B.League: Ray Parks’ Nagoya pick up key win vs Thirdy-less San-en
MANILA, Philippines — Bobby Ray Parks Jr. scored 13 points as Nagoya dominated the Thirdy Ravena-less San-en, 98-78, to boost its playoff chances in Japan B.League on Saturday at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.
Parks delivered three triples and collected five assists and three rebounds to help the Diamond Dolphins in keeping the No.3 seed in the Western Conference with an improved 29-13 victory.
Coty Clarke led the balanced attack of Nagoya with 23 points including five treys, four steals, three boards and two assists, while Scott Eatherton had 18 points and seven rebounds.
Ravena missed the action for the sixth consecutive match due to health and safety protocols.
Justin Knox carried San-en with 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists only for them to fall to 10-41.
Meanwhile, Dwight Ramos and the Toyama Grouses edged the Kyoto Hannaryz in overtime, 84-81, to end a three-game skid at Kyoto City Gymnasium.
Ramos had six points, three assists and two rebounds, as Julian Mavunga lifted Toyama 25 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Brice Johnson dropped 17 points and 17 boards as their team improved to 21-32.
Kiefer Ravena delivered 16 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals but Shiga absorbed a heartbreaking 97-96 defeat to Hiroshima Dragonflies at YMIT Arena.
Nick Mayo sank the game-winning free throw after drawing a foul from Ravena with 0.5 seconds left as Hiroshima improved to 25-25.
Novar Gadson poured 31 points to lead the Lakestars, who slid to 13-37.
Kobe Paras returned to action with 11 points and two rebounds only for the Niigata Albirex BB to suffer their 11th consecutive defeat at the hands of Kawasaki Brave Thunders, 96-71, at Kawasaki Todoroki Arena.
Rosco Allen led Niigata with 20 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, dropping to 5-40 card in their first game since April 6.
Javi Gomez de Liano was instrumental with 11 points from the bench but the Ibaraki Robots (14-33) yielded to the Levanga Hokkaido, 80-68, at Hokkai Kitayell.