MANILA, Philippines—Niigata and Kobe Paras absorbed their fourth straight loss this season as they fell to Mikawa, 81-58, in their inter-conference matchup in B1 of the 2021-22 B.League season Friday at Niigata Higashi General Sports Center.
Paras struggled from the field putting up six points, on 3-of-9 shooting, with two rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.
The Albirex BB have now dropped to 2-5 in the East while the Seahorses improved to 5-2.
Holding a decent sized lead at the end of the first half, 31-23, the Seahorses slowly upped the ante in the third quarter building a 16-point buffer, 50-34, after Sumino Ryogo’s drive with 2:23 left in the period.
Nagano Satoshi finished with 22 points, on 9-of-13 shooting, to lead Mikawa while Avi Koki Schafer added 14 points and five rebounds.
Rosco Allen led Niigata with 18 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
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