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Thirdy Ravena scheduled for COVID-19 retest as San-en loses again

Beatrice Go
Thirdy Ravena scheduled for COVID-19 retest as San-en loses again

MISSING OUT. Thirdy Ravena sits out of the game against the Shimane Susanoo Magic after testing positive for COVID-19.

Photo by B LEAGUE

Without Thirdy Ravena, San-en NeoPhoenix suffers another heartbreaking loss to the Shimane Susanoo Magic

Thirdy Ravena is slated to undergo another RT-PCR swab test before he can reinforce San-en NeoPhoenix, who absorbed another heartbreaking loss to the Shimane Susanoo Magic, 77-75, in the Japan B. League on Wednesday, December 2 at the Yonago Industrial Gymnasium in Shimane.

According to the San-en’s Asian import, the swab test will be administered late this week.

Ravena missed out on the away game as he continues to recover in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 last Friday, November 27.

The Filipino stalwart saw action in San-en’s last 5 games and averaged 12.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game before Wednesday’s match.

San-en was close to ending its four-game skid when the NeoPhoenix took the lead, 75-74, with 1:11 left in the game.

But Shusuke Yamamoto and Kyle Hunt picked up back-to-back fouls that allowed Shimane to convert their charities to seal another win on their home court.

Four San-en players scored double digits with Serbian import Stevan Jelovac leading the NeoPhoenix’s offense with 24 points.

Tatsuya Suzuki scored 14 points, while Hunt and Yamamoto chipped in 12 points apiece.

Travis Reid led the drubbing for Shimane with a game-high 26 points off an 11-of-12 clip from the field.

San-en is set to host the Yokohama B-Corsairs this weekend for back-to-back games at the Toyohashi City General Gymnasium. – 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.