SeaHorses hold off Levanga down the stretch

Basketball / B. League Jan 4, 2019

SeaHorses hold off Levanga down the stretch

by Ed Odeven

Mikawa's Takanobu Nishikawa scored a season-best 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting on Friday night. The SeaHorses also dominated on the boards in an 84-77 victory over the visiting Levanga Hokkaido. Isaac Butts, J.R. Sakuragi and Ko Kumagai added 15 points apiece for the SeaHorses (15-15) in ...

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

Basketball Nov 30, 2018

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Akatsuki Five received a tough challenge from Qatar early but wound up posting a 85-47 victory in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Toyama City Gymnasium on Friday night. The Japan men's national team (5-4) extended its winning streak in the preliminaries to ...

Star guard Makoto Hiejima set to join NBL's Brisbane Bullets

Basketball Aug 2, 2018

Star guard Makoto Hiejima set to join NBL's Brisbane Bullets

The Tochigi Brex on Thursday announced Japan national team shooting guard Makoto Hiejima will join the Brisbane Bullets in the eight-team National Basketball League of Australia and New Zealand. Hiejima, the B. League's reigning MVP in the first division, started his career in 2013 with ...

Reigning B. League MVP Makoto Hiejima joins Tochigi Brex

Basketball / B. League Jul 20, 2018

Reigning B. League MVP Makoto Hiejima joins Tochigi Brex

Star shooting guard Makoto Hiejima has joined the Tochigi Brex after five seasons with the SeaHorses. Hiejima was introduced at a news conference on Friday in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture. The 27-year-old Hiejima's rise to stardom has bridged the NBL and B. League eras. He made his ...