Aomori closed out the calendar year on the wrong foot, absorbing a 56-80 defeat at the hands of Yamagata in the 2021-22 B.League Division II season, Wednesday at Nanyo Citizen Gymnasium.
Filipino import Kemark Carino was only fielded in the last minute of the game, tallying a block.
It was another beating the Wat’s received, suffering their eighth straight loss to fall to 2-24 in the standings.
Yamagata raced to a 12-0 start en route to a 23-7 lead to end the opening frame. Aomori shot just 2-of-10 from the field during the first 10 minutes of the game.
It was all Wyverns from there, leading by as much as 24 points in the wire-to-wire win.
Yamagata, who went up to 14-12 with the win, was led by Kenny Lawson Jr., who tallied 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field with seven rebounds.
Jawad Williams scattered 14 points, five steals, and three assists while Shunto Murakami got 12 points and five assists.
Hayate Komasawa had 20 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals for Aomori while Renaldo Dixon and Hiroki Usui chipped in 10 points each.
Aomori will next face Fukuoka on January 2 and 3 at Aomori Prefecture Martial Arts Hall.