Kemark Carino watches from bench as Aomori falls to Kagawa

Published October 24, 2021, 3:20 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Photo from B.League

Kemark Carino didn’t see action in the Aomori Wat’s’ heartbreaking 81-78 road loss to the Kagawa Five Arrows in the second and final game of their weekend series in the Japan B.League’s second division at the Zentsuji Citizen Gymnasium.

Carino watched as Aomori squandered a 16-point lead before absorbing defeat when Takayuki Kodama sank the winning three-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to the delight of Kagawa’s home supporters.

The Wat’s dropped to 1-7 in the 2021-22 season of the Japanese’s second-tier cage league.

Michael Craig, who had a short stint as TNT import in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, had 23 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and five steals but Aomori fell to 1-7.

Carino’s non-appearance came a day after playing almost eight minutes in his B.League debut that saw the Wat’s fall 88-83 to the Five Arrows.

The former San Beda mainstay missed the first three weeks of the season after undergoing a mandatory quarantine period upon his arrival in Japan.

Aomori will take a two-week layoff before returning to action on Nov. 6 and 7 for two away matches against the Koshigaya Alphas.

Australian center Angus Brandt produced 24 points, nine rebounds and three assists for Kagawa, which improved to 5-2.