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) ...

Dec 21, 2013

Aomori slams door on Ryukyu's 12-game winning streak

by Ed Odeven

The Aomori Wat’s recorded the biggest victory in franchise history on Saturday night, beating the Ryukyu Golden Kings 72-70 and ending the Western Conference powerhouse’s 12-game winning streak. The Wat’s, a first-year bj-league franchise, improved to 10-11. After the game, Aomori forward Gordon Klaiber ...

Dec 9, 2013

Resurgent 89ers rout Wat's

by Ed Odeven

Things are starting to fall into place for the Sendai 89ers. After missing five straight games, center Dzaflo Larkai returned from a knee injury on Nov. 30. And since then, the 89ers have quietly continued their climb in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Sendai ...

Akita improves to 4-0 by sweeping Aomori

Oct 15, 2013

Akita improves to 4-0 by sweeping Aomori

by Ed Odeven

The Akita Northern Happinets are off to a 4-0 start this season, completing their second straight series sweep on Sunday by routing the expansion Aomori Wat’s 74-51. Shigehiro Taguchi canned four 3-pointers in a 17-point afternoon and Richard Roby had 14 points for the ...