Matthew Wright 25-point outing spoiled by Kyoto loss – rezal404

Kyoto Hannaryz player Matthew Wright.  –

FILE – Kyoto Hannaryz player Matthew Wright. –B.LEAGUE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Matthew Wright’s stellar outing was put to waste in Kyoto Hannaryz’s 78-73 loss against the Akita Northern Happinets in the Japan B.League at Kyoto Prefecture on Saturday.

Wright turned in a 25-point performance to go along with four assists and four rebounds but Kyoto still fell due to Akita’s balanced scoring.

Five players scored in double digits for the Northern Happinets with Sota Oura leading the way with 17 points built from five triples.

Kai Sotto also could not notch a victory as the Hiroshima Dragonflies fell against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins, 91-88, at Dolphins Arena.

Sotto finished with a stat line of 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals as a starter, playing for 23 minutes.

The Ravena brothers inhaled twin losses of their own as well.

Shiga Lakes' Pine Ravena.  –B.LEAGUE PHOTO

Shiga Lakes’ Pine Ravena. –B.LEAGUE PHOTO

Kiefer Ravena’s Shiga Lakes suffered a heartbreaking loss against the Ryukyu Golden Kings, 85-82, at Shiga Daihatsu Arena.

Playing for nearly 31 minutes, the older Ravena finished with 12 markers, six assists and three steals in a losing effort.

Carl Tamayo continued to be a missing presence for Ryukyu despite the victory, playing for only two minutes while ending up scoreless.

Thirdy and the San-En Neophoenix succumbed to the Yokohama Bee Corsairs, 90-83, at Toyohashi City General Gymnasium.

The younger Ravena had a more forgettable night than Kiefer finishing with only five markers, three assists and two boards.


Keeping up with the trend of unlucky Filipino imports, Levanga Hokkaido and Dwight Ramos fell victim to the Chiba Jets, 96-71, at Funabishi Arena.

Ramos had a cold-shooting night as a starter, finishing with nine markers, sinking only three of his 15 tries from the field in the loss.

In B2 action, Greg Slaughter and the Rising Zephyr Fukuoka emerged victorious over the Ehime Orange Vikings, 71-64, at Matsuyama City General Community.

Slaughter sat out the game but Kevin Kotzer handled the former’s services in the paint with a huge double-double of 16 markers and 17 boards.