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 2 Sendai 89ers 40-20 
 3 Cyberdyne IR 35-25 
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 2. Simon, Kyoto H.24.3 
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 Alex STEPHESON
  Yokohama.
  (208-F/C-87)
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  (203-PF-90)
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 Marqus BLAKELY
  Fukuoka .
  (201-F-88)
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 Prince IBEH
  Yokohama BC
  (208-C-94)
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B2 League Round 60: Leader Gunma loses to Yamagata - Apr 22, 2019


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The Regular Season in B2 League just ended. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Top ranked Gunma (43-17) recorded its seventeenth loss on the court of fifth ranked Yamagata on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Yamagata 84-78. They made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Yamagata looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Gunma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists. Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) who recorded 27 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yamagata (22-38) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Bambitious Nara and Tokyo Z. Gunma at the other side still keeps top position with 17 games lost. They share it with Shimane SM.
Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Fourth ranked Tokyo Z (22-38) saved a 1-point victory at home edging second-best Toyotsu FE (41-19) 72-71 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. It was a good game for American forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. Keisuke Murakoshi contributed with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Yasuyuki Miyazaki (170-86) replied with 24 points for Toyotsu FE. Toyotsu FE's coach Ryuji Watanabe tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Z maintains fourth position with 22-38 record, which they share with Bambitious Nara and Yamagata. Toyotsu FE at the other side keeps the second place with 19 games lost.
A very close game took place in Tsukuba between Fukushima and Cyberdyne IR. Fourth ranked Fukushima (27-33) got a very close victory on the road over one of their biggest challengers Cyberdyne IR (35-25). Fukushima managed to escape with a 2-point win 90-88 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Evan Ravenel who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Josei Maniwa with 21 points and 6 assists. Fukushima have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 27-33 record. Cyberdyne IR lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with 25 games lost.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Shimane Magic (43-17) against sixth ranked Kagawa FA (19-41) on Sunday night. Visiting Shimane Magic was defeated by Kagawa FA in Takamatsu 90-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. The winners were led by Reginald Warren who had that evening a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Kagawa FA's coach Kohei Etoh used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Kagawa FA maintains sixth position with 19-41 record. Shimane Magic at the other side still keeps top place with 17 games lost.
Leader Shinshu BW delivered the 48th victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Tokyo HT (11-49) 80-68 in Nagano. The best player for the winners was Richard Roby who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Shinshu BW maintains first position with 48-12 record. Tokyo HT lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 49 games lost.

In the last game of round 60 Aomori Watts was crushed by Sendai 89ers in a road game 108-67.



Sendai 89ers - Aomori Watts 108-67

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Aomori Watts (15-45) were crushed on the road by second ranked Sendai 89ers (40-20) 108-67 on Sunday. Sendai 89ers made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Aomori Watts turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Aomori Watts' players. The best player for the winners was American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) who scored 29 points and 9 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). The other American import center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 blocks. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Cullen Russo (206-94, college: Fresno St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and Lithuanian power forward Julius Jucikas (205-89, agency: Octagon Europe) added 19 points and 7 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. Sendai 89ers have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 40-20 record having just three points less than leader Shinshu BW. Loser Aomori Watts keep the sixth place with 45 games lost.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: J.Tillman 29+9reb+2ast, D.Miller 18+10reb+4ast, J.Abe 17+2reb+2ast, K.Sawabe 11+4reb+7ast, T.Shirato 9+2reb, S.Izumi 6+3reb+1ast
Aomori Watts: C.Russo 21+13reb+3ast, J.Jucikas 19+7reb, K.Sameshima 7+1reb+1ast, K.Monma 5, T.Yusuke 5+1reb+2ast, U.Hiroki 4+3reb
gschID: 722690


Cyberdyne IR - Fukushima 88-90

A very close game took place in Tsukuba between Fukushima and Cyberdyne IR. Fourth ranked Fukushima (27-33) got a very close victory on the road over one of their biggest challengers Cyberdyne IR (35-25). Fukushima managed to escape with a 2-point win 90-88 on Sunday evening. Fukushima made 30-of-35 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game, while Cyberdyne IR only scored fourteen points from the stripe. Fukushima looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Evan Ravenel (204-89, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and the other American import center Chris Brady (208-95, college: Monmouth) who added 9 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was swingman Josei Maniwa (193-86) with 21 points and 6 assists and guard Atsunobu Hirao (178-89) scored 20 points and 7 assists. Four Cyberdyne IR players scored in double figures. Fukushima have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 27-33 record. Cyberdyne IR lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with 25 games lost.
Top scorers:
Fukushima: E.Ravenel 35+8reb+3ast, S.Murakami 15+4reb+5ast, S.Muto 14+6reb+3ast, C.Brady 9+16reb+5ast, Y.Kanbara 8+1reb+4ast, S.Shinnosuke 5+3ast
Cyberdyne IR: J.Maniwa 21+4reb+6ast, A.Hirao 20+7ast, R.Kubota 13+3reb+4ast, D.Sidate 13+10reb+1ast, K.Fukuzawa 11+4reb+1ast, Y.Takahashi 7+9reb+10ast
gschID: 722692


