Nov 13, 2015

Defensive effort carries Hannaryz past Evessa


The Kyoto Hannaryz swatted seven shots and defense fueled their 73-70 victory over the visiting Osaka Evessa on Friday night. The Hannaryz (8-3) trailed by five points after the first quarter. Coach Honoo Hamaguchi’s club outscored the visitors 28-19 in the second period to ...

Oct 20, 2015

Kyoto whips Oita, completes series sweep

The Kyoto Hannaryz had six double-digit scorers in a runaway 95-64 victory over the host Oita Ehime HeatDevils in the bj-league on Monday night. The HeatDevils (1-5) trailed 21-6 after the first quarter and 44-20 at halftime in Oita. David Palmer led Kyoto (4-2) ...

Oct 4, 2015

Hannaryz deny Samuraiz


The Kanazawa Samuraiz fell short of victory in their regular-season debut in the bj-league, falling 68-64 to the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz on Saturday night. Kyoto, which set a league record for wins (44) last season, built a 38-22 halftime advantage, and the Samuraiz chipped ...

Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four

May 10, 2015

Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four


The Final Four picture is now set, and it’s a decidedly different look this year. The Akita Northern Happinets and Iwate Big Bulls will represent the Eastern Conference, while the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix and Shiga Lakestars advanced from the Western Conference. The Big Bulls ...

May 4, 2015

Hannaryz cruise past Five Arrows to reach Western semis


The Kyoto Hannaryz took their first step toward securing a fourth consecutive trip to the Final Four. The top-seeded Hannaryz played lockdown defense en route to a 93-63 triumph over the Takamatsu Five Arrows in Game 2 of their bj-league Western Conference first-round series ...

Apr 17, 2015

Hannaryz run away from Cinq Reves


The Kyoto Hannaryz turned a close game into a rout in the second quarter. They outscored the Tokyo Cinq Reves 35-9 in the period en route to a 98-60 victory on Friday in the bj-league series opener. Tokyo (5-44) suffered its 15th straight loss. ...

Apr 10, 2015

Shiga trounces Oita for fifth straight win


The Shiga Lakestars took a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter against the host Oita HeatDevils on Friday night. Which was too much for the HeatDevils to overcome. Shiga earned an 87-68 victory in the bj-league series opener, extending its winning streak to five ...