Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 12, 2019

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs faced a 58-43 deficit at halftime in Friday's series opener against the Toyama Grouses. They dominated the third quarter, pulling in front by three points entering the final stanza. The fourth quarter, ultimately, came down to free throws. The Grouses sank 10 of ...

Storks hand coaching reins to Miodrag Rajkovic

Basketball / B. League Jul 28, 2018

Storks hand coaching reins to Miodrag Rajkovic

by Ed Odeven

The Nishinomiya Storks on Saturday named Miodrag Rajkovic as their new head coach. The 47-year-old Serbian mentor led the Toyama Grouses in 2017-18, but was not retained. Toyama went 24-36. Kensaku Tennichi, who guided the Osaka Evessa to three championships in as many seasons at the ...

Shimane snaps 21-game losing streak

Basketball / B. League Mar 31, 2018

Shimane snaps 21-game losing streak

by Ed Odeven

The streak is over. The Shimane Susanoo Magic dominated the fourth quarter en route to a convincing 94-75 victory over the Nishinomiya Storks on Saturday night. The Susanoo Magic, who had lost 21 consecutive games, trailed 56-55 entering the final stanza. Former NBA first-round draft pick Al ...

Hokkaido hammers struggling Nishinomiya

Basketball / B. League Mar 6, 2018

Hokkaido hammers struggling Nishinomiya

by Ed Odeven

The Nishinomiya Storks were reminded on Tuesday night that it's nearly impossible to win when an opponent routinely makes more than seven out of every 10 shots from inside the arc. The Levanga Hokkaido completed a two-game sweep of the struggling Storks, winning 89-60 in ...

Promoted Storks stun powerhouse SeaHorses

Basketball / B. League Jan 21, 2018

Promoted Storks stun powerhouse SeaHorses

by Ed Odeven

It's been a challenging season for the Nishinomiya Storks, who earned promotion to the top flight after winning the B2 title last spring. No one predicted it would be an easy adjustment. On Sunday, the Storks earned a big victory to savor, beating the powerhouse SeaHorses ...