The Metropolitan Matches have ended and calm has returned to Seigaku, but a new storm starts brewing! Ryoma provokes a trio of bullies from the basketball team, and Tezuka is challenged by a student who appears unexpectedly on the scene!
Ryoma is cornered by Akutsu. But he accepts this challenge head on and releases his newfound power. Each player steps closer to the next level without giving an inch, all the while throwing out his most powerful moves.
Evolving with each and every play, Ryoma holds his own, and the game is even! Coach Banda of the Yamabuki Jr. High team hands Akutsu a secret strategy. With a game he cannot lose, Akutsu makes his move.
Ryoma brings out his best shots to challenge Akutsu's raw power. In spite of the spectators' worries, the violent battle continues to rage. Will Ryoma find the strength within to help him defeat his most challenging enemy?
Kikumaru and Oishi start their doubles match against Yamabuki Junior High's Higashikata and Minami. Oishi confronts the same pair that he was unable to beat in last year's match. And finally Momoshiro's match with Sengoku starts!
The second half of the Metropolitan Matches begins! Fudomine Junior High plays badly due to circumstances beyond their control and forfeits. Ginka Junior High also forfeits and Seigaku advances to the next match to play Yamabuki Junior High!
Ryoma and Fuji's match continues on with ferocity and the rest of the inter-team match up starts! Tezuka counters Momoshiro's smashes easily. Kaido's snake threatens to overpower Kawamura, and Oishi tests Kikumaru's stamina.
Next up is Seigaku's “golden pair,” Kikumaru and Oishi, and the two find themselves facing some tough challengers. Ryoma notices that their opponent Akazawa's hits make the ball a blur—could this be the secret to their surprising success?