Basketball Apr 22, 2016

Yokohama cruises past Tokyo

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs ended an eight-game slide on Friday night, whipping the Tokyo Cinq Reves in their bj-league series opener. Yokohama scored 64 second-half points en route to a 114-91 triumph in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. B-Corsairs big man Jordan Henriquez-Roberts was unstoppable, pacing his team ...

Passing skills elevate Sendai's game

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Apr 7, 2016

Passing skills elevate Sendai's game

by Ed Odeven

Building an offense around good ball movement isn't a revolutionary concept in basketball. It's a proven formula for success at all levels. Good passing always helps to create scoring opportunities. The Sendai 89ers rely on gifted passers to generate their high-powered offense. That approach has paid ...

Basketball Nov 21, 2015

Dynamic duo lead B-Corsairs past Wat's

by Ed Odeven

The more they play together, the more effective they will become. And when they're at their best, Jordan Henriquez-Roberts and Carl Hall already form a dynamic one-two punch for the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Call them Yokohama's own Twin Towers: the 214-cm Henriquez-Roberts, who's in his first year ...

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Oct 22, 2015

Vets help get Sendai off to quick start

by Ed Odeven

The Sendai 89ers have relied on the stellar contributions of several players en route to six straight wins to open the new season. Credit longtime point guard Takehiko Shimura and irreplaceable forward Wendell White along with several newcomers for setting the tone. Third-year bench boss Shuto ...

Basketball Jan 16, 2015

Fukushima outplays Iwate in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Set aside an eight-game losing streak in the fall, and the expansion Fukushima Firebonds have played nearly .500 ball so far in their inaugural bj-league season. In addition, the Firebonds collected a hard-earned 79-74 home victory over the Eastern Conference heavyweight Iwate Big Bulls on ...