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 6 Yokohama BC 14-46 
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 2 Tochigi Brex 49-10 
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 1 Shinshu BW 48-12 
 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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 1 Kumamoto V. 45-15 
 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 
Last:4/22/2019
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 2 Koshigaya A. 8-4 
 3 Tokyo Cinq R. 7-5 
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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 
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 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 
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  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 
 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
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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 
 7. Hamilton, Niigata .1.5 
 8. Lawal, Shiga L.1.5 
 9. Parker, Chiba Jets1.3 
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B2 League Round 52: Sendai 89ers defeat leader Gunma - Mar 28, 2019


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Masato
Tsukino
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. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Gunma (36-16) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Sendai 89ers (33-19) 69-67. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Sendai 89ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Masato Tsukino (178-88) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for Gunma. Sendai 89ers have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 33-19 record having just three points less than leader Shinshu BW. Gunma at the other side still keeps top place with 16 games lost. Sendai 89ers are looking forward to face Fukushima (#4) at home in the next round. Gunma will play against Aomori Watts and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Tokyo Z (20-32) which played in Ishikawa against Kanazawa Sam. (19-33). Fourth ranked Tokyo Z had an easy win 81-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and Teppei Kashiwagura who added 21 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds. Tokyo Z have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 20-32 record. Kanazawa Sam. lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 33 games lost. They share the position with Yamagata. Tokyo Z will play against league's leader Shinshu BW in Nagano in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Kanazawa Sam. will play at home against Tokyo HT (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Nagano between Toyotsu FE and Shinshu BW. Second ranked Toyotsu FE (35-17) got a very close victory on the road over top-ranked Shinshu BW (41-11). Toyotsu FE managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Wednesday evening. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The winners were led by Garrett Stutz who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Even a double-double of 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists by Anthony McHenry did not help to save the game for Shinshu BW. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toyotsu FE have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 35-17 record behind leader Shinshu BW. Loser Shinshu BW still keeps top place with 11 games lost. Toyotsu FE will meet at home Nishinomiya S. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Shinshu BW will play against Tokyo Z and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game for Kumamoto V. (38-14) which played road game in Takamatsu against 4th ranked Kagawa FA (18-33). Second ranked Kumamoto V. had an easy win 100-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagawa FA. Chehales Tapscott fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists 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. Kumamoto V. have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 38-14 record having just two point less than leader Shinshu BW. Kagawa FA at the other side keeps the fourth place with 33 games lost. Kumamoto V.'s next round opponent will be Bambitious Nara (#6) at home. Kagawa FA will play against Orange Vikings in Matsuyama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
B2 League top team - Shimane Magic (39-13) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Orange Vikings (18-34) 97-74. It was a very good performance for Gregory Echenique who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds (on 15-of-17 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shimane Magic have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 39-13 record. Orange Vikings lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 34 games lost. Shimane Magic will face Dragonflies (#3) in Hiroshima in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Orange Vikings will play at home against Kagawa FA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 52 were not that significant. Hiroshima D. beat Bambitious Nara on the road 80-72. Fukushima won against Yamagata on its own court 77-66. Tokyo HT unfortunately lost to Nishinomiya S. in Hyogo 82-87. Cyberdyne IR rolled over Aomori Watts at home 94-62.



Gunma - Sendai 89ers 67-69

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Gunma (36-16) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Sendai 89ers (33-19) 69-67. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Sendai 89ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Masato Tsukino (178-88) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) added 15 points, 7 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Gunma. Sendai 89ers have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 33-19 record having just three points less than leader Shinshu BW. Gunma at the other side still keeps top place with 16 games lost. Sendai 89ers are looking forward to face Fukushima (#4) at home in the next round. Gunma will play against Aomori Watts and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: J.Abe 18+2reb+6ast, J.Tillman 17+6reb+5ast, T.Masato 15+6reb+8ast, D.Miller 12+11reb+2ast, K.Sawabe 5+2reb+2ast, S.Izumi 2+1reb
Gunma: A.Kuso 20+13reb+4ast, S.Fumiya 18+2reb, T.Kennedy 15+4reb+7ast, M.Obuchi 6+4reb+6ast, K.Kikuyama 2, M.Komaki 2+3reb
gschID: 710960


Kanazawa Sam. - Tokyo Z 69-81

Another interesting game for Tokyo Z (20-32) which played in Ishikawa against Kanazawa Sam. (19-33). Fourth ranked Tokyo Z had an easy win 81-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Australian power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Teppei Kashiwagura (180-95) who added 21 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds and Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (204-86, college: Florida St.) scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Tokyo Z have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 20-32 record. Kanazawa Sam. lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 33 games lost. They share the position with Yamagata. Tokyo Z will play against league's leader Shinshu BW in Nagano in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Kanazawa Sam. will play at home against Tokyo HT (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: D.Johnson 22+11reb+5ast, T.Kashiwagura 21+3reb+4ast, H.Kotaro 12+5reb+2ast, N.Spikes 9+11reb+5ast, S.Takayama 9+4reb+1ast, T.Nishiyama 6+2ast
Kanazawa Sam.: D.Bowles 28+15reb+1ast, R.Reid 14+7reb+4ast, R.Yanagawa 8+3reb+7ast, R.Takeda 8+5reb+1ast, T.Kida 6, Y.Ide 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 710961


