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 2 Tochigi Brex 49-10 
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 2 Toyotsu FE 41-19 
 3 Nishinomiya S. 34-26 
 4 Tokyo Z 22-38 
 5 Kanazawa Sam. 21-39 
 6 Tokyo HT 11-49 
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 1 Gunma 43-17 
 2 Sendai 89ers 40-20 
 3 Cyberdyne IR 35-25 
 4 Fukushima 27-33 
 5 Yamagata 22-38 
 6 Aomori Watts 15-45 
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 2 Shimane SM 43-17 
 3 Hiroshima D. 32-28 
 4 Bambitious Nara 22-38 
 5 Ehime OV 20-40 
 6 Kagawa FA 19-41 
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 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  (203-PF-91)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Gardner, Niigata .27.5 
 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 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Stepheson, Yokohama.13.6 
 2. Durham, Shiga L.13.2 
 3. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.3 
 4. Lawal, Shiga L.12.2 
 5. Butts, SeaHorses12.1 
 6. Armstrong, Nagoya D.11.7 
 7. Fischer, Shiga L.11.6 
 8. Rossiter, Tochigi .11.1 
 9. Meeks, SeaHorses11.0 
 10. Gardner, Niigata .10.9 
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 Julian MAVUNGA
  Kyoto H.
  (203-PF-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Mavunga, Kyoto H.8.5 
 2. Blakely, Fukuoka .6.3 
 3. Namizato, Ryukyu G.6.3 
 4. Matsushima, Hokkaido.6.3 
 5. Togashi, Chiba Jets5.7 
 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
 1. Blakely, Fukuoka .2.5 
 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 
 7. Hamilton, Niigata .1.5 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.1.5 
 9. Parker, Chiba Jets1.3 
 10. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.3 
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B2 League Round 49: Fukushima defeats leader Shinshu BW - Mar 19, 2019


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Evan Ravenel
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets. 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 Shinshu BW (39-10) on the court of fourth ranked Fukushima on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Fukushima 86-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Shinshu BW. Fukushima made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Chris Brady (208-95, college: Monmouth) contributed with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Richard Roby (198-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds for Shinshu BW. Fukushima maintains fourth place with 21-28 record. Shinshu BW at the other side still keeps top position with ten games lost. Fukushima are looking forward to face league's leader Gunma at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Shinshu BW will play against Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. First ranked Gunma (35-14) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging their biggest opponent Toyotsu FE (32-17) 96-94 in the fight for the first place. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) stepped up and scored 42 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Abdullahi Kuso chipped in 21 points and 14 rebounds. Gunma's coach Fujitaka Hiraoka allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists. Gunma maintains first place with 35-14 record, which they share with Kumamoto V. Toyotsu FE at the other side keeps the second position with 17 games lost. Gunma will play against Fukushima (#4) on the road in the next round. Toyotsu FE will play against Kanazawa Sam. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Tokyo between Tokyo Z and Orange Vikings. Fifth ranked Tokyo Z (17-32) got a very close home victory over 4th placed Orange Vikings (18-31). Tokyo Z managed to escape with a 1-point win 76-75 on Sunday evening. Daniel Johnson nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Andrew Fitzgerald came up with 26 points and 9 rebounds for Orange Vikings in the defeat. Tokyo Z maintains fifth place with 17-32 record. Orange Vikings lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 31 games lost. They share it with Yamagata. Tokyo Z's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
An interesting game for Shimane Magic (36-13) which hosted in Shimane 3rd placed Dragonflies (29-20). First ranked Shimane Magic had an easy win 90-66. Gregory Echenique fired 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shimane Magic have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 36-13 record. Dragonflies lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the third position with 20 games lost. Shimane Magic's next round opponent will be Bambitious Nara (#6) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Dragonflies will play against Kagawa FA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Takamatsu was also quite interesting. Third ranked Nishinomiya S. (27-22) played at the court of 5th ranked Kagawa FA (16-32). Nishinomiya S. did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 71-53 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagawa FA. It was a very good performance for Draelon Burns who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Kagawa FA's coach Kohei Etoh rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Nishinomiya S. maintains third place with 27-22 record having eight points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Kagawa FA keeps the fifth position with 32 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will face league's leader Shinshu BW in Nagano in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kagawa FA will play on the road against Dragonflies (#3) in Hiroshima and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 49 were not that significant. Sendai 89ers beat Yamagata on the road 77-69. Aomori Watts lost to Kanazawa Sam. on its own court 79-85. Tokyo HT unfortunately lost to Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba 77-81. Bambitious Nara was rolled over Kumamoto V. at home 86-115.



