B.League: Matthew Wright helps Kyoto beat Hokkaido at Dwight Ramos

Matthew Wright Kyoto Hannaryz Japan B.League

Matthew Wright. Image from Kyoto Hannaryz

MANILA, Philippines—Matthew Wright helped Kyoto Hannaryz defeat Dwight Ramos and Levanga Hokkaido, 80-75, in the Japan B. League at Yotsuba Arena Tokachi on Saturday.

Wright scored all 12 of his points from long range and had two rebounds, one assist and a steal as Kyoto tied the score at 5-5.

Ramos also finished with a double-double with 10 points off the bench for Levanga along with an assist and a steal.

Thirdy Ravena and San-En Neophoenix also picked up wins after turning around the Akita Northern Happinets, 81-75, at CNA Arena Akita.

Ravena contributed 10 points and seven boards as San-En improved to 7-3.

Ravena’s older brother Kiefer, meanwhile, was not as lucky as the Shiga Lakers fell to the Ryukyu Golden Kings, 72-51, at the Okinawa Arena. Kiefer struggled, missing all six of his field goal attempts, but had two rebounds, an assist and two steals.

Jay Washington had two points and three rebounds off the bench for Ryukyu.

Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins also fell to the Kawasaki Brave Thunders, 85-73, at Park Arena Komaki.

Parks had nine points, one rebound, one assist and one block for Nagoya, which slid to a 7-3 record.

The Hiroshima Dragonflies beat the Chiba Jets, 92-77, at the Funabishi Arena.

Justine Baltazar played just one minute and 39 seconds and had one assist.

In B2 action, Kobe Paras fueled Altiri Chiba’s 98-64 rout of Earthfriends Tokyo Z at Ota Gymnasium.

Paras finished with 11 points and a rebound to lead Chiba to a 10-4 record.

Jordan Heading and Nagasaki Velca fell to the Saga Ballooners, 110-107, at Sea Hat Omura.

Nagasaki (9-5) lost despite Heading’s 17 points, two rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.

Greg Slaughter did not play in the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka’s 72-65 win over the Nishinomiya Storks at Nishinomiya Central Gymnasium.

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