With a slight lead thanks to Mitsui, Shohoku has their hands full as the game against Sanno heats up. Sanno's coach Domoto sends in Mikio, a player whose strength and size make up for his lack of experience. Coach Anzai counters by telling Shohoku to run their offense through Sakuragi, and the game becomes a battle between the two inexperienced power players.
What Sanno thought would be an easy win for them is turning out to be a lot more than they bargained for - Shohoku's here and they mean to go all the way to the top!
Story and art by Takehiko Inoue.