Feb 11, 2016

Shiga pounds Hiroshima to complete series sweep

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The Shiga Lakestars hammered the Hiroshima Lightning for the second straight day on Thursday, winning an afternoon matinee 98-56. The Lakestars (22-10) led 30-14 after the opening period in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and extended their advantage to 27 points by halftime. Shiga out-rebounded the ...

Dec 4, 2015

Mavunga lifts Shiga past Tokyo

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Power forward Julian Mavunga had 36 points and 14 rebounds and Masahiro Kano made six steals to propel the Shiga Lakestars to a 73-63 victory over the Tokyo Cinq Reves on Friday night in the bj-league. Shiga (12-5) outscored the hosts 44-29 in the ...

Johnson rips Shiga management after release

| Nov 19, 2015

Johnson rips Shiga management after release

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After being shown the door following just 12 games with the Shiga Lakestars, 2014-15 regular-season MVP Kejuan Johnson reflected on the team’s decision. Johnson insisted that he’s been made “the scapegoat” for the Lakestars’ inconsistent play. Coming off their first Final Four appearance since ...

Nov 9, 2015

Samuraiz score victory over Lakestars

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The Kanazawa Samuraiz climbed above .500 with a series-opening, 83-64 victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Saturday. The Samuraiz (6-5), a first-year franchise, received strong efforts from several players to rout Shiga in Kanazawa. Andrew Fitzgerald paced the hosts with 21 points and Gyno ...

Oct 16, 2015

Lakestars roll past Rizing

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The Shiga Lakestars relied on a standout trio to ignite them to a series-opening 77-61 road victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Friday. Shiga’s Kejuan Johnson, the league’s reigning MVP who suited up for the Sendai 89ers last season, scored a game-high 24 points, ...

Lakestars land MVP Johnson

| Jul 30, 2015

Lakestars land MVP Johnson

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After reaching the Final Four for the first time in franchise history in May, the Shiga Lakestars are tweaking their roster. Forward Terrance Woodbury, an NBA Development League veteran who averaged a team-high 18.3 points during the 2014-15 campaign, won’t return for the upcoming ...

Happinets ride strong second half into bj-league final

May 23, 2015

Happinets ride strong second half into bj-league final

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The Akita Northern Happinets dominated the second half against the Iwate Big Bulls, turning a tie game into a convincing victory. First-year head coach Makoto Hasegawa guided the Northern Happinets to an 84-68 Eastern Conference final victory over the Big Bulls at Ariake Colosseum ...

Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four

May 10, 2015

Akita, Iwate, Hamamatsu, Shiga advance to Final Four

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The Final Four picture is now set, and it’s a decidedly different look this year. The Akita Northern Happinets and Iwate Big Bulls will represent the Eastern Conference, while the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix and Shiga Lakestars advanced from the Western Conference. The Big Bulls ...