B.League: Parks' Nagoya escapes as Thirdy, Kiefer teams fall again | Inquirer Sports

B.League: Parks’ Nagoya escapes as Thirdy, Kiefer teams fall again

/ 11:24 PM April 06, 2022

B.League Nagoya Dolphins

FILE–Nagoya Dolphins.

MANILA, Philippines — Bobby Ray Parks Jr. was limited to four points but Takumi Saito delivered the game-winning lay-up as Nagoya edged Osaka, 89-87, in Japan B.League on Wednesday at Dolphins’ Arena.

Saito scored the go-ahead lay-up in the last five seconds and finished with 18 points and seven rebounds as the Diamond Dolphins improved to 26-12 to keep themselves in the top eight.

Parks shot two of his five shots and grabbed a rebound and one steal in 22 minutes of play, while Scott Eatherton powered Nagoya with 19 points and eight boards.

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Meanwhile, Kiefer Ravena scored 16 points on top of four assists and one rebound but Shiga Lakestars absorbed their 16th straight defeat at the hands of the Hiroshima Dragonflies, 92-73, at Ukaruchan Arena.

Novar Gadson carried Shiga with 22 points, nine rebounds and three assists as Shiga fell to 10-33.

Thirdy and the San-En NeoPhoenix also succumbed to the Ryukyu Golden Kings, 92-69, at Okinawa Arena.

The younger Ravena had seven points, three rebounds, and three assists from the bench. Elias Harris fired 31 points only for San-En to drop its sixth straight loss, sliding to 8-37.

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Kobe Paras and the Niigata Albirex BB like reeled to their 10th straight loss after a 86-76 defeat to Yokohama B-Corsairs at Tokkei Security Hiratsuka General Gymnasium.

Paras was held to five points, one rebound and an assist as Niigata continued to reel at the bottom of the standings with a 5-39 record.

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