Bobby Ray Parks, Nagoya crumble over Trey Jones-led Gunma

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Bobby Ray Parks of Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in the Japan B. League. (Photo: B. League/Instagram)
Bobby Ray Parks of Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in the Japan B. League. (Photo: B. League/Instagram)

Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins fell to the Trey Jones-led Gunma Crane Thunders, 92-101, in the Japan B. League at the Ota City Sports Park City Gymnasium on Saturday (6 November).  

The Filipino had eight points, four rebounds and two steals for the Diamond Dolphins, who fell under the scoring brilliance of Jones in the fourth period and sank to a 5-5 record.  

Jones erupted for a game-high 28 points, the bulk of which coming in the final quarter, when the Crane Thunders turned a 80-82 deficit into a 98-90 lead with less than two minutes left to keep the victory out of Nagoya's reach.  

Jones also made a living out of the charity stripe, shooting 13-of-17 from the free throw line. He added seven assists, six rebounds and three steals as Gunma improved to a 4-6 standing.  

Aki Chambers supplemented 17 points in Gunma's winning cause, while Michael Parker contributed 16 points and seven boards.  

The Diamond Dolphins, on the other hand, saw Scott Eatherton's near double-double output of 23 points and nine rebounds go down the drain.  

Parks and Nagoya will seek to get back on track when they collide with Gunma once more on Sunday.

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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