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B Standings
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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Gunma 78% Dec.15 Bambitious N
Yamagata 84% Dec.15 Tokyo HT
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B League Round 16: Aishin Sea Horses defeat Diamond Dolphins - Nov 18, 2018


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B League is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 16 rounds left. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the 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 top-ranked Diamond Dolphins (12-5) in Kariya on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Aishin Sea Horses (9-8) 87-71. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward James Southerland (203-90, college: Syracuse) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for Diamond Dolphins. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains fourth position with 9-8 record. Diamond Dolphins at the other side still keep top place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Important game to mention about took place in Okinawa. Third ranked Toyota Alvark (11-5) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging their biggest opponent Ryukyu GK (11-5) 57-54 in the fight for the second place. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and Jawad Williams who added 9 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) responded with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Ryukyu GK. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ryukyu GK will play again at home against Toyota Alvark and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourth-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (5-11) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (10-6) in Tokyo on Saturday. The visitors from Kyoto managed to secure only one-point victory 65-64. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The winners were led by David Simon who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Even a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds by Ryan Kelly did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to second place, which they share with Kawasaki BT. Loser Hitachi Sunrockers keep the fourth position with 11 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play again against Kyoto Hannar. (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of first ranked Diamond Dolphins (12-5) against fourth ranked Aishin Sea Horses (9-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Diamond Dolphins were defeated by Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya 76-65. Grant Jerrett fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Aishin Sea Horses maintains fourth position with 9-8 record. Diamond Dolphins at the other side still keep top place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Chiba Jets (12-4) which hosted in Chiba 4th ranked Osaka Evessa (6-10). Second ranked Chiba Jets had an easy win 88-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Osaka Evessa. It was a very good performance for Michael Parker who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Chiba Jets will face again Osaka Evessa (#4) at home in the next round.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant. Shiga L-Stars beat San-en on the road 81-75. Akita NH lost to Niigata Albirex on its own court 58-65. Kawasaki BT managed to outperform Hokkaido L. in Kanagawa 85-69. Toyama Grouses was rolled over Tochigi Brex at home 70-96. Fukuoka Rizing defeated Yokohama BC on the opponent's court 78-71.



San-en - Shiga L-Stars 75-81

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Shiga L-Stars (4-12) beat 5th ranked San-en NeoPhoenix (6-10) in Hamamatsu 81-75 on Saturday. Shiga L-Stars outrebounded San-en NeoPhoenix 41-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for Nigerian-American power forward Gani Lawal (206-88, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. American-Israeli center DOr Fischer (211-81, college: W.Virginia) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Shinnosuke Ohishi (174-87) replied with 30 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and American forward Robert Dozier (206-85, college: Memphis) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for San-en NeoPhoenix. Shiga L-Stars maintains fifth position with 4-12 record, which they share with Hokkaido L. and Akita NH. Loser San-en NeoPhoenix dropped to the fourth place with ten games lost. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round. San-en NeoPhoenix will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San-en: S.Ohishi 30+4reb+5ast, R.Dozier 17+6reb+3ast, A.Ota 10+5reb+1ast, S.Tawatari 7+5ast, H.Kawashima 6+1reb+2ast, T.Suzuki 3+3reb+4ast
Shiga L-Stars: G.Lawal 30+13reb+1ast, D.Fischer 14+14reb+3ast, Y.Karino 11+2ast, J.Kano 8+4reb+3ast, K.Takahashi 8+1reb+1ast, K.Ninomiya 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 648563


SeaHorses - Nagoya DD 87-71

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Diamond Dolphins (12-5) in Kariya on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Aishin Sea Horses (9-8) 87-71. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward James Southerland (203-90, college: Syracuse) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and guard Taito Nakahigashi (190-92) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Diamond Dolphins. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains fourth position with 9-8 record. Diamond Dolphins at the other side still keep top place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: S.Ando 16+2reb+1ast, J.Burrell 16+12reb+1ast, T.Nakahigashi 14+2reb+5ast, R.Kobayashi 9+3reb+5ast, T.Harimoto 7+1reb, C.Brackins 7+5reb+5ast
SeaHorses: K.Kanamaru 25+1ast, J.Southerland 19+9reb+4ast, G.Jerrett 17+8reb+2ast, J.Sakuragi 9+8reb+5ast, M.Karimata 6+1reb+2ast, K.Matsui 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 648562


