Jets throttle Levanga for eighth straight win

Basketball / B. League May 6, 2017

Jets throttle Levanga for eighth straight win

by Ed Odeven

The Chiba Jets cruised past the Levanga Hokkaido on Saturday, producing a 77-60 triumph for their eighth consecutive victory. Over their past 10 games, the Jets are 9-1, the best current stretch in the 18-team top flight. And perhaps a strong finish to the regular season ...

NeoPhoenix bounce back against Albirex

Basketball / B. League Apr 30, 2017

NeoPhoenix bounce back against Albirex

by Ed Odeven

Rebounding takes effort, hard work and determination. The San-en NeoPhoenix demonstrated this winning formula in a 73-69 victory over the Niigata Albirex BB on Sunday. The NeoPhoenix won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the hosts 50-44 in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. Six San-en players had four or ...

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

Basketball / B. League | B. LEAGUE NOTEBOOK Dec 8, 2016

Teamwork has Tochigi flourishing

by Ed Odeven

Camaraderie pays off for successful teams. The Tochigi Brex and SeaHorses Mikawa are prime examples of that. Last weekend when the teams collided at Brex Arena Utsunomiya, there were numerous examples of players encouraging one another, making the extra pass, doing the unselfish things that don't ...