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B.League: Kiefer Ravena leads Shiga rally past Thirdy, San-en

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 06:53 PM October 02, 2021
Kiefer Ravena stars in Shiga Lakestar's comeback win. B. LEAGUE PHOTO

Kiefer Ravena stars in Shiga Lakestar’s comeback win. B. LEAGUE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Shiga mounted a late comeback sparked by Kiefer Ravena to beat visiting San-en, 93-83, in the Japan B.League Saturday at Ukaruchan Arena in Otsu, Shiga, Japan.

Ravena accounted for his team’s first 10 points in the final frame as the Lakestars quickly erased an 11-point deficit. Shiga trailed by as many as 22 points in the third quarter.

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He finished with 11 points, three rebounds, eight assists and three steals as he outdueled his younger brother Thirdy, who also had 11 points.

In a marquee matchup featuring the two Ravenas on opposing teams, host Shiga offered free admission to Filipinos who wanted to catch the game live.

Shiga big man Ovie Soko scored a team-high 18 points, including the go-ahead basket, 75-74, with 6:35 left.

The Lakestars, who went on a 24-1 run in the fourth period, held the NeoPhoenix scoreless until the 3:37 mark.

A three-point play by Soko off a setup by Kiefer sealed the game, 90-79, with 55 ticks to go.

Shiga hopes to make it 2-0 early in the season when it faces San-en again on Sunday.

San-en’s Elias Harris led all scorers with 19 points.

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