Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Basketball / B. League Mar 8, 2019

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Frontcourt mates Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly combined for 52 points as the Sunrockers Shibuya outplayed the visiting Niigata Albirex BB in Friday's B. League series opener. In the Sunrockers' 92-77 victory, Sacre put 27 points on the board, making 10 of 17 shots from ...

Toyama looks to improve defense

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

Toyama looks to improve defense

The Toyama Grouses, one of B. League's premier offensive clubs, present a formidable challenge for opposing defenses. They put points on the board in a hurry. The Grouses are No. 2 in the 18-team first division in scoring (84.3 points per game). They also have a ...

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 ...