Apr 7, 2014

Crane Thunders sink B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

Across-the-board production carried the Gunma Crane Thunders to a bounce-back 84-76 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs on Monday night in the bj-league. Carlos Dixon scored 24 points and provided eight rebounds, five assists and two steals for Gunma (13-33). Teammate Jermaine Green scored 15 ...

Mar 29, 2014

Struggling Yokohama falling out of playoff race

by Ed Odeven

The defending bj-league champion Yokohama B-Corsairs are fading from playoff contention. The visiting Niigata Albirex BB handed Yokohama its eighth loss in the past 10 games on Saturday, winning 92-82. The B-Corsairs (18-25) have lost four straight games and occupy eighth place in the ...

Reed finding niche in Yokohama

| Feb 26, 2014

Reed finding niche in Yokohama

by Ed Odeven

Shooting guard Omar Reed is one of the top newcomers in the bj-league season. And for the revamped Yokohama B-Corsairs, fighting for a playoff spot under first-year coach Michael Katsuhisa, he has played a vital role since the start of the season. In Reed’s ...

Tokyo edges Yokohama, earns series split

Feb 23, 2014

Tokyo edges Yokohama, earns series split

by Ed Odeven

The one-two punch of Yuji Ide and Ricky Woods guided the Tokyo Cinq Reves to a 74-71 victory over the host Yokohama B-Corsairs on Sunday. Tokyo (10-24) earned a series split, getting a game-high 26 points from Ide, including 6-for-9 from 3-point range, and ...

Nov 1, 2013

B-Corsairs slump to defeat against Big Bulls

by Ed Odeven

Defending champion Yokohama B-Corsairs had no answer for the high-energy Iwate Big Bulls in their bj-league series opener on Friday. Yokohama failed to mount a serious comeback in the second half as Iwate imposed its will on the game. The Big Bulls rolled to ...

Oct 12, 2013

Defending champion Yokohama drops opener to Shinshu

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs have a new head coach (Michael Katsuhisa) and a vastly different lineup than the one the team had when it won the bj-league title in May as a second-year franchise. And the B-Corsairs are now 0-1 after dropping their season opener, ...

Sep 6, 2013

Akita releases star guard Burns

by Ed Odeven

Star guard Draelon Burns sustained an eye injury playing pickup basketball in late August in Milwaukee, and his plans to play for the Akita Northern Happinets have been derailed. The bj-league team announced on Thursday it has voided his contract after an eye doctor ...

Jul 26, 2013

Fukuoka hires Tuck

by Ed Odeven

Former Chinese Basketball Association star Mack Tuck has been hired as the Rizing Fukuoka’s new head coach, a source close to the situation confirmed Friday morning. The team made an announcement later in the day. “It’s a great honor for me to be named ...