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Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011
Lowly Five Arrows fall to 0-11
By ED ODEVEN
The Takamatsu Five Arrows had back-to-back disastrous seasons entering the 2011-12 campaign, losing 77 of their 100 games in that span.
The Five Arrows are well on their way to having another awful season.
The Kyoto Hannaryz whipped the host Five Arrows 76-58 on Saturday in the bj-league. As a result, Takamatsu fell to 0-11.
Former NBA center Lance Allred had 21 points and 17 rebounds for Kyoto (6-5) and Lee Cummard scored 13. Rick Rickert added 12 points and seven boards, Jermaine Boyette scored 10 and Sunao Murakami had eight. The Hannaryz made 13 steals, with five players collecting two or more.
Paul Butorac paced the Five Arrows with 13 points and Michael Nunnally had 10.
Evessa 94, HeatDevils 83 (OT)
In Bungo-ono, Oita Prefecture, Osaka improved to 5-0 in road games this season, outscoring the hosts 18-7 in the bonus period to secure the win.
Two-time MVP Lynn Washington led the Evessa (10-1) with 29 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Cohey Aoki, the only five-time All-Star in league history, scored 17 points and Satoshi Takeda chipped in with 16. Center Wayne Marshall had a 10-point, seven-rebound effort, and Lawrence Blackledge blocked four shots and hauled in nine rebounds.
Wendell White had a team-best 26 points and 12 rebounds for Oita (3-8), T.J. Cummings added 21 points and 13 boards and Matt Lottich scored 14. Naoto Takushi handed out seven assists for the HeatDevils.
Lottich, a former Evessa star, sank three free throws with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 76-76 and sending it into overtime.
Grouses 96, Broncos 70
In Saitama, Masashi Joho and Takeshi Mito scored 19 points apiece and Toyama hammered the hosts despite ex-NBA point guard Kenny Satterfield's triple-double.
The Broncos were outscored 33-14 in the second quarter.
Devin Searcy and Brian Harper both had 18-point, 10-rebound outings for Toyama (5-6). The Grouses made 7 of 13 3-point shots, including Joho's 4-for-4.
John Flowers led Saitama (4-7) with 28 points, while Satterfield finished with 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Veteran center Gabriel Hughes added nine points, 10 boards and three blocks.
Rizing 95, Susanoo Magic 88
In Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Kevin Palmer had a team-best 29 points and Carlos Dixon contributed 22 as Fukuoka beat the hosts.
Guard Akitomo Takeno poured in 15 points and power forward Gary Hamilton had 13 points and 14 boards as the Rizing improved to 7-4. Jun Nakanishi added four steals for the out-of-towners.
Playing his first game against his old club, Shimane's Michael Parker had 27 points, nine boards and five steals. Reggie Golson scored 16 points for the Magic (6-5 overall, 1-4 at home), Jeral Davis had 13 points and nine rebounds and B.J. Puckett added 11 points.
Shining Suns 82, Brave Warriors 79
In Ina, Nagano Prefecture, Dexter Lyons scored 25 points and Ivan Harris and Lewis Witcher each had 14 points as Miyazaki earned a series sweep over the hosts.
Lyons pulled down 11 rebounds and Taishiro Shimizu had 10 points, six assists and three steals for the Shining Suns (4-8). Darryl Dora finished with 10 points and five assists for Miyazaki.
Lee Roberts had 23 points to lead Shinshu (6-6), while Yosuke Saito scored 13. Big man Tyler Hughes added a double-double (10 points, 14 rebounds), and Edward Morris and Derek Raivio netted 11 points apiece. The Brave Warriors dropped to 1-5 at home.
Phoenix 83, Big Bulls 74
In Morioka, Jermaine Dixon's 18-point, nine-assist effort guided Hamamatsu Higashimikawa to a win over struggling Iwate.
Jeffrey Parmer scored 17 points and Shoji Nakanishi poured in 11 for the Phoenix (6-5).
For the expansion Big Bulls (1-10), Shawn Malloy had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Thomas Kennedy scored 16 and Makoto Sawaguchi added 14.
Northern Happinets 92, Albirex BB 75
In Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, Michael Gardener had 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in 26-plus super-busy minutes and Stanley Ocitti notched a double-double (19 points, 11 rebounds) as Akita routed the hosts.
Ricky Woods added 16 points and 15 boards, Kazuhiro Shoji scored 11 and 40-year-old backup point guard Makoto Hasegawa had seven points and four assists against his former club.
The Happinets improved to 9-2, the best record in the 10-team Eastern Conference.
For Niigata (4-5), Erron Maxey and Yuki Sato each scored 15 points and Chris Holm raked in 18 rebounds and scored 12 points. The Albirex shot 30-for-89 from the field.
Lakestars 84, Golden Kings 79
In Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Dionisio Gomez scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead Shiga to a win over Ryukyu.
Ray Nixon had 17 points, Yu Okada scored 15 and Josh Peppers contributed 13 as the Lakestars (7-4) held off a tough foe on the road. Veteran guard Takamichi Fujiwara added nine points, five assists and two steals, while forward Kazuya Hatano made his season debut after recovering from knee surgery. Hatano played 5:06 and grabbed two rebounds.
For the Golden Kings (8-3), Narito Namizato was the high scorer with 19 points. He drained 5 of 8 3s in the loss. Teammates Reggie Okosa and Jeff Newton had 15 points apiece.
Ryukyu was 11-for-21 at the foul line.