Kagawa FA - Nishinomiya S. 53-71

The game in Takamatsu was also quite interesting. Third ranked Nishinomiya S. (27-22) played at the court of 5th ranked Kagawa FA (16-32). Nishinomiya S. did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 71-53 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagawa FA. Nishinomiya S. looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: DePaul) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Point guard Sotaro Uehara (170-94) contributed with 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Inception Sports) added 15 points and 18 rebounds in the effort for Kagawa FA. Kagawa FA's coach Kohei Etoh rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Nishinomiya S. maintains third place with 27-22 record having eight points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Kagawa FA keeps the fifth position with 32 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will face league's leader Shinshu BW in Nagano in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kagawa FA will play on the road against Dragonflies (#3) in Hiroshima and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: T.Woodbury 21+10reb+6ast, R.Warren 15+18reb+3ast, K.Kimura 5+1reb+2ast, T.Ishikawa 5+1reb+1ast, A.Osawa 4+1reb, S.Takada 2+5reb
Nishinomiya S.: U.Sotaro 23+8reb+1ast, D.Burns 22+8reb+9ast, N.Tani 12+11reb+3ast, Y.Otsuka 9+4reb+7ast, H.Yasuaki 3+3reb+2ast, T.Yanagawa 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 710939


Yamagata - Sendai 89ers 69-77

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Sendai 89ers (30-19) beat on the road 5th ranked Yamagata (18-31) 77-69 on Sunday. Quite impressive performance for American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) added 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Yamagata. Yamagata's coach Ryutaro Onodera tested eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Sendai 89ers. They maintain third place with 30-19 record having five points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Yamagata dropped to the fourth position with 31 games lost. Sendai 89ers will face league's second-placed Cyberdyne IR in Tsukuba in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Yamagata will play on the road against Aomori Watts and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 24+10reb+3ast, Y.Nakajima 13+3reb+4ast, C.Maduabum 10+12reb+2ast, A.Hikaru 6+3ast, H.Furuhashi 6, Y.Takamatsu 4+1reb+3ast
Sendai 89ers: J.Tillman 20+9reb+3ast, D.Miller 18+13reb+5ast, J.Abe 14+4reb+1ast, K.Sawabe 11+2reb+3ast, N.Sugasawa 6, T.Shirato 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 710932


Tokyo Z - Ehime OV 76-75

A very close game took place in Tokyo between Tokyo Z and Orange Vikings. Fifth ranked Tokyo Z (17-32) got a very close home victory over 4th placed Orange Vikings (18-31). Tokyo Z managed to escape with a 1-point win 76-75 on Sunday evening. Australian power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and American center Nigel Spikes (208-89, college: Marshall) accounted for 11 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. American power forward Andrew Fitzgerald (202-90, college: Oklahoma) came up with 26 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import swingman Lakeem Jackson (195-90, college: S.Carolina, agency: SDJ Sports) added 13 points and 16 rebounds respectively for Orange Vikings in the defeat. Four Orange Vikings players scored in double figures. Tokyo Z maintains fifth place with 17-32 record. Orange Vikings lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 31 games lost. They share it with Yamagata. Tokyo Z's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tokyo to the arena Tokyo HT.
Top scorers:
Ehime OV: A.Fitzgerald 26+9reb, K.Takabatake 16+2reb+2ast, L.Jackson 13+16reb+3ast, T.Kasahara 10+5reb+7ast, K.Tsutsumi 7+4reb+2ast, M.Tate 2+4reb
Tokyo Z: D.Johnson 27+13reb+4ast, H.Kotaro 14+1reb+1ast, N.Spikes 11+19reb+2ast, S.Takayama 9+6reb+2ast, T.Kashiwagura 6+4ast, T.Nishiyama 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 710935


