 14+11reb+5ast, T.Sano 11+2reb+3ast, A.Tanno 10+1reb+3ast, D.Taguchi 7, K.Ogura 7+2reb+2ast
Iwate Big Bulls: Y.Kusano 10+1ast, S.Chiba 9+4reb+2ast, K.Nagata 9+4reb+1ast, B.Kosei 8+4reb+2ast, G.Bain 8+2reb, T.Fujie 7+5ast
gschID: 648203


Aisin AW - Tokyo Cinq R. 85-81

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (7-6) against top-ranked Aisin AW (1-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Tokyo Cinq R. was defeated by Aisin AW in a tough game in Aichi 81-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tokyo Cinq R.. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Syunsuke Fujita who added 15 points during the contest. American center Joe Wolfinger (216-85, college: Citadel) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and Senegalese Bira Seck (204-90, college: Idaho, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four Aisin AW and five Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. Aisin AW maintains eighth position with 1-0 record, which they share with Toyoda Gosei. Loser Tokyo Cinq R. keeps the third place with six games lost. Aisin AW will again meet at home higher ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Tokyo Cinq R. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Aisin AW: K.Kotzur 24+8reb+4ast, F.Syunsuke 15+1reb+1ast, T.Watanabe 11+4reb, Y.Ishihara 11+2reb+2ast, I.Kazuki 9+2reb+2ast, K.Kumazawa 8+2reb+1ast
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Wolfinger 22+13reb, B.Seck 17+11reb+3ast, K.Takahashi 12+2reb+3ast, A.Nogami 12+3reb+3ast, D.Kirkland 11+5reb+1ast, D.Tomioka 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 648204


Saitama Bron. - Koshigaya A. 88-92

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Saitama. First ranked Koshigaya A. faced 4th ranked Saitama Broncos. Guests from Tokyo (12-1) defeated host Saitama Broncos (5-8) 92-88. Koshigaya A. dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 34. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) who scored that evening 38 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) supported him with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 15 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists by Darnell Martin (198-91, college: CS Dominguez H.) did not help to save the game for Saitama Broncos. Center Joshua Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) added 19 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Koshigaya A. have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Despite that victory Koshigaya A. went down to second position due to points difference. Saitama Broncos lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. Koshigaya A.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo .
Top scorers:
Koshigaya A.: J.Peppers 38+7reb+2ast, K.Richardson 21+8reb+1ast, S.Samejima 11+2reb+1ast, L.Evans 8+8reb, H.Iida 5+6reb+2ast, R.Narumi 4+1reb+3ast
Saitama Bron.: J.Crawford 19+8reb+3ast, M.Ueda 17+1reb+2ast, D.Martin 15+16reb+8ast, S.Sawaji 9+2reb, Y.Ikeda 9+2reb+5ast, Y.Jo 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 648208


  




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