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San-En finally wins again in Thirdy Ravena's return

Thirdy Ravena returned from COVID-19 recovery. Nikki Collantes (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Thirdy Ravena made a comeback after recovering from COVID-19 on Saturday, but it was his fellow imports who carried the fight as San-En snapped a long skid with an 83-69 road win against Hokkaido in a battle between B.League cellar dwellers at the Hokkai Kitareyu Arena in Hokkaido.

Kyle Hunt and Stevan Jelovac each tallied 20-point double-doubles to lead San-En to its first win in over a month, in which the team held Hokkaido to 43 points through three quarters to set up the blowout.

Hunt finished with 22 points on 10-of-14 field goals, 11 rebounds, one block, and one steal for San-En, which ended an eight-game losing streak and is now up to 3-17.

Jelovac added 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting, 10 rebounds, and four assists.

Ravena understandably struggled in his comeback game, only making five points on 2-of-6 shooting, three rebounds, and two assists.

However, he has a chance to bounce back on Sunday when both teams meet again.

Javad Williams led Hokkaido with 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and one steal, but he was held to 6-of-16 shooting.

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