Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka shooting guard Shunto Murakami was fouled repeatedly in the fourth quarter of Friday’s home game against the Nishinomiya Storks.
Murakami capitalized on his visits to the free-throw line, nailing 12 of 14 fouls shots in the final quarter of Fukuoka’s 84-83 victory.
The 23-year-old Yamagata Prefecture native led all scorers with 25 points in the B. League second-division game, including 16 in the fourth.
The Storks’ Jun Taniguchi drained a 3-pointer with 1 second remaining to account for the final score in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Fukuoka big man David Doblas scored 17 points, while Kevinn Pinkney, a former University of Nevada player, had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Masashi Joho and Satoshi Ishitani poured in 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Rizing Zephyr (8-21).
Big man Bradley Waldow paced the Storks (18-11) with 24 points and 14 boards. Noriaki Dohara added 14 points, Kento Matsuzaki scored 13, Naoki Tani chipped in with 12 and Draelon Burns had seven points and 12 assists.
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