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Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 15-7 
 2 Kawasaki BT 13-9 
 3 SeaHorses 12-10 
 4 Toyama Grouses 11-11 
 5 San-en 9-13 
 6 Yokohama BC 5-17 
East
 1 Tochigi Brex 18-4 
 2 Chiba Jets 18-4 
 3 Toyota Alvark 14-8 
 4 Hitachi SR 10-12 
 5 Akita NH 10-13 
 6 Hokkaido L. 5-18 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 16-6 
 2 Nagoya DD 13-9 
 3 Kyoto Hannar. 12-10 
 4 Osaka Evessa 9-13 
 5 Fukuoka Rizing 5-17 
 6 Shiga L-Stars 4-18 
Full Standings
Last:12/15/2018
B2 Standings
Central
 1 Shinshu BW 19-3 
 2 Toyotsu FE 15-7 
 3 Tokyo Z 10-12 
 4 Nishinomiya S. 8-14 
 5 Kanazawa Sam. 5-17 
 6 Tokyo HT 3-19 
East
 1 Sendai 89ers 16-6 
 2 Cyberdyne IR 15-7 
 3 Gunma 14-8 
 4 Yamagata 10-12 
 5 Fukushima 9-13 
 6 Aomori Watts 6-16 
West
 1 Kumamoto V. 17-5 
 2 Hiroshima D. 16-6 
 3 Shimane SM 14-8 
 4 Ehime OV 8-14 
 5 Bambitious Nara 6-15 
 6 Kagawa FA 6-15 
Full Standings
Last:12/15/2018
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 19-1 
 2 Koshigaya A. 18-2 
 3 Saitama Bron. 10-10 
 4 Tokyo Cinq R. 9-11 
 5 Kagoshima 7-13 
 6 Toyoda Gosei 5-3 
 7 Gifu Swoops 5-15 
 8 Iwate Big Bulls 5-15 
 9 Aisin AW 4-4 
 10 Tokyo Big Blue 0-8 
Full Standings
Last:12/11/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Gardner, Niigata .26.6 
 2. Cummings, Nagoya D.24.3 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .23.9 
 4. Lyons, Toyama G.23.1 
 5. Simon, Kyoto H.22.0 
 6. Keenan, Akita NH21.9 
 7. Kelly, Hitachi SR20.8 
 8. Mavunga, Kyoto H.20.8 
 9. Lawal, Shiga L.20.7 
 10. Pittman, Fukuoka .20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Isaac BUTTS
  SeaHorses
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Butts, SeaHorses12.8 
 2. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.1 
 3. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.9 
 4. Lawal, Shiga L.11.9 
 5. Gardner, Niigata .11.2 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.11.2 
 7. Burrell, Nagoya DD11.0 
 8. Smith, Toyama G.10.9 
 9. Fazekas, Kawasaki.10.5 
 10. Doblas, Hokkaido L.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.6 
 2. Namizato, Ryukyu G.7.9 
 3. Suzuki, San-en5.9 
 4. Nakayama, Akita NH5.7 
 5. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.6 
 6. Igarashi, Niigata .5.5 
 7. Uto, Toyama G.5.5 
 8. Tajima, Hokkaido.5.2 
 9. Matsushima, Hokkaido.5.0 
 10. Ito, Kyoto Hannar.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya NAKAYAMA
  Akita NH
  (182-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Nakayama, Akita NH2.6 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.2 
 3. McCrea, Yokohama.2.1 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets2.0 
 5. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.7 
 6. Ishii, Chiba Jets1.6 
 7. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.6 
 8. Kelly, Hitachi SR1.5 
 9. Fujii, Kawasaki BT1.5 
 10. Ito, Kyoto Hannar.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadeem COLEBY
  Akita NH
  (206-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Coleby, Akita NH2.5 
 2. Simon, Kyoto H.2.2 
 3. Hamilton, Niigata .1.7 
 4. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.7 
 5. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 6. Lawal, Shiga L.1.6 
 7. Gibson, Osaka E.1.5 
 8. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.5 
 9. Southerland, SeaHo.1.3 
 10. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.2 

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Toyota Alvar Dec.15 Chiba Jets 56%
Nagoya DD 64% Dec.15 Ryukyu GK
Hitachi SR 63% Dec.15 San-en
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Round 23 (Regular Season)

Sendai 89ers Dec.15 Kumamoto V. 57%
Hiroshima D 78% Dec.15 Kanazawa Sam
Toyotsu FE 70% Dec.15 Cyberdyne I
Gunma 78% Dec.15 Bambitious N
Yamagata 84% Dec.15 Tokyo HT
Fukushima 57% Dec.15 Ehime OV
Shinshu BW 81% Dec.15 Tokyo Z
Nishinomiya 73% Dec.15 Aomori Watts
Shimane SM 83% Dec.15 Kagawa FA
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Round 16 (Regular Season)

