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Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakestars came up short once again against the defending B.League champion Chiba Jets after an 89-83 road defeat Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Funabashi Arena.

Ravena came off the bench to score 27 points but the Lakestars couldn’t overcome the Jets, who swept the two-game weekend series.

The Lakestars fell to 6-5 after losing three straight and four of its last five games.

Ray Parks Jr. and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins got back at the Gunma Crane Thunders with a 100-90 away win at the Ota City Sports Park Citizen Gymnasium.

Parks had 12 points, five rebounds and two assists to help the Diamond Dolphins improve to 6-5.

The rest of the Filipino players who saw action absorbed losses in both first and second divisions of the 2021-22 Japanese league season.

Thirdy Ravena and the San-En Neophoenix went down, 91-80, to the Shibuya Sun Rockers despite bouncing back from a four-point outing by scoring 13. The Neophoenix fell to 3-8.

Dwight Ramos produced eight points and seven rebounds in the Toyama Grouses’ 87-74 defeat to the Kawasaki Brave Thunders while Kobe Paras scored only five points as Niigata Albirex’s woes continued after a 71-63 defeat to the Ryukyu Golden Kings.

Juan Gomez de Liano scored 12 points but Earthfriends Tokyo Z remained winless after falling short against the Fukushima Firebonds, 77-73, while fellow second division player Kemark Carino didn’t score in the Aomori Wat’s 100-76 loss to the Koshigaya Alphas.

Back in the league’s top-tier, Matthew Aquino didn’t play in the Shinshu Brave Warriors’ 79-75 loss to the Akita Northern Happinets.

Javi Gomez de Liano watched from the bench as the Ibaraki Robots won over Osaka Evessa, 81-72.

Source: Manila Bulletin (