Chiba Jets - Osaka Evessa 88-58

An interesting game for Chiba Jets (12-4) which hosted in Chiba 4th ranked Osaka Evessa (6-10). Second ranked Chiba Jets had an easy win 88-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Osaka Evessa. Chiba Jets dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Osaka Evessa's 30. Chiba Jets forced 24 Osaka Evessa turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a very good performance for naturalized American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) replied with 10 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) added 6 points and 6 assists in the effort for Osaka Evessa. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with Niigata Albirex. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the fourth place with ten games lost. Chiba Jets will face again Osaka Evessa (#4) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: J.Harrellson 10+9reb, P.Faye 9+3reb+1ast, H.Kinoshita 8+4reb+3ast, X.Gibson 6+4reb+6ast, S.Konno 6+2reb, S.Fujitaka 5+2ast
Chiba Jets: M.Parker 20+8reb+4ast, J.Duncan 13+9reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 12+5ast, S.Taguchi 11+3reb+1ast, G.Edwards 8+5reb+5ast, F.Nishimura 7+2ast
gschID: 648565


SeaHorses - Nagoya DD 76-65

Very important is a road loss of first ranked Diamond Dolphins (12-5) against fourth ranked Aishin Sea Horses (9-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Diamond Dolphins were defeated by Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya 76-65. American forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. The other American import forward James Southerland (203-90, college: Syracuse) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Ryota Kobayashi (178-91) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aishin Sea Horses maintains fourth position with 9-8 record. Diamond Dolphins at the other side still keep top place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: J.Burrell 19+11reb+2ast, S.Ando 11+3reb+2ast, C.Brackins 10+4reb+2ast, R.Kobayashi 10+5reb+4ast, T.Harimoto 6+5reb+2ast, M.Kikuchi 3
SeaHorses: G.Jerrett 24+14reb+3ast, K.Kanamaru 19+3reb+2ast, J.Southerland 15+7reb+5ast, J.Sakuragi 10+4reb+3ast, S.Ikuhara 5+2reb+1ast, M.Karimata 3
gschID: 648566


Ryukyu GK - Toyota Alvark 54-57

Important game to mention about took place in Okinawa. Third ranked Toyota Alvark (11-5) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging their biggest opponent Ryukyu GK (11-5) 57-54 in the fight for the second place. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) who added 9 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: Arizona St.) responded with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Josh Scott (208-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 16 points. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Ryukyu GK. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ryukyu GK will play again at home against Toyota Alvark and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: J.Scott 16+4reb+1ast, J.Ayres 12+7reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 7+2reb+1ast, R.Kishimoto 6+2reb+2ast, N.Tashiro 6+4reb+2ast, R.Hashimoto 3+2reb+3ast
Toyota Alvark: A.Kirk 18+4reb+2ast, J.Williams 9+9reb, Y.Baba 8+3reb+2ast, S.Ando 8+2reb+6ast, G.Kojima 5+2ast, J.Takeuchi 5+4reb
gschID: 648571


Akita NH - Niigata Albirex 58-65

Very expected game when 5th ranked Akita Happinets (4-12) lost at home to first ranked Niigata Albirex (12-4) 65-58 on Saturday. Strangely Akita Happinets outrebounded Niigata Albirex 39-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Quite impressive performance for American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. The other American import Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Bahamas power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-89, college: Wichita St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Akita Happinets. Niigata Albirex have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-4 record, which they share with Chiba Jets. Newly promoted Akita Happinets keep the fifth place with 12 games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round. Akita Happinets will play again at home against the league's leader Niigata Albirex (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: K.Coleby 19+15reb+3ast, J.Keenan 14+7reb+1ast, D.Shimoyama 8+1ast, T.Nakayama 6+9reb+3ast, R.Yasuoka 5+1reb, R.Shirahama 4+1reb+3ast
Niigata Albirex: Y.Ueta 16+1reb+2ast, D.Gardner 15+5reb+5ast, L.Hamilton 13+12reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 10+3reb+3ast, S.Ishii 5, J.Uzawa 3
gschID: 648567


Hitachi SR - Kyoto Hannar. 64-65

Fourth-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (5-11) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (10-6) in Tokyo on Saturday. The visitors from Kyoto managed to secure only one-point victory 65-64. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The winners were led by American center David Simon (208-82, college: PFW) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Tatsuya Ito (173-94) supported him with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Even a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds by American Ryan Kelly (211-91, college: Duke) did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) added 21 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to second place, which they share with Kawasaki BT. Loser Hitachi Sunrockers keep the fourth position with 11 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hitachi Sunrockers will play again against Kyoto Hannar. (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Kelly 22+16reb+3ast, R.Sacre 21+12reb+1ast, L.Vendrame 11+1reb+3ast, K.Hirose 7+8reb, M.Yamauchi 2+3reb+3ast, S.Faye 1+2reb
Kyoto Hannar.: D.Simon 26+10reb+3ast, K.Hareyama 12+2reb, T.Ito 8+6reb+8ast, S.Morris 6+10reb+1ast, M.Kataoka 5+2reb+1ast, S.Watanuki 5+4ast
gschID: 648568


