Apr 17, 2015

Hannaryz run away from Cinq Reves

by Ed Odeven

The Kyoto Hannaryz turned a close game into a rout in the second quarter. They outscored the Tokyo Cinq Reves 35-9 in the period en route to a 98-60 victory on Friday in the bj-league series opener. Tokyo (5-44) suffered its 15th straight loss. ...

Apr 10, 2015

Shiga trounces Oita for fifth straight win

by Ed Odeven

The Shiga Lakestars took a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter against the host Oita HeatDevils on Friday night. Which was too much for the HeatDevils to overcome. Shiga earned an 87-68 victory in the bj-league series opener, extending its winning streak to five ...

Mar 29, 2015

bj-league lifts ban on JT

by Jack Gallagher

The professional basketball bj-league has rescinded its ban on media access by The Japan Times with immediate effect. The ban was instituted on Oct. 11, 2013, and continued for more than 17 months. The bj-league informed The Japan Times of the decision via e-mail ...

Mar 22, 2015

Kyoto outplays Hamamatsu, raises record to 18-4 on road

by Ed Odeven

As impressive as the Kyoto Hannaryz have been at home this season, they are a superb team on the road, too. On Sunday, Kyoto improved to 18-4 in away contests, beating the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix 75-69 to complete a series sweep. The Western Conference-leading ...

Kyoto routs Nara, improves to 29-6

Feb 21, 2015

Kyoto routs Nara, improves to 29-6

by Ed Odeven

On defense, the Kyoto Hannaryz played a tough, tenacious game. On offense, four Kyoto players scored in double figures in a 78-58 shellacking of the host Bambitious Nara on Saturday night in the bj-league. Kevin Kotzur’s 24 points paced the Hannaryz (29-6). Ryan Forehan-Kelly ...

Oct 26, 2014

Kyoto bounces back with victory over Ryukyu

by Ed Odeven

Shun Watanuki scored 20 points for the second day in a row, converting 8 of 10 shots from the field, and the Kyoto Hannaryz clamped down on the defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second quarter, holding them to seven points in the ...