Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks Jr. all struggled in their teams’ respective losses in Japan B.League on Saturday, Nov. 13

Photo from Niigata Albirex BB

Paras and the Niigata Albirex BB received a thorough beatdown at the hands of the B.League defending champions Chiba Jets, 88-62, at the Funabashi Arena.

Paras just couldn’t find the mark as he only had two points, two rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes of play on a poor 1-of-4 shooting from the field. Chiba set the tone for the 26-point rout right from the opening frame as it took an early 20-5 advantage. The defending champion kept its feet on the gas pedal as it outplayed Niigata on all fronts to pad the lead by as many as 28 points.

Chiba sent Niigata to its 10th straight loss with John Mooney tallying 22 points and nine rebounds.

Ravena suffered the same fate as his Shiga Lakestars got drubbed by the Shinshu Brave Warriors, 89-62, at the White Ring Arena.

The Warriors proved to be too much for the Lakestars as they easily cruised to victory after taking an early double-digit spread, 18-8, in the first frame. The lead even ballooned to a high of 31 points as Ravena typified Shiga’s offensive struggles with only four points, five rebounds and three assists to show on a measly 2-of-7 shooting from the field.

Sovie Oko was the lone bright spot and the only double-digit scorer for the Lakestars with 23 markers.

Shinshu, meanwhile, used a balance attack with four players scoring in twin digits led by Reio Meida’s 16 points. Filipino Matthew Aquino was not part of the Brave Warrior’s roster during the game.

Just like Ravena and Paras, Parks failed to make an impact for the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins who absorbed a 91-79 loss at the hands of the Mikawa Seahorses.

Parks finished with only four points in his 20 minutes on the floor. Nagoya was only staring to three-point disadvantage at 72-75 halfway through the final frame.

The Seahorses, however, unleashed a back-breaking 11-2 spurt built on three straight treys to create the much-needed separation and pull away for good.

The Filipinos will have the chance to redeem themselves with their team meeting their respective opponents once more on Sunday.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/11/13/paras-parks-kiefer-struggle-as-teams-absorb-b-league-losses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=paras-parks-kiefer-struggle-as-teams-absorb-b-league-losses)