: Classifieds : MyJU :
Stories: News
Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

Golden Kings win a pair on home court

Date Posted: 2010-11-18

The Ryukyu Golden Kings rolled to a pair of weekend victories in front of the home crowd as they defeated the expansion Susanoo Magic 68-64 and 82-77.

Okinawa, after a rocky season start, improved to 5-5 as they hosted the Shimane Susanoo Magic on their first ever visit to the island. The Magic is now also 5-5. The Golden Kings saw David Palmer tally a game-high 24 points Sunday, a day after he picked up 13 points. Tsubasa Yonamine had a season-high 18 and Jeff Newton chalked up 16 points and 15 rebounds Sunday, 24 hours after he provided strength with 11 points and 9 rebounds.

It was the expansion Susanoo Magic's first game in Okinawa. The Susanoo Magic played without standout point guard Takumi Ishizaki, who is suiting up for the Japan national team at the ongoing Asian Games. He is the first active B-J League player to be a national team member.

The Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix, meanwhile, remain the elite team in the league’s Eastern Conference, romping over the Saitama Broncos 90-60 Sunday as they improved the season record to 9-1. Saturday’s 96-83 victory was a bit less lopsided against the 2-8 Broncos.

In Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Mikey Marshall and Masashi Joho, a dynamic one-two punch, were the catalysts of Shiga's efficient offense, scoring 21 and 18 points, respectively, as the hosts completed a weekend sweep over Osaka. The Shiga Lakestars won 73-65 Sunday following a 75-68 win over the Western Conference leaders. Evessa is now 7-3.

In Sendai, Paul Butorac's 25-point performance and Sek Henry's 16-point, 10-assist, eight-rebound effort fired up the Akita Northern Happinets to its first victory of the season over the 89ers. A day earlier they’d lost to Sendai 82-70. The Toyama Grouses split a weekend series with the Niigata Albirex BB, winning 65-61 after an 81-70 loss on Saturday. In Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Hiroki Sato scored a season-best 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting (3-for-3 from 3-point range), and Taj Finger added 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Oita HeatDevils bounced back from a series opening loss against the Miyazaki Suns. On Saturday, the Shining Suns pulled out an easy 86-72 win, only to lose 89-75 themselves on Sunday.

Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

weather currency health and beauty restaurants Yellowpages JU Blog

OkistyleJU FacebookOkistyle

Go to advertising PDF?||?|o?L?qAE?|?}?OA?N?ga`OkiStyle?A??q?qM?oeu^?I`??N?gX?<eth>?<ETH>?ni^?IWanted!!Golden Kings ScheduleOkiNightSeeker