Ray Parks Jr. turned an expected competitive battle with Kiefer Ravena into a one-sided affair after the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins ripped the Shiga Lakestars, 107-68, in the highly-anticipated B.League match Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium.
Parks continued his increased role by scoring a season-high 22 points as the Diamond Dolphins won for the fourth straight time after starting the 2021-22 season of the Japanese league with three consecutive defeats.
He also had four rebounds and four assists in almost 26 minutes for Nagoya, which snapped Shiga’s four-game winning streak.
Ravena had his worst game since joining the Lakestars, finishing with five points on 1-of-13 shooting with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Shiga dropped to 5-2 after its most lopsided defeat of the season.
Parks scored 10 in the game’s first seven minutes that saw Nagoya take an 18-4 lead over Shiga highlighted by two triples.
Ravena, on the other hand, couldn’t find the form that saw him average 11.2 points, 2.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists in the previous six games as the Lakestars couldn’t overcome the Diamond Dolphins’ surge.