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Hayato Otsuka makes a move against his former home! Win a close battle until overtime
The Nishinomiya match held on Sunday, November 20, 2022 won by 7 points. We are pleased to announce that the result of “Fukuoka 81-74 Nishinomiya” in the B League Round 8 [Rising Zephyr Fukuoka vs. Nishinomiya Stokes] held on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
[Fukuoka] 81-74 [Nishinomiya]
Fukuoka, aiming for consecutive victories, struggled from the beginning with #7 Grin. Lead the team with 8 consecutive points including 2 3P shots. Fukuoka wanted to take the initiative, but Nishimiya ended up with a tie in the first quarter because Nishimiya had the upper hand in rebounding. Immediately after the start of 2Q, #43 Nagayoshi sunk a 3-point shot, and #1 Abe continued, and like GAME1, both sides continued to fight back and forth. Although he tried to find the rhythm many times, Nishimiya robbed him of a rebound at a crucial point and ended the first half with a 7-point deficit. [Image 2
#6 Otsuka gears up for Fukuoka, who is aiming for a comeback in the second half. Succeeded in shortening the point difference by showing the success of scoring 9 points in this Q including two 3P shots. Nishimiya was temporarily ahead of 9 points, but starting with #43 Nagayoshi’s 3P shot in 4Q, the point difference was reduced at once, and with 6 minutes remaining, he finally caught up and returned the game to the beginning. With 4 seconds remaining, #6 Otsuka brought in the ball and fired a 3-point shot, which was sucked into the ring at the same time as the buzzer, and the match went into overtime. [Image 3
Both teams had to put up with extra time, but in the remaining 2 minutes #32 Gordon scored a basket count to pull in the win, and Fukuoka, who defended this lead with all of their strength, grabbed a precious victory.
[Comment from HC Ramon Lopez Suarez]
It was a very difficult match because Nishimiya played so well. #23 Harris couldn’t play because he wasn’t feeling well since yesterday. We weren’t able to win in 40 minutes because we made 3 turnovers at important points, but in overtime, everyone played at the highest level they’ve ever played, making smart decisions in both offense and defense. was able to control the match. I am proud of the team who played a great game.
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