Kiefer Ravena-led Shiga exact revenge on Ray Parks, Nagoya

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The Kiefer Ravena-led Shiga Lakestars dispatch Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in the Japan B. League. (Photo: Shiga Lakestars)
The Kiefer Ravena-led Shiga Lakestars dispatch Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins in the Japan B. League. (Photo: Shiga Lakestars)

Fresh off a 39-point beatdown a day ago, Kiefer Ravena made sure the Shiga Lakestars exacted vengeance on Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins with a 110-79 blowout win in the 2021/22 Japan B. League on Sunday (24 October).  

Ravena, who was coming off a dismal five-point, 1-of-13 shooting performance in the deflating loss to Nagoya on Saturday, bounced back with 16 points built on four triples, nine assists, three rebounds and three steals as he helped the Lakestars barge back into the win column.  

Shiga rose to a 6-2 record for a share of second place in the league standings while putting a halt to the four-game winning run of the Diamond Dolphins, who fell to a 4-4 slate.  

Ovie Soko spearheaded the balanced scoring thrust of the Lakestars with a spirited double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds, while Sean O'Mara shouldered the load with 22 points, nine boards and five assists.  

Teppei Kashiwagura also played an instrumental role as he rained down five triples to finish with 16 points, to along with four assists, two rebounds and two steals for Shiga, which also got a 12-point, three-rebound output from Novar Gadson.  

The Lakestars broke the game wide open in the opening salvo where Ravena orchestrated an 8-0 start that led to a commanding 31-12 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The lead only swelled from that point on as Parks and the Diamond Dolphins struggled from the field.  

Parks, who poured out a 22-point production in the prior game, had a quiet seven points, three rebounds, two steals and one assist.  

Coty Clarke paced the losing side with 26 points, seven boards, five steals and four assists, while Scott Eatherton saw his double-double effort of 19 points and 10 rebounds go down the drain.  

Ravena and Shiga will attempt to sustain their momentum when they next face with Kawasaki, while Parks and Nagoya will try to get back on track when they collide with the Thirdy Ravena-led San-En. Both matches will take place on Wednesday.  

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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