B.League: Parks, Nagoya make it 3 in a row; Thirdy's San-en also wins | Inquirer Sports

B.League: Parks, Nagoya make it 3 in a row; Thirdy’s San-en also wins

/ 06:28 PM March 20, 2022

San-en NeoPhoenix's Thirdy Ravena.

FILE – San-en NeoPhoenix’s Thirdy Ravena. B.LEAGUE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and Thirdy Ravena were limited in scoring but their respective teams still captured convincing victories in separate 2021-22 Japan B.League matches on Sunday.

Parks only scored six but delivered the crucial four-point play down the stretch as Nagoya took down Shinshu, 81-76, at Dolphins’ Arena.

Nagoya Dolphins' Ray Parks.

Nagoya Dolphins’ Ray Parks. B.LEAGUE PHOTO

The 29-year-old guard, who only shot 2-of-10 from the field, drilled a crucial four-point play that gave the Diamond Dolphins a 76-68 breather with 4:15 to play. He also tallied three rebounds, one assist and a block coming off the bench.

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Coty Clarke led Nagoya with 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Tenketsu Harimoto delivered 16 markers, while Ovie Soko added 15 as their team improved to 24-10 in the sixth place

Ko Kumagai and Wayne Marshall paced Shinshu with 18 points each, absorbing their third consecutive defeat with a 19-22 record.

Ravena, on the other hand, was held to just four points in San-en NeoPhoenix’s 82-68 conquest over Yokohama B-Corsairs at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.

The 6-foot-3 guard missed six of his eight attempts from the field but his three assists, two rebounds, and two steals were enough to help San-En bounce back from a 68-79 loss to Yokohama on Saturday.

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Robert Carter led the NeoPhoenix’s vengeful win with an all-around performance 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five steals. Elias Harris added 16 markers, nine boards and four assists.

San-En improved to 8-31 still in the 21st spot while sending Yokohama to 14-26 in the 16th.

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Meanwhile, Dwight Ramos tallied 18 points, five rebounds and three steals but Toyama Grouses fell to Shimane Susanoo Magic, 76-87, in their home game.

Seiya Ando once again torched Toyama (16-26) with 21 points from his six triples as Perrin Buford delivered a triple-double 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists to lift Shimane to complete a weekend sweep for 30-10 card in the fifth place.

Kiefer Ravena and Shiga suffered another blowout, this time to Kyoto, 57-79, at YMIT Arena.

Ravena posted seven points, two steals, a rebound and an assist in the Lakestars ‘(10-26) ninth straight loss as David Simon dropped 20 markers, 10 rebounds and five assists for Kyoto (11-29).

The Ibaraki Robots were also triumphant after overcoming Kobe Paras’ 16-point effort for Niigata Albirex BB, 79-76, at Adastria Mito Arena.

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Eric Jacobsen posted a double-double 21 points and 16 rebounds double-double, while Filipino Javi Gomez de Liano was scoreless in one minute and 32 seconds but Ibaraki (11-28) escaped the gallant stand of his compatriot and Niigata (5-35).

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