MANILA, Philippines – Shiga and Kiefer Ravena completed the comeback and escaped a 93-88 victory over Ibaraki in their B-League intersessional matchup on Saturday at Ukaru-chan Arena.
Down 11 early in the quarter, 75-64, the Lakestars mounted a furious 15-3 streak that Ravena culminated with a float for their 79-78 lead with 3:21 remaining.
Eric Jacobsen would give the Robots the lead back, 80-79, after two free throws, but Shiga responded with a crucial 10-0 run that Ovie Soko capped off the line for the Lakestars’ 89-80 mattress with 27 seconds. to be played.
9/10 GAME 1
Shiga 93-88 Ibaraki
The strength of Ravenna to win a victory coming from behind 🔥
Give a second win to accelerate START RUSH! ️@kieferravena
Lost delivery in LIVE basket https://t.co/XNTgIi3p8U pic.twitter.com/26mX0j9nWE
– Shiga Lakestars[SHIGA LAKESTARS](@shigalakestars) October 9, 2021
This was Shiga’s second win in three games after losing his previous game against San-En 101-96.
Soko finished with 37 points for the Lakestars, while Novar Gadson added 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Ravena threw 13 points, four of which came in that fourth quarter, four assists and two steals.
Jacobsen led the Robots, who fell to 0-3, with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Filipino player Javi Gómez de Liaño is registered to play in Ibaraki, but is still meeting the quarantine requirements.
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