B.League: Kai Sotto shines but Yokohama goes on losing streak

Kai Sotto Yokohama Japan B.League


MANILA, Philippines—Yokohama center Kai Sotto continued his stellar showing in the B.League over the weekend.

Sotto notched a career-high 28 points on Saturday but his night was spoiled after the B-Corsairs lost to Alvark Tokyo, 81-75. The 21-year-old Sotto, who shot 12-of-15 from the field, also grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

On Sunday, Sotto scored 11 points and had three rebounds in another Yokohama loss to Tokyo, 79-66.

Other Filipino imports in Dwight Ramos of Levanga Hokkaido, Matthew Wright of Kyoto Hannaryz and RJ Abarrientos of the Shinshu Brave Warriors also suffered back-to-back losses during the weekend.

Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins, meanwhile, swept the Toyama Grouses in their two-game series.

Parks tallied 15 points, four rebounds and five assists on Sunday to help Nagoya whip Toyama, 110-70, at Aichi Prefecture.

Nagoya, which improved to 31-17, also trounced Toyama, 102-85, on Saturday.

Thirdy Ravena and the San-En Neophoenix settled for a split after downing the Sendi 89ers, 100-81, on Sunday at Miyagi Prefecture.

Ravena collected 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds as the Neophoenix rebounded from an 82-75 defeat on Saturday at Xebio Arena Sendai.

His older brother Kiefer was also victorious on Sunday with the Shiga Lakes turning back Bambitious Nara, 81-67, in B2 action.

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Kiefer Ravena had his fingerprints all over the ball with 12 points, three assists, a rebound and two steals.