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Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 33-14 
 2 Kawasaki BT 30-17 
 3 SeaHorses 24-23 
 4 Toyama Grouses 24-23 
 5 San-en 18-29 
 6 Yokohama BC 14-33 
East
 1 Chiba Jets 40-7 
 2 Tochigi Brex 38-9 
 3 Toyota Alvark 34-13 
 4 Hitachi SR 21-26 
 5 Akita NH 15-32 
 6 Hokkaido L. 10-37 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 30-17 
 2 Kyoto Hannar. 27-20 
 3 Nagoya DD 25-22 
 4 Osaka Evessa 18-29 
 5 Fukuoka Rizing 11-36 
 6 Shiga L-Stars 11-36 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2019
B2 Standings
Central
 1 Shinshu BW 39-10 
 2 Toyotsu FE 32-17 
 3 Nishinomiya S. 27-22 
 4 Kanazawa Sam. 19-30 
 5 Tokyo Z 17-32 
 6 Tokyo HT 10-39 
East
 1 Gunma 35-14 
 2 Cyberdyne IR 31-18 
 3 Sendai 89ers 30-19 
 4 Fukushima 21-28 
 5 Yamagata 18-31 
 6 Aomori Watts 12-37 
West
 1 Shimane SM 36-13 
 2 Kumamoto V. 35-14 
 3 Hiroshima D. 29-20 
 4 Ehime OV 18-31 
 5 Kagawa FA 16-32 
 6 Bambitious Nara 15-33 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2019
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 32-4 
 2 Toyoda Gosei 28-8 
 3 Koshigaya A. 27-9 
 4 Aisin AW 25-11 
 5 Tokyo Cinq R. 21-15 
 6 Saitama Bron. 14-22 
 7 Kagoshima 13-23 
 8 Gifu Swoops 12-24 
 9 Iwate Big Bulls 7-29 
 10 Tokyo Big Blue 1-35 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Gardner, Niigata .26.9 
 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.3 
 3. Cummings, Nagoya D.23.2 
 4. Keenan, Akita NH22.5 
 5. Fazekas, Kawasaki.22.5 
 6. Lyons, Toyama G.22.4 
 7. Mavunga, Kyoto H.21.0 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.20.7 
 9. Kelly, Hitachi SR20.5 
 10. Rossiter, Tochigi .20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Stepheson, Yokohama.12.7 
 2. Meeks, SeaHorses12.6 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.4 
 4. Lawal, Shiga L.12.4 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses11.7 
 6. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.6 
 8. Fazekas, Kawasaki.11.3 
 9. Gardner, Niigata .10.9 
 10. Burrell, Nagoya DD10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.5 
 2. Namizato, Ryukyu G.6.8 
 3. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
 4. Nakayama, Akita NH5.7 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.2 
 6. Sakuragi, SeaHorses5.1 
 7. Tajima, Hokkaido.5.1 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .5.1 
 9. Suzuki, San-en4.9 
 10. Meeks, SeaHorses4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya NAKAYAMA
  Akita NH
  (182-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Nakayama, Akita NH2.2 
 2. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex2.1 
 3. Parker, Chiba Jets2.1 
 4. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.6 
 5. Fujii, Kawasaki BT1.5 
 6. Trasolini, Hokkaido.1.5 
 7. Kawashima, San-en1.4 
 8. Ohishi, San-en1.4 
 9. Ishii, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Kelly, Hitachi SR1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ibeh, Yokohama BC2.8 
 2. Mullens, Hokkaido L.2.7 
 3. Coleby, Akita NH2.3 
 4. Simon, Kyoto H.2.1 
 5. Lawson, Fukuoka .1.8 
 6. Hamilton, Niigata .1.5 
 7. Lawal, Shiga L.1.4 
 8. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.4 
 9. Parker, Chiba Jets1.4 
 10. Meeks, SeaHorses1.2 
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Round 48 (Regular Season)

Toyota Alvar 62% Mar.23 Nagoya DD
Kawasaki BT 88% Mar.23 Hokkaido L.
Chiba Jets 88% Mar.23 Akita NH
Fukuoka Rizi Mar.23 Toyama Grous 66%
Kyoto Hannar 59% Mar.23 Hitachi SR
San-en 64% Mar.23 SeaHorses
Osaka Evessa Mar.23 Niigata Albi 69%
Shiga L-Star Mar.23 Ryukyu GK 83%
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Round 50 (Regular Season)

