Bobby Ray Parks, Nagoya cruise past Thirdy Ravena-led San-En

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Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins blow past the Thirdy Ravena-led San-En NeoPhoenix in the Japan B. League. (Photo: Nagoya Diamond Dolphins/Facebook)
Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins blow past the Thirdy Ravena-led San-En NeoPhoenix in the Japan B. League. (Photo: Nagoya Diamond Dolphins/Facebook)

Bobby Ray Parks helped propel the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins past Thirdy Ravena and the San-En NeoPhoenix 98-70 in the 2021/22 Japan B. League at the Toyohashi City General Gymnasium on Wednesday (27 October).  

Parks, who was coming off a loss to the Kiefer Ravena-led Shiga Lakestars on Sunday, vented his ire on the younger Ravena as he fired off 12 points in the 28-point thrashing.  

The resounding triumph pushed the Diamond Dolphins to a 5-4 record, while sending the NeoPhoenix to a 3-6 card.  

Nagoya got off to a scorching start, unleashing a 25-10 stampede out of the opening to put the pressure on San-En, which could not get its offense going early on.  

Compounding on the woes of the NeoPhoenix was the early foul trouble of Ravena, who was the lone offensive bright spot during the onslaught of the Diamond Dolphins in the opening salvo.  

With Scott Eatherton, Tenketsu Harimoto and Parks at the forefront of the attack, Nagoya never relinquished momentum the rest of the way. 

Eatherton topped the charts with a double-double effort of 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a winning cause, while Harimoto came off the bench and made an impact with a 16-point outing. 

On the other hand, Ravena ended the match with 16 points for the NeoPhoenix, who could not produce a winning result despite a 16-point, eight-rebound performance of Elias Harris.  

The next assignment for Parks and the Diamond Dolphins will be the Gunma Crane Thunders, while Ravena and San-En will collide with the SunRockers Shibuya in their bid to bounce back.  

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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