Syracuse University alum James Southerland scored 15 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the SeaHorses Mikawa topped the visiting Nagoya Diamond Dolphins 87-71 in Friday's B. League series opener.

Mikawa (8-8) halted a three-game losing streak, getting a big boost from Kosuke Kanamaru, who delivered a 25-point performance in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture.Nagoya (12-4) entering the game with nine wins in its last 10.

Grant Jerrett contributed 17 points and eight rebounds for the SeaHorses, who led 51-36 at halftime. J.R. Sakuragi had nine points, eight boards and five assists.