Basketball Feb 11, 2016

Shiga pounds Hiroshima to complete series sweep

by Ed Odeven

The Shiga Lakestars hammered the Hiroshima Lightning for the second straight day on Thursday, winning an afternoon matinee 98-56. The Lakestars (22-10) led 30-14 after the opening period in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, and extended their advantage to 27 points by halftime. Shiga out-rebounded the hosts, who ...

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

Basketball | HOOP SCOOP Jul 4, 2015

Fairness prevails in Hiroshima saga

by Ed Odeven

It's no surprise that the Hiroshima Lightning have endured a soap opera-like saga before even playing their first bj-league game. In fact, it's quite predictable. Leadership woes and institutional ineptitude have plagued Japan basketball for many decades, and a fundamental lack of understanding about the true ...