Kiefer Ravena’s hot start sparks Shiga blowout of Nagoya in rematch

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MANILA, Philippines—Blown out the last time out, Shiga returned the favor with a masterful 110-79 win over Nagoya, 110-79, in their second straight meeting in the 2021-22 Japan B.League season Sunday at Park Arena Komaki.

The Lakestars, who suffered a 107-68 loss to the Diamond Dolphins on Saturday, improved to 6-2 while Nagoya (4-4) saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

Kiefer Ravena and Shiga did their work early building a 31-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and rode that momentum up until the final buzzer.

Ravena, who has been operating mainly as a sixth man, was part of the starting five this time and the crack Filipino guard set the tone with all of his 16 points coming in the first half, nine of which came in the opening period. He also finished with nine rebounds, and three steals.

Ovie Soko led the Lakestars with 26 points, 14 rebounds, and two steals while Sean O’mara added 22 points and nine boards.

Coty Clarke had 26 points, seven rebounds, and five assists to lead Nagoya while Bobby Ray Parks Jr. had a quiet night of seven points and three steals.

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