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B.League: Kiefer Ravena clutch as Shiga escapes Ibaraki

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:51 PM October 09, 2021
Kiefer Ravena Shiga Lakestars

FILE — Kiefer Ravena for Shiga. Photo from Shiga Lakestars Twitter

MANILA, Philippines—Shiga and Kiefer Ravena completed the comeback and escaped the 93-88 win over Ibaraki in their inter-conference matchup in the B.League Saturday at Ukaru-chan Arena.

Down 11 early in the fourth, 75-64, the Lakestars mounted a furious 15-3 run that Ravena capped off with a floater for their 79-78 lead with 3:21 remaining.

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Eric Jacobsen would give the Robots the lead back, 80-79, after two free throws but Shiga countered with a crucial 10-0 run that Ovie Soko capped off from the line for the Lakestars’ 89-80 buffer with 27 seconds left.

This was Shiga’s second win in three games after it lost its previous game against San-En 101-96.

Soko finished with a game-high 37 points for the Lakestars while Novar Gadson added 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

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Ravena pitched in 13 points, four of which came in that fourth quarter run, four assists, and two steals.

Jacobsen led the Robots, who dropped to 0-3, with 19 points and 12 boards.

Filipino player Javi Gomez de Liaño is signed up to play for Ibaraki but is still completing quarantine requirements.

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