Japan B. League

Ray Parks, Nagoya repeat over Shiga as Kiefer Ravena sits out 

Martin Mendoza

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Ray Parks, Nagoya repeat over Shiga as Kiefer Ravena sits out 

CONSISTENT. Ray Parks sustains his steady play for the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins.


Ray Parks fills up the stat sheet as the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins score back-to-back convincing wins over the Kiefer Ravena-less Shiga Lakes in the Japan B. League

MANILA, Philippines – Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins completed the weekend sweep of Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakes with another convincing 104-82 victory in the Japan B. League on Sunday, November 27. 

Parks, who racked up 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in Nagoya’s 98-55 annihilation of Shiga on Saturday, had a much-better showing this time, putting up 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals in 27 minutes.

On the other side, after tallying just 2 points on 1-of-4 shooting in 5 minutes of action on Saturday, Kiefer was suited up but did not see action for the Lakes in the second of their back-to-back slate due to an unspecified injury. 

Similar to Parks, Matthew Wright and Thirdy Ravena both scored in double figures for the Kyoto Hannaryz and the San-En NeoPhoenix, respectively, but their numbers weren’t enough as their teams absorbed contrasting losses. 

Wright converted on 3 of his 6 long bombs to finish with 12 points, along with 3 rebounds, and 6 assists in Kyoto’s 81-58 lopsided defeat at the hands of the Utsunomiya Brex, while Thirdy registered 10 markers, 5 boards, and 3 dimes in San-En’s narrow 83-78 loss to the Fighting Eagles Nagoya.

Over in Division 2. Jordan Heading continued his steady play for the Nagasaki Velca as they swept the Fukushima Firebonds this weekend, 88-80.

Heading dropped 13 points on 3-of-7 clip from beyond the arc, on top of 1 rebound, 3 assists, and 3 steals. 

Other results

Division 1 

Akita Northern Happinets def. Shinshu Brave Warriors, 80-73. (Matthew Aquino – 5 pts, 2/6 FG, 1 reb, 18 minutes.)

Hiroshima Dragonflies def. Seahorses Mikawa, 87-74. (Justine Baltazar – 21 seconds.)

Shimane Susanoo Magic def. Ryukyu Golden Kings, 80-68. (Jay Washington – DNP.)

Division 2 

Kagawa Five Arrows def. Nishinomiya Storks, 82-78. (Roosevelt Adams – 7 pts, 2/7 FG, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl, 1 blk, 19 mins.)

Altiri Chiba def. Bambitious Nara, 79-61. (Kobe Paras – 4 pts, 2/6 FG, 1 reb, 4 asts, 1 stl, 2 blks, 19 mins.)

– Rappler.com

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