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Kobe Paras scores 21 as Niigata beats Thirdy Ravena, NeoPhoenix

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:55 PM October 09, 2021
Kobe Paras for Niigata Albirex BB

FILE–Kobe Paras for Niigata Albirex BB in Japan B. League. NIIGATA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Niigata and Kobe Paras got their second win in three games at the expense of San-En, 77-64, in their inter-conference matchup in the B.League Saturday at Hamamatsu Arena.

The Albirex BB improved to a 2-1 record in the East Conference while the NeoPhoenix and Thirdy Ravena dropped to 1-2 in the West Conference.

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San-En trailed by as much as 15, 33-18, in the second quarter but mounted a serious fight in the third to get to within three, 47-44, after Justin Knox’ lone conversion from the field midway through the period.

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Niigata, however, responded with an 11-3 run to take a 58-47 lead courtesy of Para’s three-point play with 2:02 left in the third.

Paras then put the Albirex BB up 14, 70-56, when he drove for a layup with 3:08 to play.

Paras had 21 points, five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks while Rosco Allen finished with a game-high 23 points with eight rebounds and four assists to lead Niigata.

Ravena led the NeoPhoenix with 16 points, four assists, and three steals.

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