/ Jun 16, 2017

Ex-Happinet Bryant joins Nets coaching staff

Former Akita Northern Happinets forward Travon Bryant has joined the Brooklyn Nets coaching staff, it was announced on Thursday.Bryant was named an assistant player development coach for Kenny Atkinson’s staff. The 34-year-old Bryant, a University of Missouri alum, wrapped up his playing career with ...

Levanga earn narrow win over Akita

/ Apr 11, 2017

Levanga earn narrow win over Akita

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Potent 3-point shooting carried the Levanga Hokkaido past the Akita Northern Happinets on Tuesday night in Sapporo.The hosts sank 10 of 20 3s in a 66-65 victory, completing a two-game series sweep. The hosts needed the long-range scoring — every 3-point basket in fact ...

/ Mar 10, 2017

Stephens joins D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders

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High-rising forward Deshawn Stephens has left the B. League’s Akita Northern Happinets and joined the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League, it was announced on Thursday.The 206-cm Stephens, who wrapped up his collegiate career at San Diego State, appeared in 41 games ...

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

/ Dec 29, 2016

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

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The Osaka Evessa started and finished strong en route to a 79-67 victory over the visiting Sendai 89ers on Thursday night.The Evessa (16-12) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the series opener in Osaka, and held the visitors to 36.8 percent shooting from ...

Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeat

/ Nov 7, 2016

Happinets beat Alvark to avenge defeat

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Fueled by a 9-0 run to open the second quarter, the Akita Northern Happinets bounced back from a series-opening loss on Monday night.Akita defeated the Alvark Tokyo 78-64 in the B. League series finale at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2. Shigehiro Taguchi and Kevin ...

Hokkaido offense clicks in triumph over Akita

/ Oct 9, 2016

Hokkaido offense clicks in triumph over Akita

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Balanced scoring guided the Levanga Hokkaido past the Akita Northern Happinets in their series opener on Sunday in Sapporo.Takanobu Nishikawa scored a team-high 24 points in Levanga’s 76-70 victory at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center. Hokkaido’s Daniel Miller added 15 points, 46-year-old shooting guard ...