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B Standings
Central
 1 Niigata Albirex 45-15 
 2 Kawasaki BT 40-21 
 3 Toyama Grouses 33-28 
 4 SeaHorses 31-29 
 5 San-en 22-38 
 6 Yokohama BC 14-46 
East
 1 Chiba Jets 52-8 
 2 Tochigi Brex 49-10 
 3 Toyota Alvark 43-16 
 4 Hitachi SR 27-33 
 5 Akita NH 17-43 
 6 Hokkaido L. 10-50 
West
 1 Ryukyu GK 40-20 
 2 Nagoya DD 33-27 
 3 Kyoto Hannar. 31-29 
 4 Osaka Evessa 23-37 
 5 Shiga L-Stars 18-42 
 6 Fukuoka Rizing 12-48 
Last:4/22/2019
B2 Standings
Central
 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 
East
 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 
West
 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
B League D3 Standings
 1 Tokyo Excel. 11-1 
 2 Koshigaya A. 8-4 
 3 Tokyo Cinq R. 7-5 
 4 Iwate Big Bulls 6-6 
 5 Gifu Swoops 4-8 
 6 Kagoshima 3-9 
 7 Saitama Bron. 3-9 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/5/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 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 
Assists Per Game
 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 
 3. Nakayama, Akita NH2.2 
 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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B League Round 51: Shiga L-Stars edge Osaka Evessa by three points - Mar 30, 2019


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Allen Durham
The Regular Season in B League is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 9 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of round 51 in the B League took place in Shiga. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Osaka Evessa (18-33) to fifth ranked Shiga L-Stars (14-37) 84-81 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import swingman Henry Walker (198-87, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. Osaka Evessa's coach Kensuke Hosaka tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Shiga L-Stars maintains fifth place with 14-37 record, which they share with Yokohama BC. Osaka Evessa lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 33 games lost. Shiga L-Stars is again looking forward to face higher ranked Osaka Evessa (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Toyama Grouses (27-24) against fourth ranked Aishin Sea Horses (26-25) on Saturday night. Host Toyama Grouses were crushed by Aishin Sea Horses in Toyama 96-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Toyama Grouses. It was a good game for American forward Kennedy Meeks (208-95, college: UNC) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Masaaki Morikawa contributed with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Toyama Grouses. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses moved-up to third place, which they share with Nagoya DD. Toyama Grouses at the other side keep the third position with 24 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyama Grouses will play again at home against Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kyoto. Second ranked Kyoto Hannar. faced 3rd placed Diamond Dolphins. Host Kyoto Hannar. (28-23) defeated guests from Nagoya (26-25) 90-78. It was a great evening for Julian Mavunga who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists and 6 blocks. The best for the losing side was Justin Burrell with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Diamond Dolphins' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kyoto Hannar. maintains second place with 28-23 record having sixteen points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Loser Diamond Dolphins keep the third position with 25 games lost. They share it with SeaHorses. Kyoto Hannar. will again meet at home Diamond Dolphins (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Diamond Dolphins will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Chiba. First ranked Chiba Jets faced second-best Tochigi Brex. Host Chiba Jets (44-7) defeated guests from Tochigi (41-10) 95-86. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. It was an exceptional evening for Michael Parker who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Chiba Jets have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 44-7 record. Tochigi Brex at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Chiba Jets' next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Tochigi Brex at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Leader Niigata Albirex delivered the 36th victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked San-en NeoPhoenix (20-31) 76-55 in Hamamatsu. The best player for the winners was Davante Gardner who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Niigata Albirex maintains first place with 36-15 record. Loser San-en NeoPhoenix keeps the fifth position with 31 games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round. San-en NeoPhoenix will play again at home against the league's leader Niigata Albirex (#1) and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 51 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Hitachi SR defeated Hokkaido L. in Tokyo 67-58. Fukuoka Rizing was beaten by Ryukyu GK at home 59-70. Kawasaki BT won against Yokohama BC on the opponent's court 87-77. Toyota Alvark managed to outperform Akita NH in a home game 84-69.
The best stats of 51th round was 24 points and 9 rebounds by Vernon Macklin of Kawasaki BT.



San-en - Niigata Albirex 55-76

Leader Niigata Albirex delivered the 36th victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked San-en NeoPhoenix (20-31) 76-55 in Hamamatsu. The best player for the winners was American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). His fellow American import power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: NC State) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and American center William McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Niigata Albirex maintains first place with 36-15 record. Loser San-en NeoPhoenix keeps the fifth position with 31 games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round. San-en NeoPhoenix will play again at home against the league's leader Niigata Albirex (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 29+7reb+1ast, L.Hamilton 18+12reb+3ast, K.Igarashi 7+3reb+6ast, S.Kashiwagi 5+2reb+5ast, Y.Ikeda 5+2reb, Y.Ueta 5+3reb
San-en: A.Ota 13+3reb, W.McDonald 13+9reb+1ast, C.Simmons 12+13reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 8+4reb+5ast, T.Suzuki 5+4ast, S.Tawatari 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 708055


Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR 58-67

There was no surprise in Saporro where 6th ranked Hokkaido L. (10-41) was defeated by fourth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (24-27) 67-58 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American Ryan Kelly (211-91, college: Duke) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. International point guard Leo Vendrame (183-93) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Spanish center David Doblas (206-81) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) added 17 points respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains fourth place with 24-27 record. Hokkaido L. lost their thirteenth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 41 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will have a break next round. Hokkaido L. will play again at home against Hitachi Sunrockers (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Kelly 21+10reb+6ast, L.Vendrame 15+5reb+5ast, R.Sacre 13+6reb+1ast, K.Hirose 11+8reb+1ast, T.Ito 3+3reb, M.Kaito 2+2reb+1ast
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 17+4reb, D.Doblas 14+11reb, A.Tajima 10+4reb+5ast, K.Sekino 7, M.Trasolini 4+7reb+4ast, S.Yamamoto 2+4ast
gschID: 708053


Fukuoka Rizing - Ryukyu GK 59-70

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Ryukyu GK (33-18) defeated on the road 6th ranked Fukuoka Rizing (11-40) 70-59 on Saturday. They outrebounded Fukuoka Rizing 40-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international guard Narito Namizato (172-89) who scored 17 points and 8 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Kevin Jones (206-89, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 8 points and 12 rebounds. Four Ryukyu GK players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was British forward Benjamin Lawson (216-95, college: WKU) who recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds and American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: ASU) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Fukuoka Rizing's coach Ryuji Kawai gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ryukyu GK. They maintain first place with 33-18 record. Fukuoka Rizing lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with 40 games lost. Ryukyu GK will have a break next round. Fukuoka Rizing will play again at home against the league's leader Ryukyu GK (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: N.Namizato 17+3reb+8ast, R.Kishimoto 12+4reb, N.Tashiro 11+6reb+1ast, T.Furukawa 11+2reb+1ast, K.Jones 8+12reb+2ast, I.Brown 7+4reb+1ast
Fukuoka Rizing: B.Lawson 18+9reb+2ast, E.Jacobsen 16+8reb+3ast, M.Joho 6+3reb+2ast, D.Kobayashi 6+1reb+1ast, S.Tsuyama 6+2reb+5ast, T.You 5+2reb
gschID: 708052


Yokohama BC - Kawasaki BT 77-87

Very expected game when 6th ranked Yokohama BC (14-37) was defeated at home by second ranked Toshiba Thunders (34-17) 87-77 on Saturday. Toshiba Thunders looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) who scored 24 points and 9 rebounds. International power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Alex Stepheson (208-87, college: USC) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 23 rebounds and the former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively. Four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Toshiba Thunders. They maintain second place with 34-17 record having ten points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Yokohama BC lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with 37 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round. Yokohama BC will play again at home against the league's second-placed Toshiba Thunders (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kawasaki BT: V.Macklin 24+9reb+3ast, N.Fazekas 20+10reb+5ast, Y.Fujii 13+2reb+4ast, N.Tsuji 9+6reb+7ast, R.Shinoyama 9+1reb+8ast, S.Edwards 8+1reb
Yokohama BC: A.Stepheson 17+23reb, T.Kawamura 14+4reb+6ast, B.Costner 12+2reb+3ast, A.Minatoya 10+1reb+1ast, M.Hosoya 9+2ast, R.Tawatari 9+3reb+6ast
gschID: 708058


Toyama Grouses - SeaHorses 77-96

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Toyama Grouses (27-24) against fourth ranked Aishin Sea Horses (26-25) on Saturday night. Host Toyama Grouses were crushed by Aishin Sea Horses in Toyama 96-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Toyama Grouses. They outrebounded Toyama Grouses 40-23 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Aishin Sea Horses players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Toyama Grouses' players. It was a good game for American forward Kennedy Meeks (208-95, college: UNC) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Masaaki Morikawa (190-92) contributed with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) added 21 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Toyama Grouses. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aishin Sea Horses moved-up to third place, which they share with Nagoya DD. Toyama Grouses at the other side keep the third position with 24 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyama Grouses will play again at home against Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: M.Morikawa 21+3reb+2ast, K.Kanamaru 20+1reb+1ast, K.Meeks 15+12reb+8ast, I.Butts 10+16reb, J.Sakuragi 9+5reb+9ast, K.Kumagai 8+1reb+5ast
Toyama Grouses: J.Smith 21+5reb+1ast, L.Lyons 21+8reb+1ast, K.Daichi 14+2reb, S.Funyu 6+1reb, N.Uto 5+3reb+2ast, T.Mito 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 708057


