Brex extend winning streak to 11 games

Basketball / B. League Dec 21, 2019

Brex extend winning streak to 11 games

by Ed Odeven

The Utsunomiya Brex are firing on all cylinders in pursuit of the B. League title. On Saturday, coach Ryuzo Anzai's squad collected its 11th consecutive victory, beating the visiting San-en NeoPhoenix 89-79 at Brex Arena Utsunomiya. Ryan Rossiter paced the Brex (18-4) with 27 points, nine ...

Alvark whip Susanoo Magic

Basketball / B. League Dec 20, 2019

Alvark whip Susanoo Magic

by Ed Odeven

The Alvark Tokyo outplayed the Shimane Susanoo Magic on Friday night and earned an 89-55 series-opening victory on the road. Tokyo led 19-13 after the first quarter. Coach Luka Pavicevic's team increased its advantage to 35-23 by halftime in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. The Susanoo Magic (7-15) ...

Koshigaya Alphas sign forward Jawad Williams

Basketball / B. League Nov 14, 2019

Koshigaya Alphas sign forward Jawad Williams

by Ed Odeven

The Koshigaya Alphas have signed veteran forward Jawad Williams, who played a key role for the Alvark Tokyo in their back-to-back B. League first division championship seasons in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Alphas, who were promoted to B2 from the third division for the current ...

Alvark rally around injured forward Jawad Williams

Basketball / B. League Mar 25, 2019

Alvark rally around injured forward Jawad Williams

by Ed Odeven

Veteran forward Jawad Williams filled a vital role for the Alvark Tokyo during the club's 2017-18 B. League championship season. He had a knack for making clutch shots, grabbing key rebounds, playing lockdown defense and providing valuable leadership on and off the court. Williams' season came ...

Alvark complete sweep of B-Corsairs

Basketball / B. League Dec 23, 2018

Alvark complete sweep of B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

The reigning champions Alvark Tokyo gave their fans an early Christmas present on Sunday afternoon. Actually, it was their second gift to team supporters over the holiday weekend, with the Alvark posting an 89-68 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs and completing a series sweep on ...

Alvark stick to game plan to beat Brave Thunders

Basketball / B. League Nov 11, 2018

Alvark stick to game plan to beat Brave Thunders

by Ed Odeven

Successful coaches aren't always obsessed with changing their game plan. After preparations were made for a weekend series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, Alvark Tokyo bench boss Luka Pavicevic didn't feel a need to flip the script for Sunday's series finale. Even after a 79-66 ...