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    Timely Seiya Ando treys douse Shiga Lakestars' comeback

    Nov 10, 2021
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    Shimane star Sheiya Ando played for Meralco as an Asian import in 2016.
    PHOTO: Fiba.basketball

    SEIYA Ando buried two huge treys in the final minutes to take the fight out of Shiga Lakestars and steer the Shimane Susanoo Magic to a 102-94 victory on Wednesday at Ukaruchan Arena.

    The former Meralco import proved to be a thorn in the side of the hosts as his timely three-pointers opened a 100-90 lead for Shimane, capping a 9-2 run in the final 2:04 minutes.

    The Akatsuki Five mainstay finished with 17 points, 12 assists, three steals, and two rebounds as the Susanoo Magic won their fifth straight game and improved to 9-3 overall in the 2021-22 B.League season.

    Kiefer contributions

    Shiga Lakestars' Filipino import Kiefer Ravena scored 14 points on 8-of-10 free-throw shooting, on top of six assists, two rebounds, and two steals.

    Ravena's charities kept the Lakestars within striking distance, 94-90, with 3:06 remaining, before Ryosuke Shirahama doused that rally for Shimane with a three-pointer, time down to 3:26 minutes.

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    Reid Travis led the Susanoo Magic with 35 points and 18 rebounds. Ryo Abe shot 3-of-6 from deep for his 15 points and three boards, and Australian forward Nick Kay got a near-triple-double performance of 14 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

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      Shimane star Sheiya Ando played for Meralco as an Asian import in 2016.
      PHOTO: Fiba.basketball
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