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 3 Cyberdyne IR 35-25 
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 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.3 
 3. Cummings, Nagoya D.23.2 
 4. Keenan, Akita NH22.8 
 5. Durham, Shiga L.22.3 
 6. Fazekas, Kawasaki.22.0 
 7. Lyons, Toyama G.21.9 
 8. Mavunga, Kyoto H.21.6 
 9. Walker, Shiga L.21.5 
 10. Lawal, Shiga L.21.0 
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 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 13.6
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 2. Durham, Shiga L.13.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.3 
 4. Lawal, Shiga L.12.2 
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 7. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
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 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.5
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 2. Blakely, Fukuoka .6.3 
 3. Namizato, Ryukyu G.6.3 
 4. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
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 6. Nakayama, Akita NH5.4 
 7. Meeks, SeaHorses5.2 
 8. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 9. Igarashi, Niigata .5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marqus BLAKELY
  Fukuoka .
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
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 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.2 
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 4. Parker, Chiba Jets2.0 
 5. McCrea, Yokohama.1.9 
 6. Walker, Shiga L.1.8 
 7. Ohishi, San-en1.5 
 8. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 9. Baba, Toyota Alvark1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ibeh, Yokohama BC2.8 
 2. Mullens, Hokkaido L.2.3 
 3. Coleby, Akita NH2.3 
 4. Simon, Kyoto H.2.1 
 5. Armstrong, Nagoya D.1.7 
 6. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.7 
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B2 League Round 17: Sendai 89ers defeat leader Dragonflies - Nov 20, 2018


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Dragonflies (15-2) in Hiroshima on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Sendai 89ers (13-4) 75-60. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Dragonflies. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) answered with 16 points for Dragonflies. Sendai 89ers maintains first place with 13-4 record which they share with defeated Dragonflies. Newly promoted Dragonflies still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with Shinshu BW. Sendai 89ers are looking forward to face Orange Vikings (#4) in Matsuyama in the next round. Dragonflies will play on the road against the league's second-placed Toyotsu FE in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Hyogo. Fourth ranked Nishinomiya S. (6-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Shimane Magic (10-7) 88-85 on Sunday evening. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 29 points and 5 assists for the winners and Randy White chipped in 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Hungarian Rosco Allen (208-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 6-11 record, which they share with Ehime OV and Aomori Watts. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. Nishinomiya S. will play against league's second-placed Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Shimane Magic will play at home against Aomori Watts and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tokyo Z (8-9) against fourth ranked Yamagata (8-9) on Sunday night. Host Tokyo Z was defeated by Yamagata in Tokyo 85-69. Will Hanley nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Will Creekmore came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists for Tokyo Z in the defeat. Yamagata moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Tokyo Z. Tokyo Z lost sixth consecutive game. Yamagata will meet at home Kagawa FA (#5) in the next round. Tokyo Z will play against Gunma and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Toyotsu FE (12-5) which played road game in Kumamoto against second-ranked Kumamoto V. (12-5). Second ranked Toyotsu FE managed to get a 11-point victory 93-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kumamoto V.. The best player for the winners was Josh Hawkinson who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Toyotsu FE's coach Ryuji Watanabe allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyotsu FE maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Shinshu BW, which they share with Cyberdyne IR and Kumamoto V. Toyotsu FE's next round opponent will be league's leader Dragonflies in Hiroshima and it will be for sure the game of the week.
An interesting game for Kumamoto V. (12-5) which hosted in Kumamoto second-ranked Toyotsu FE (12-5). Second ranked Kumamoto V. managed to get a 13-point victory 89-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. Chehales Tapscott orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Toyotsu FE's coach Ryuji Watanabe rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kumamoto V. maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Shinshu BW, which they share with Toyotsu FE and Cyberdyne IR. Kumamoto V. will have a break next round. Toyotsu FE will play at home against the league's leader Dragonflies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Gunma smashed Bambitious Nara on the road 86-61. Aomori Watts was destroyed by Kagawa FA on its own court 68-87. Fukushima unfortunately lost to Shinshu BW in Nagano 72-84.



