Alvark edge Brave Thunders, earn series split

Basketball / B. League Feb 1, 2020

Alvark edge Brave Thunders, earn series split

by Ed Odeven

The visiting Alvark Tokyo avenged their Friday defeat by outplaying the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in Saturday's marquee rematch. In the two-time reigning champions' 72-68 victory, they were held to seven third-quarter points, but they got back on track in the final quarter to secure the ...

Strong Alvark frontcourt overwhelms B-Corsairs

Basketball / B. League Dec 15, 2019

Strong Alvark frontcourt overwhelms B-Corsairs

by Ed Odeven

Veteran poise paid off the Alvark Tokyo on Sunday afternoon. Frontcourt mates Joji Takeuchi and Alex Kirk, pillars of the team's back-to-back title-winning teams, scored 19 and 14 points, respectively, and veteran forward Milan Macvan came off the bench and poured in 17 points as ...

Washburn leads Yokohama to win over Akita

Basketball / B. League Oct 11, 2019

Washburn leads Yokohama to win over Akita

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs earned their first victory of the 2019-20 B. League season on Friday night, outplaying the visiting Akita Northern Happinets en route to a 75-60 decision. Big man Jason Washburn paced Yokohama (1-2) with 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Frontcourt mate ...

Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 26, 2019

Tochigi pounds Kawasaki in playoff opener

by Ed Odeven

The Tochigi Brex were locked in at both ends of the court on Friday night. The Brex offense fired on all cylinders in Game 1 of their B. League Championship quarterfinal series against the Kawasaki Brave Thunders. Coach Ryuzo Anzai's club buried 10 of 21 ...

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 12, 2019

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs faced a 58-43 deficit at halftime in Friday's series opener against the Toyama Grouses. They dominated the third quarter, pulling in front by three points entering the final stanza. The fourth quarter, ultimately, came down to free throws. The Grouses sank 10 of ...