Basketball Topics

Nov 13, 2014

Gonzaga, Pitt to play hoops in Okinawa

The Gonzaga University men’s basketball team will face the University of Pittsburgh in the 2015 Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 13 at Camp Foster in Okinawa. The Spokesman Review first reported the planned contest between the Zags and Panthers earlier this week. ESPN plans ...

Susanoo Magic fire coach Hanson

Nov 10, 2014

Susanoo Magic fire coach Hanson

by Ed Odeven

The Shimane Susanoo Magic ended their season-long losing streak on Sunday. But that wasn’t enough for head coach Reggie Hanson to retain his job. Hanson’s departure was announced after the game, and he became the first head coach in the 22-team bj-league to be ...

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

Nov 9, 2014

Susanoo Magic end drought with win over Firebonds

by Ed Odeven

Rebuilding a team from scratch is never expected to be a simple task. There are countless examples that it takes hard work and patience to accomplish this, including in the NBA this season with team president Phil Jackson’s New York Knicks. In the bj-league, ...

Nov 8, 2014

Fukushima rallies for victory over Shimane

by Ed Odeven

The Fukushima Firebonds overcame a 10-point halftime deficit and snapped an eight-game losing streak on Saturday against the visiting Shimane Susanoo Magic, winning 73-67. The Firebonds (2-9) outscored the Magic 29-17 in the third quarter to pull ahead 52-50 in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture. Guard ...

Nov 7, 2014

Hot-shooting Akita pounds struggling Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Deshawn Stephens scored a team-high 24 points on 9-for-11 shooting and five teammates reached double figures as the Akita Northern Happinets rolled to a 116-86 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Friday night. Akita (9-2 overall, 6-1 on the road) led 33-15 after ...

Nov 3, 2014

Happinets' team of sharpshooters sink B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

The Akita Northern Happinets have assembled a roster that has an abundance of players capable of knocking down a 3-point dagger at any moment. The Yokohama B-Corsairs witnessed that aforementioned fact during 40 tough minutes on Sunday afternoon, getting repeatedly burned from the perimeter ...

Iwate crushes Tokyo, improves to 8-1

Nov 1, 2014

Iwate crushes Tokyo, improves to 8-1

by Ed Odeven

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

by Ed Odeven

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 ...