B.League: Ray Parks’ Nagoya, Dwight Ramos’ Toyama continue winning ways

Nagoya Dolphins' Ray Parks.

Nagoya Dolphins’ Ray Parks. B.LEAGUE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Nagoya and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. continued their strong form as they toppled Hokkaido, 90-60, in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Saturday at their home floor of Dolphins Arena.

The Diamond Dolphins have won 10 of their last 11 games and are tied at second with the Shimane Susanoo Magic with 19-8 records in the West Conference.

Scott Eatherton led Nagoya with 20 points, eight rebounds, and four assists while Coty Clarke added 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

Parks, however, struggled as he scored just one point, on 0-of-5 shooting, with five rebounds.

FILE – Dwight Ramos and his Toyama Grouses teammates. B.LEAGUE PHOTO

Toyama and Dwight Ramos chalked up their third win in four games as they took down Mikawa, 93-87, in the West Conference at Wing Arena Kariya in Aichi.

Joshua Smith had a game-high 26 points with nine rebounds and two steals to lead the Grouses to an 11-18 record for the eighth seed in the West.

Brice Johnson added a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double for Toyama as Ramos had five points off the bench.

FILE – Niigata’s Kobe Paras. Photo from B.League

Niigata and Kobe Paras failed to put a stop to their embarrassing skid as they lost to Shinshu, 76-64, at their home court of City Hall Plaza Ao-re Nagaoka.

The Albirex BB dropped their 24th straight game as they stayed at the 11th seed of the East Conference with a 2-25 record.

Jeff Ayres had 25 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists for Niigata while Paras went scoreless in nearly 22 minutes of play.

Maeda Reo had 25 points and five assists for the 11-16 Brave Warriors, who hold the seventh spot in the West, while Matthew Aquino logged a DNP.

Hiroshima held off Ibaraki, 81-79, in its inter-conference meeting at Adastria Mito Arena.

The Dragonflies improved to 17-10 to remain at the fourth spot in the West while Ibaraki fell to 5-22 for the 10th seed in the East.

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