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B.League: Paras catches fire vs Adams-less Kagawa as Altiri Chiba extends streak to 9


Kobe Paras was on fire during Christmas weekend, powering Chiba to a weekend sweep of the Roosevelt Adams-less Kagawa in the 2022-23 B.League Division II season at Takamatsu City Gymnasium.

Paras got 18 points built on six treys in their 98-66 win last Saturday and followed it up with 14 points on four triples last Sunday.

Altiri extended their winning streak to nine games, raising their record to a league-best 20-5.

On Sunday, Brandon Ashley got 32 points and 12 rebounds while Evan Ravenel added 19 points and eight boards.

Takaaki Kida, meanwhile, chipped in 12 points on three triples.

Alexander Gaku Aihara led the way for the Five Arrows, who suffered their fourth straight defeat, with 14 points. Akihisa Kosaka and Takayuki Kodama supplied 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Kagawa fell to 8-17 in the West.

Also scoring a weekend sweep were Jordan Heading and Nagasaki.

The Velca defeated Tokyo Z 93-75 on Saturday and 93-82 on Sunday at Sasebo Gymnasium.

Jordan Heading got seven points on Saturday and 10 points on Sunday, firing a total of four treys.

On Sunday, Matt Bonds (25 points and nine rebounds), LJ Peak (19 points), and Jeff Gibbs (16 points and 16 rebounds) imposed their will on Earthfriends, lifting Nagasaki to a 17-8 record for second in the west.

Reginald Becton was the sole bright spot for Tokyo Z with 23 points and 20 rebounds as they fell to a 5-20 slate in the East.

Greg Slaughter, meanwhile, sat out Fukuoka’s games Yamagata at Yamagata Prefectural Sports Park.

Slaughter has been out since December 11 when they faced Saga.

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The Rizing Zephyr bounced back from a 60-70 loss on Saturday with a 71-67 win on Sunday.

In Division III, Jay Washington played a total of 21 minutes in Yokohama’s sweep of Shinagawa BC at Itabashi Ward Azusawa Gymnasium.

Washington played 10 minutes in their 79-72 win last Friday before registering two points and two rebounds in their 102-79 romp last Saturday.

The Excellence raised their record to 16-8, sixth in the league.

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