Kosuke Ishii ignites high-flying Jets

Basketball / B. League Mar 2, 2019

Kosuke Ishii ignites high-flying Jets

Chiba Jets Funabashi perimeter marksman Kosuke Ishii had the hot hand early in Saturday's contest. The 31-year-old shooting guard took four shots in the first period. He made them all, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range against the visiting Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka. By the end ...

Impressive outside shooting carries Brex past Sunrockers

Basketball / B. League Feb 9, 2019

Impressive outside shooting carries Brex past Sunrockers

The Tochigi Brex didn't have a single player carrying the offense on Saturday. Instead, it was an across-the-board effort that produced a 91-71 victory over the Sunrockers Shibuya at Brex Arena Utsunomiya. Hironori Watanabe (22 points), Jeff Gibbs (18 points) and Ryan Rossiter (11 points) score ...

Akita struggling in step up to first division

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Feb 7, 2019

Akita struggling in step up to first division

The Akita Northern Happinets know their limitations. But that hasn't stopped second-year head coach Josep "Pep" Claros from pushing his charges to play an up-tempo game and exert energy from start to finish every time. The Northern Happinets, last season's second-division regular-season champions (54-6), have faced ...

Balanced scoring helps NeoPhoenix defeat B-Corsairs

Basketball / B. League Feb 1, 2019

Balanced scoring helps NeoPhoenix defeat B-Corsairs

The San-en NeoPhoenix built a cushion in the third quarter and cruised past the Yokohama B-Corsairs in Friday's series opener, winning 80-69. San-en outscored the hosts 21-11 in the pivotal third quarter in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. The NeoPhoenix (17-20) also sank 13 of 17 free throws; ...