IBL’s Tornadoes still seeking first win

The Japan Times

The Nippon Tornadoes of the International Basketball League have lost their first 16 games in their inaugural 2009 season.

The team, which is a project of the Japan Basketball Academy, has two remaining games on its short-season schedule.

Tornadoes coach Tatsumi Nashida’s team is playing all 18 of its games in a compact schedule. It started with a 146-90 loss to the Vancouver Volcanoes on May 1. The Tornadoes have yielded 140 or more points in 12 of those defeats.