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 2 Nagoya DD 33-27 
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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 60: Diamond Dolphins edge Fukuoka Rizing by one point - Apr 22, 2019


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The Regular Season in B League just ended. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Sixth-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (12-48) made lots of trouble for second ranked Diamond Dolphins (33-27) on Sunday. The visitors from Nagoya managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected much easier game. Diamond Dolphins looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: ASU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Diamond Dolphins have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 33-27 record having nineteen points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Fukuoka Rizing lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 48 games lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Osaka. Fourth ranked Osaka Evessa (23-37) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Kyoto Hannar. (31-29) 52-51 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kyoto Hannar.. It was a good game for American power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: FSU) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Josh Harrellson contributed with 6 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. American center David Simon (208-82, college: PFW) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds for Kyoto Hannar.Osaka Evessa maintains fourth position with 23-37 record. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side keeps the third place with 29 games lost. They share the position with SeaHorses.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. First ranked Chiba Jets faced 4th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers. Guests from Chiba (52-8) smashed host Hitachi Sunrockers (27-33) 95-74. Worth to mention a great performance of Gavin Edwards who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Chiba Jets' coach Atsushi Ono felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Ryan Kelly with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Chiba Jets have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 52-8 record. Hitachi Sunrockers lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 33 games lost.
Leader Ryukyu GK delivered the 40th victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Shiga L-Stars (18-42) 85-79 in Okinawa. The winners were led by Jeff Ayres who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Shiga L-Stars' coach Shawn Dennis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ryukyu GK have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 40-20 record. Shiga L-Stars lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 42 games lost.
Leader Niigata Albirex recorded the 45th victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Yokohama BC (14-46) 89-73. The best player for the winners was Amanze Egekeze who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Niigata Albirex's coach Kazuhiro Shoji used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Niigata Albirex (45-15) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Yokohama BC lost thirteenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 46 games lost.

In the last two games of round 60 Hokkaido L. was defeated by Toyota Alvark in Tokyo 81-74. Toyama Grouses beat San-en at home 91-79.
The best stats of 60th round was 35 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Shinnosuke Ohishi of San-en.



Osaka Evessa - Kyoto Hannar. 52-51

Important game to mention about took place in Osaka. Fourth ranked Osaka Evessa (23-37) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Kyoto Hannar. (31-29) 52-51 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kyoto Hannar.. It was a good game for American power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: FSU) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) contributed with 6 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. American center David Simon (208-82, college: PFW) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds and Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) added 5 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Kyoto Hannar.Osaka Evessa maintains fourth position with 23-37 record. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side keeps the third place with 29 games lost. They share the position with SeaHorses.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: X.Gibson 17+5reb+3ast, P.Faye 12+4reb, N.Satoshi 7+4reb+4ast, J.Harrellson 6+17reb+2ast, S.Konno 5+2reb+2ast, N.Kumagae 3+3reb
Kyoto Hannar.: D.Simon 32+13reb, J.Mavunga 5+11reb+6ast, T.Ito 4+2reb+2ast, Y.Nagayoshi 4+5reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 3+4reb, Y.Okada 2+1ast
gschID: 708134


Hitachi SR - Chiba Jets 74-95

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Tokyo. First ranked Chiba Jets faced 4th ranked Hitachi Sunrockers. Guests from Chiba (52-8) smashed host Hitachi Sunrockers (27-33) 95-74. Chiba Jets dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Hitachi Sunrockers' 34. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who added 19 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. Chiba Jets' coach Atsushi Ono felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American Ryan Kelly (211-91, college: Duke) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists and Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Chiba Jets have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 52-8 record. Hitachi Sunrockers lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 33 games lost.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: G.Edwards 21+11reb+4ast, M.Parker 19+9reb+2ast, S.Hara 16+2reb+3ast, T.McKinney-Jones 15+3reb+4ast, S.Taguchi 9+1reb+2ast, Y.Togashi 8+3reb+6ast
Hitachi SR: R.Kelly 20+14reb+7ast, R.Sacre 18+8reb+3ast, L.Vendrame 13+4reb+5ast, Y.Sugiura 9+1reb, S.Faye 8+5reb, T.Shimizu 6+1reb
gschID: 708137