Hiroshima D. - Sendai 89ers 60-75

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Dragonflies (15-2) in Hiroshima on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Sendai 89ers (13-4) 75-60. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Dragonflies. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) answered with 16 points and swingman Leo Sakai (195-93) added 13 points in the effort for Dragonflies. Sendai 89ers maintains first place with 13-4 record which they share with defeated Dragonflies. Newly promoted Dragonflies still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with Shinshu BW. Sendai 89ers are looking forward to face Orange Vikings (#4) in Matsuyama in the next round. Dragonflies will play on the road against the league's second-placed Toyotsu FE in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: J.Tillman 30+12reb, T.Shirato 14+1reb+4ast, D.Miller 12+12reb+5ast, S.Takeshi 10+1reb+6ast, J.Abe 5+3reb+2ast, K.Sawabe 3+1reb
Hiroshima D.: S.Asayama 16+4reb+2ast, L.Sakai 13+4reb, J.Traylor 9+4reb+2ast, D.Sakamoto 8+6reb, S.Tanaka 6+2ast, H.Okamoto 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 648014


Bambitious Nara - Gunma 61-86

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Gunma (9-8) crushed on the road 6th ranked Bambitious Nara (3-13) 86-61 on Sunday. They outrebounded Bambitious Nara 43-27 including a 35-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gunma looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 21 rebounds. Point guard Masashi Obuchi (182-83) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Gunma players scored in double figures. American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL, agency: Inception Sports) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Bambitious Nara. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gunma maintains third place with 9-8 record having four points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Bambitious Nara keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. Gunma will face Tokyo Z (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Gunma: M.Obuchi 18+6reb+6ast, T.Kennedy 17+4reb+4ast, A.Kuso 12+21reb+3ast, M.Komaki 12+1reb+2ast, S.Fumiya 10+3reb, M.Shimada 6+2reb+1ast
Bambitious Nara: J.Parmer 22+7reb, G.Hamilton 8+10reb+3ast, J.Honda 8, K.Matsumoto 6+3reb+1ast, Y.Yokoe 6+3reb+4ast, Y.Maemura 5+1ast
gschID: 648019


Aomori Watts - Kagawa FA 68-87

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Aomori Watts (6-11) were smashed at home by fifth ranked Kagawa FA (5-11) 87-68 on Sunday. Kagawa FA dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Aomori Watts' 30. They outrebounded Aomori Watts 41-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. Kagawa FA looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) contributed with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. 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 which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Cullen Russo (206-94, college: Fresno St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Toshio Kan (184-94) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Aomori Watts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kagawa FA maintains fifth place with 5-11 record. Loser Aomori Watts dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Kagawa FA will face higher ranked Yamagata (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aomori Watts will play against Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: R.Warren 24+19reb+5ast, T.Woodbury 18+9reb+4ast, T.Kanji 17+1ast, K.Kimura 12+4reb+1ast, S.Takada 5+2reb, M.Abe 5+1reb+1ast
Aomori Watts: C.Russo 12+12reb+2ast, R.Hashimoto 12+3reb+3ast, T.Kan 11+6reb+5ast, U.Hiroki 11+5reb+1ast, T.Sano 8+1reb, F.Yuji 7+1ast
gschID: 648015


Tokyo Z - Yamagata 69-85

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Tokyo Z (8-9) against fourth ranked Yamagata (8-9) on Sunday night. Host Tokyo Z was defeated by Yamagata in Tokyo 85-69. Yamagata looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-Irish swingman Will Hanley (201-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and guard Hiroki Furuhashi (185-92) accounted for 20 points and 5 rebounds. American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Tokyo Z in the defeat. Yamagata moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Tokyo Z. Tokyo Z lost sixth consecutive game. Yamagata will meet at home Kagawa FA (#5) in the next round. Tokyo Z will play against Gunma and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: W.Hanley 22+11reb+2ast, H.Furuhashi 20+5reb+3ast, C.Maduabum 15+7reb+1ast, S.Kouno 9+2ast, Y.Nakajima 7+4reb+8ast, M.Izawa 5+4reb+1ast
Tokyo Z: W.Creekmore 26+15reb+5ast, N.Spikes 11+7reb+2ast, T.Masuko 8+1ast, T.Kashiwagura 7+2reb+3ast, T.Nishiyama 6+3reb+5ast, S.Kawai 5+1reb
gschID: 648013


