Nov 1, 2014

Iwate crushes Tokyo, improves to 8-1

Nothing the Tokyo Cinq Reves did on Saturday could slow down the Iwate Big Bulls, and nothing could stop them from taking an insurmountable lead. The Big Bulls led by 15 points after one quarter, and then it was a 51-17 advantage at halftime. ...

Oct 26, 2014

Kyoto bounces back with victory over Ryukyu

Shun Watanuki scored 20 points for the second day in a row, converting 8 of 10 shots from the field, and the Kyoto Hannaryz clamped down on the defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second quarter, holding them to seven points in the ...

Oct 25, 2014

High-powered offense guides Toyama to victory over Shinshu

Balanced scoring is a key ingredient for success during a 52-game season. The Toyama Grouses provided a reminder of that fact in Saturday’s bj-league series opener against the visiting Shinshu Brave Warriors. Sam Willard scored 26 points and Joe Werner had 22 and four ...

Oct 25, 2014

Veteran big man Moss joins Sendai after departure from Niigata

Adrian Moss, a member of the University of Florida’s 2006 NCAA Division I championship squad, has switched teams in the Eastern Conference. The 32-year-old forward this week joined the Sendai 89ers (3-3). He played six games for the Albirex (4-2), coming off the bench ...

Oct 19, 2014

Grouses make more capital gains with sweep of Broncos

The Toyama Grouses have traveled to Kanto twice over the past eight days to face Tokyo-area teams. Maybe the expression “home sweet home” should be altered for Toyama’s sake — with the current emphasis on road trips. Coach Bob Nash’s club swept the Tokyo ...

Oct 18, 2014

Hamamatsu uses free throws, rebounding edge to trounce Takamatsu

Sometimes basic fundamentals prove to be the most crucial ingredients to a victory in pro sports. Exhibit A: Saturday’s Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix-Takamatsu Five Arrows game. The score was tied 39-39 at halftime, and only one player, Takamatsu’s B.J. Puckett reached 20 points (exactly) for ...