Kagawa FA - Shimane SM 90-77

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Shimane Magic (43-17) against sixth ranked Kagawa FA (19-41) on Sunday night. Visiting Shimane Magic was defeated by Kagawa FA in Takamatsu 90-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Shimane Magic. Kagawa FA made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The winners were led by American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Inception Sports) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) supported him with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Kagawa FA's coach Kohei Etoh used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) by American center Conor Clifford (213-93, college: WSU) did not help to save the game for Shimane Magic. Forward Ataru Sakata (192-91) added 21 points. Kagawa FA maintains sixth position with 19-41 record. Shimane Magic at the other side still keeps top place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: R.Warren 29+15reb+6ast, T.Woodbury 27+7reb+4ast, A.Osawa 15+2reb+6ast, S.Takada 9+2reb, K.Fujioka 5+1reb+4ast, K.Kimura 3+2ast
Shimane SM: C.Clifford 25+8reb+2ast, A.Sakata 21+2reb+2ast, A.Kosaka 8+4reb+3ast, R.Abe 8+5reb+2ast, K.Sato 6+2reb+3ast, S.Goto 5+3ast
gschID: 722691


Tokyo Z - Toyotsu FE 72-71

Important game to mention about took place in Tokyo. Fourth ranked Tokyo Z (22-38) saved a 1-point victory at home edging second-best Toyotsu FE (41-19) 72-71 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. They outrebounded Toyotsu FE 44-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Keisuke Murakoshi (195-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Yasuyuki Miyazaki (170-86) replied with 24 points and American forward Josh Hawkinson (208-95, college: WSU) added 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Toyotsu FE. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Toyotsu FE's coach Ryuji Watanabe tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Z maintains fourth position with 22-38 record, which they share with Bambitious Nara and Yamagata. Toyotsu FE at the other side keeps the second place with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Z: J.Thorpe 24+14reb, H.Kotaro 17+6reb+2ast, K.Murakoshi 17+11reb+3ast, T.Kashiwagura 10+6reb+8ast, S.Takayama 4+6reb+3ast, T.Nishiyama 0
Toyotsu FE: Y.Miyazaki 24+1ast, C.Sow 16+4reb+2ast, G.Stutz 10+7reb+3ast, J.Hawkinson 10+10reb+5ast, N.Reiya 8+2reb+2ast, D.Ito 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 722693


Shinshu BW - Tokyo HT 80-68

Leader Shinshu BW delivered the 48th victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Tokyo HT (11-49) 80-68 in Nagano. Shinshu BW looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Richard Roby (198-85) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. The other American import Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Cleanthony Early (203-91, college: Wichita St.) who recorded 39 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and point guard Yusaku Oshiro (180-95) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Shinshu BW maintains first position with 48-12 record. Tokyo HT lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 49 games lost.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: A.McHenry 16+13reb+2ast, R.Roby 14+13reb+4ast, I.Ryo 9, T.Takato 9+2reb+2ast, S.Uesugi 8+2reb+2ast, K.Ishikawa 7+4reb+6ast
Tokyo HT: C.Early 39+6reb+2ast, O.Yusaku 13+5reb+1ast, T.Asano 5+5reb+2ast, H.Ogane 5+6reb+3ast, Y.Okada 4+2reb+2ast, Y.Tsukamoto 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 722694


Yamagata - Gunma 84-78

Top ranked Gunma (43-17) recorded its seventeenth loss on the court of fifth ranked Yamagata on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Yamagata 84-78. They made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Yamagata looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Gunma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists. Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Four Yamagata players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy) who recorded 27 points and Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yamagata (22-38) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Bambitious Nara and Tokyo Z. Gunma at the other side still keeps top position with 17 games lost. They share it with Shimane SM.
Top scorers:
Yamagata: W.Creekmore 23+17reb+7ast, C.Maduabum 19+6reb+1ast, Y.Nakajima 15+4reb+2ast, S.Kouno 10+1reb+4ast, M.Izawa 7+2reb+1ast, M.Masanari 6+3ast
Gunma: T.Kennedy 27+3reb+1ast, A.Kuso 10+5reb+3ast, H.Kondo 9+1reb+2ast, Y.Satake 9+3reb, S.Fumiya 7+2reb+1ast, K.Shinkawa 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 722695
  





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