Thanks to consecutive three-pointers by Mistui late in the first half of the game against Ryonan High, Shohoku High ends the half down by only six points. Rukawa's still got plenty of strength left, and he's going to need it to face Ryonan's ace, Sendoh. The pressure on Ryonan continues to draw fouls from them - can Shohoku exploit this and pull ahead? Or is Ryonan's coach Taoka just waiting for Shohoku to trip themselves up?
Story and art by Takehiko Inoue.