Date: Jun 05, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Japan and China scored impressive wins to remain undefeated at the 2017 East Asia Basketball Championship for Men in Nagano, Japan, while Taiwan is to take on Hong Kong today, after suffering a 33-point loss to China on Saturday.
Playing in front of a supportive home crowd, Japan overwhelmed Macau 119-47, led by point guard Makoto Hiejima’s double-double performance.
Hiejima netted 17 points with 10 assists, along with three rebounds and two steals.
Japan’s twin brothers Kosuke and Joji Takeuchi played up front for a combined 20 points and 17 rebounds, while Yudai Baba and Ryumo Ono contributed 13 points each for the win. [FULL STORY]