May 8, 2015

Takamatsu hires Ito to replace Maeda as bench boss

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The Takamatsu Five Arrows made their first coaching change since 2011 on Friday. Nobuyoshi Ito, who has earned recognition as a high school bench boss during the annual Winter Cup in recent years, will replace Kenzo Maeda on the Five Arrows bench, the Western ...

May 4, 2015

Hannaryz cruise past Five Arrows to reach Western semis

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The Kyoto Hannaryz took their first step toward securing a fourth consecutive trip to the Final Four. The top-seeded Hannaryz played lockdown defense en route to a 93-63 triumph over the Takamatsu Five Arrows in Game 2 of their bj-league Western Conference first-round series ...

Apr 24, 2015

Takamatsu torches Fukuoka in series opener

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The Takamatsu Five Arrows shot a sizzling 57.9 percent from 3-point range and Dexter Lyons flirted with a triple-double in a 102-86 victory over the Rizing Fukuoka on Friday night. Justin Watts paced the Five Arrows (17-34) with 23 points, including 3-for-4 from beyond ...

Jan 24, 2015

Takamatsu snaps 14-game losing streak

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The Takamatsu Five Arrows collected their first victory since Nov. 16 on Saturday, topping the visiting Rizing Fukuoka 88-86. Takamatsu (8-21) ended a 14-game slide in the bj-league. The Five Arrows had the game’s highest scoring quarter by either team in the final stanza ...

| Nov 20, 2014

Takamatsu making steady strides

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Like the Osaka Evessa, their Western Conference rival, the Takamatsu Five Arrows did not push the panic button after struggling to string together back-to-back wins in early October. Smart decision. Coach Kenzo Maeda’s team has turned around its season, winning five of its past ...

Jun 6, 2014

Fukushima Firebonds draft forwards Kanno, Masuko

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Building a team from scratch, is a step-by-step process. Each new player is a piece to the puzzle. The Fukushima Firebonds, an expansion team for the 2014-15 season, made forward Shota Kanno the No. 1 pick in Friday’s bj-league rookie draft. The 22-year-old forward ...

May 16, 2014

Kanazawa to coach NBDL's Yamagata team

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The well-traveled Atsushi Kanazawa will lead the Passlab Yamagata Wyverns in the NBDL, the JBL2’s successor, next season, it was announced on Thursday. “It is a great honor to be in charge of a new team,” Kanazawa was quoted as saying in published reports. ...