• The Japan Times


The Sendai 89ers improved to 3-0, defeating the visiting Tokyo Apache 94-80 and spoiling Apache coach Bob Hill’s bj-league debut on Saturday.

Mike Bell paced the 89ers with 25 points, Chris Holm added 22 points and a team-high 10 rebounds and Hikaru Kusaka and Mac Hopson scored 14 points apiece. Hopson added nine assists.

Sendai led 45-33 at halftime.

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