Hokkaido L. - Kawasaki BT 69-85

Rather predictable result when second ranked Toshiba Thunders (10-6) won against 6th ranked Hokkaido L. (4-12) in Saporro 85-69 on Saturday. Toshiba Thunders looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Quite impressive performance for international power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and Spanish center David Doblas (206-81) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders maintains second position with 10-6 record having just three points less than leader Tochigi Brex, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Hokkaido L. lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 12 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Hokkaido L. will play again at home against the league's second-placed Toshiba Thunders (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: M.Trasolini 20+13reb+2ast, D.Doblas 14+10reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 10+1reb+1ast, S.Yamamoto 5+1ast, K.Sekino 5+5reb+2ast, R.Ryohei 4+1ast
Kawasaki BT: S.Edwards 21+3reb, N.Fazekas 17+16reb+5ast, V.Macklin 15+2reb+3ast, Y.Fujii 10+4ast, N.Tsuji 9+1reb+4ast, Y.Kamata 4+1reb
gschID: 648564


Toyama Grouses - Tochigi Brex 70-96

Not a big story in a game when 3rd ranked Toyama Grouses (9-7) were outscored at home by first ranked Tochigi Brex (14-2) 96-70 on Saturday. Tochigi Brex dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Toyama Grouses' 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Quite impressive performance for American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds and guard Daichi Kuzuhara (187-96) added 13 points in the effort for Toyama Grouses. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tochigi Brex have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 14-2 record. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the third place with seven games lost. Tochigi Brex will have a break next round. Toyama Grouses will play again at home against the league's leader Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: L.Lyons 25+8reb, K.Daichi 13+3reb+1ast, T.Mito 8+5reb+1ast, D.Yamada 8+2reb+1ast, N.Uto 5+6ast, J.Smith 4+4reb
Tochigi Brex: R.Rossiter 17+5reb+6ast, J.Gibbs 15+18reb+7ast, Y.Endo 13+2reb+4ast, K.Hashimoto 11, R.Yamazaki 10+1ast, H.Watanabe 9+1reb+3ast
gschID: 648570


Yokohama BC - Fukuoka Rizing 71-78

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (3-13) defeated on the road 6th ranked Yokohama BC (3-13) 78-71 on Saturday. Fukuoka Rizing forced 19 Yokohama BC turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Quite impressive performance for American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Masashi Joho (183-82) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) replied with 16 points and 5 assists and American forward Javon McCrea (201-92, college: Buffalo) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Yokohama BC. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Fukuoka Rizing maintains sixth position with 3-13 record, which they share with defeated Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC lost seventh consecutive game. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: T.Kawamura 16+2reb+5ast, T.Nakamura 14, J.McCrea 12+5reb+2ast, R.Tawatari 9+1reb+6ast, E.Morris 6+9reb+2ast, A.Egekeze 6+9reb
Fukuoka Rizing: D.Pittman 36+6reb+1ast, M.Joho 18+4reb+4ast, B.Lawson 8+9reb+4ast, S.Tsuyama 6+1reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 5+1reb+2ast, S.Kanou 3+3reb+2ast
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Evan Ravenel
B2 League Round 22: Cyberdyne IR loses #1 position - 4 hours ago
There were many interesting games 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. The biggest surprise took place in Fukushima where host Fukushima (9-13) beat league's leader Cyberdyne IR (15-7) 83-73 on Wednesday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) fired 31 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Chris Brady (...   [read more]

Josh
Childress
San-en welcomes back Josh Childress - 2 days ago
JOSH CHILDRESS San-en NeoPhoenix (B League) landed experienced 35-year old American swingman Josh Childress (203-95kg-83, college: Stanford). It is actually his comeback to San en NeoPhoenix as he has played here before. Childress played most recently at 36ers in Australian NBL league. In 27 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.6rpg (#5 in the league), 2.1apg and 1.1spg last season. Childress helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. In 2004 Childre...   [read more]

Julian
Mavunga
Japanese B League round 21 best performance: Julian Mavunga (by Interperformances) - 4 days ago
JULIAN MAVUNGA Zimbabwean-American Power forward Julian Mavunga (203-PF-90, agency: Pensack Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kyoto Hannar., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 21. The 28-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Akita NH (#5, 8-13) 79-78. Kyoto Hannar. maintains the 3rd position in their group in Japanese B League. They would have...   [read more]


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