Ray Parks limited in B. League debut; Nagoya falls to 0-3

FILE – Ray Parks for Nagoya Dolphins in the Japan B. League. PHOTO NAGOYA DOLPHINS

MANILA, Philippines – Nagoya and Bobby Ray Parks Jr. suffered their third consecutive setback after losing to Hiroshima, 98-90, in their Western Conference meeting in Japan’s B League on Saturday at Dolphins Arena.

Parks, whose debut in Japan was delayed due to injury, was calm throughout the game finishing with a meager line of two points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 12:58 of play.

The Dragonflies and Diamond Dolphins were locked in a back-and-forth competition in the first quarter, but Hiroshima pulled away in the second after Naoto Tsuji finished off a 15-2 run with a 3-pointer for a 46-33 lead at end of the season. the term.

Nagoya went to four, 76-72, early in the quarter but the Dragonflies retaliated with a quick 6-0 run that Nick Mayo culminated with a jump shot to Hiroshima’s 82-72 lead within two minutes of the game. room.

The Diamond Dolphins fell to a 0-3 card at the bottom of the conference, while Hiroshima seized the top spot at 3-0.

Naoto finished with 27 points, 7 of 8 from deep and 10 of 11 overall, and four assists to lead the Dragonflies, while Terashima Ryo added 16 points and five assists.

Saito Takumi had 23 points, three rebounds and seven assists to lead Nagoya.

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