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 ...

Gunma thumps Nara in series opener

Mar 7, 2014

Gunma thumps Nara in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Friday’s series opener against the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders started off well, but finished poorly for the Bambitious Nara. Nara, a first-year bj-league franchise, led 22-10 entering the second quarter. Gunma controlled the action in the second half en route to an 84-67 victory. ...

Feb 14, 2014

Ide provides spark as Tokyo edges Gunma

by Ed Odeven

Yuji Ide canned four 3-point shots and scored a game-high 22 points and Ricky Woods and Edward Morris poured in 19 points apiece as the Tokyo Cinq Reves defeated the Gunma Crane Thunders 81-75 on Friday night. The Cinq Reves led 38-37 at halftime ...

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 ...

Blackwell out at struggling Gunma

Dec 15, 2013

Blackwell out at struggling Gunma

by Ed Odeven

The Gunma Crane Thunders opened the season with three victories in their first 19 games. Saturday’s 93-78 loss to the Shinshu Brave Warriors was the final straw for head coach Ryan Blackwell. It cost him his job, bj-league sources told The Japan Times. Blackwell ...

Dec 3, 2013

Akita 16-2 after weekend sweep of Gunma

by Ed Odeven

With three teams with double-digits wins setting the pace in the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference-leading Ryukyu Golden Kings enjoying a bye week, the 2013-14 bj-league season has entered its third month. Surprising nobody, the Akita Northern Happinets improved to 10-0 at home ...

Feb 27, 2013

Dixon, Tomori shine in Gunma triumph over Sendai

by Ed Odeven

After a quiet game in the series opener, Gunma Crane Thunders point guard Jermaine Dixon lit up the scoreboard for 28 points in a 78-75 bounce-back win over the host Sendai 89ers on Tuesday night in the bj-league. Dixon was 9-for-16 from the field ...