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    Thirdy, Wright, Parks help their B.League teams to big wins

    Dec 26, 2022

    THIRDY Ravena, Matthew Wright, and Bobby Ray Parks made it to the nice list on Christmas Day as they helped their respective teams to victory in the 2022-23 Japan B.League season on Sunday.

    Ravena's San-En NeoPhoenix got back at Gunma Crane Thunders with a 92-79 win at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.

    See RJ Abarrientos' Ulsan outlasts SJ Belangel's Daegu in Christmas duel

    Ravena played 16 minutes, posting 15 points, two rebounds, and a steal as San-En split the weekend series with Gunma for an 11-12 record.

    Kyle O'Quinn led the five players with double-figure scores, finishing with 21 points, 10 boards, five assists, and two blocks. Kosuke Kanamaru came off the bench and scored 17.

    Wright's Kyoto turned back Toyama, 91-69, at Toyama City Gymnasium.

    He was solid in his 29 minutes of action, dropping 11 points, seven assists, and four rebounds as the team ended a seven-game slide for an 8-15 record.

    Parks' Nagoya Diamond Dolphins claimed back-to-back victories with a 104-66 rout of Niigata Albirex BB at Dolphins Arena.

    He once again came off the bench and shot three treys for his 15 points, seven boards, four dimes, and two steals to push his side to a 17-6 record.

    Unfortunately, Kiefer Ravena's Shiga Lakes suffered another loss at the hands of Alvark Tokyo, 105-74, at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi.

    Ravena had 11 points, two assists, and one rebound for Shiga, which has lost six consecutive games to fall to 4-19.

    Dwight Ramos remained on the sidelines due to his sprained ankle as Levanga Hokkaido bowed to Ryukyu Golden Kings, 91-70, at Okinawa Arena.


    He has missed 12 games now as Hokkaido slumped to a 6-17 card with this back-to-back defeats.

    In second division play, Kobe Paras' Altiri Chiba completed a weekend sweep of Kagawa Five Arrows, 100-66, at Takamatsu City Gymnasium.

    Paras came off the bench for his 14 points built on four three-pointers, on top of a rebound and an assist to extend Chiba's win streak to nine and rise to 20-5.

    Roosevelt Adams remained sidelined for Kagawa, which has now lost four straight games to sink to 8-17.

    Jordan Heading also contributed in Nagasaki Velca's 93-82 victory against Earthfriends Tokyo Z at Sasebo Gymnasium.

    He finished with 10 points on 2-of-8 clip from distance, while making two steals and one rebound as Nagasaki improved to 17-8 after this weekend sweep.

    Greg Slaughter, meanwhile, remained out of the lineup as Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka ended a two-game skid at the expense of the Yamagata Wyverns, 71-67, at Yamagata Prefectural Sports Park.

    Fukuoka improved to a 10-15 record.

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