Bambitious Nara - Hiroshima D. 72-80

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Dragonflies (30-22) beat on the road 6th ranked Bambitious Nara (15-36) 80-72 on Wednesday. Dragonflies made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American power forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL, agency: Inception Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists and his fellow American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added 23 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Bambitious Nara. Bambitious Nara's coach Haruyuki Ishibashi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Dragonflies maintains third position with 30-22 record having six points less than leader Shinshu BW. Bambitious Nara lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 36 games lost. Dragonflies will face league's leader Shimane Magic at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bambitious Nara will play against the league's second-placed Kumamoto V. (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hiroshima D.: J.Traylor 23+7reb+8ast, S.Asayama 20+5reb, S.Tanaka 17+4ast, H.Okamoto 8+2reb+3ast, T.Miller Jr. 6+9reb+2ast, T.Ozawa 4+2reb
Bambitious Nara: J.Parmer 23+9reb+1ast, G.Hamilton 20+7reb+10ast, K.Taneichi 9+1ast, Y.Yokoe 5+3reb+5ast, K.Matsumoto 4+2reb+1ast, J.Honda 4+2reb
gschID: 710964


Kagawa FA - Kumamoto V. 76-100

An interesting game for Kumamoto V. (38-14) which played road game in Takamatsu against 4th ranked Kagawa FA (18-33). Second ranked Kumamoto V. had an easy win 100-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kagawa FA. Kumamoto V. players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Point guard Takumi Furuno (179-93) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists. Five Kumamoto V. players scored in double figures. American center Eric Thompson (204-93, college: Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) added 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists 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. Kumamoto V. have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 38-14 record having just two point less than leader Shinshu BW. Kagawa FA at the other side keeps the fourth place with 33 games lost. Kumamoto V.'s next round opponent will be Bambitious Nara (#6) at home. Kagawa FA will play against Orange Vikings in Matsuyama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kumamoto V.: C.Tapscott 16+12reb+8ast, T.Nephawe 13+1reb+2ast, T.Furuno 13+2reb+10ast, M.Fukuda 12+2ast, R.Nakanishi 11+3reb, J.Vandenberg 10+4reb+1ast
Kagawa FA: T.Woodbury 24+5reb+5ast, M.Abe 16, E.Thompson 13+19reb+4ast, T.Ishikawa 7+1ast, T.Kanji 6+3ast, K.Fujioka 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 710966


Fukushima - Yamagata 77-66

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Yamagata's (19-33) road loss to fourth ranked Fukushima (23-29) 66-77 on Wednesday. It was a very good performance for American power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). The other American import center Chris Brady (208-95, college: Monmouth) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Fukushima's coach Tomohiro Moriyama used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Yoshifumi Nakajima (176-90) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Yamagata. Fukushima maintains fourth position with 23-29 record. Loser Yamagata keeps the fifth place with 33 games lost. Fukushima will face league's second-placed Sendai 89ers on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Yamagata will play against Cyberdyne IR and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukushima: E.Ravenel 25+6reb+1ast, S.Muto 12+5reb+2ast, C.Brady 12+15reb+2ast, Y.Kanbara 9+1reb+6ast, T.Kawamitsu 8+1reb, S.Shinnosuke 5+2reb+1ast
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 22+13reb+5ast, Y.Nakajima 16+2reb+5ast, M.Masanari 7+1reb, C.Maduabum 7+7reb+2ast, S.Kouno 6+3reb+1ast, M.Izawa 5+4reb
gschID: 710958


Shinshu BW - Toyotsu FE 84-85

A very close game took place in Nagano between Toyotsu FE and Shinshu BW. Second ranked Toyotsu FE (35-17) got a very close victory on the road over top-ranked Shinshu BW (41-11). Toyotsu FE managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Wednesday evening. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Toyotsu FE made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American center Garrett Stutz (214-90, college: Wichita St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import forward Josh Hawkinson (208-95, college: Washington St.) supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 26 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists by American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) did not help to save the game for Shinshu BW. Guard Kaito Ishikawa (188-90) added 25 points and 8 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toyotsu FE have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 35-17 record behind leader Shinshu BW. Loser Shinshu BW still keeps top place with 11 games lost. Toyotsu FE will meet at home Nishinomiya S. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Shinshu BW will play against Tokyo Z and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: G.Stutz 19+14reb+7ast, E.Yamamoto 16+2ast, C.Sow 14+6reb, J.Hawkinson 11+7reb+5ast, Y.Miyazaki 7+4reb, T.Kodama 7+1reb+2ast
Shinshu BW: A.McHenry 26+15reb+5ast, K.Ishikawa 25+2reb+8ast, W.Marshall 13+8reb+1ast, Y.Osaki 10+2reb+2ast, K.Mitsui 5+3reb+1ast, L.Kurihara 3+2reb
gschID: 710962


