Ravena, Neophoenix games vs Brave Warriors postponed due to COVID-19 issues

Published April 18, 2021, 5:06 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Thirdy Ravena (Photo from San-En Neophoenix)

Thirdy Ravena and the San-En Neophoenix saw the postponement of their two road games against the Shinshu Brave Warriors in Japan’s B.League due to COVID-19 issues affecting the host squad.

San-En was supposed to face Shinshu the weekend matches in Chikuma when the B.League called off Saturday’s game due to contact tracing measures made after several members of the Kyoto Hannaryz tested positive for the coronavirus.

Sunday’s game was eventually postponed by the league after RT-PCR tests revealed that two Shinshu players were infected.

It is still unknown as to when the two games are going to be rescheduled.

Ravena and the Neophoenix were hoping to bounce back from a heartbreaking 85-80 home loss to the Ryukyu Golden Kings last Wednesday.

The Neophoenix are already out of playoff contention with a 12-52 record going into the final six games of the regular season.

They’ll play their final two home games on April 24 and 25 against the Osaka Evessa before taking on the Mikawa Seahorses on May 1 and 2 on the road.