Samuraiz rally past Rizing in final minute

Basketball / B. League May 4, 2018

Samuraiz rally past Rizing in final minute

by Ed Odeven

The Kanazawa Samuraiz made a pair of clutch baskets in the final minute, rallying to beat the visiting Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka by the slimmest of margins, 71-70, on Friday night. Tsubasa Yonamine scored his only two points on a layup with 1 minute remaining. The ...

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 ...

Basketball Jan 2, 2016

Soma sparks Osaka in rout of Niigata

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa didn't shy away from feeding the ball to Takuya Soma on the perimeter on Saturday. Smart move. The 24-year-old swingman sank 9 of 16 3-pointers and scored a game-high 29 points, leading the Evessa to an 85-64 victory over the Niigata Albirex BB. Lawrence ...

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 Nov 9, 2015

Samuraiz score victory over Lakestars

by Ed Odeven

The Kanazawa Samuraiz climbed above .500 with a series-opening, 83-64 victory over the Shiga Lakestars on Saturday. The Samuraiz (6-5), a first-year franchise, received strong efforts from several players to rout Shiga in Kanazawa. Andrew Fitzgerald paced the hosts with 21 points and Gyno Pomare contributed ...

Basketball Oct 31, 2015

Kanazawa whips Hiroshima, improves to .500

by Ed Odeven

The Kanazawa Samuraiz, a first-year franchise, improved to 5-5 after a second rout on the road in as many days over the expansion Hiroshima Lightning, winning 114-84 on Friday night. Kanazawa out-rebounded the hosts 55-32 and finished with 21 assists to their five. The Samuraiz, led ...

Basketball Oct 30, 2015

Kanazawa shoots lights out in rout of Hiroshima

The Kanazawa Samuraiz built an 18-point lead by the end of the first quarter en route to a 121-81 victory over the host Hiroshima Lightning on Thursday night in the bj-league in a series-opening matchup of expansion teams. The Lightning (1-8) trailed 66-29 at halftime. Andrew ...

Basketball Oct 4, 2015

Hannaryz deny Samuraiz

by Ed Odeven

The Kanazawa Samuraiz fell short of victory in their regular-season debut in the bj-league, falling 68-64 to the visiting Kyoto Hannaryz on Saturday night. Kyoto, which set a league record for wins (44) last season, built a 38-22 halftime advantage, and the Samuraiz chipped away ...