The Hiroshima Lightning are getting outscored by 42.3 points per game this season. Which means that a 58-36 halftime deficit on Sunday is only a minor snapshot of their woes.

As expected, things fell part for Hiroshima in the second half against the visiting Oita Ehime HeatDevils.

The HeatDevils put 44 points on the board in the third quarter and allowed 14 in that frenzied 10-minute span.

Oita recorded a 141-65 victory in Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture, that will go into the record books as one of the most comprehensive beatdowns in basketball history.

Hiroshima (1-43) suffered its 38th straight loss on a day when it gave up a season-high total in points.

Here’s one key statistical nugget from the series finale: The HeatDevils out-rebounded the hosts 80-29.

Tatsuhiko Toshino paced Oita (15-31) with 36 points and Chehales Tapscott had 31 points, 16 rebounds and six assists. Patrick Simon added 23 points and 15 boards and Yasuo Iijima poured in 21 points. Masahiro Okamoto doled out 10 assists.

In a league dominated by foreign players, the undersized Lightning have not used a foreign player since Jan. 31, and loss after loss has been the predictable result.

“Honestly, it felt weird being up by so much,” Tapscott told The Japan Times on Sunday night. “You can find yourself playing different, guys taking shots they normally wouldn’t take being lazy and sloppy on both ends of the floor. It did have an open gym type of feel to it.

“We simply dominated them not only with size but with skill and experience. Our Japanese guys were bigger and more skilled than theirs were. Then of course we have two imported players (and) they didn’t have any so we were able to score at will.

“But I ultimately feel bad for the coach (Joe Navarro) and the players on their team because it’s not their fault their whole roster got depleted.”

Hiroshima fired up 41 3-point attempts (10 makes) on Sunday and shot 15-for-38 from inside the arc.

Daichi Tomioka led the Lightning with 13 points.

All told, Hiroshima, which played in the developmental bj-challenge league last season, has been outscored by 1,862 points this season.

Golden Kings 82, Five Arrows 68

In Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture, Ryukyu rolled to its 13th straight victory in the series finale.

Ryukyu big man Evan Ravenel put 23 points on the board and hauled in 16 rebounds, Draelon Burns scored 16 points, Shigeyuki Kinjo contributed 11 and Shuhei Kitagawa and Ryuichi Kishimoto added 10 apiece.

The Golden Kings (36-10) are in first place in the 12-team Western Conference.

Takamatsu slipped to 11-35.

Hannaryz 77, Lakestars 74

In Yasu, Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto used a 30-point second quarter to seize control en route to its second victory in as many days over the Lakestars.

Tyren Johnson had 25 points and five assists for the Hannaryz (35-11) and Kevin Kotzur notched a double-double (20 points, 10 assists). Genki Kojima poured in a season-high 15 points and Koki Yabuuchi scored 10.

For Shiga (30-16), Jeff Parmer had 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting and Julian Mavunga added 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Yu Okada finished with 11 points.

Susanoo Magic 82, Bambitious 74

In Nara, Scootie Randall scored a game-high 29 points and Jun Abe had 15 as Shimane completed a series sweep of the struggling Bambitious.

The Susanoo Magic (36-12) displayed their interior strength throughout the game, including a 21-11 edge in offensive rebounds.

Josh Davis collected 14 rebounds in total and contributed eight points. Davis leads the league in rebounding (15.6 per game).

Hiryu Okamoto added eight points and Edward Yamamoto scored seven and dished out 10 assists for Shimane.

Randall sank 9 of 13 free throws, making the same number as Nara, which was 9-for-11 on the afternoon.

Charles Hinkle paced the Bambitious (15-33) with 16 points and Jumpei Honda scored 14. Julius Ashby and Junya Masumoto both had 11 points. Daiki Terashita chipped in with eight points and 11 rebounds.

Nara point guard Tatsuya Suzuki, the league leader in assists (6.7 per game), sat out the weekend series due to an undisclosed injury.

After the game, Terashita said, according to a team-issued news release, that Nara’s goal is to “win the four remaining games so we can advance to the playoffs.”

Big Bulls 72, Phoenix 58

In Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, Alandise Harris and Shota Onodera scored 14 points apiece and Abdullahi Kuso finished with 10 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks as Iwate bounced back from a Saturday loss to Hamamatsu Higashimikawa.

Patrick Sanders added 11 points and Keita Ishikawa chipped in with 10 for the Big Bulls (26-20).

Reggie Warren had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Phoenix (31-15) and Shinnosuke Oishi poured in 11 points. Kejuan Johnson contributed eight points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Iwate sealed the victory with 20 fourth-quarter points.

Northern Happinets 97, Firebonds 79

In Akita, the hosts delivered an impressive rebounding effort that fueled their victory over Fukushima.

The Northern Happinets grabbed 57 rebounds and limited the Firebonds’ total to 40 to complete a series sweep.

Richard Roby finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals for Akita (31-15) and Ray Turner had 21 points and 12 boards. Shigehiro Taguchi had one of the finest all-around games of his pro career, adding 18 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

For the Firebonds (28-18), Le’Bryan Nash scored 34 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Stephan Van Treese supplied 14 points and 10 boards and Masaya Karimata added nine points and six assists.

Fukushima was held to 38.5 percent shooting from 2-point range.

Grouses 87, Broncos 61

In Saitama, led by balanced scoring, Toyama pounded the hosts and improved to 15-9 on the road.

The Grouses (33-13) have won three straight and 10 of their last 11 games.

Duke Crews paced Toyama with 22 points on 10-for-12 shooting and 10 rebounds, while Masashi Joho had 15 points and three steals. Takeshi Mito added 14 points and Sam Willard had 12 points and eight rebounds. Drew Viney chipped in with six points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks.

Saitama fell to 4-42, losing its 11th straight game.

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