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Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007
Osaka beats Ryukyu
By ED ODEVEN
Mikey Marshall scored 29 points and Matt Lottich added 25 to lead the Osaka Evessa to a 96-84 win over the visiting Ryukyu Golden Kings on Saturday. Danny Jones had 21 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
In other bj-league action on Saturday, Nick DeWitz scored 31 points as the host Sendai 89ers beat the Niigata Albirex BB 97-79.
The Rizing Fukuoka edged the visiting Takamatsu Five Arrows 86-80, overcoming an 18-point deficit late in the third quarter. Michael Gardener scored a team-high 19 points for the Rizing, while Reggie Warren had a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) for the Five Arrows.
The Tokyo Apache handed the host Toyama Grouses an 80-73 loss as the Grouses dropped to 0-11.
John "Helicopter" Humphrey paced the Apache with 17 points, while teammates Nick Davis (16 points, 15 boards), Masashi Joho (16 points) and Cohey Aoki (15) put up solid scoring numbers.