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Toyoda Gosei Dec.15 Tokyo Excel 83%
Aisin AW Dec.15 Saitama Bron 56%
Gifu Swoops 76% Dec.15 Tokyo Big Bl
Iwate Big Bu Dec.15 Koshigaya A 89%
B2 League Round 16: Sendai 89ers lose to Dragonflies - Nov 18, 2018


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There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Sendai 89ers (12-4) in Hiroshima on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Dragonflies (15-1) 89-86. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sendai 89ers. Dragonflies forced 20 Sendai 89ers turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Dragonflies looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) fired 38 points (!!!) for the winners. American power forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) chipped in 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Tyler Harris (208-93, college: Auburn) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Dragonflies have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Newly promoted Dragonflies maintains first position with 15-1 record which they share with defeated Sendai 89ers. Sendai 89ers at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. Dragonflies are again looking forward to face league's leader Sendai 89ers at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sendai 89ers will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Shimane Magic (10-6) against fifth ranked Nishinomiya S. (5-11) on Saturday night. Visiting Shimane Magic was defeated by Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo 70-54. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Noriaki Dohara contributed with 18 points for the winners. Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 21 rebounds and 6 assists for Shimane Magic. Nishinomiya S. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Fukushima. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Nishinomiya S. will again play against higher ranked Shimane Magic (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Shimane Magic will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Gunma (8-8) against sixth ranked Bambitious Nara (3-12) on Saturday night. Visiting Gunma was crushed by Bambitious Nara in Nara 85-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Jeffrey Parmer who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side Thomas Kennedy responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bambitious Nara maintains sixth position with 3-12 record. Loser Gunma keeps the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with Tokyo Z. Bambitious Nara will again meet at home higher ranked Gunma (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gunma will have a break next round.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tokyo Z (8-8) against fifth ranked Yamagata (7-9) on Saturday night. Host Tokyo Z was defeated by Yamagata in a tough game in Tokyo 86-92. The winners were led by Will Hanley who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists. Tokyo Z's coach Satoru Furuta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Yamagata moved-up to fourth place. Tokyo Z lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the third position with eight games lost. Yamagata will have a break next round. Tokyo Z will play again at home against Yamagata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Matsuyama. Fourth ranked Orange Vikings faced one of their biggest challengers Kanazawa Sam.. Host Orange Vikings (6-11) defeated guests from Ishikawa (4-13) 90-73. Andrew Fitzgerald fired a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Orange Vikings maintains fourth position with 6-11 record. Kanazawa Sam. lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Rest of the games of round 16 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Cyberdyne IR crushed Tokyo HT in Tsukuba 95-50. Aomori Watts was beaten by Kagawa FA at home 68-74. Cyberdyne IR won against Tokyo HT on the opponent's court 80-73. Ehime OV managed to outperform Kanazawa Sam. in a home game 90-86. Fukushima recorded a loss to Shinshu BW on the road 92-87.



Tokyo HT - Cyberdyne IR 50-95

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Tokyo HT (3-14) was crushed at home by second ranked Cyberdyne IR (12-5) 95-50 on Saturday. Cyberdyne IR dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo HT's 38. They outrebounded Tokyo HT 45-20 including a 31-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cyberdyne IR looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Tokyo HT's players. American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Four Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. Cyberdyne IR's coach Kazuto Uehara felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Takafumi Asano (192-85) produced 8 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Mitsuhiro Kamezaki (189-86) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Cyberdyne IR maintains second position with 12-5 record having just one point less than leader Shinshu BW. Tokyo HT lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: C.Lammert 23+12reb+2ast, Y.Takahashi 15+1reb+3ast, S.Randall 14+14reb+9ast, J.Maniwa 13+3reb+3ast, K.Fukuzawa 9+2reb+2ast, D.Sidate 6+4reb+1ast
Tokyo HT: M.Kamezaki 14+2reb+2ast, H.Ogane 14+2reb+1ast, K.Nakamura 8+4reb+3ast, T.Asano 8+11reb+2ast, O.Yusaku 4, M.Wesley 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 648006


Aomori Watts - Kagawa FA 68-74

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Kagawa FA (4-11) defeated on the road one of their biggest challengers Aomori Watts (6-10) 74-68 on Saturday. Kagawa FA looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Inception Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) chipped in 29 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Kagawa FA's coach Kohei Etoh used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Cullen Russo (206-94, college: Fresno St.) produced 20 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and point guard Keisuke Aita (182-95) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Four Aomori Watts players scored in double figures. Kagawa FA maintains fifth position with 4-11 record which they share with defeated Aomori Watts. Loser Aomori Watts dropped to the fifth place with ten games lost. Kagawa FA will have a break next round. Aomori Watts will play again at home against Kagawa FA (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: T.Woodbury 29+8reb+8ast, R.Warren 25+18reb+4ast, S.Takada 6+1ast, T.Kanji 5+1reb+2ast, K.Kimura 3+3reb+4ast, A.Osawa 3+1reb+3ast
Aomori Watts: C.Russo 20+6reb+7ast, T.Sano 12+2reb+2ast, K.Aita 11+3reb+6ast, J.Jucikas 10+8reb+1ast, U.Hiroki 5+2reb+1ast, T.Kan 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 648009


