B.League: Filipino imports struggle in respective losses Saturday | Inquirer Sports

B.League: Filipino imports struggle in respective losses Saturday

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:20 PM November 13, 2021
Kiefer Ravena Shiga Lakestars Japan B.League

Shiga Lakerstar’s Kiefer Ravena. Photo from B.League

MANILA, Philippines—It was a disappointing showing for Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Kobe Paras, and Javi Gomez de Liaño as their respective teams all lost Saturday in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season.

Shiga and Ravena fell to their fifth straight loss after an 89-62 beating from Shinshu in the West Conference at White Ring in Nagano.


The Lakestars, who had a share of the second seed early on in the season, have now slid to a 6-7 record while the Brave Warriors improved to 8-5.

Ravena struggled against Shinshu as he put up a meager line of four points, on 2-of-7 shooting, one rebound, and three assists.


Matthew Aquino did not play for the Brave Warriors.

Nagoya had its brief winning run get snapped as it lost to Mikawa, 91-79, at Wing Arena Kariya in Aichi.

Nagoya Dolphins' Ray Parks

Nagoya Dolphins’ Ray Parks. B.LEAGUE PHOTO

Parks could not find his footing for the Diamond Dolphins as he finished with four points, on 2-of-4 shooting, five rebounds, and one steal.

The Diamond Dolphins, who had two straight wins prior to the game against the Seahorses, dropped to 7-6 in the West Conference.

Niigata and Paras got subjected to an 88-62 drubbing against Chiba on the Jets’ home floor of Funabashi Arena.

Paras, too, had a rough performance finishing with two points, two rebounds, and two assists for the Albirex BB, who are on a disaster course with nine straight defeats.

Niigata have now fallen to a 2-11 record in the East Conference.


Gomez de Liaño, meanwhile, had his best game of his B.League career but Ibaraki still faltered against Kawasaki, 105-96.

The Robots, who scored an 81-72 win over the Osaka Evessa, dropped to a league and East Conference-worst 2-11 record.

Gomez de Liaño finished with 13 points, five rebounds, and one steal for Ibaraki.


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