Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

Feb 17, 2017

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

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The SeaHorses Mikawa delivered an impressive all-around performance, hammering the visiting Levanga Hokkaido 89-72 on Friday night. The title-chasing SeaHorses (27-8) shot 50.7 percent from the field. Sharpshooter Kosuke Kanamaru led the hosts’ high-performance offensive output, putting 33 points on the board. Kanamaru made ...

Basics serve Levanga well in win over Lakestars

Jan 22, 2017

Basics serve Levanga well in win over Lakestars

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In an era of long-range shooting, scoring consistently from inside the arc can be an overlooked art. On Sunday, the Levanga Hokkaido, however, provided a reminder that simplifying and executing — taking and making — 2-point shots is indeed important. Hokkaido shot 59.6 percent ...

Albirex edge Lakestars, improve to 10-10

Dec 3, 2016

Albirex edge Lakestars, improve to 10-10

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The Niigata Albirex BB overcame Lakestars star Julian Mavunga’s 41-point performance and escaped with a 92-91 road victory on Saturday over Shiga. Tenyoku You nailed a pair of free throws with 1:44 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Albirex in front 92-85. ...

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

Nov 18, 2016

Evessa edge Kansai rival Lakestars

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The Osaka Evessa jumped out to a 12-point lead after the opening quarter and held on for a narrow victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Friday night. The Evessa’s 86-82 win at Sumiyoshi Sports Center in Osaka raised their season record to 8-7 in ...

Shiga finds going tough early on

| Oct 20, 2016

Shiga finds going tough early on

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After a month of games, there are two 1-7 teams in the B. League’s 18-team first division. And they are both vying to climb out of the cellar. The Central Division’s Toyama Grouses, last season’s bj-league championship runner-up squad, has stumbled out of the ...