Niigata edges Fukuoka in overtime

Basketball / B. League Jan 26, 2019

Niigata edges Fukuoka in overtime

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB are tough to beat at home. Saturday's series opener against the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka was a reminder of that fact. Davante Gardner, the B. League's leading scorer, and veteran teammates Lamont Hamilton and Kei Igarashi set the tone for Niigata in an ...

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 11, 2018

Albirex soar past Happinets in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex BB employed a three-guard lineup in Thursday's series opener against the Akita Northern Happinets. Veterans Kei Igarashi and Shinsuke Kashiwagi started alongside combo guard Ryonosuke Watanabe, and the trio scored a combined 28 points in Niigata's 84-74 victory. Igarashi, who played on Japan's ...