B.League: Nagoya, Ray Parks win eight straight
MANILA, Philippines—Nagoya and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. stretched their winning run to eight straight games as they battered Osaka, 108-84, in the West Conference of the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Wednesday at Ookini Arena Maishima.
The Diamond Dolphins are tied with Shimane at the second seed of the conference at 17-7 while the Evessa are at sixth with a 12-2 record.
Coty Clarke led Nagoya with 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocks while Parks had 12 points, on 2-of-3 conversion from deep, and two steals.
San-En and Thirdy Ravena returned to the losers’ circle after West leader Ryukyu’s 101-69 victory at their home floor of Toyohashi City Gymnasium.
The NeoPhoenix, who put a stop to their 14-game skid with an 88-80 win over Mikawa, slipped to 4-20 for the 10th seed in the conference while the Golden Kings improved to 21-3.
Robert Carter had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead San-En while Ravena 18 points, eight rebounds, and two steals.
Shiga and Kiefer Ravena didn’t fare any better as they suffered a 92-67 defeat against Hiroshima in the West Conference at Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall.
The Lakestars slipped to a 9-15 record while the Dragonflies improved to 15-9.
Sean O’mara had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead Shiga while Kiefer eight points and four assists.
Toyama and Dwight Ramos fell to defending champion Chiba, 105-64, in their inter-conference matchup at Funabashi Arena.
The Grouses dropped to an 8-17 record for the ninth seed in the West while the Jets improved to 18-6 to lead the East and tied Kawasaki atop the conference.
Joshua Smith had 13 points and 12 boards for the Grouses as Ramos struggled with two points on 0-of-3 shooting from the field.
Niigata and Kobe Paras suffered their 21st straight loss as they succumbed to Yokohama in the East at City Hall Plaza Ao-re Nagaoka.
The Albirex BB are at the 11th seed of the East at 2-22 while the B-Corsairs are ninth with an 8-16 record.
Rosco Allen had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Albirex BB while Paras played just 21 seconds with two turnovers.
Shinshu and Matthew Aquino dominated Kyoto, 98-69, in the West Conference at Kotobuki Arena Chikuma in Nagano.
Josh Hawkinson had 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Brave Warriors, who improved to 10-14 for the seventh seed, while Matthew Aquino got a bit of playing time with three points and two rebounds five minutes of play.
Ibaraki and Javi Gomez de Liaño suffered a brutal 104-65 loss to the Brave Thunders at Adastria Mito Arena.
The Robots fell to a 5-19 record at the 10th seed in the conference.
Marc Trasolini had 17 points and six rebounds to lead the Robots while Javi Gomez de Liaño went scoreless in nine minutes of play.
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