Ray Parks Jr. delivered once again for the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins as they crushed Dwight Ramos and the Toyama Grouses for the second straight day, 99-74, in the Japan B. League on Sunday, October 17 at the Toyama City Gymnasium.
After dropping 15 points on Saturday, Parks came up with a team-high 17 points along with 7 rebounds as the Dolphins completed the weekend sweep of the Grouses and improved to 3-3 in the standings.
Meanwhile, Ramos, who made his B. League debut just on Saturday, continued to struggle from the field as he finished with 9 points on 4-of-12 shooting to go with 4 rebounds and 3 assists as the Grouses remained winless in six outings.
Leading by only 5 points, 43-38, at halftime, the Dolphins, led by Parks – who scored 14 of his 17 markers in the second half – shifted into high gear in the third quarter and outscored the Grouses, 29-15, to lead by 19, 72-53, heading into the final frame.
The Dolphins never looked back in the payoff period as they extended their advantage to as many as 30 points, 95-65, with only three minutes left to play in the ball game.
Scott Eatherton and Coty Clarke backstopped Parks with 15 and 14 points, respectively, while Takumi Saito and Tenketsu Harimoto added 12 and 11 markers, respectively.
Former TNT import Joshua Smith topscored for the Grouses with 13 points to go with 8 rebounds, while Julian Mavunga had 11 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds.
Parks and the rest of the Dolphins will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they face Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakestars on Saturday, October 23, while Ramos and the Grouses will gun for their first win of the season when they take on the Ryku Golden Kings on the same day.
Nagoya 99 – Parks 17, Eatherton 15, Clarke 14, Saito 12, Harimoto 11, Karino 8, Ito 7, Suda 6, Whittington 5, Nakahigashi 4, Kobayashi 0, Kikuchi 0.
Toyama 74 – Smith 13, Mavunga 11, Ramos 9, Kamisawa 8, Johnson 6, Mito 6, Hareyama 6, Uto 5, Ono 5, Matsui 5, Ametani 0.
Quarters: 26-15, 43-38, 72-53, 99-74.