Toyota Alvark - Hokkaido L. 81-74

There was no surprise in Tokyo where 6th ranked Hokkaido L. (10-50) was defeated by third ranked Toyota Alvark (43-16) 81-74 on Sunday. Toyota Alvark forced 22 Hokkaido L. turnovers. Strangely Hokkaido L. outrebounded Toyota Alvark 36-19 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international Yudai Baba (193-95) who scored 12 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Montenegrin-Serbian power forward Milko Bjelica (207-84, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 18 points. Toyota Alvark's coach Luka Pavicevic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Spanish center David Doblas (206-81) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and British-American center Byron Mullens (213-89, college: Ohio St.) added 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Five Toyota Alvark and four Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains third position with 43-16 record having ten points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Hokkaido L. lost twenty second consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 50 games lost.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: M.Bjelica 18+2reb, S.Ando 13+3ast, Y.Baba 12+5reb+8ast, J.Takeuchi 11+3reb+1ast, A.Kirk 10+3reb+2ast, S.Kikuchi 6+3reb+1ast
Hokkaido L.: B.Mullens 18+10reb+4ast, D.Doblas 16+14reb+5ast, S.Yamamoto 14+2reb+4ast, T.Orimo 12+1reb+1ast, D.Noguchi 4+1reb, T.Nakano 3
gschID: 708131


Fukuoka Rizing - Nagoya DD 83-84

Sixth-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (12-48) made lots of trouble for second ranked Diamond Dolphins (33-27) on Sunday. The visitors from Nagoya managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected much easier game. Diamond Dolphins looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American Eric Jacobsen (208-94, college: ASU) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and British forward Benjamin Lawson (216-95, college: WKU) added 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks respectively. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Diamond Dolphins have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 33-27 record having nineteen points less than leader Ryukyu GK. Fukuoka Rizing lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with 48 games lost.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: H.Armstrong 22+15reb+2ast, C.Brackins 21+9reb+5ast, S.Ando 17+3reb+3ast, J.Mitsuda 10, R.Kobayashi 7+1reb+10ast, T.Nakahigashi 7+9reb+4ast
Fukuoka Rizing: B.Lawson 24+9reb+2ast, E.Jacobsen 20+14reb+6ast, S.Tsuyama 13+2reb+7ast, S.Ishitani 10+3reb+10ast, S.Kanou 6+1reb+1ast, K.Hatano 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 708132


Ryukyu GK - Shiga L-Stars 85-79

Leader Ryukyu GK delivered the 40th victory. This time they beat 5th ranked Shiga L-Stars (18-42) 85-79 in Okinawa. Ryukyu GK shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. The winners were led by American forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: ASU) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and international forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga) supported him with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds by American power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) did not help to save the game for Shiga L-Stars. His fellow American import swingman Henry Walker (198-87, college: Kansas St.) added 16 points and 7 assists. Shiga L-Stars' coach Shawn Dennis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ryukyu GK have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 40-20 record. Shiga L-Stars lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 42 games lost.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: J.Ayres 19+10reb+2ast, R.Kishimoto 16+1reb+3ast, I.Brown 14+7reb+4ast, K.Jones 9+8reb+1ast, N.Namizato 8+1reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 7+2reb+1ast
Shiga L-Stars: A.Durham 30+10reb+2ast, H.Walker 16+4reb+7ast, K.Takahashi 14+1reb+1ast, Y.Karino 8+2reb, T.Ito 5+3reb+4ast, S.Takuma 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 708135


Niigata Albirex - Yokohama BC 89-73

Leader Niigata Albirex recorded the 45th victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Yokohama BC (14-46) 89-73. They outrebounded Yokohama BC 45-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Amanze Egekeze (203-95, college: Belmont) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Niigata Albirex's coach Kazuhiro Shoji used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Brandon Costner (206-87, college: NC State) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and the former international point guard Ryo Tawatari (180-93, college: Dominican, CA) added 17 points and 5 assists respectively. Niigata Albirex (45-15) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Yokohama BC lost thirteenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 46 games lost.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: A.Egekeze 17+10reb, K.Igarashi 17+2reb+4ast, D.Gardner 10+7reb+4ast, Y.Ikeda 9+3reb+3ast, Y.Ueta 9+2reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 8+2reb+3ast
Yokohama BC: B.Costner 25+11reb+4ast, R.Tawatari 17+2reb+5ast, K.Takashima 9+4reb, T.Kawamura 9+2reb+3ast, E.Morris 7+8reb+2ast, N.Hashimoto 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 708133


Toyama Grouses - San-en 91-79

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Toyama Grouses (33-28) defeated at home 5th ranked San-en NeoPhoenix (22-38) 91-79 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) who scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Toyama Grouses' coach Don Beck used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Shinnosuke Ohishi (174-87) who recorded a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and American center William McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Toyama Grouses have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 33-28 record having eighteen points less than leader Ryukyu GK. San-en NeoPhoenix lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 38 games lost.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: L.Lyons 26+7reb+6ast, J.Smith 23+11reb+2ast, N.Uto 20+3reb+6ast, T.Mito 6+1reb+3ast, T.Abe 5+2reb+1ast, S.Funyu 5+3reb
San-en: S.Ohishi 35+10reb+5ast, H.Kawashima 11+3ast, S.Tawatari 8+2reb+2ast, W.McDonald 8+8reb+2ast, A.Ota 7+4reb, T.Suzuki 5+3ast
gschID: 708139
  





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