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.

'Yours' is 2021's top-selling song in US by Korean solo act ‘Move on, pahinga na:’ Moreno to quit politics if not elected president Pharmally exec cries in frustration amid missing docs

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.

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

COVID-19 cases, deaths in Western Pacific down, but WHO warns of future surges

While the COVID-19 situation is improving in the Western Pacific region, an official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said there is no room for complacency as the coronavirus continues to mutate, which may trigger possible surges.