Kiefer Ravena’s 16 not enough as Shiga absorbs 16th straight loss


Kiefer Ravena’s environment friendly outing goes to waste as the Shiga Lakestars drop to 10-33 within the Japan B. League

MANILA, Philippines – Kiefer Ravena’s environment friendly outing for the Shiga Lakestars went for naught as they fell to the Hiroshima Dragonflies, 92-73, within the Japan B. League on Wednesday, April 6. 

Ravena completed with 16 factors on 6-of-8 capturing, to go together with 4 assists and 1 rebound for Shiga, which absorbed its 16th straight loss and dropped to 10-33 within the standings.

Nick Mayo led the way in which for the Dragonflies with 20 factors, whereas Ryo Terashima added 19 factors and eight assists.

After trailing by solely 5 factors, 61-56, with 9:44 left to play within the ultimate body, Shiga’s offense abruptly cooled down as Hiroshima went on a blitzing 19-3 run within the subsequent 4 minutes to increase its result in 16, 75-59.

With Shiga nonetheless down by 16, 78-62, with 4:13 remaining, Ravena transformed on a three-point play to chop Hiroshima’s lead again to 13, however the Dragonflies countered with one other 7-0 rally to push their benefit to its greatest at 20, 85-65, with simply 2:29 left on the clock.

Novar Gadson paced the Lakestars with 22 factors and 9 rebounds, whereas Sean O’mara had a double-double of 13 markers and 10 boards.

Much like Kiefer’s Lakestars, Thirdy Ravena’s San-En NeoPhoenix and Kobe Paras’ Niigata Albirex BB suffered double-digit losses to their respective opponents on Wednesday.

Thirdy tallied 7 factors, 3 rebounds, and three assists within the NeoPhoenix’s 92-69 loss to the Ryukyu Golden Kings, whereas Paras had 5 factors, 1 rebound, and 1 help within the Albirex BB’s 86-76 defeat by the hands of the Yokohama B-Corsairs.

San-En, which dropped its sixth straight outing, slipped to 8-37 within the standings, whereas Niigata, which fell to its ninth consecutive loss, remained on the backside of the pack with a 5-39 slate.

Onto a successful be aware this time, Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins eked out an 89-87 win towards the Osaka Evessa off a game-winning layup by Takumi Saito.

With the rating knotted at 87-all, Saito transformed on a wide-open proper hand end to provide the Dolphins the victory with simply 5 ticks left within the recreation.

Saito recorded 18 factors and seven assists, whereas Parks got here up with simply 4 factors, 1 rebound, and 1 steal for Nagoya, which improved its file to 26-12.

Lastly, identical to Parks and the Dolphins, Matt Aquino and the Shinshu Courageous Warriors accomplished a 71-69 escape act towards the Kyoto Hannaryz, because of the game-winning free throws of Yuta Okada.

Okada sank two essential charities with simply 9 seconds remaining to place Shinshu up by 2 as Kyoto’s David Simon missed on a buzzer-beating hook shot within the following possession.

Okada scored 11 factors within the victory, whereas the Filipino-Japanese massive man Aquino grabbed only one rebound in 5 minutes of motion for Shinshu, which moved as much as 22-24. – Rappler.com

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