B-Corsairs run out of steam in loss to Sunrockers

Basketball / B. League Oct 28, 2018

B-Corsairs run out of steam in loss to Sunrockers

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs played a stellar first half on Sunday afternoon, building a sizable lead against the Sunrockers Shibuya. Facing a 15-point deficit, the hosts then regrouped at halftime and responded to the challenge of replicating the B-Corsairs' first-half intensity. Yokohama, on the other hand, ...

Golden Kings counting on veteran Ishizaki

Basketball / B. League Sep 26, 2017

Golden Kings counting on veteran Ishizaki

by Ed Odeven

Takumi Ishizaki brings a poised, cerebral presence to the court, and his arrival symbolizes a new era in Okinawa. The veteran floor leader's steady, polished game can boost any B. League team's backcourt. Which is what the combo guard will be expected to do for the ...

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Sep 4, 2014

Toyota edges Ryukyu in exhibition

by Ed Odeven

The preseason began in earnest for the league's 10th season on Wednesday. But this time with a twist. The reigning champion Ryukyu Golden Kings played host to the NBL powerhouse Toyota Alvark in the first of two scheduled exhibition games in a three-day span in ...

Basketball | BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK May 29, 2014

Teamwork, defense keyed Ryukyu title

by Ed Odeven

What made the Ryukyu Golden Kings' remarkable championship season even more startling was the team's cohesiveness and singular focus. It started in training camp and lasted until the final second ticked off the clock at Ariake Colosseum on Sunday. The Golden Kings' strictly business mentality ...