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 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
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 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
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B League D3 Round 3 of Second Stage - Apr 7, 2019


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Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most interesting game of round 3 in the B League D3 was a home defeat of Gifu Swoops (2-4) to Iwate Big Bulls (3-3) 70-56. It was a great evening for American Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) helped adding 17 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Canadian center Michael Allison (206-90, college: Maine) with 26 points and 6 rebounds. Gifu Swoops' coach Kazuo Kusumoto rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gifu Swoops will play at home against Koshigaya A. (#2) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Tokyo Excel. (4-0) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Koshigaya A. (3-3) 90-87 in the game for the first place. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Ryan Stephan accounted for 25 points and 12 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) came up with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Koshigaya A. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. will play against Kagoshima (#7) in Renova in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Koshigaya A. will play on the road against Gifu Swoops (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Gifu (derby !!!) between Gifu Swoops and Iwate Big Bulls. Gifu Swoops (2-4) got a very close home victory over Iwate Big Bulls (3-3). Gifu Swoops managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Michael Allison who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Gifu Swoops' coach Kazuo Kusumoto used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Titus Robinson who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Gifu Swoops will meet at home Koshigaya A. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Excel. (#1) and Koshigaya A. (#2). Tokyo Excel. (4-0) won against visiting Koshigaya A. (3-3) 88-75. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a good game for Ryan Stephan who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Tokyo Excel.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Excel.'s next round opponent will be Kagoshima (#7) in Renova which should be theoretically an easy game. Koshigaya A. will play on the road against Gifu Swoops (#6) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 3 Kagoshima lost to Tokyo Cinq R. on the opponent's court 74-78. Tokyo Cinq R. managed to outperform Kagoshima in a home game 94-85.



Tokyo Cinq R. - Kagoshima 78-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Kagoshima's (1-3) road loss to Tokyo Cinq R. (3-3) 74-78. It was a good game for American forward Chris Olivier (203-92, college: Oklahoma St.) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Senegalese Bira Seck (204-90, college: Idaho, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Shelton Boykin (198-92, college: Angelo St.) added 16 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Kagoshima. Tokyo Cinq R.'s next round opponent will be Saitama Broncos (#5) on the road. Kagoshima will play against Tokyo Excel. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: C.Olivier 26+9reb+2ast, B.Seck 16+8reb, K.Takahashi 12+5reb+6ast, J.Wolfinger 9+6reb, A.Yamada 9+1reb+7ast, A.Nogami 4+3reb+1ast
Kagoshima: G.Bain 20+11reb, S.Boykin 16+9reb+3ast, K.Kiichi 12+3reb+1ast, K.Matsuzaki 9+2reb+1ast, R.Hayashi 8+1reb+3ast, K.Tateyama 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 648395


Gifu Swoops - Iwate Big Bulls 56-70

The most interesting game of round 3 in the B League D3 was a home defeat of Gifu Swoops (2-4) to Iwate Big Bulls (3-3) 70-56. It was a great evening for American Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) helped adding 17 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Canadian center Michael Allison (206-90, college: Maine) with 26 points and 6 rebounds and American Bingo Merriex (206-80, college: TCU) scored 2 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Gifu Swoops' coach Kazuo Kusumoto rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gifu Swoops will play at home against Koshigaya A. (#2) and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Robinson 23+13reb+2ast, M.Cousin 17+10reb+1ast, T.Fujie 7+3reb+3ast, Y.Suzuki 7+4reb, K.Nagata 6+3reb+2ast, Y.Masuda 6+1reb
Gifu Swoops: M.Allison 26+6reb+1ast, R.Ito 10+3reb, S.Shinntaro 8+3reb+1ast, M.Masakazu 4+1reb+1ast, S.Norio 3+1reb, Y.Kentaro 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 648396


