Playing against Thirdy takes Kiefer back to their younger days | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Playing against Thirdy takes Kiefer back to their younger days

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:36 PM October 03, 2021
Thirdy Kiefer B.League

Photo from Shiga Lakestars Twitter

MANILA, Philippines—It’s all brotherly love between Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena after they split their first two games in the 2021-22 B.League season.

Kiefer said playing against his brother in the B.League is reminiscent of their younger days when they played barefoot in their backyard.

ADVERTISEMENT

This time, however, they are playing in one of the premier basketball leagues in Asia.

“It takes us back to our younger days when we were playing in the backyard of our home court before, playing with no shoes on and just enjoying basketball, and now we’re in one of the highest level of leagues in the world, showcasing our talents, representing our family, representing the Filipino talents, and representing the Filipino people as well,” said Kiefer, who plays for Shiga.

FEATURED STORIES

Thirdy got the better of his older brother in their rematch 101-96 at the Lakestars home floor of Ukaruchan Arena.

ADVERTISEMENT

Kiefer and Shiga won their first encounter, 93-83, in a game where the Lakestars rose from 22 points down.

Thirdy, who is in his second season in the B.League, said that his sophomore season in Japan will be his redemption tour after he struggled in his first year with San-En.

Battling through COVID-19 and a finger injury, Thirdy averaged 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in his first year in Japan.

So far in his first two games, Thirdy has stepped up while taking on a bigger role, averaging 16 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 32 minutes a game.

“I just felt like I wasn’t as helpful last season because of all the injuries and COVID and all of that,” said Thirdy. “Personally, I will do whatever it takes to win and help my teammates. It doesn’t matter if it’s scoring or passing the ball, whatever role they give me, I really want to just help them.”

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Japanese B.League, Kiefer Ravena, San-en NeoPhoenix, Shiga Lakestars, Thirdy Ravena
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.