May 30, 2014

Kawai to remain Shinshu coach for 2014-15 season

by Ed Odeven

After leading the Shinshu Brave Warriors to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, head coach Ryuji Kawai will return to the sideline for the bj-league’s 2014-15 season, the Eastern Conference club announced on Thursday. Kawai guided the Nagano Prefecture-based Warriors to ...

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

May 4, 2014

Kennedy gives Niigata edge over Shinshu

by Ed Odeven

Thomas Kennedy thrived in pressure-packed games for the Yokohama B-Corsairs last season en route to the franchise’s bj-league championship. This season, his role as a go-to scorer has seen him suit up for the Shimane Susanoo Magic (10 games), followed by a 14-game stint ...

Feb 9, 2014

Shinshu outlasts Akita in overtime

by Ed Odeven

Every winning streak must come to an end. For the Akita Northern Happinets, that happened on Sunday. And it was a spirited performance by the host Shinshu Brave Warriors that delivered a 105-102 defeat to Akita. The Happinets’ 12-game winning streak, which began on ...

Oguchi sparks Phoenix against ex-coach Kawai, Brave Warriors

Dec 22, 2013

Oguchi sparks Phoenix against ex-coach Kawai, Brave Warriors

by Ed Odeven

When the Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix captured their first of back-to-back bj-league championships in May 2010, Masahiro Oguchi played a pivotal role in making that happen. Oguchi’s 35-points, including 10-for-14 on 3-point shots, in the Eastern Conference final, the next-to-last game of that championship journey, ...

Dec 6, 2013

Sanders guides Shinshu to victory over Niigata

by Ed Odeven

Patrick Sanders scored a game-high 28 points and three teammates reached double figures in scoring as the Shinshu Brave Warriors defeated the Niigata Albirex BB 88-78 on Friday night in their bj-league series opener. The Brave Warriors improved to 10-5, including 6-1 at home. ...

Akita hammers Shinshu, raises record to 7-0

Oct 26, 2013

Akita hammers Shinshu, raises record to 7-0

by Ed Odeven

The Akita Northern Happinets extended their perfect start to the 2013-14 bj-league season on Saturday, trouncing the visiting Shinshu Brave Warriors 113-82. Richard Roby led all scorers with 34 points on 11-for-16 shooting and earned repeated trips to the free-throw line, where he calmly ...