Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

Basketball / B. League Feb 17, 2017

Kanamaru sparks SeaHorses in rout of Levanga

by Ed Odeven

The SeaHorses Mikawa delivered an impressive all-around performance, hammering the visiting Levanga Hokkaido 89-72 on Friday night. The title-chasing SeaHorses (27-8) shot 50.7 percent from the field. Sharpshooter Kosuke Kanamaru led the hosts' high-performance offensive output, putting 33 points on the board. Kanamaru made 4 of ...

Aisin edges Toyota in Game 1 of NBL semifinals

Basketball May 21, 2016

Aisin edges Toyota in Game 1 of NBL semifinals

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Bench players Tomoya Hasegawa and Shinsuke Kashiwagi came through to lead the Aisin SeaHorses past the Toyota Alvark with a 69-67 victory in Game 1 of the their NBL playoff semifinal series at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Aisin, the reigning league champion, ...

Matsui ready to be shooting star

Basketball Sep 19, 2015

Matsui ready to be shooting star

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The lack of a presence underneath the basket has been Japanese basketball's everlasting issue. So Kenji Hasegawa, the current men's national team head coach, looks more to his outside players than inside muscle, relying on their perimeter shooting to carry the offense. That said, Keijuro ...

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

Basketball May 30, 2015

Aisin beats Toyota, wraps up NBL title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Needing just one more win, the Aisin SeaHorses wasted no time to extend the best-of-five series into a decisive game. Instead, they clinched the NBL championship in front of their loyal fans, who traveled from Aichi Prefecture. The Western Conference club seized its first league ...