B.League: Thirdy Ravena, San-En drop fourth straight as other Filipinos absorb losses

San-en Neophoenix's third Ravena.  – PICTURE B.LEAGUE

San-en Neophoenix’s third Ravena. – PICTURE B.LEAGUE

MANILA, Philippines – Thirdy Ravena and San-En NeoPhoenix received their fourth consecutive defeat at the hands of Hiroshima Dragonfly, 84-74, as the other Filipinos also suffered heavy losses in B.League 2022-23 on Saturday.

Ravena scored 22 points, four assists and one recovery but his efforts were futile as San-En slipped to a record 12-16 after being wiped out by Hiroshima in the matches against him. resistance.

Dragonfly, the issuer is rarely used forward Justine Baltazar last week, they tightened their hold on the number two seed with an improved 23-5 record as Dwayne Evans II completed a clean sweep of NeoPhoenix with 26 points, while Kerry Blackshear Jr. scored from the bench with 20 points.

Kyle O’Quinn helped Ravena score a brace with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

On Friday, San-En lost 93-81 to Hiroshima, where Ravena scored 8 points, 9 assists and 5 counter-attacks.

Meanwhile, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins succumbed to Utsonomiya Brex with a heartbreaking 80-79 defeat at Brex Arena Utsunomiya.

Ray Parks Nagoya B.League

FILE–Ray Parks. Photo from Nagoya Diamond Dolphin

Parks scored 14 points and four rebounds but he couldn’t extend Nagoya’s two-game winning streak when Makoto Hiejima hit the winning free-throw with a second left.

Scott Eatherton made a crucial strike to end the game, 79 points in all, with seven seconds left. But Maurice Ndour fouled Hiejima, who missed the first free-throw but succeeded in making the second free-throw. The Dolphins had a chance to steal the game but Takumi Saito fouled from his bad pass.

Yusuke Endo and Isaac Fotu led Brex with an improved 12-15 record of 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Eatherton had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Nagoya, dropping the sixth seed to 19-8.

Meanwhile, Kiefer Ravena calculated 15 points, 3 bounces, 2 assists and 2 steals but Shiga Lakes suffered their 10th consecutive defeat under the lead of Akita Northern Happinets, 84-77, at the Shiga Daihatsu Arena.

Shiga leans in favor of Jordan Hamilton, who has scored 20 points, 14 goals and 8 cents, but it continues to reel at the bottom of the standings with a 4-23 scoreline.

Matthew Wright and Kyoto Hannaryz received their second consecutive defeat after falling to Sunrockers Shibuya, 94-88.

Wright had nine points, three assists and two rebounds. His teammate Cheick Diallo helped Kyoto score 28 points and 17 goals but Kyoto slipped to a 10-17 record.

Dwight Ramos missed his 16th game due to an ankle injury as Levanga Hokkaido (7-19) lost to Osaka Evessa (12-14), 91-83.


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