Nishinomiya S. - Tokyo HT 87-82

Rather predictable result when third ranked Nishinomiya S. (28-24) won against 6th ranked Tokyo HT (10-42) in Hyogo 87-82 on Wednesday. Nishinomiya S. looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a very good performance for point guard Sotaro Uehara (170-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: DePaul) contributed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Four Nishinomiya S. players scored in double figures. American forward Cleanthony Early (203-91, college: Wichita St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import center Jordan Richard (206-89, college: CS Los Angeles, agency: Slash Sports) added 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tokyo HT. Nishinomiya S. maintains third position with 28-24 record having eight points less than leader Shinshu BW. Tokyo HT lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 42 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will face league's second-placed Toyotsu FE in Nagoya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tokyo HT will play on the road against Kanazawa Sam. (#5) in Ishikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nishinomiya S.: U.Sotaro 23+10reb+6ast, N.Dohara 18+5reb+2ast, D.Burns 15+7reb+9ast, N.Tani 15+4reb+4ast, K.Naito 7+3reb, J.Taniguchi 5+1reb+1ast
Tokyo HT: C.Early 41+10reb+3ast, J.Richard 22+14reb+4ast, H.Ogane 12+2reb+5ast, M.Kamezaki 7+1reb+2ast, K.Nakamura 0, S.Eddy 0+2reb+4ast
gschID: 710963


Cyberdyne IR - Aomori Watts 94-62

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Aomori Watts (13-39) were outscored by third ranked Cyberdyne IR (32-20) in Tsukuba 94-62 on Wednesday. Cyberdyne IR looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Scootie Randall (198-90, college: Temple) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. American forward Cullen Russo (206-94, college: Fresno St.) replied with 31 points and 7 rebounds and South Sudanese forward Mogga Lado (201-95, college: Campbell) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Aomori Watts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cyberdyne IR maintains third position with 32-20 record having four points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Aomori Watts keep the sixth place with 39 games lost. Cyberdyne IR will face Yamagata (#5) on the road in the next round. Aomori Watts will play against the league's leader Gunma and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Randall 21+7reb+4ast, C.Lammert 16+11reb+2ast, J.Maniwa 14+1reb+3ast, K.Tomori 11+2reb+3ast, A.Hirao 10+3reb+2ast, K.Kotaro 9
Aomori Watts: C.Russo 31+7reb+3ast, M.Lado 9+5reb+1ast, T.Sano 6+1reb+2ast, B.Mie 5+2reb, T.Kan 3+2reb+2ast, J.Nozato 3+1ast
gschID: 710959


Shimane SM - Ehime OV 97-74

B2 League top team - Shimane Magic (39-13) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Orange Vikings (18-34) 97-74. They outrebounded Orange Vikings 40-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. Shimane Magic looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was a very good performance for Venezuelan center Gregory Echenique (206-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds (on 15-of-17 shooting from the field). Hungarian-American Rosco Allen (208-93, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American power forward Cory Johnson (202-88, college: Valparaiso) replied with 25 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Lakeem Jackson (195-90, college: S.Carolina, agency: SDJ Sports) added 17 points in the effort for Orange Vikings. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shimane Magic have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 39-13 record. Orange Vikings lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 34 games lost. Shimane Magic will face Dragonflies (#3) in Hiroshima in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Orange Vikings will play at home against Kagawa FA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: G.Echenique 32+10reb+1ast, R.Allen 27+9reb+5ast, K.Sato 10+4reb+2ast, T.Yonamine 8+2reb+9ast, A.Sakata 7+1reb, A.Kosaka 5+1reb
Ehime OV: C.Johnson 25+6reb+2ast, L.Jackson 17+3ast, Y.Ohara 9+2reb+1ast, K.Takabatake 8+2reb+3ast, M.Tate 6+2reb, H.Fujita 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 710965
  




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B League Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Chiba Jets advance into Finals - 18 days ago  
Shinshu Brave Warriors celebrate B2 League title - 18 days ago  
B League Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Chiba and Toyota Alvark - 20 days ago  
B2 League Round 1 of Finals. Shinshu grab opening victory - 20 days ago  
Japanese B League D3 round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Chris Olivier (by Interperformances) - 21 days ago  
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B League Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Ryukyu enter semifinal stage - 25 days ago  
B2 League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Gunma join Finals - 25 days ago  
Review of B League Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - 26 days ago  
B2 League Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Shinshu BW make it into Finals - 26 days ago  
Recap of B League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - 27 days ago  
B2 League Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Shinshu and Gunma - 27 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League round 60 - 1 month ago  
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B League Round 60: Diamond Dolphins edge Fukuoka Rizing by one point - 1 month ago  
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