B.League: Thirdy’s San-En absorbs third straight loss
MANILA, Philippines—Ibaraki sent San-En and Thirdy Ravena to their third straight loss with a 95-79 beating in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Saturday at Kamisu Disaster Prevention Arena.
The NeoPhoenix dropped to a 2-5 record in the West Conference while the Robots got their first win of the season and improved to a 1-6 slate in the East Conference.
Ravena had 14 points, five rebounds, and three steals for the NeoPhoenix.
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Ibaraki went on an 11-0 run that across the third and fourth quarters to take a 68-55 lead off of Takahashi Yuji’s layup barely a minute into the final frame.
Marc Trasolini then converted on a three-point play for the Robot’s 89-73 buffer with 1:29 to play.
Eric Jacobsen finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ibaraki while Trasolini added 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
Elias Harris led San-En with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists.
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