Alphas reach B2 after swatting Bee Trains

Basketball / B. League May 12, 2019

Alphas reach B2 after swatting Bee Trains

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The B. League third-division runner-up Koshigaya Alphas earned a promotion to the second flight with a crushing 86-64 win over the Hachioji Bee Trains in the B2/B3 promotion playoff game before a crowd of 2,057 at Yokohama Arena on Sunday. Power forward Kyle Richardson led ...

Arnold’s game remains all about the team

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Feb 20, 2016

Arnold’s game remains all about the team

by Ed Odeven

Watching a pure shooter, when the shots are falling like raindrops during a summer storm, is a picture of pure art. Basketball fans were treated to this image last Sunday at Hiratsuka Gymnasium when Wayne Arnold, an accomplished star in the 24-team bj-league, put on ...

Basketball Feb 19, 2016

Blackledge sparks Osaka in rout of Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Lawrence "Trend" Blackledge put his stamp on Friday's game against the Rizing Fukuoka. The talented forward's all-around effort — 26 points on 10-for-15 shooting, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals — helped steer the Evessa to an 89-68 triumph, and the hosts extended ...

Basketball Mar 5, 2015

Hot 3-point shooting carries Shiga past Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Led by a trio of 3-point shooting specialists, the visiting Shiga Lakestars halted the Rizing Fukuoka's three-game winning streak on Thursday night, winning the bj-league series opener 95-93. Shiga's Ray Nixon, a University of Wisconsin product, buried 8 of 13 long-range shots en route to ...

Peppers lifts Rizing past Bambitious

Basketball Mar 1, 2015

Peppers lifts Rizing past Bambitious

by Ed Odeven

Like teammate Cohey Aoki did in Saturday's series opener, Rizing Fukuoka star Josh Peppers carried his team on the offensive end on Sunday afternoon. Peppers poured in 33 points (three more than Aoki had a day earlier) and added 19 points and 10 rebounds to ...