Nishinomiya S. - Shimane SM 70-54

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Shimane Magic (10-6) against fifth ranked Nishinomiya S. (5-11) on Saturday night. Visiting Shimane Magic was defeated by Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo 70-54. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. Nishinomiya S. forced 21 Shimane Magic turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) who helped to win the game recording 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Point guard Noriaki Dohara (178-89) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 21 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Hiromu Kitagawa (182-91) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Shimane Magic. Nishinomiya S. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Fukushima. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Nishinomiya S. will again play against higher ranked Shimane Magic (#3) at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Shimane Magic will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: N.Dohara 18+4reb+3ast, D.Burns 14+7reb+4ast, R.White 12+6reb+4ast, K.Matsuzaki 8+5reb+5ast, J.Taniguchi 7+2reb+1ast, N.Tani 6+8reb+4ast
Shimane SM: G.Echenique 19+21reb+6ast, H.Kitagawa 14+1reb+5ast, K.Sato 7+1reb+2ast, A.Kosaka 7+4reb+2ast, T.Soma 5+6reb+4ast, Y.Wada 2+2reb
gschID: 648011


Tokyo HT - Cyberdyne IR 73-80

Very expected game when 6th ranked Tokyo HT (3-14) was defeated at home by second ranked Cyberdyne IR (12-5) 80-73 on Friday. American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) fired 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The other American import power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. Cyberdyne IR's coach Kazuto Uehara used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 16 rebounds and guard Hiroya Ogane (180-89) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Cyberdyne IR maintains second position with 12-5 record having just one point less than leader Shinshu BW. Tokyo HT lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: A.Hirao 23+1reb+3ast, C.Baptiste 21+9reb, S.Randall 19+9reb+5ast, J.Maniwa 7+6reb+2ast, K.Fukuzawa 7+2reb+4ast, Y.Takahashi 3+2reb+3ast
Tokyo HT: A.Jones 30+16reb+2ast, H.Ogane 18+6reb+7ast, T.Asano 8+5reb, M.Wesley 7+2reb, O.Yusaku 6+2reb+4ast, M.Kamezaki 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 648003


Bambitious Nara - Gunma 85-65

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Gunma (8-8) against sixth ranked Bambitious Nara (3-12) on Saturday night. Visiting Gunma was crushed by Bambitious Nara in Nara 85-65. Bambitious Nara shot 61.1 percent from the field. Bambitious Nara outrebounded Gunma 41-23 including a 34-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL, agency: Inception Sports) who added 8 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Masaya Komaki (186-93) scored 11 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bambitious Nara maintains sixth position with 3-12 record. Loser Gunma keeps the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with Tokyo Z. Bambitious Nara will again meet at home higher ranked Gunma (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gunma will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bambitious Nara: J.Parmer 23+9reb+1ast, S.Komatsu 22+2reb+4ast, Y.Yokoe 10+2reb+2ast, G.Hamilton 8+14reb+7ast, J.Honda 7+2reb, K.Taneichi 6+4reb
Gunma: T.Kennedy 29+13reb+4ast, M.Komaki 11+3reb+1ast, M.Obuchi 7+4ast, K.Shinkawa 7+4reb, Y.Satake 5+1ast, S.Fumiya 2+1ast
gschID: 648012


Tokyo Z - Yamagata 86-92

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tokyo Z (8-8) against fifth ranked Yamagata (7-9) on Saturday night. Host Tokyo Z was defeated by Yamagata in a tough game in Tokyo 86-92. It was a great shooting night for Yamagata especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. The winners were led by American-Irish swingman Will Hanley (201-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Yoshifumi Nakajima (176-90) supported him with 23 points and 8 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Even a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds by American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) did not help to save the game for Tokyo Z. Guard Satoshi Kawai (182-82) added 25 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for lost side. Four Tokyo Z players scored in double figures. Tokyo Z's coach Satoru Furuta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Yamagata moved-up to fourth place. Tokyo Z lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the third position with eight games lost. Yamagata will have a break next round. Tokyo Z will play again at home against Yamagata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: Y.Nakajima 23+4reb+8ast, W.Hanley 21+16reb+7ast, C.Maduabum 13+7reb+1ast, H.Furuhashi 9+3ast, M.Izawa 8+5reb+1ast, S.Kouno 6+2ast
Tokyo Z: S.Kawai 25+2reb+3ast, W.Creekmore 18+16reb+2ast, T.Masuko 12+5reb+4ast, N.Spikes 10+8reb+3ast, T.Nishiyama 8+2reb+3ast, K.Murakoshi 4+1ast
gschID: 648005


