Shimane snaps 21-game losing streak

Basketball / B. League Mar 31, 2018

Shimane snaps 21-game losing streak

by Ed Odeven

The streak is over. The Shimane Susanoo Magic dominated the fourth quarter en route to a convincing 94-75 victory over the Nishinomiya Storks on Saturday night. The Susanoo Magic, who had lost 21 consecutive games, trailed 56-55 entering the final stanza. Former NBA first-round draft pick Al ...

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, ...

Samuraiz avenge defeat by Phoenix

Basketball Mar 13, 2016

Samuraiz avenge defeat by Phoenix

by Ed Odeven

After getting waxed by 20 points in the series opener, the Kanazawa Samuraiz avenged Saturday's defeat by thrashing the reigning champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix. Coach Yukinori Suzuki's Samuraiz set the tone for the game from the get-go in Kanazawa. After one quarter, Kanazawa led 26-7, and ...

Pomare confident Samuraiz can beat odds

Basketball | ONE-ON-ONE WITH ... Dec 28, 2015

Pomare confident Samuraiz can beat odds

by Ed Odeven

The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Gyno Pomare of the expansion Kanazawa Samuraiz is the subject of this week's profile. Position: Forward Age: 29 Ht: 203 cm Wt: 110 kg Hometown: Oceanside, California College: University of San Diego Noteworthy: Pomare is averaging 13.8 points and just ...

Basketball Feb 1, 2014

Pomare, Iwate sail past Ryukyu in OT

by Ed Odeven

Gyno Pomare delivered a splendid performance for the Iwate Big Bulls on Saturday evening. His team needed every ounce of energy he provided, every statistic in the box score, too. When it was over, Pomare had 33 points, 21 rebounds and two blocked shots to lead ...