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Ravena, San-en absorb another blowout loss to B. League No. 5 Kawasaki

Beatrice Go
Ravena, San-en absorb another blowout loss to B. League No. 5 Kawasaki

LIMITED. The Kawasaki Brave Thunders limit Thirdy Ravena to only 4 points in the game.

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San-en NeoPhoenix hope to end their five-game losing streak as they face B. League No. 5 seed Kawasaki Brave Thunders in back-to-back games

Thirdy Ravena and San-en NeoPhoenix suffered another heartbreaking 103-74 loss to the visiting Kawasaki Brave Thunders on Saturday, April 3, at the Toyohashi City General Gymnasium.

The B. League No. 5 seed improved its record to 49-33, while the home team skidded to a fifth straight loss and fell to 11-39.

Pablo Aguilar led Kawasaki with 23 points and 8 rebounds, while American Jordan Heath emerged as the player of the game after recording a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, while making 5 dunks in the game.

In Ravena’s second game back from injury, the Brave Thunders managed to limit him to only 4 points, as the visiting team also impressed with a total of 33 team assists.

Kawasaki relied on its strong start that allowed them to cruise to a 27-point lead at the half, 55-28.

Though the Brave Thunders held most of the lead, San-en showed signs of life in the 3rd quarter as American-Jamaican Kyle Hunt led the home team’s comeback effort with 10 points.

However, San-en failed to sustain it as the visiting team pulled away and stretched the lead to as many as 32 points, 103-71, in the dying seconds of the game.

Hunt led the way for the NeoPhoenix with 18 points.

San-en hopes for a better showing in front of its fans in its second straight game against Kawasaki on Sunday, April 4, 1:05 pm, Manila time.

The Scores

Kawasaki – Aguilar 23, Heath 17, Fujii 18, Otsuka 15, Fazekas 10, Tsuji 5, Hasegawa 5, Masuda 4, Shinoyama 3, Aoki 3.

San-en – Hunt 18, Jelovac 15, Miljenovic 12, Kawashima 9, Ota 8, Terazono 6, Ravena 4, T. Suzuki 2, Yamamoto 0, Okada 0, S. Suzuki 0, Tsuya 0.

Quarters: 29-12, 55-28, 80-53, 103-74.

– Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine 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.