Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

Basketball / B. League Nov 5, 2016

Evessa whip Golden Kings in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa pulled away from the Ryukyu Golden Kings in the second half on Saturday en route to a runaway victory over their former fierce bj-league rival. In the Evessa's 96-57 triumph in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, big man Xavier Gibson, a Florida State alum, ...

Basketball / BJ-League Feb 18, 2016

Osaka clamps down on Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa's defense pressured the visiting Rizing Fukuoka throughout Thursday's series opener. That effort and energy paid off for the hosts. Osaka earned an 89-70 victory and forced 23 turnovers. The Evessa (24-11) won their third straight game and picked up their seventh victory in eight ...

Evessa complete series sweep of Bambitious

Basketball / BJ-League Oct 11, 2015

Evessa complete series sweep of Bambitious

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa improved to .500 with their first series sweep of the young season by beating the Bambitious Nara 83-67 on Sunday. Osaka's Olu Ashaolu had 23 points on 10-for-11 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocks. Shota ...

Geoffrey Katsuhisa set to take reins in Iwate

Basketball / BJ-League Jun 23, 2015

Geoffrey Katsuhisa set to take reins in Iwate

by Ed Odeven

Geoffrey Katsuhisa will be named the new head coach of the Iwate Big Bulls, The Japan Times has learned. An announcement is imminent, basketball sources said on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Katsuhisa has served as an assistant coach for the Chiba Jets since their inception in 2011 ...