Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Photo from B.League

Basketball

Thirdy Ravena’s near double-double not enough as San-En falls short vs Shimane


TOTTORI, JAPAN — Thirdy Ravena experienced his first loss in the 2020-21 B.League season after San-En suffered a 74-81 defeat to Shimane, Sunday afternoon at Yonago Industrial Gymnasium.

The 6-foot-3 Asian import tallied 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe. He also picked up eight rebounds in 24 minutes of action, but it was not enough to replicate NeoPhoenix’s 83-82 triumph over Susanoo Magic yesterday.

Down by as much as 16 points, 50-34, early in the third frame, Kyle Hunt powered a huge endgame rally that saw San-En chomp the lead down to five 72-77.

But Ravena committed an unsportsmanlike foul against Yasuhiro Yamashita with 25 seconds left. Yamashita was only able to convert on one free throw while during the possession, San-En was able to make a stop. That led to two freebies for Stevan Jerovatu to cut the lead to four with 21 seconds left.

A breakdown of NeoPhoenix’s press, however, led to an easy jam for Williams Nyika. And that ultimately gave Shimane its sixth win in 12 tries.

San-En fell to 2-10, still last in the West District with Kyoto.

Jerovatu paced San-En with 23 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and a block. Meanwhile, Hayato Kawashima had 12 points and six steals but committed six errors.

Hunt was limited to just 10 markers on 4-of-8 shooting.

Leading the way for Shimane was De’Mon Brooks with 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists.

Travis Reid had 17 points and five rebounds. Perrin Buford added 15 points and eight rebounds, while Ryo Abe chipped in 13 markers.

#ReadMore  Calvin Abueva says he received offer to play in B.League

Ravena and San-En head home as they host Osaka on Wednesday at 6:05PM (Manila time).

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. showed Nagoya what he is capable of, Saturday afternoon. In his first game since the first game of the 2020...

Basketball

Dwight Ramos will meet Bobby Ray Parks and Thirdy Ravena early in the B.League season. Ramos and Toyama will host Parks and Nagoya right...

Basketball

There will be a long wait before former University of the Philippines teammates Kobe Paras and Javi Gomez de Liano square off in the...

Basketball

Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. could not wait to compete with his compatriots in Japan in the much-awaited 2021-22 B.League season, which starts October. The...

Basketball

Everything was done in good faith. That’s what Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. insisted Saturday as he cleared the issue regarding his contract standoff with...

Basketball

Ray Parks Jr. will meet a familiar face during the fourth week of the 2021-22 B.League season.  Parks and Kiefer Ravena will face off...

Basketball

Starting September 4, all three levels of the B.League will begin their preseason games. But will the Filipinos playing there make it in time?...

Basketball

The B.League made sure to put the potential Ravena versus Ravena face-off right on the league’s opening weekend.  Thirdy Ravena’s San-En will take on...

Advertisement