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B Standings
 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 
 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 
 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 
B2 Standings
 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 
 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 
 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 
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
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Davante GARDNER
  Niigata .
  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
  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
  Kyoto H.
  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
  Fukuoka .
  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
  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 


Recap of B League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - Apr 27, 2019

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Tochigi Brex - Kawasaki BT 87-57

Tochigi Brex fired past Kawasaki in Game 1. American forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) stepped up and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Jeffrey Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) chipped in 4 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Four Tochigi Brex players scored in double figures. At the losing side international power forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Kawasaki BT: N.Fazekas 19+13reb+1ast, Y.Fujii 13+1reb+1ast, V.Macklin 10+9reb, S.Edwards 8+4reb, R.Shinoyama 5+2reb+3ast, T.Hasegawa 2+2ast
Tochigi Brex: S.Ikaruga 16+3reb+1ast, Y.Endo 15+3reb+2ast, R.Rossiter 13+8reb+2ast, H.Watanabe 13+1reb+2ast, M.Hiejima 11+1reb+1ast, K.Takeuchi 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 724451

Ryukyu GK - Nagoya DD 53-69

Nagoya rolled over Ryukyu for the opening win. Diamond Dolphins dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Ryukyu GK's 26. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Diamond Dolphins players scored in double figures. Forward Jeff Ayres (206-87, college: ASU) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and forward Kevin Jones (206-89, college: WVU) added 14 points in the effort for Ryukyu GK. Ryukyu GK's coach Norio Sassa rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: J.Ayres 15+11reb+1ast, K.Jones 14+4reb+1ast, N.Tashiro 5+2reb+1ast, N.Namizato 5+3reb+6ast, Y.Suda 5+3reb+3ast, R.Kishimoto 3+1reb+1ast
Nagoya DD: H.Armstrong 18+16reb+1ast, J.Burrell 17+11reb+4ast, S.Ando 11+2reb+1ast, T.Nakahigashi 10+3reb+3ast, T.Harimoto 6+1reb, J.Mitsuda 5
gschID: 724452

Chiba Jets - Toyama Grouses 102-73

Chiba Jets cruised past Toyama. Chiba Jets looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Toyama Grouses' players. Naturalized American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) accounted for 23 points and 8 rebounds. Five Chiba Jets players scored in double figures. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri) came up with 28 points (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) and the other American import center Joshua Smith (208-92, college: Georgetown) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Toyama Grouses in the defeat. 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.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: L.Lyons 28+4reb+2ast, J.Smith 15+11reb, T.Mito 11+1reb, N.Uto 9+3reb+8ast, Y.Otsuka 6+1reb, T.Abe 2+6reb+2ast
Chiba Jets: G.Edwards 23+8reb+2ast, M.Parker 18+10reb+8ast, Y.Togashi 17+2reb+13ast, S.Taguchi 14+1reb, A.Chambers 12+3reb, S.Hara 6+1reb
gschID: 724453

Niigata Albirex - Toyota Alvark 72-78

Toyota Alvark outscored Niigata in the opener. Toyota Alvark brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American center Alex Kirk (211-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. International Yudai Baba (193-95) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Niigata Albirex's coach Kazuhiro Shoji tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 30+10reb+2ast, L.Hamilton 13+4reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 6+1reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 6+2reb+1ast, K.Imamura 6+3reb+2ast, Y.Ueta 3+1ast
Toyota Alvark: A.Kirk 21+7reb+2ast, Y.Baba 14+3reb+4ast, S.Ando 11+2reb+8ast, M.Bjelica 9+6reb+2ast, Z.Baranski 9+2reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 5+5reb
gschID: 724454

Ira Brown
Osaka Evessa lands Ira Brown - 11 hours ago
Osaka Evessa (B League) tabbed experienced 36-year old Japanese international forward Ira Brown (193-105kg-82, college: Gonzaga). Brown has played for the last two years at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa. In 44 B League games he averaged 7.6ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg last season. Brown helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. In 2009 he was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in fourth round (59th overall). Brown attended Gonzaga University and it is his eleven...   [read more]

Gunma keeps Kuso for another season - 11 hours ago
Gunma Crane Thunders (B2 League) re-signed experienced 35-year old Nigerian ex-international forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-111kg-84, college: Tallahassee CC). He was a team leader there last season. In 64 B2 League games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 10.7rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg and 1.7bpg. Kuso helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. The previous (17-18) season he played at Kagawa (B League) where in 58 games he had 7.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. Kuso was a member...   [read more]

Yuki Sasaki
Tokyo Cinq Reves keep Sasaki for another season - 11 hours ago
Tokyo Cinq Reves (B League D3) re-signed 32-year old small forward Yuki Sasaki (190-87). He played there last season. In 55 B League D3 games he recorded 3.1ppg and 1.3rpg. The previous (17-18) season Sasaki played at Saitama Broncos where in 48 B League D3 games he averaged 5.5ppg and 2.4rpg. He has played previously for Akita Happinets. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Japan   [read more]

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