B.League: Ray Parks, Nagoya continue winning ways
MANILA, Philippines—Bobby Ray Parks continued to find his stride as the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins blew out the Niigata Albirex BB anew, 104-66, in the Japan B.League at Dolphins Arena on Sunday.
Coming off a 108-64 drubbing of Niigata on Saturday, Nagoya once again got a big lift from Parks off the bench.
Parks finished with 15 points, highlighted by three triples, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
The victory put the Diamond Dolphins in fifth place with a 17-6 record.
Thirdy Ravena and the San-En NeoPhoenix were also victorious following a 92-79 win over the Gunma Crane Thunders at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.
Ravena also posted 15 points on top of two rebounds and a steal for San-En, which improved to 11-12. Kyle O’ Quinn powered the NeoPhoenix with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Over at Toyama City Gymnasium, Matthew Wright and the Kyoto Hannaryz trounced the Toyama Grouses, 91-69, to snap a seven-game skid.
Matthew Wright played for 29 minutes and had 11 points, four rebounds and seven dimes for Kyoto (8-15).
The losses kept piling up for Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakes, who dropped their sixth loss in a row after a 105-74 defeat to Alvark Tokyo at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi.
Kiefer, who played in just his second game after missing nine games due to a leg injury, scored 11 points for Shiga, which fell to 4-19.
Dwight Ramos continued to sit out with a sprained ankle as Levanga (6-17) suffered a lopsided loss to the top-seeded Ryukyu Golden Kings, 91-70, at Okinawa Arena.
In B2 action, Kobe Paras and the Altiri Chiba repeated over the Kagawa Five Arrows, 100-66, at Takamatsu City Gymnasium.
Paras finished with 14 points off the bench as Chiba hiked its record to 20-5. Roosevelt Adams still didn’t play for Kagawa.
Jordan Heading shot 10 points and got two steals as the Nagasaki Velca defeated Earthfriends Tokyo Z, 93-82, at Sasebo Gymnasium.
Rising Zephyr Fukuoka trumped the Yamagata Wyverns, 71-67, at Yamagata Prefectural Sports Park. Greg Slaughter continued to watch from the sidelines as his team improved to 10-15.
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