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IN PHOTOS: Thirdy Ravena impresses in B. League debut weekend

Beatrice Go
IN PHOTOS: Thirdy Ravena impresses in B. League debut weekend

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The Japan B. League captures Thirdy Ravena's professional basketball debut weekend!

Thirdy Ravena lived up to expectations with a stellar professional basketball debut weekend with the San-en NeoPhoenix team in the Japan B. League.

After a long wait, Ravena finally played for San-en on Saturday, November 7, and provided the boost his team needed as NeoPheonix escaped host squad Shimane Susanoo Magic, 83-82. (WATCH: Thirdy Ravena’s San-en NeoPhoenix debut highlights)

Although San-en eventually split the results of the back-to-back game weekend, Ravena racked up double-digit outings, scoring 13 points on Saturday and 12 points on Sunday, November 8.

Relive the moments of the Filipino stalwart’s first two games with these photos:

MAKING A MARK. Thirdy Ravena dunks for his first field goal in the Japan B. League.
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ATHLETICISM. Thirdy Ravena flashes his renowned skills that were vital to the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ three-peat championship.
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FIRST OPPONENT. Thirdy Ravena (right) interacts with Shimane Susanoo Magic naturalized player Nika Williams.
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TEAMWORK. Thirdy Ravena talks to team mate Shusuke Yamamoto on the bench.
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HUSTLE. Thirdy Ravena brings down the ball to San-en NeoPhoenix’s end in Sunday’s game against Shimane Susanoo Magic.
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LETHAL. Thirdy Ravena picks up steam in the game, especially after Stevan Jelovac and Kyle Hunt went into foul trouble.
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REPPING PHILIPPINES. Thirdy Ravena, who hasn’t played 5-on-5 basketball for over 8 months due to the country’s lockdown, says he has more to improve in the B. League.
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– Rappler.com

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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.