B.League: San-En ends losing streak at 14 games, beats Mikawa
MANILA, Philippines—San-En put a stop to its disastrous 14-game skid as it took down Mikawa, 88-80, in its West Conference matchup in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Sunday at Wing Arena Kariya in Aichi.
Thirdy Ravena did a little bit of everything for the NeoPhoenix with 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one steal.
Justin Knox had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead San-En while Elias Harris and Matwuwaki Yoshiyuki added 19 and 17 points, respectively.
The 10th seeded NeoPhoenix improved to a 4-19 record while the Seahoreses slipped to 13-10 card at the fifth spot in the standings.
Shiga swept its Christmas weekend schedule against Niigata with a 90-77 win over Niigata in its inter-conference matchup at its homefloor of Ukaruchan Arena in Otsu.
The Lakestars improved to a 9-14 record for the eighth spot in the West while the Albirex BB dropped their 20th straight game and sit at the 11th seed in the East at 2-21.
Ovie Soko had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Shiga while Kiefer Ravena orchestrated the offense with eight points and 10 assists.
Kobe Paras was benched in Niigata’s loss.
Nagoya and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. continued their winning run as it brushed off Kyoto, 87-73, in the West Conference at Dolphin’s Arena in Aichi.
The Diamond Dolphins tied Shimane at 16-7 for the second seed in the West behind leader Ryukyu, which has a 20-3 record, while the Hannaryz are at a lowly 3-20 at 11th.
Scott Eatherton had 14 points and nine rebounds for Nagoya while Parks added 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, and four steals.
Toyama and Dwight Ramos fell to Gunma, 95-90, in its inter-conference matchup at Toyama City Gymnasium.
The Grouses slipped to an 8-15 record for the ninth seed in the West while the Crane Thunders improved to 11-12 for the seventh spot in the East.
Julian Mavunga had 21 points and six rebounds to lead Toyama while Ramos struggled from the field with four points on 2-of-9 shooting.
Ibaraki held off Shinshu, 84-77, in its inter-conference meeting at White Ring in Nagano.
The Robots improved to 5-18 for the 10th seed in the East while the Brave Warriors slipped to 9-14 for the seventh spot in the West.
Javi Gomez de Liaño went scoreless in more than 10 minutes of play for Ibaraki while Matthew Aquino sat Shinshu’s bench.
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