Thirdy's shooting woes continue in another San-En loss

Thirdy Ravena's shooting woes continue in another San-En loss

10/17/2021 12:00:00 PM

Thirdy Ravena's shooting woes continue in another San-En loss

San-En NeoPhoenix absorbed a second straight defeat in the 2021-22 season of the B.League, after falling 84-72 to the hosts Hiroshima Dragonflies.

Thirdy Ravena continued to struggle with his shot, making just five of his 14 field goals for 12 points.The NeoPhoenix failed to sustain a strong start, squandering a 23-16 lead in the first quarter as they were outplayed in the middle periods by the home team.

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A layup by Yasunori Aoki with 1:39 left in the third quarter gave Hiroshima the lead for good, 55-54, and Ryo Terashima nailed a triple in their final possession of the period to send the Dragonflies to the fourth quarter with a 60-55 lead.Hiroshima piled it on in the final period, and the lead reached double-digits off a Charles Jackson jumper with seven minutes left, 65-55. They would lead by as much as 15 points, 70-55, after two free throws by Jackson with six minutes to go.

San-En got to within five points, 73-68, after an Elias Harris dunk with still three minutes to go, but Nick Mayo and Naoto Tsuji responded with back-to-back three-pointers to restore order for Hiroshima.Harris led San-En with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting, as the NeoPhoenix dropped to 2-4 in the season.  headtopics.com

Hiroshima, meanwhile, improved to 5-1. Tsuji led the hosts with 28 points, five rebounds, and two assists. Read more: ABS-CBN News »

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