Kiefer Ravena’s first birthday in Japan ended on a losing note after the Shiga Lakestars lost 91-74 to the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in a rare midweek match in B.League on Wednesday, October 27. at the Ukaru-chan Arena in Otsu.
Ravena scored 13 points on 6 of 13 shots in 24 minutes on the day he turned 28, but the Lakestars fell to 6-3 after the Brave Thunders got off to a 16-2 start on the way to the improvement of the same record. .
Nick Fazekas, who previously played for Petron in the PBA and San Miguel Beer in the ASEAN Basketball League before becoming a naturalized player in Japan, had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Kawasaki.
Ray Parks Jr. and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins expressed their anger against Thirdy Ravena and host San-En Neophoenix to claim a 98-70 victory in Toyohashi City,
Parks scored 12 points on 4 of 9 shots as Nagoya won for the fifth time in nine matches. Thirdy scored 14 but shot 4 of 11 for San-En who fell to 3-6.
Dwight Ramos and the Toyama Grouses finally entered the winning column after beating Osaka Evessa, 82-67, at home.
Ramos produced 20 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Grouses, who ended a 0-8 start in the 2021-22 Japanese league season.
Kobe Paras and Niigata Albirex lost 79-78 to Alvark Tokyo to lose 2-7 in the campaign. Paras scored 13 points against one of the best teams in Japan.
Elsewhere, Liano’s Javi Gomez and Matthew Aquino haven’t seen any action for their respective clubs.
Gomez de Liano saw the Ibaraki Robots lose to the Mikawa Sea Horses, 81-71, while Aquino will also await his debut with the Shinshu Brave Warriors, who claimed an 87-84 victory over Levanga Hokkaido.
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