Bobby Ray Parks, Nagoya ground Hiroshima to build winning momentum

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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 strung up a winning streak after sending the Hiroshima Dragonflies crashing 82-76 in the 2021-22 Japan B. League at the Park Arena Komaki on Wednesday (10 November).  

The Filipino reinforcement came off the bench and delivered seven points, three rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes of action for the Dolphins, who picked up two consecutive victories to rise to a 7-5 record.  

Scott Eatherton spearheaded the winning charge with 18 points and six rebounds. Coty Clark also shouldered the load with a double-double effort of 14 points and 10 boards, while Yutaro Suda supplemented 14 points, six assists and two rebounds.  

As productive as Nagoya was on the offensive end, their defense made the biggest difference down the stretch, with Hiroshima struggling to score in the fourth quarter as the Dolphins turned a 68-67 edge to a 77-69 advantage.  

The Dragonflies were thus sent reeling to their fourth consecutive loss, falling to a 7-5 slate.  

Thomas Kennedy paced Hiroshima with 14 points and three rebounds, while Chris Jackson, Greg Echenique and Nick Mayo managed to score 12 each in the tough loss. 

Parks and the Dolphins will attempt to keep their momentum rolling when they collide with the Sea Horses Mikawa this weekend.  

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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