Kumamoto V. - Toyotsu FE 82-93

An interesting game for Toyotsu FE (12-5) which played road game in Kumamoto against second-ranked Kumamoto V. (12-5). Second ranked Toyotsu FE managed to get a 11-point victory 93-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kumamoto V.. Toyotsu FE made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Kumamoto V. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Josh Hawkinson (208-95, college: Washington St.) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Toyotsu FE's coach Ryuji Watanabe allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Toyotsu FE maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Shinshu BW, which they share with Cyberdyne IR and Kumamoto V. Toyotsu FE's next round opponent will be league's leader Dragonflies in Hiroshima and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: J.Hawkinson 27+10reb+5ast, G.Stutz 15+15reb+5ast, T.Kodama 13+1reb+4ast, E.Yamamoto 10+1reb+3ast, H.Tobita 10+2reb, N.Reiya 8+2reb+2ast
Kumamoto V.: C.Tapscott 22+12reb+4ast, J.Duinker 18+7reb+2ast, T.Furuno 16+3reb+7ast, M.Fukuda 12+5reb+1ast, R.Nakanishi 8+4reb, T.Namizato 3+1ast
gschID: 648020


Shinshu BW - Fukushima 84-72

Very predictable result when first ranked Shinshu BW (15-2) won against 6th ranked Fukushima (5-12) in Nagano 84-72 on Sunday. Shinshu BW looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). His fellow American import Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Five Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. American power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Shinya Murakami (172-91) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Fukushima. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shinshu BW have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-2 record, which they share with Hiroshima D. Fukushima lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: W.Marshall 30+11reb, A.McHenry 12+7reb+8ast, K.Ishikawa 12+4reb+8ast, I.Ryo 12+1reb, Y.Osaki 10+6reb+8ast, L.Kurihara 3+3reb
Fukushima: E.Ravenel 24+11reb+7ast, S.Murakami 12+3reb+4ast, C.Brady 9+7reb+1ast, S.Muto 9+2reb+2ast, Y.Kanbara 9+5reb+4ast, D.Suzuki 5+1reb
gschID: 648016


Nishinomiya S. - Shimane SM 88-85

Important game to mention about took place in Hyogo. Fourth ranked Nishinomiya S. (6-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Shimane Magic (10-7) 88-85 on Sunday evening. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 29 points and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Randy White (203-67, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Nishinomiya S. players scored in double figures. Hungarian Rosco Allen (208-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists and Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. Nishinomiya S. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 6-11 record, which they share with Ehime OV and Aomori Watts. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. Nishinomiya S. will play against league's second-placed Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Shimane Magic will play at home against Aomori Watts and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: D.Burns 29+4reb+5ast, R.White 19+10reb+4ast, N.Dohara 14+5reb+3ast, N.Tani 11+3reb+3ast, T.Yanagawa 11+3reb+1ast, K.Matsuzaki 4+1reb+3ast
Shimane SM: R.Allen 29+11reb+9ast, G.Echenique 28+17reb+2ast, K.Sato 12+1reb+1ast, T.Soma 9+5reb+2ast, T.Iju 3+1reb+1ast, H.Kitagawa 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 648017


Kumamoto V. - Toyotsu FE 89-76

An interesting game for Kumamoto V. (12-5) which hosted in Kumamoto second-ranked Toyotsu FE (12-5). Second ranked Kumamoto V. managed to get a 13-point victory 89-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. Kumamoto V. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond) contributed with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Kumamoto V. players scored in double figures. American center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 19 rebounds and the other American import forward Josh Hawkinson (208-95, college: Washington St.) added 14 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Toyotsu FE. Toyotsu FE's coach Ryuji Watanabe rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kumamoto V. maintains second place with 12-5 record behind leader Shinshu BW, which they share with Toyotsu FE and Cyberdyne IR. Kumamoto V. will have a break next round. Toyotsu FE will play at home against the league's leader Dragonflies and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: C.Tapscott 21+8reb+6ast, J.Duinker 20+8reb+4ast, T.Furuno 19+2reb+4ast, R.Nakanishi 10+10reb, K.Kakiuchi 8+2reb+2ast, M.Fukuda 7+4reb+2ast
Toyotsu FE: G.Stutz 30+19reb+1ast, J.Hawkinson 14+14reb+2ast, K.Sugimoto 12+2reb+7ast, N.Reiya 8+2ast, Y.Miyazaki 6+1reb+1ast, E.Yamamoto 5+1ast
gschID: 648018


  




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