B.League: Thirdy Ravena overtakes Ray Parks as San-En dominates Nagoya

San-en Neophoenix's third Ravena.  -PHOTOGRAPHY B.LEAGUE

San-en Neophoenix’s third Ravena. -PHOTOGRAPHY B.LEAGUE

MANILA, Philippines – Thirdy Ravena scored 20 points as San-En NeoPhoenix knocked out Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and Nagoya Diamond Dolphins, 94-80, during the 2022-23 Japan B.League season on Wednesday at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.

Ravena shot 3/5 from the 3-point line, scored 3 rebounds and 3 assists to take San-En to a straight win and improve to a 12-12 record.

The former Ateneo stalwart beat Parks, who had 11 points, 4 steals and 2 rebounds.

NeoPhoenix also bets on Kazuki Hosokawa, who shot seven trebles to finish with 25 points and six bounces. Kyle O’Quinn has 15 points, seven goals and four assists, while Isaiah Hicks has 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Nagoya’s two-game winning streak ended as it fell 17-7 as Coty Clarke flirted with a triple double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Takumi Saito has 18 points and 6 assists.

Matthew Wright of Kyoto Hannaryz.  – PICTURE B.LEAGUE

Matthew Wright of Kyoto Hannaryz. – PICTURE B.LEAGUE

Meanwhile, Matthew Wright better beat Kiefer Ravena as Kyoto Hannaryz beat Shiga Lakes, 89-72, at the Shiga Daihatsu Arena.

Wright sank four three-pointers to finish with 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals, lifting Kyoto to a second straight win with an improved 9-15 record.

Jarrod Uthoff led Hannaryz with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

Ravena had 11 points, two rebounds and two assists at the start only helped Shiga receive a seventh consecutive defeat and fall 4-20.

Dwight Ramos missed the 13th game in a row due to an ankle sprain but Levanga Hokkaido beat the Sendai 89ers, 69-63, finished the two-board and improved to a 7-17 score at Xebio Arena Sendai.

In the second division, Kobe Paras scored three points after nine minutes of play as Altiri Chiba (21-5) claimed his 10th straight win with a 94-88 win over Koshigaya Alphas at the Bardral Urayasu Arena.

Jordan Heading had 9 points and 4 rebounds on the bench to help Nagasaki Velca (18-8) beat Bambitious Nara, 107-94, took their third straight win at ROHTO Arena Nara.

Roosevelt Adams scored 17 points and 6 rebounds but that wasn’t enough to end the woes of the Kagawa Five Arrows (8-18) as they suffered their fifth straight loss at the hands of Nishinomiya Storks, 92-78, at the House Nishinomiya Center competition.

Greg Slaughter was again sidelined for Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka (16-10) in an 80-66 loss to Kumamoto Volters at the Fukuoka Citizen Gymnasium.


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