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 ...

Akita veteran guard Hasegawa to retire after season

Apr 3, 2013

Akita veteran guard Hasegawa to retire after season

by Ed Odeven

What has been expected for many months is now official: Makoto Hasegawa is set to retire after this season, the Akita Sakigake Shimpo and other media outlets reported on Tuesday, Hasegawa’s 42nd birthday. The veteran point guard, who has only appeared in eight games ...

Feb 27, 2013

Dixon, Tomori shine in Gunma triumph over Sendai

by Ed Odeven

After a quiet game in the series opener, Gunma Crane Thunders point guard Jermaine Dixon lit up the scoreboard for 28 points in a 78-75 bounce-back win over the host Sendai 89ers on Tuesday night in the bj-league. Dixon was 9-for-16 from the field ...