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Akita sweeps Thirdy Ravena, San-en in blowout win

The Akita Happinets overpowered Thirdy Ravena's San-en NeoPhoenix once again, 85-53, on Sunday, December 27, at the CNA Arena Akita Hall.

The Happinets, who are vying for a playoff berth, bagged a crucial sweep of San-en this weekend as the Akita-based squad improved to 16-9.

The struggling NeoPhoenix picked up their third straight loss and fell to 5-20 in the standings.

Ravena only managed 5 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds in the blowout away game loss.

Noboru Hasegawa led the drubbing of San-en with 16 points off a 4-of-6 clip from beyond the arc.

The Happinets inflicted heavy damage on the visiting squad in the 2nd quarter, outscoring San-en 20-6 to pull away to a 17-point advantage by the half, 42-25.

The NeoPhoenix continued to struggle against the host team as Akita finished them off with 32-point win – the biggest lead of the game.

Serbian import Stevan Jelovac was the lone player from San-en to record double digits as he led the team with 17 points and 7 rebounds.

San-en is up for another challenged against the 6th-ranked Sun Rockers Shibuya next weekend, January 2 to 3, to kick off 2021.

The Scores:

Happinets 85 – Hasegawa 16, Davis 12, Colebi 10, Tada 10, Carter 9, Oura 7, Yasuoka 6, Ito 5, Hosoya 3, Nomoto 3, Nakayama 2, Furukawa 2.

San-en 53 – Jelovac 17, Nishikawa 8, Hunt 7, Ravena 5, Terazuno 5, Ota 4, Kawashima 3, Yamamoto 2, Tsuya 2, Miljenovic 0, Okada 0.

Quarter scores: 22-19, 42-25, 61-37, 85-53.

– Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.

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