Mar 22, 2014

Northern Happinets breeze past Broncos

by Ed Odeven

The Eastern Conference leaders put on an offensive clinic against cellar-dwelling Saitama on Saturday afternoon. The result? The Akita Northern Happinets defeated the Broncos 113-96 in Odate, Akita Prefecture. Not only did the Northern Happinets improve to 34-9, they also shot 67.3 percent (35-for-52) ...

Hustle, all-out effort propel Aomori past Saitama

Mar 8, 2014

Hustle, all-out effort propel Aomori past Saitama

by Ed Odeven

The Aomori Wat’s didn’t rely on gimmicks or flashy showmanship against the Saitama Broncos on Saturday night. That wasn’t necessary. The first-year franchise used balanced scoring and persistent defense in a methodical, 90-77 victory over the Broncos in the bj-league series opener. Aomori (18-19) ...

Jan 16, 2014

Nara completes first series sweep in franchise history

by Ed Odeven

The Bambitious Nara, a first-year bj-league franchise, have won back-to-back games for the first time in franchise history. For Nara coach Koto Toyama’s squad, Thursday’s 87-74 triumph over the visiting Saitama Broncos featured several key contributors. Rookie guard Tatsuya Suzuki had 20 points, drained ...

Jan 15, 2014

Ex-Gator Moss powers Nara past Saitama

by Ed Odeven

Big man Adrian Moss delivered a gutsy 20-point, 21-rebound performance to lead the Bambitious Nara to a 70-60 series-opening victory over the Saitama Broncos on Wednesday night. The 204-cm Moss, who starred on the 2006 NCAA Division I champion University of Florida Gators, led ...

Jan 11, 2014

Broncos halt losing streak at 19

by Ed Odeven

Led by John “Helicopter” Humphrey’s game-high 37 points, the Saitama Broncos snapped a 19-game losing streak by beating the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders 93-61 on Saturday. Saitama (3-21) hadn’t won a bj-league game since Oct.19. The Takamatsu Five Arrows’ single-season record of 25 losses ...

Jan 3, 2014

Ryukyu hands Saitama 19th consecutive defeat

by Ed Odeven

The Ryukyu Golden Kings outscored the Saitama Broncos by 14 points in the first 10 minutes of Friday afternoon’s bj-league game. That set the tone for what followed, and they were never seriously threatened the rest of the way. Ryukyu blasted the Broncos, winning ...

Tokyo overwhelms Saitama in fourth quarter, completes series sweep

Nov 13, 2013

Tokyo overwhelms Saitama in fourth quarter, completes series sweep

by Ed Odeven

Despite John “Helicopter” Humphrey’s 45-point outburst, the Saitama Broncos couldn’t quell the Tokyo Cinq Reves’ momentum and spirited comeback on Wednesday night at Musashino General Gymnasium. The result? An 82-76 Tokyo triumph. The Broncos (2-10) suffered their seventh straight defeat in the bj-league, failing ...

Tokyo outplays Saitama in series opener

Nov 12, 2013

Tokyo outplays Saitama in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tokyo Cinq Reves emerged victorious on Tuesday night by overcoming a five-point halftime deficit and seizing control of the game after the break. Tokyo defeated the visiting Saitama Broncos 78-66 at Musashino General Gymnasium, outscoring them 31-14 in the pivotal third quarter. Saitama ...

Broncos fire Williams, name Ishibashi new coach

Jun 1, 2013

Broncos fire Williams, name Ishibashi new coach

by Ed Odeven

The Saitama Broncos’ annual coaching change was on the agenda on Friday. Head coach Tracy Williams’ expected departure was made official on Friday evening. A news release was posted at 7:56 p.m. on the team website. Exactly one minute later, the Eastern Conference team ...