Alvark prevail in title thriller

Basketball / B. League May 11, 2019

Alvark prevail in title thriller

by Ed Odeven

A year ago, the Alvark Tokyo built a 10-point cushion by halftime, then overwhelmed the Chiba Jets Funabashi in the second half of the B. League Championship Final, winning by 25 points. Saturday's showdown was a two-point game at the break. This time, Tokyo's 19-point lead ...

Jets hold nerve to edge Alvark

Basketball / B. League Apr 16, 2017

Jets hold nerve to edge Alvark

by Ed Odeven

In a heated contest that featured the intensity of a playoff clash, the Chiba Jets held on for an 84-78 victory over the Alvark Tokyo on Sunday afternoon. The Alvark never led in the series finale, a day after dropping an overtime contest against their ...

Brex storm past Alvark in series opener

Basketball / B. League Oct 22, 2016

Brex storm past Alvark in series opener

by Ed Odeven

Two former NBL powerhouse teams squared off on Saturday in one of the early marquee matchups of the B. League's inaugural season, and coach Tom Wisman's Tochigi Brex made a statement. The hosts delivered an impressive effort against their East Division foe, handing the Tokyo ...

Alvark cruise to win over 89ers

Basketball / B. League Oct 16, 2016

Alvark cruise to win over 89ers

by Ed Odeven

The Tokyo Alvark set the tone for game-long dominance with consistent scoring in the paint and tough defense, featuring a persistent pursuit of the ball. Conversely, the Sendai 89ers never found a way to slow down the Alvark offense, and they struggled to score on ...