Aomori Watts - Kanazawa Sam. 79-85

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Aomori Watts (12-37) lost at home to fourth ranked Kanazawa Sam. (19-30) 85-79 on Sunday. Quite impressive performance for American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (204-86, college: Florida St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Cullen Russo (206-94, college: Fresno St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 17 rebounds and 8 assists and Lithuanian power forward Julius Jucikas (205-89, agency: Octagon Europe) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Aomori Watts. Kanazawa Sam. maintains fourth place with 19-30 record. Aomori Watts lost their tenth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 37 games lost. Kanazawa Sam. will face league's second-placed Toyotsu FE in Nagoya in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aomori Watts will play at home against Yamagata (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: C.Russo 38+17reb+8ast, J.Jucikas 16+5reb+4ast, T.Sano 9+3reb+2ast, T.Kan 9+8reb+3ast, K.Monma 4+3reb, U.Hiroki 3+4reb
Kanazawa Sam.: D.Bowles 29+14reb+7ast, R.Reid 19+11reb, T.Kida 13+7reb+2ast, R.Honma 8+2ast, R.Takeda 6+3reb+4ast, R.Yanagawa 5+3ast
gschID: 710931


Cyberdyne IR - Tokyo HT 81-77

Rather predictable result when second ranked Cyberdyne IR (31-18) won against 6th ranked Tokyo HT (10-39) in Tsukuba 81-77 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Quite impressive performance for American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Alex Jones (206-87, college: Seattle) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds and Yu Okada (184-83) added 22 points and 9 assists in the effort for Tokyo HT. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cyberdyne IR maintains second place with 31-18 record having four points less than leader Shinshu BW. Newly promoted Tokyo HT keeps the sixth position with 39 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will face Sendai 89ers (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tokyo HT's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tokyo Tokyo Z.
Top scorers:
Tokyo HT: A.Jones 25+13reb+3ast, Y.Okada 22+2reb+9ast, H.Ogane 13+8reb+3ast, J.Richard 11+8reb+3ast, S.Eddy 4+1reb, M.Kamezaki 2+1reb+1ast
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 32+13reb+4ast, K.Fukuzawa 17+3reb, J.Maniwa 14+4reb+3ast, C.Lammert 12+11reb, Y.Takahashi 6+5reb+6ast, A.Hirao 0
gschID: 710934


Bambitious Nara - Kumamoto V. 86-115

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Bambitious Nara (15-33) was outscored at home by second ranked Kumamoto V. (35-14) 115-86 on Sunday. Kumamoto V. shot 68.5 percent from the field and made 32-of-38 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Kumamoto V. had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Kumamoto V. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 69.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 41 assists comparing to just 24 passes made by Bambitious Nara's players. Bambitious Nara was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for Dutch-Australian power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 50 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (on 18-of-23 shooting from the field). International power forward Ryota Nakanishi (199-88) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) answered with 28 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Shuhei Komatsu (185-85) added 20 points in the effort for Bambitious Nara. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bambitious Nara's coach Haruyuki Ishibashi gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Kumamoto V. keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Gunma. Loser Bambitious Nara keeps the sixth place with 33 games lost. Kumamoto V. will face Orange Vikings (#4) in Matsuyama in the next round. Bambitious Nara will play at home against the league's leader Shimane Magic and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bambitious Nara: J.Parmer 28+7reb+4ast, S.Komatsu 20+2reb+3ast, J.Honda 12+1reb+3ast, G.Hamilton 11+6reb+6ast, Y.Yokoe 7+3ast, K.Matsumoto 4+1ast
Kumamoto V.: J.Duinker 50+10reb+1ast, R.Nakanishi 21+5reb+1ast, Y.Toshino 15+3reb+8ast, M.Fukuda 15+2reb+4ast, C.Tapscott 6+2reb+7ast, T.Furuno 6+5reb+11ast
gschID: 710937