Toyota Alvark - Akita NH 84-69

Rather predictable result in Tokyo where third ranked Toyota Alvark (38-13) beat 5th ranked Akita Happinets (15-36) 84-69 on Saturday. Toyota Alvark forced 20 Akita Happinets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Akita Happinets' players. The best player for the winners was American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Montenegrin-Serbian power forward Milko Bjelica (207-84, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 17 points. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Bahamas forward Dwight Coleby (206-94, college: WKU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and Bahamas power forward Kadeem Coleby (206-89, college: Wichita St.) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Toyota Alvark. Defending champion maintains third place with 38-13 record having six points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Akita Happinets lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team keep the fifth position with 36 games lost. Toyota Alvark will face again Akita Happinets (#5) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: A.Kirk 24+10reb+4ast, M.Bjelica 17+3reb+2ast, Z.Baranski 11+1reb+2ast, S.Ando 10+3reb+5ast, J.Takeuchi 7+1ast, D.Tanaka 6+2reb+6ast
Akita NH: D.Coleby 23+11reb+2ast, K.Coleby 19+8reb, T.Nakayama 10+4reb+5ast, R.Shirahama 9+1ast, D.Taniguchi 3, R.Yasuoka 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 708050


Shiga L-Stars - Osaka Evessa 84-81

The most exciting game of round 51 in the B League took place in Shiga. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Osaka Evessa (18-33) to fifth ranked Shiga L-Stars (14-37) 84-81 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import swingman Henry Walker (198-87, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks and American-Nigerian power forward Trevor Mbakwe (207-89, college: Minnesota, agency: Pensack Sports) added 14 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa's coach Kensuke Hosaka tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Shiga L-Stars maintains fifth place with 14-37 record, which they share with Yokohama BC. Osaka Evessa lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 33 games lost. Shiga L-Stars is again looking forward to face higher ranked Osaka Evessa (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: A.Durham 33+13reb+8ast, H.Walker 27+8reb+4ast, J.Kano 14+6reb, Y.Karino 10+2reb+1ast, T.Ito 0+1reb+1ast, G.Arao 0+5reb+1ast
Osaka Evessa: J.Harrellson 19+15reb+2ast, N.Satoshi 15+3reb, T.Mbakwe 14+12reb+1ast, H.Kinoshita 13+1reb+7ast, S.Fujitaka 6+1ast, S.Konno 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 708056


Kyoto Hannar. - Nagoya DD 90-78

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kyoto. Second ranked Kyoto Hannar. faced 3rd placed Diamond Dolphins. Host Kyoto Hannar. (28-23) defeated guests from Nagoya (26-25) 90-78. Kyoto Hannar. looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kyoto Hannar. made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists and 6 blocks. Guard Masaharu Kataoka (190-85) helped adding 13 points and 4 assists. Five Kyoto Hannar. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Diamond Dolphins' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kyoto Hannar. maintains second place with 28-23 record having sixteen points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Loser Diamond Dolphins keep the third position with 25 games lost. They share it with SeaHorses. Kyoto Hannar. will again meet at home Diamond Dolphins (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Diamond Dolphins will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Mavunga 24+12reb+13ast, Y.Okada 15+2reb, M.Kataoka 13+2reb+4ast, K.Hareyama 12+4reb+2ast, K.Atsuki 11+6reb+1ast, D.Simon 10+7reb
Nagoya DD: J.Burrell 22+11reb+3ast, C.Brackins 19+7reb+3ast, S.Ando 12+3reb+3ast, T.Sasayama 9+4reb+3ast, R.Kobayashi 7+1reb+1ast, T.Nakahigashi 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 708054


Chiba Jets - Tochigi Brex 95-86

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Chiba. First ranked Chiba Jets faced second-best Tochigi Brex. Host Chiba Jets (44-7) defeated guests from Tochigi (41-10) 95-86. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. Chiba Jets players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) accounted for 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. American forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) came up with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) added 20 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Tochigi Brex in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chiba Jets have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 44-7 record. Tochigi Brex at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Chiba Jets' next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Tochigi Brex at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Parker 25+10reb+3ast, Y.Togashi 18+7ast, J.Duncan 16+9reb+4ast, G.Edwards 13+4reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 10+2reb+1ast, K.Ishii 9+2reb+3ast
Tochigi Brex: R.Rossiter 20+8reb+3ast, J.Gibbs 20+7reb+5ast, Y.Endo 19+2reb+3ast, M.Hiejima 10+3reb+3ast, S.Ikaruga 8+4reb+5ast, H.Watanabe 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 708051
  




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Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese B League D2 Awards 2019 - 16 days ago  
B League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Toyota Alvark join Chiba Jets in Final - 17 days ago  
Best players of Japanese B League D3 round 7 (Second Stage) - 17 days ago  
B League D3 Round 7 (Second Stage): Gifu Swoops hand first defeat to Tokyo Excel. - 18 days ago  
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  
B League D3 Round 6: Tokyo Cinq R. defeats Gifu Swoops in the closest game of the week - 22 days ago  
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  
Best players of Japanese B2 League round 60 (by Interperformances) - 1 month ago  
B League Round 60: Diamond Dolphins edge Fukuoka Rizing by one point - 1 month ago  
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