Aomori Watts Mar.23 Yamagata
Sendai 89ers 64% Mar.23 Cyberdyne I
Fukushima Mar.23 Gunma 53%
Tokyo HT Mar.23 Tokyo Z 55%
Toyotsu FE 58% Mar.23 Kanazawa Sam
Nishinomiya Mar.23 Shinshu BW 60%
Bambitious N Mar.23 Shimane SM 82%
Hiroshima D Mar.23 Kagawa FA 51%
Kumamoto V. 82% Mar.23 Ehime OV
Tokyo HT Mar.22 Tokyo Z 55%
Nishinomiya Mar.22 Shinshu BW 60%
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Round 43 (Regular Season)

Koshigaya A 86% Mar.24 Iwate Big Bu
Saitama Bron 59% Mar.24 Gifu Swoops
Tokyo Excel 80% Mar.24 Tokyo Cinq R
Koshigaya A 86% Mar.23 Iwate Big Bu
Saitama Bron 59% Mar.23 Gifu Swoops
Tokyo Excel 80% Mar.23 Tokyo Cinq R
B League D3 Round 40: Koshigaya A. beats Aisin AW in the most crucial game of the week - Mar 12, 2019


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Kyle
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The Regular Season in B League D3 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 9 rounds. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. Third ranked Koshigaya A. faced one of their biggest challengers Aisin AW. Host Koshigaya A. (25-9) smashed guests from Aichi (23-11) 77-55. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Aisin AW. Koshigaya A. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. The other American import Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 15 points. Koshigaya A.'s coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Koshigaya A. maintains third position with 25-9 record having six points less than leader Tokyo Excel. Aisin AW at the other side keeps the fourth place with 11 games lost. Koshigaya A. are looking forward to face Saitama Broncos (#6) at home in the next round. Aisin AW will play against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Tokyo Excel. delivered the 31th victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (0-34) 95-74. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Jordan Faison contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) replied with 17 points for Tokyo Big Blue. 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. (31-3) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Tokyo Big Blue at the other side still closes the standings. Tokyo Excel. will play against Iwate Big Bulls (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tokyo Big Blue will play against Kagoshima in Renova and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Gifu was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (21-13) played at the court of 7th ranked Gifu Swoops (12-22). Tokyo Cinq R. defeated Gifu Swoops 80-66 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of Atomu Yamada who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 6 steals. At the losing side Bingo Merriex responded with 5 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Gifu Swoops' coach Kazuo Kusumoto rotated eleven players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tokyo Cinq R. have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 21-13 record. Gifu Swoops lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the seventh place with 22 games lost. They share the position with Kagoshima. Tokyo Cinq R. will meet at home higher ranked Aisin AW (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gifu Swoops will play against the league's second-placed Toyoda Gosei and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 40 Toyoda Gosei defeated Iwate Big Bulls in Aichi 82-68. Saitama Bron. beat Kagoshima at home 86-76.
The best stats of 40th round was 12 points and 12 rebounds by Joe Wolfinger of Tokyo Cinq R..



Gifu Swoops - Tokyo Cinq R. 66-80

The game in Gifu was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (21-13) played at the court of 7th ranked Gifu Swoops (12-22). Tokyo Cinq R. defeated Gifu Swoops 80-66 on Sunday. Tokyo Cinq R. made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Atomu Yamada (179-98) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 6 steals and American center Joe Wolfinger (216-85, college: Citadel) who added 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Bingo Merriex (206-80, college: TCU) responded with 5 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists and Canadian center Michael Allison (206-90, college: Maine) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Gifu Swoops' coach Kazuo Kusumoto rotated eleven players and allowed the starting five to rest. Tokyo Cinq R. have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 21-13 record. Gifu Swoops lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the seventh place with 22 games lost. They share the position with Kagoshima. Tokyo Cinq R. will meet at home higher ranked Aisin AW (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gifu Swoops will play against the league's second-placed Toyoda Gosei and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: A.Yamada 26+1reb+3ast, K.Takahashi 16+3reb+2ast, J.Wolfinger 12+12reb+1ast, B.Seck 10+11reb+4ast, Y.Takehiro 5+4reb+3ast, D.Tomioka 5+4reb+1ast
Gifu Swoops: M.Allison 19+5reb+1ast, R.Ito 19+3reb, T.Masahiro 9+6reb+2ast, S.Norio 8+2ast, B.Merriex 5+13reb+8ast, S.Yoshihiro 2+2reb
gschID: 648372


