Final four set to clash

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK May 17, 2018

Final four set to clash

by Ed Odeven

And now it's down to four teams still chasing after the B. League Championship crown. This weekend, the East Division champion Chiba Jets Funabashi play host to the West champ Ryukyu Golden Kings and the Central champ SeaHorses Mikawa face the visiting Alvark Tokyo. Games ...

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

Basketball / B. League Nov 18, 2017

Evessa overpower NeoPhoenix, end five-game slide

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa dominated on both sides of the ball in Saturday's series opener against the San-en NeoPhoenix, ending a five-game losing streak The Evessa pounded the NeoPhoenix 79-54 in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. Osaka coach Dai Oketani's club had five double-digit scorers: Gyno Pomare (18 points, ...

Kohama's legacy certain to live on

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Feb 11, 2017

Kohama's legacy certain to live on

by Ed Odeven

Mototaka Kohama leaves behind a trail of memories with those who knew him well or casually crossed paths with him during his decades-long involvement in basketball. After the Godfather of Japanese basketball's death on Jan. 12 at age 84 after a battle with cancer, those ...

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Dec 8, 2016

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

by Ed Odeven

Camaraderie pays off for successful teams. The Tochigi Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa are prime examples of that. Last weekend when the teams collided at Brex Arena Utsunomiya, there were numerous examples of players encouraging one another, making the extra pass, doing the unselfish things that don't ...