Basketball / B. League Jun 7, 2019

Saga Ballooners coaching staff takes shape

by Ed Odeven

The Saga Ballooners, a new B. League third-division team, have hired Takayuki Yasuda as an assistant coach, it was announced on Wednesday. Yasuda spent the past three seasons as the head coach for the Kumamoto Volters, a B2 club. In his three seasons at the ...

SeaHorses smash Grouses to remain in playoff hunt

Basketball / B. League Mar 31, 2019

SeaHorses smash Grouses to remain in playoff hunt

by Ed Odeven

After two wildly successful regular seasons, the SeaHorses Mikawa have experienced the normal ups and downs that teams endure during a long pro basketball season. Coach Kimikazu Suzuki's club completed a series sweep of the host Toyama Grouses on Sunday, winning 97-83. Now the SeaHorses (27-25) ...

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 ...

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 ...