Oct 20, 2013

Togashi comes up big as Northern Happinets beat Cinq Reves

Point guard Yuki Togashi sank a pair of free throws with 1.4 seconds remaining and the Akita Northern Happinets completed a fourth-quarter comeback, defeating the Tokyo Cinq Reves 72-70 on Sunday in the bj-league. Akita improved to a league-best 6-0 under third-year coach Kazuo ...

Shimane falls to 0-5 under new coach Vlaikidis

Oct 19, 2013

Shimane falls to 0-5 under new coach Vlaikidis

It’s been a rough start this season for the Shimane Susanoo Magic. After three straight playoff-qualifying seasons, the Magic fell to 0-5 on Saturday, losing 68-50 to the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz in Unnan, Shimane Prefecture. Shimane shot 17-for-59 from the field in the low-scoring ...

Akita improves to 4-0 by sweeping Aomori

Oct 15, 2013

Akita improves to 4-0 by sweeping Aomori

The Akita Northern Happinets are off to a 4-0 start this season, completing their second straight series sweep on Sunday by routing the expansion Aomori Wat’s 74-51. Shigehiro Taguchi canned four 3-pointers in a 17-point afternoon and Richard Roby had 14 points for the ...

Oct 12, 2013

Defending champion Yokohama drops opener to Shinshu

The Yokohama B-Corsairs have a new head coach (Michael Katsuhisa) and a vastly different lineup than the one the team had when it won the bj-league title in May as a second-year franchise. And the B-Corsairs are now 0-1 after dropping their season opener, ...

Oct 8, 2013

Geary guides Chiba to 4-0 start in NBL

The bj-league’s loss has become the NBL’s gain. Chiba Jets head coach Reggie Geary has given the third-year club a strong boost to kick off the 2013-14 campaign. The Jets are one of three NBL teams still undefeated, all at 4-0. The others: Mitsubishi ...

Oct 6, 2013

Williams provides spark as Takamatsu beats Fukuoka

Away from the bright lights in the big city, big man Paul Williams honed his skills at St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York. The institute of higher learning is located in Allegany, a town in the Empire State’s western region. And it’s been ...

Oct 5, 2013

Aomori collects victory in bj-league debut; Nara falls to Osaka

The Aomori Wat’s and Bambitious Nara, the bj-league’s expansion teams for the 2013-14 season, experienced mixed results on Saturday. Aomori triumphed at home in its first-ever game, and Nara lost on the road as described below. Wat’s 68, Big Bulls 53 In Hachinohe, Aomori ...