B.League: Kiefer helped Ravena Shiga win 2nd in a row

Shiga Lexsters Japan B League

Shiga Lexsters. Photo from Shiga Lexsters

MANILA, Philippines – Kifar Ravena led the Shiga Lexsters to their second straight win in the Japan B-League at the Ukaruchan Arena on Sunday, after they proved their mettle on Osaka Avesa, 88-78.

Ravenna scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and nine assists and two steals to give Shiga its first back-to-back win in four months since Kobe Paras and Nigata swept Alberax BB on December 25 and 26.

On Saturday, the Filipino guard sank a clutch free throw to end Lexsters’ 16-game skid with a 79-78 win over Avesa.

Nover Gadson led Shiga with 29 points and nine rebounds. Tepei Kashiwagura finished with 18 points from three trips on four assists and three rebounds.

Shiga improved to 12-33 cards when it sent Osaka its third consecutive defeat, falling to 20-26.

Kyle Hunt carried Avesa with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Meanwhile, Dwight Ramos and Third Ravenna were dropped for their respective squads as Toyama Grosses lost to Sun-en Neophinix, 93-86 for their fourth consecutive win.

Bryce Johnson lifted Toyama with 24 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as Joshua Smith helped his team to a 20-29 lead with 16 points, seven rebounds and two steels.

Elias Harris’s 34-point blast failed as the Sun-N fell to 8-39.

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