The Yokohama B-Corsairs ended an eight-game slide on Friday night, whipping the Tokyo Cinq Reves in their bj-league series opener.
Yokohama scored 64 second-half points en route to a 114-91 triumph in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward.
B-Corsairs big man Jordan Henriquez-Roberts was unstoppable, pacing his team with 28 points on 12-for-13 shooting, including six dunks, with 18 rebounds and three blocks. Carl Hall added 21 points and nine boards for Yokohama (19-32). Cory Johnson poured in 12 points, while Kenji Yamada and Kiichi Kikuyama each had nine points.
For Yokohama, Kento Hyodo handed out six assists and Yamada dished out five.
The B-Corsairs, who led 50-41 at halftime, converted 22 of 26 free-throw attempts.
Yokohama dominated on the boards, out-rebounding Tokyo 54-33.
For the Cinq Reves (4-47), Andre Murray scored a team-high 20 points and Du’Vaughn Maxwell had 15.
In the paint: The Oita Ehime HeatDevils-Kanazawa Samuraiz series, which was scheduled to be held in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, on Saturday and Sunday to close out the teams’ regular season has been canceled, the bj-league announced on Thursday.
Due to safety concerns at venues in the aftermath of numerous aftershocks in Kyushu following last week’s major earthquakes centered in Kumamoto Prefecture, the league decided to call off the games at Beppu Arena.
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