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Garrison leads Niigata past Osaka

The Japan Times

Niigata forward Matt Garrison had a double-double performance with 20 points and 12 rebounds to help the Albirex BB rout the Osaka Evessa 92-64 in Saturday’s bj-league action at Toki Messe in Niigata.

At Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum, John “Helicopter” Humphrey scored 26 points as the host Apache cruised past the Toyama Grouses 92-85.

At Chichibu Cultural Gymnasium in Saitama Prefecture, Takamatsu center Julius Ashby had 30 points and 19 boards to guide the Five Arrows to an 86-78 win over the host Saitama Broncos.

At Beacon Plaza in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, forward Mamadou Diouf made a game-winning field goal with nine seconds left in the final quarter as the Sendai 89ers defeated the HeatDevils 81-79.