Japan women defend FIBA Asia title, punch ticket to Rio

Basketball Sep 5, 2015

Japan women defend FIBA Asia title, punch ticket to Rio

by Ed Odeven

After holding off China by one point on Tuesday, the Japan women's national team provided a different type of drama on the basketball court during their high-stakes Saturday showdown: an old-fashioned blowout victory. Japan routed China 85-50 in the FIBA Asia Women's Championship final in ...

Japan women hold off Taiwan, book spot in FIBA Asia final

Basketball Sep 4, 2015

Japan women hold off Taiwan, book spot in FIBA Asia final

The Japan women's national basketball team dominated key stretches of the first and fourth quarters en route to a 65-58 triumph over Taiwan in the FIBA Asia Women's Championship semifinals on Friday in Wuhan, China. Ramu Tokashiki and Sanae Motokawa each had 15 points to ...

Basketball Aug 29, 2015

Japan women prevail against South Korea in FIBA Asia opener

The Japan women's national team began defense of its FIBA Asia Women's Championship title from 2013 with a 59-53 Group A victory over South Korea on Saturday in Wuhan, China. Ramu Tokashiki and Sanae Motokawa had 12 points apiece for Japan, which led 31-30 at ...