Asia All-Stars blast Rising Stars in Japan All-Star Game

Asia All-Stars blast Rising Stars in Japan All-Star Game

POWERED by Filipino imports, the Asia All-Stars drubbed the Rising Stars, 127-115, in the Japan B. League All-Star Game over the weekend at the Okinawa Arena.

Carl Tamayo, from the B. League reigning champion Ryukyu Golden Kings, scored 18 points highlighted by the game-sealing slam as the Philippines-led Asia All-Stars reasserted mastery of the B. League’s budding local cagers.

The Asia All-Stars scored a close 118-114 win over the Japanese players last year.

Twin towers Kai Sotto of the Yokohama B-Corsairs and Greg Slaughter of the Rising Zephyr Fukuoka added nine points each while Kyoto Hannaryz’s Matthew Wright and Yamagata Wyverns’ Roosevelt Adams had eight apiece.

Shinshu Brave Warriors’ RJ Abarientos chipped in five points and 10 assists, Nagoya Diamond Dolphins’ Ray Parks added seven, Shiga Laketstars’ Kiefer with six while Thirdy Ravena contributed five including a couple of roaring dunks.

Team captain Dwight Ramos, a mainstay in the Gilas Pilipinas program, added six points as Chinese Lui Chuanxing (15) of Altiri Chiba and Korean Lee Daesung (11) of the Seahorses Mikawa backstopped Mr. Tamayo in twin digits.

Yokohama’s Kai King topped the B. League Rising Stars with 30 points. — John Bryan Ulanday