Hiroshima D. - Sendai 89ers 89-86

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Sendai 89ers (12-4) in Hiroshima on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Dragonflies (15-1) 89-86. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sendai 89ers. Dragonflies forced 20 Sendai 89ers turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Dragonflies looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) fired 38 points (!!!) for the winners. American power forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) chipped in 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Tyler Harris (208-93, college: Auburn) produced a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Jun Abe (177-86) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Dragonflies have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Newly promoted Dragonflies maintains first position with 15-1 record which they share with defeated Sendai 89ers. Sendai 89ers at the other side still keep top place with four games lost. Dragonflies are again looking forward to face league's leader Sendai 89ers at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sendai 89ers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: S.Asayama 38+2reb+3ast, D.Sakamoto 13+8reb, H.Okamoto 11+1reb+9ast, T.Ozawa 10+3ast, J.Traylor 9+10reb+4ast, S.Tanaka 8+2reb+6ast
Sendai 89ers: T.Harris 33+14reb+4ast, J.Abe 19+1reb+2ast, D.Miller 9+7reb+4ast, K.Sawabe 9+1reb+2ast, T.Shirato 8+1reb+5ast, N.Sugasawa 3+4reb
gschID: 648007


Ehime OV - Kanazawa Sam. 90-73

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Matsuyama. Fourth ranked Orange Vikings faced one of their biggest challengers Kanazawa Sam.. Host Orange Vikings (6-11) defeated guests from Ishikawa (4-13) 90-73. Orange Vikings dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Kanazawa Sam.'s 36. They outrebounded Kanazawa Sam. 52-40 including 43 on the defensive glass. Orange Vikings looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) fired a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 22 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Keisuke Takabatake (183-90) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (204-86, college: Florida St.) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) added 7 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Orange Vikings maintains fourth position with 6-11 record. Kanazawa Sam. lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: A.Fitzgerald 36+22reb+6ast, K.Takabatake 16+5reb+2ast, T.Kasahara 10+6reb, M.Tate 9+2reb+3ast, Y.Ohara 9+6reb+1ast, Y.Katoh 4
Kanazawa Sam.: R.Reid 16+11reb+1ast, Y.Ide 15+2reb+2ast, R.Takeda 9+4reb+4ast, D.Bowles 7+10reb+4ast, R.Yanagawa 6+2reb+2ast, T.Yonamine 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 648004


Ehime OV - Kanazawa Sam. 90-86

There was a small surprise in Matsuyama where fourth ranked Orange Vikings (6-11) beat one of their biggest challengers Kanazawa Sam. (4-13) 90-86 on Saturday. Orange Vikings looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) fired a double-double by scoring 28 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Taishi Kasahara (188-89) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Orange Vikings' coach Richard Glesmann used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and guard Ryoutarou Honma (173-92) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Orange Vikings and four Kanazawa Sam. players scored in double figures. Orange Vikings maintains fourth position with 6-11 record. Kanazawa Sam. lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: A.Fitzgerald 28+17reb+4ast, K.Takabatake 16+3reb, M.Tate 14+1reb+4ast, T.Kasahara 13+7reb+4ast, Y.Ohara 12+5reb, Y.Katoh 3
Kanazawa Sam.: R.Honma 17+5reb+3ast, D.Bowles 17+13reb+2ast, R.Reid 15+10reb, R.Takeda 10+1reb+2ast, Y.Inoue 7+1reb+1ast, R.Yanagawa 7+2reb+6ast
gschID: 648008


Shinshu BW - Fukushima 92-87

Not a big story in a game in Nagano where 6th ranked Fukushima (5-11) was defeated by first ranked Shinshu BW (14-2) 92-87 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Shinshu BW made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Shinshu BW made 8 blocks. American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. The other American import Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Shinshu BW's coach Michael Katsuhisa used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and guard Yuji Kanbara (183-89) added 15 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Four Shinshu BW and five Fukushima players scored in double figures. Shinshu BW have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Loser Fukushima dropped to the fourth place with 11 games lost. Shinshu BW will face again Fukushima (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: W.Marshall 27+10reb+1ast, A.McHenry 22+10reb+6ast, K.Ishikawa 16+4reb+9ast, L.Kurihara 12+1reb+2ast, H.Hiroaki 7+4reb+4ast, Y.Osaki 6+2ast
Fukushima: E.Ravenel 22+10reb+2ast, Y.Kanbara 15+2reb+5ast, C.Brady 12+7reb+2ast, S.Murakami 10+2reb+4ast, D.Suzuki 10+1reb+5ast, Y.Yosuke 7+1reb+3ast
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