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Rising Zephyr Fukuoka Co., Ltd. B2 Fukuoka | Showing strength with rebounds, winning 5 straight! Emerging to first place in the West region

Rising Zephyr Fukuoka Co., Ltd.
B2 Fukuoka | Showing strength with rebounds, winning 5 straight games! Emerging to first place in the West region
The match against Kumamoto, held on Friday, February 9, 2024, was won by a 21-point difference.
We would like to inform you that the result was “Fukuoka 75-54 Kumamoto” in the [Rising Zephyr Fukuoka vs. Kumamoto Volters] held on Friday, February 9, 2024.
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[Fukuoka] 75-54 [Kumamoto]
1Q 18-20
2Q 20-12
3Q 21-13
[Battle review]
In the match against Kumamoto, which was a battle for first place in the Kyushu Derby, Murakami captivated the audience from the beginning with his own layups, pick-and-rolls with Bryce, and points from his brilliant steps. Pablo’s dunk shot was also added in to show a back-and-forth battle. . Murakami made a jumper despite being fouled, and Gavin, who returned from conditioning, also showed his presence under the goal. Kumamoto also allowed a 2-point lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to #33 White’s 3-point shot and the efforts of #32 Ichioka and #75 Kamisato. Early in the second quarter, Fukuoka picked up the pace and succeeded in taking the lead with Pablo’s 3-point shot and Gavin’s dunk shot off an offensive rebound. In the first half, Kumamoto used two timeouts, but they maintained their rhythm with Kodama’s attacks and defense that induced Kumamoto’s mistakes, and extended their lead to double digits. However, Fukuoka had more than five team fouls and was caught up by Kumamoto with free throws, leading by six points at 38-32 at the end of the first half.
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As the second half started, Fukuoka allowed Kumamoto’s #3 player Yamamoto to make consecutive 3-point shots and was caught up, but Fukuoka used the first timeout of the second half to make amends. A series of mistakes allowed Kumamoto to take the lead, but when Pablo was brought in, they played transition basketball and took the lead again. When Bryce’s inside attack and Pablo’s attack made the offense successful, Taniguchi also pulled the defense with his block. Taniguchi also made his first 3-point shot of the day, received a free throw, and sank two. Fukuoka’s momentum continued into the final quarter, and Taniguchi’s 3-point shot was successful, increasing their lead to 18 points at 69-51 at the official timeout of the second half, heading into the final stages. Even as the game approached its final stages, Fukuoka kept Kumamoto at bay, showing great strength both offensively and defensively, 75-54, and won Game 1, moving into first place despite being tied.
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[Comment from Ramon Lopez Suarez HC]
I think our defense was very good throughout. A big reason for our win was that we were able to stop Kumamoto’s fast break, which is their specialty. Today, neither team could make threes and often attacked in the post, but I think we were able to take the initiative in offensive rebounding and create a good flow. I think Kumamoto and Shiga, who are at the top of the division, are teams that specialize in fast breaks, but the basketball style we want to express is to create a rhythm from our defense and use everyone to get rebounds. We played defense today that made it hard for us to run easily, and if we can make baskets like this, I think we will be able to win many games. Looking at the players’ performance this time, their three-point percentage was low, which was not good. However, we were able to get the rebounds, which made our offense work, and I think it gave us confidence that we can compete in future games even if we don’t get threes. We are conscious of not having each player on the court for seven consecutive minutes as much as possible, and today there was not a single player who played more than 30 minutes, so even if we were substituted, we were not able to do what we needed to do. I think it was. In terms of mental health, I believe that encouraging each other out loud and creating a positive atmosphere will be a key factor in our success. This time we didn’t have Woodbury, and I think the game would have been even more difficult if he had been there. I will accept the challenge with humility and prepare for tomorrow’s match.
[Pablo Aguilar player comment]
I think our basket is solid. I feel that sharing the ball with a common understanding as a team and rebounding as a team is the key to our success. I think the most important thing is to believe in ourselves and play, and if we don’t believe in our teammates, we won’t be able to win. Of course it’s important to win in the regular season, but it’s also important to win in the playoffs. We are currently in the process of improving our team’s command in preparation for participating in the playoffs and getting promoted to B1, so we will continue to do our best to ensure that everyone is in their best condition. We will continue to play with high intensity and play hard on defense tomorrow. Kumamoto will show a lot of energy in Game 2 after their loss, so I want to play so that they don’t get defeated easily. I’m sure this is the team we’ll be playing against in the playoffs, so I’d like to win tomorrow as well and gain confidence. 【highlight】
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