• Staff Report


Takeshi Mito and Masashi Joho scored 17 points apiece as the host Toyama Grouses defeated the Gunma Crane Thunders 87-74 on Monday in the bj-league.

Ira Brown added 12 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Grouses, who improved to 2-0. Jeremy Jacob contributed 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory, while teammate Tatsunori Fujie scored 10.

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