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 ...

Hot-shooting Volters overpower Crane Thunders

Basketball / B. League Nov 10, 2017

Hot-shooting Volters overpower Crane Thunders

by Ed Odeven

In a game showcasing two of the top teams in the second division, the Kumamoto Volters ran past the visiting Gunma Crane Thunders on Friday night, winning 98-78. Backup shooting guard Terrance Woodbury, doing his best Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson impersonation, sparked the Volters off ...

Basketball Mar 5, 2015

Hot 3-point shooting carries Shiga past Fukuoka

by Ed Odeven

Led by a trio of 3-point shooting specialists, the visiting Shiga Lakestars halted the Rizing Fukuoka's three-game winning streak on Thursday night, winning the bj-league series opener 95-93. Shiga's Ray Nixon, a University of Wisconsin product, buried 8 of 13 long-range shots en route to ...

Basketball | ONE-ON-ONE WITH ... Jan 27, 2015

Shiga's Woodbury embraces pursuit of excellence

by Ed Odeven

The Japan Times features periodic interviews with players in the bj-league. Terrance Woodbury of the Shiga Lakestars is the subject of this week's profile. Position: Guard/forward Age: 27 Ht: 201 cm Wt: 101 kg Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia College: Georgia Noteworthy: Woodbury leads the Lakestars in scoring (17.7 points per game). ...

Basketball Jan 16, 2015

Fukushima outplays Iwate in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Set aside an eight-game losing streak in the fall, and the expansion Fukushima Firebonds have played nearly .500 ball so far in their inaugural bj-league season. In addition, the Firebonds collected a hard-earned 79-74 home victory over the Eastern Conference heavyweight Iwate Big Bulls on ...