• Staff Report


Six Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix players scored in double figures as the hosts earned a 90-70 win over the visiting Niigata Albirex BB on Friday night in the bj-league.

Wayne Arnold paced the Phoenix (17-10 overall, 3-0 since Lawrence Blackledge joined the squad) with 20 points. Blackledge, who began the season with the Osaka Evessa, had 12 points and six blocked shots for the two-time defending champions.

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