KIEFER FACES REIGNING MVP TOGASHI IN JAPAN B.LEAGUE
Kiefer Ravena and Shiga Lakestars will have a tall task at hand as they face 2018-19 B.League MVP Yuki Togashi and defending champion Chiba Jets this weekend in the Japan B.League.
Both having a 6-3 record, it is the much-anticipated match-up on Saturday as this will be the test if Ravena can outclass Akatsuki Five guard and ¥100M man Togashi.
Meanwhile, this will be the first of many weekends where there won’t be any Pinoy vs Pinoy matchup.
Javi Gomez de Liano is finally seeing his first action after getting clearance to play for the Ibaraki Robots (1-8) as they try to break their two-game losing skid against Osaka Evessa (3-6) at Ookini Arena Maishima.
Thirdy Ravena and the San-En NeoPhoenix (3-6) will battle SunRockers Shibuya (6-3) at Aoyama Gakuin Memorial Hall.
Bobby Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins (5-4) look to continue their momentum as they face Gunma Crane Thunders (3-6) at Ota City Athletic Park Citizen’s Gymnasium.
Dwight Ramos and the Toyama Grouses (1-8) look to add to the streak they built in the Emperor’s Cup when they face Kawasaki (East, 6-3) at the Kawasaki City Todoroki Arena.
Kobe Paras and the Niigata Albirex BB (2-7) strive to end their six-game losing skid when they go up against host the Ryukyu Golden Kings (7-3) at City Hall Plaza Aore Nagaoka.
Matthew Aquino is finally set for his debut for Shinshu (5-4) as they look to stretch their three-game win streak against Akita (4-5) at White Ring.
In the second division, Juan Gomez de Liano, who just recovered from a quad injury, will try to chip in one win for the Earthfriends Tokyo Z when they clash against Fukushima Firebonds (4-4) at Tamura City General Gymnasium.
Kemark Carino and Aomori Wat’s (1-7) will compete against Koshigaya Alphas (5-3) at Koshigaya City Gymnasium.