Ayer, Ellis pace Oita in win

The Japan Times

Oita big men Chris Ayer and Andy Ellis scored 23 and 21 points, respectively, to guide the HeatDevils to a 94-81 victory over the Saitama Broncos at Beppu Arena in Oita Prefecture on Friday night.

Shooting guard Hiroki Sato also poured in 17 points for Oita. For Saitama, Marcus Tony-El had 26 points and 11 rebounds, but current league rebound leader Gordon James managed only six boards.