San-En’s inspired run against Shiname fell short on Sunday, suffering an 80-88 loss in the 2021-22 B.League season, Sunday at Hamamatsu Arena.
Unlike their 71-87 loss yesterday, the NeoPhoenix put up a fight against the Susanoo Magic.
Down by 10 with 4:28 left, Elias Harris and Thirdy Ravena joined hands. The two cut the lead down to four, 78-82.
A big bucket by Ryosuke Shirahama then stopped the Shimane bleeding, Meanwhile, a Ravena miss led to a Nyika Williams bucket to avert a meltdown.
Nick Kay was once again spectacular for Shimane, finishing with 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field with 10 rebounds. Seiya Ando got 21 points, while Perrin Buford produced 17 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.
Williams also tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Shimane rise to a 33-10 record to remain in second place at B.League West.
San-En, who fell to an 8-33 slate, was led by Harris, who had 20 points. Robert Carter added 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Ravena, who was limited to just five points on 2-of-11 shooting yesterday, got 10 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal for San-En.
The two squads meet again on Wednesday, this time at Toyohashi City Gymnasium.