B.League: JDL, Earthfriends no match for ex PBA import, Orange Vikings

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Posted at Nov 20 2021 05:33 PM

Juan Gomez de Liaño finished with 7 points in Earthfriends's 84-57 loss to Orange Vikings on Saturday. B.League media
Juan Gomez de Liaño finished with 7 points in Earthfriends's 84-57 loss to Orange Vikings on Saturday. B.League media

Ehime gave Juan Gomez de Liaño and Tokyo Z a rude awakening a day after Earthfriends scored their first win in the Japan B.League Division II.

Andrew Fitzgerald and Eugene Phelps helped Orange Vikings hand Earthfriends an 84-57 beating Saturday at Ota Ward General Gymnasium.

Besides riding on a strong start, Orange Vikings limited Earthfriends to just 9 points in the third quarter.

That was all they needed to send Tokyo Z tumbling to a 1-14 record.

Gomez de Liaño scored 7 points to go with his 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Eddy Norelia led Tokyo Z with 18 points and 10 rebounds. 

Phelps, a former PBA import who played for Phoenix, exploded for 31 points, 19 rebounds, and 2 assists for Ehime.

Andrew Fitzgerald added 26 points, 6 boards, and 3 assists.