Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

Basketball / B. League Mar 8, 2019

Sunrockers cruise past Albirex

by Ed Odeven

Frontcourt mates Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly combined for 52 points as the Sunrockers Shibuya outplayed the visiting Niigata Albirex BB in Friday's B. League series opener. In the Sunrockers' 92-77 victory, Sacre put 27 points on the board, making 10 of 17 shots from ...

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 ...

Niigata outplays Mikawa in series opener

Basketball / B. League Dec 22, 2018

Niigata outplays Mikawa in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Niigata Albirex BB star Davante Gardner received an abundance of Christmas presents from the SeaHorses Mikawa on Saturday afternoon. The B. League's leading scorer was repeatedly sent to the free-throw line, and the Marquette University product drained 12 of 13 attempts in an 86-77 road ...

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 ...

Evessa too hot for Albirex to handle

Basketball / B. League Apr 1, 2018

Evessa too hot for Albirex to handle

by Ed Odeven

The Osaka Evessa offense fired on all cylinders on Sunday against the Niigata Albirex BB. Osaka's quick, proficient scoring proved too much for the visitors to handle in the series finale as the Evessa rolled to a 107-85 victory. Sharpshooter Naoya Kumagae delivered a crowd-pleasing ...