Ilonggo Kiefer Ravena, Shiga edge Yamagata in B.League

Posted by watchmen
February 21, 2024
Posted in SPORTS

 

Kiefer Ravena finished with 20 points, including three three-point conversions, to go with five rebounds and one steal as the Shiga Lakes improved to a 29-12 win-loss slate. (Shiga Lakes photo) 
Kiefer Ravena finished with 20 points, including three three-point conversions, to go with five rebounds and one steal as the Shiga Lakes improved to a 29-12 win-loss slate. (Shiga Lakes photo)

By ADRIAN STEWART CO

Kiefer Ravena and the Shiga Lakes scored a repeat win over the Yamagata Wyverns, 107-92, in Japan B.League Division 2 at the Yamagata Prefectural Sports Park on Sunday night, February 18.

The Iloilo City-native guard finished with 20 points, including three three-point conversions, to go with five rebounds and one steal as the Lakes improved to a 29-12 win-loss slate.

“It was a good game, and we had 31 assists, which I think was the result of everyone working for the team instead of being selfish. We would like to continue this trend,” Ravena said in a post-game interview.

“I think we played pretty good defense in the first half, but Yamagata made extremely tough shots, especially in the third quarter. However, I think we were able to play according to our game plan the entire 40 minutes, so we will focus on that,” he added.

Brock Motum top-scored for the Lakes with 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Ryan Kriener and James Burrell chipped in 19 and 18 markers, respectively.

James Bell drilled five three-point conversions to finish with 26 points for the Wyverns, Shinya Murakami added 11 markers, while Timothy Holyfield chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Filipino-American guard Roosevelt Adams ended up with 18 points, with two outside shots, to go with eight rebounds and one steal for the Wyverns, which dropped to a 20-21 record.

Meanwhile, Gregory Slaughter and the Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka exacted their revenge on the Koshigaya Alphas with a dominant 81-66 victory at the Koshigaya City Gymnasium.

The former Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings center, however, was not utilized by Fukuoka head coach Moncho Lopez as they improved their record to 28-13.

The Alphas dropped to 25-16.

Takayuki Kodama top-scored for Fukuoka with 18 points. Shuki Shigetomi and Gavin Ware added 13 markers apiece, Hiroki Taniguchi ended with 12, while Pablo Aguilar and Bryce Washington contributed 11 markers each./ASC, WDJ

 

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