Shimane's Davis stands tall in Game 1 win over Hamamatsu

May 4, 2013

Shimane's Davis stands tall in Game 1 win over Hamamatsu

by Ed Odeven

Shimane center Jeral Davis dominated defensively in Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series, helping the Susanoo Magic rout the visiting Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix 80-67 on Friday afternoon. Davis, who was named to the 2012-13 Best Five team earlier this week, swatted ...

Burns energizes triumphant B-Corsairs in return

Mar 20, 2013

Burns energizes triumphant B-Corsairs in return

by Ed Odeven

All-Star guard Draelon Burns played a game for the first time in nearly a month, and made an impressive all-around impact. Burns had 18 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, a season-high five steals and a blocked shot in the B-Corsairs’ 81-67 victory over the ...

Kawai out as coach of Hamamatsu

Mar 2, 2013

Kawai out as coach of Hamamatsu

by Ed Odeven

In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of pro basketball, Ryuji Kawai’s 60-30 record in 90 games as head coach wasn’t good enough. Nor was the fact that as a rookie head coach he took the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix to the bj-league title game last May at ...