Kiefer Ravena, Shiga blow past Nagoya

Published October 24, 2021, 4:21 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Photo from B.League

Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakestars got back at Ray Parks Jr. and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins with a 110-79 victory Sunday, Oct. 24 to complete a split of their two-game weekend series in Japan’s B.League at the Park Arena Komaki.

Ravena atoned for his lousy shooting the other day and finished with 16 points, three rebounds, nine assists and three steals as the Lakestars bounced back from a 107-68 loss to the host Diamond Dolphins.

Shiga improved to 6-2 following the fourth week of the Japanese league’s 2021-22 season.

Parks was held to only seven points after dropping a season-best 22 in the first B.League meeting of the second-generation Filipino players.

He also had three rebounds and two steals in almost 25 minutes but Nagoya dropped to an even 4-4 slate.

After going 1-of-13 in the first match, Ravena came back with a vengeance by dropping three triples and dishing out two assists in the opening period that saw Shiga take a 31-12 lead.

British import Ovie Soko scored a team-high 26 points while grabbing 14 rebounds with American big man Sean O’Mara adding 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Lakestars.

Nagoya was led by American Coty Clarke who had 26 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.