Iwate Big Bulls - Toyoda Gosei 68-82

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (6-28) were defeated at home by second ranked Toyoda Gosei (26-8) 82-68 on Sunday. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Irish Brian Voelkel (196-92, college: Vermont) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists and American Patrick Simon (203-92, college: Seattle Pacific) who added 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Toyoda Gosei players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Toyoda Gosei maintains second position with 26-8 record having five points less than leader Tokyo Excel. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the ninth place with 28 games lost. Toyoda Gosei will meet Gifu Swoops (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Iwate Big Bulls will play against the league's leader Tokyo Excel. and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Toyoda Gosei: H.Hiroki 16+1reb, P.Simon 16+8reb+1ast, E.Sumihiro 11+2reb+1ast, B.Voelkel 11+18reb+8ast, Y.Ibayashi 10+2reb, T.Ren 8+1reb+3ast
Iwate Big Bulls: M.Cousin 25+12reb+2ast, T.Robinson 12+2reb+2ast, N.Koudai 8+3reb, T.Fujie 6+1reb+3ast, B.Kosei 6+3reb+3ast, K.Nagata 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 648371


Tokyo Big Blue - Tokyo Excel. 74-95

Leader Tokyo Excel. delivered the 31th victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Tokyo Big Blue (0-34) 95-74. They outrebounded Tokyo Big Blue 43-30 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tokyo Excel. players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Andre Murray (188-87, college: Portland St.) replied with 17 points and forward Bryan Simpson (197-84) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tokyo Big Blue. 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. (31-3) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Tokyo Big Blue at the other side still closes the standings. Tokyo Excel. will play against Iwate Big Bulls (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tokyo Big Blue will play against Kagoshima in Renova and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: R.Stephan 23+15reb+5ast, J.Faison 21+8reb+3ast, T.Sano 15+1reb+1ast, D.Taguchi 8+3reb+6ast, S.Miyata 6+2reb+3ast, D.Uematsu 6+2reb+5ast
Tokyo Big Blue: A.Murray 17+4reb+2ast, K.Goto 12+2reb+3ast, B.Simpson 12+6reb+1ast, R.Kuroki 8+3reb, H.Hideto 7+1reb, K.Funabashi 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 648369


Koshigaya A. - Aisin AW 77-55

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. Third ranked Koshigaya A. faced one of their biggest challengers Aisin AW. Host Koshigaya A. (25-9) smashed guests from Aichi (23-11) 77-55. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of Aisin AW. Koshigaya A. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. The other American import Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 15 points. Four Koshigaya A. players scored in double figures. Koshigaya A.'s coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Kenshin Urabe (188-95) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Koshigaya A. maintains third position with 25-9 record having six points less than leader Tokyo Excel. Aisin AW at the other side keeps the fourth place with 11 games lost. Koshigaya A. are looking forward to face Saitama Broncos (#6) at home in the next round. Aisin AW will play against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Koshigaya A.: R.Narumi 17+2reb+2ast, J.Peppers 15+3reb+3ast, L.Evans 14+6reb+1ast, K.Richardson 12+15reb+3ast, T.Ochiai 7+6reb, H.Iida 4+1reb
Aisin AW: U.Kenshin 18+3reb, K.Kumazawa 13+4reb+1ast, K.Kotzur 12+11reb+3ast, R.Takahashi 8+4reb+4ast, Y.Ishihara 4+3reb+1ast, Y.Niyokwizera 0+11reb
gschID: 648368


Saitama Bron. - Kagoshima 86-76

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Saitama Broncos (14-20) defeated at home 8th ranked Kagoshima (12-22) 86-76 on Sunday. Saitama Broncos made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Joshua Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Yusuke Ikeda (180-88) who added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Four Saitama Broncos players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Shelton Boykin (198-92, college: Angelo St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Kagoshima's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saitama Broncos maintains sixth position with 14-20 record. Loser Kagoshima dropped to the seventh place with 22 games lost. They share the position with Gifu Swoops. Saitama Broncos will meet higher ranked Koshigaya A. (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kagoshima will play against Tokyo Big Blue (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Crawford 26+13reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 16+7reb+7ast, S.Sawaji 13+4reb+2ast, M.Ueda 11+7reb+4ast, A.Warren 9+13reb, Y.Jo 6+1reb+1ast
Kagoshima: S.Boykin 30+11reb+4ast, G.Bain 16+9reb, K.Kiichi 10+7reb+2ast, F.Ibuki 7+2reb+1ast, R.Hayashi 6+3reb+2ast, Y.Nagayama 5+3reb
gschID: 648370
  




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