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Filipino stars suffer defeats in Japan B.League

Ray-Ray Parks' 21-point performance was not enough to lift Nagoya past Chiba. B.League (file photo)
By Stewart Tan

MANILA—Dwight Ramos, brothers Kiefer, and Thirdy Ravena as well as other Filipino campaigners suffered separate defeats in the 2022-2023 Japan B.League Division 1 action on Saturday afternoon.

Ramos tallied just two points, two rebounds, two assists, and a steal as his squad Levanga Hokkaido suffered a lopsided 101-73 defeat to Utsonomiya Brex at the Brex Arena Utsonomiya.

Kiefer Ravena, meanwhile, finished with 15 points, including three three-pointers, in 26 minutes as Shiga Lakes bowed to Kawasaki Brave Thunders, 79-69, at the Todoroki Arena, Kawasaki City.

Thirdy Ravena, on the other hand, had 12 points, two rebounds and two assists as San-En NeoPhoenix faltered to the Ryukyu Golden Kings, 82-75, over at the Hamamatsu Arena.

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. had a solid 21 points, five rebounds, and two steals production but his team, the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins, was defeated by the Chiba Jets, 96-73, at the Funabashi Arena.

Matthew Wright struggled with just two points, on 2-of-12 shooting, to go with six rebounds and two assists as Kyoto Hannaryz was defeated by Osaka Evassa, 81-68, at the Kyoto City Gymnasium.

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