Bobby Ray Parks Jr. continued his fine play to start the 2023-24 B.League season, guiding Nagoya to a 76-74 win over Shibuya to complete a weekend sweep on Sunday at Dolphins Arena.
Parks produced 10 points, two steals, a rebound, and an assist in 20 minutes of play.
The Diamond Dolphins are now 2-0 in the West, getting the early lead alongside Osaka and Ryukyu.
Also picking up wins on Sunday were Dwight Ramos’ Hokkaido and the Shinshu duo of RJ Abarrientos and Matthew Aquino.
The Levanga scored a 79-70 victory over Akita at Hokkai Kita-yale despite Ramos only producing four points, five rebounds, and an assist to even their slate to 1-1.
Meanwhile, Aquino produced nine points in just eight minutes, helping the Brave Warriors take a 91-83 triumph over Ibaraki at White Ring.
Abarrientos only played 11 minutes for two points, four assists, and a steal.
Wasted were the efforts of AJ Edu and Matthew Wright, on the other hand.
Edu had a six-point, 16-rebound outing for Toyama but it was not enough to carry the Grouses past Osaka at Ookini Arena Maishima, bowing 77-86.
Wright also produced a stellar line of 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a block. However, the Hannaryz fell to Yokohama, 75-77, at Kataoka Arena Kyoto.
Both squads are now 0-2.
Finally, Thirdy Ravena and San-En absorbed a 71-84 loss to Kawasaki at Kawasaki Todoroki Arena to even their record.
In B2 action, Kiefer Ravena and Shiga could not sustain their momentum from Saturday, losing to Kumamoto on the road, 85-91.
Kiefer got 11 points, two rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block.
Robert Bolick and Roosevelt Adams were DNP’s in Fukushima’s bounce back 82-71 win over Yamagata.