Kosuke Ishii ignites high-flying Jets

Basketball / B. League Mar 2, 2019

Kosuke Ishii ignites high-flying Jets

by Ed Odeven

Chiba Jets Funabashi perimeter marksman Kosuke Ishii had the hot hand early in Saturday's contest. The 31-year-old shooting guard took four shots in the first period. He made them all, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range against the visiting Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka. By the end ...

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 ...

Hannaryz hold off Rizing Zephyr in OT

Basketball / B. League Nov 2, 2018

Hannaryz hold off Rizing Zephyr in OT

by Ed Odeven

The visiting Kyoto Hannaryz outlasted the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka in overtime on Friday night, winning 98-95. Kevin Hareyama sank a pair of free throws at the 4:26 mark of OT to put Kyoto ahead 85-83, and coach Honoo Hamaguchi's club didn't relinquish the lead the ...