High-powered offense guides Toyama to victory over Shinshu

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 ...

Grouses make more capital gains with sweep of Broncos

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 ...

Oct 17, 2014

Kyoto improves to 5-0; Akita routs Fukushima

After three straight trips to the Final Four, the Kyoto Hannaryz are hungry to capture a title in coach Honoo Hamaguchi’s fourth season at the helm. Winning bj-league games keeps that focus in the spotlight, and the unbeaten Kyoto Hannaryz defeated the Bambitious Nara ...

Mavericks sign Togashi to contract; D-League assignment expected

Oct 16, 2014

Mavericks sign Togashi to contract; D-League assignment expected

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Yuki Togashi to a contact, the NBA team announced on Wednesday. After Togashi showcased his offensive skills in four games during the NBA Las Vegas Summer League in July, including 12 points in 11 minutes against ...

Okada making impact for unbeaten Shiga

| Oct 16, 2014

Okada making impact for unbeaten Shiga

Yu Okada has spent nearly a decade now knocking down jump shots for a paycheck. He was an integral part of the Takamatsu Five Arrows’ remarkable run to a championship runnerup finish as a first-year franchise in the 2006-07 season, a recognizable fixture in ...

Oct 14, 2014

Toyama earns road sweep against Tokyo

Led by newcomer Keyon Carter’s 20-point performance and Masashi Joho’s 15 points, the visiting Toyama Grouses defeated the Tokyo Cinq Reves 77-71 on Monday to complete a series sweep. The Grouses, the reigning Eastern Conference regular-season bj-league champion, held Tokyo to nine fourth-quarter points ...