Tokyo Excel. - Koshigaya A. 90-87

Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Tokyo Excel. (4-0) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Koshigaya A. (3-3) 90-87 in the game for the first place. Tokyo Excel. made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Tokyo Excel. outrebounded Koshigaya A. 46-21 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Koshigaya A. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) accounted for 25 points and 12 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side. Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) came up with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Luke Evans (203-91, college: CBU) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Koshigaya A. in the defeat. Four Tokyo Excel. and five Koshigaya A. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tokyo Excel. will play against Kagoshima (#7) in Renova in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Koshigaya A. will play on the road against Gifu Swoops (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: J.Faison 29+12reb+7ast, R.Stephan 25+12reb+2ast, T.Sano 13+3reb+1ast, A.Tanno 12+4reb+4ast, Y.Saito 8+2reb+3ast, S.Miyata 3+2reb+3ast
Koshigaya A.: K.Richardson 21+8reb, J.Peppers 17+3reb+2ast, L.Evans 16+6reb+2ast, R.Narumi 14+1reb+2ast, H.Iida 10+3ast, K.Reo 4+1ast
gschID: 648397


Tokyo Cinq R. - Kagoshima 94-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with Tokyo Cinq R.'s (3-3) home victory over Kagoshima (1-3) 94-85. They outrebounded Kagoshima 49-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. Tokyo Cinq R. players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Kagoshima helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Chris Olivier (203-92, college: Oklahoma St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Kodai Takahashi (180-91) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. American forward Shelton Boykin (198-92, college: Angelo St.) answered with 26 points and 7 rebounds and Bahamas center Gjio Bain (211-85, college: S.Mississippi) added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kagoshima. Kagoshima's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Cinq R.'s next round opponent will be Saitama Broncos (#5) on the road. Kagoshima will play against Tokyo Excel. and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: C.Olivier 22+10reb+5ast, K.Takahashi 18+7reb+4ast, A.Yamada 15+3reb+8ast, J.Wolfinger 12+10reb+1ast, B.Seck 11+13reb+1ast, A.Nogami 6+1reb+1ast
Kagoshima: S.Boykin 26+7reb+3ast, G.Bain 16+10reb, K.Tateyama 14+3reb+5ast, K.Matsuzaki 8+3reb+1ast, Y.Nagayama 7+1reb, K.Kiichi 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 648398


Tokyo Excel. - Koshigaya A. 88-75

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tokyo: Tokyo Excel. (#1) and Koshigaya A. (#2). Tokyo Excel. (4-0) won against visiting Koshigaya A. (3-3) 88-75. Tokyo Excel. made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Tokyo Excel. had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a good game for center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Jordan Faison (201-94, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Four Tokyo Excel. players scored in double figures. Tokyo Excel.'s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Kyle Richardson (201-91, college: Portland St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and Luke Evans (203-91, college: CBU) added 9 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Koshigaya A.Tokyo Excel.'s next round opponent will be Kagoshima (#7) in Renova which should be theoretically an easy game. Koshigaya A. will play on the road against Gifu Swoops (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: R.Stephan 24+13reb+4ast, J.Faison 17+14reb+6ast, A.Tanno 12+4reb+3ast, K.Nagasawa 11+3reb+2ast, D.Taguchi 9+2reb+5ast, T.Sano 7+5reb+1ast
Koshigaya A.: K.Richardson 35+12reb, R.Narumi 13+1reb+4ast, T.Hasegawa 11+2reb+3ast, L.Evans 9+13reb+3ast, H.Iida 5+2reb+2ast, S.Tamura 2+5reb+4ast
gschID: 648399


Gifu Swoops - Iwate Big Bulls 77-74

A very close game took place in Gifu (derby !!!) between Gifu Swoops and Iwate Big Bulls. Gifu Swoops (2-4) got a very close home victory over Iwate Big Bulls (3-3). Gifu Swoops managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Sunday evening. Gifu Swoops made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Canadian center Michael Allison (206-90, college: Maine) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. American Bingo Merriex (206-80, college: TCU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Four Gifu Swoops players scored in double figures. Gifu Swoops' coach Kazuo Kusumoto used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American Titus Robinson (201-90, college: Buffalo) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) added 23 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Gifu Swoops will meet at home Koshigaya A. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Gifu Swoops: M.Allison 21+14reb+1ast, R.Ito 15+2reb+2ast, T.Masahiro 13+1reb, B.Merriex 11+13reb+1ast, S.Shinntaro 8+2reb+4ast, Y.Kentaro 3+3reb+1ast
Iwate Big Bulls: M.Cousin 23+10reb, T.Robinson 19+11reb+3ast, T.Fujie 10+1reb+1ast, K.Nagata 7+6reb+5ast, S.Chiba 6+3reb, I.Hiroki 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 648400
  




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