Fukushima - Shinshu BW 86-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Shinshu BW (39-10) on the court of fourth ranked Fukushima on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Fukushima 86-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Shinshu BW. Fukushima made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Chris Brady (208-95, college: Monmouth) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Richard Roby (198-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds and center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Shinshu BW. Fukushima maintains fourth place with 21-28 record. Shinshu BW at the other side still keeps top position with ten games lost. Fukushima are looking forward to face league's leader Gunma at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Shinshu BW will play against Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: R.Roby 28+14reb+3ast, W.Marshall 19+8reb+4ast, K.Ishikawa 16+1reb+3ast, M.Kabaya 6+3ast, Y.Osaki 3+2reb+4ast, K.Mitsui 2+2reb
Fukushima: E.Ravenel 25+14reb+6ast, S.Murakami 19+1reb+7ast, C.Brady 17+13reb+1ast, Y.Yosuke 9+1reb+2ast, D.Suzuki 8+2reb+6ast, S.Muto 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 710933


Shimane SM - Hiroshima D. 90-66

An interesting game for Shimane Magic (36-13) which hosted in Shimane 3rd placed Dragonflies (29-20). First ranked Shimane Magic had an easy win 90-66. Shimane Magic players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Hungarian-American Rosco Allen (208-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Four Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. American power forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Carl Landry (206-83, college: Purdue) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shimane Magic have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 36-13 record. Dragonflies lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the third position with 20 games lost. Shimane Magic's next round opponent will be Bambitious Nara (#6) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Dragonflies will play against Kagawa FA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: J.Traylor 21+14reb+2ast, C.Landry 13+9reb+1ast, H.Okamoto 10+1reb+1ast, S.Asayama 9+2reb+3ast, S.Tanaka 5+1reb+2ast, K.Yamada 5+1reb+2ast
Shimane SM: G.Echenique 27+7reb+2ast, R.Allen 21+8reb+2ast, T.Soma 16+2reb+10ast, H.Kitagawa 11+2reb+5ast, K.Sato 7+2reb, S.Goto 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 710938


Toyotsu FE - Gunma 94-96

Important game to mention about took place in Nagoya. First ranked Gunma (35-14) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging their biggest opponent Toyotsu FE (32-17) 96-94 in the fight for the first place. Gunma made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) stepped up and scored 42 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) chipped in 21 points and 14 rebounds. Gunma's coach Fujitaka Hiraoka allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Cherif Sow (201-92) scored 11 points and 8 assists. Five Toyotsu FE players scored in double figures. Gunma maintains first place with 35-14 record, which they share with Kumamoto V. Toyotsu FE at the other side keeps the second position with 17 games lost. Gunma will play against Fukushima (#4) on the road in the next round. Toyotsu FE will play against Kanazawa Sam. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: G.Stutz 26+21reb+5ast, Y.Miyazaki 17+4reb+2ast, J.Hawkinson 14+4reb+1ast, C.Sow 11+4reb+8ast, E.Yamamoto 10+3reb+6ast, T.Kodama 10+2reb+3ast
Gunma: T.Kennedy 42+9reb+6ast, A.Kuso 21+14reb, Y.Satake 13+1reb+1ast, S.Fumiya 8+3reb+4ast, H.Kondo 6+5reb+2ast, M.Komaki 4+2ast
gschID: 710936
  




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B League Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Chiba Jets advance into Finals - 20 days ago  
Shinshu Brave Warriors celebrate B2 League title - 20 days ago  
B League Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Chiba and Toyota Alvark - 22 days ago  
B2 League Round 1 of Finals. Shinshu grab opening victory - 22 days ago  
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B2 League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Gunma join Finals - 27 days ago  
Review of B League Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - 28 days ago  
B2 League Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Shinshu BW make it into Finals - 28 days ago  
Recap of B League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - 29 days ago  
B2 League Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Shinshu and Gunma - 29 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League round 60 - 1 month ago  
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