Thirdy Ravena and Matthew Wright came out victorious over their compatriots in the 2022-23 B.League season on Wednesday.
Thirdy’s San-En stunned Bobby Ray Parks’ Nagoya, 94-80, at Toyohashi Gym while Wright’s Kyoto dropped Kiefer’s Shiga, 89-72, at Daihatsu Arena.
Thirdy tallied 20 points, three rebounds, and three assists to help the NeoPhoenix even their slate to 12-12.
Meanwhile, Kazuki Hosokawa led the way with 25 points and six rebounds while Kyle O’Quinn added 15 points and seven boards.
Parks produced 11 points and four steals as the Diamond Dolphins fell to 17-7.
Coty Clarke produced 19 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists as well for Nagoya while Takumi Saito fired 18 points on four triples.
Wright stuffed the statsheet for the Hannaryz with 16 points on four treys with five assists, four rebounds, and two steals.
Jarrod Uthoff also got Kyoto with 25 points, nine boards, and four assists, helping lift Kyoto to a 9-15 record.
Jordan Hamilton led the Lakes with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists while Kiefer chipped in 11 points.
Shiga suffered their seventh straight loss to drop to 4-20.
In Division II, Kobe Paras and Chiba scored their 10th straight win after defeating Koshigaya, 94-88, at Bardral Urayasu Arena.
Paras got three points in just nine minutes of action as the Altiri went up to 21-5.
Jordan Heading and Nagasaki also notched a 107-94 win over Nara at ROHTO Arena Nara.
Heading scored nine points as the Velca raised their slate to 18-8.
Not so lucky was Roosevelt Adams and Kagawa as they fell to Nishinomiya, 92-78, at Nishinomiya Central Gymnasium.
Adams’ 17 points and six rebounds went for naught as the Five Arrows fell to an 8-18 record.