Kiefer leads NLEX to Christmas Day win over Globalport

Paul Lintag on Dec 25, 2017 05:10 PM
Kiefer leads NLEX to Christmas Day win over Globalport
Ravena fired a team-high 20 points and NLEX pulled away late to score its second win in as many games so far.

BOCAUE, Bulacan --- Kiefer Ravena continues to impress.

The no. 2 overall pick of the 2017 Draft led NLEX anew as the Road Warriors scored a 115-104 Christmas Day victory over the debuting Globalport Batang Pier in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Philippine Arena here.

Ravena fired a team-high 20 points and NLEX pulled away late to score its second win in as many games so far.

The Phenom also added five assists and four steals to his line.

Up by eight, Ravena drilled the dagger for NLEX in the final two minutes as a booming three from the corner gave the Road Warriors a 109-98 lead.

Kiefer then put the exclamation point on the win with a one-hand flush in the final 37 seconds of the game.

"We just gave ourselves and our supporters a really nice Christmas gift on Christmas Day," head coach Yeng Guiao said.

"Nabanggit ko na, swerte rin kami because Terrence is not playing. Just with Stanley Pringle is a handful," he added.

Globalport's other star guard, Terrence Romeo, missed the season-opener as he continues to deal with a new injury.

His backcourt partner, Stanley Pringle, came away with 33 points to keep the Batang Pier in the game before NLEX's fourth-quarter charge.

After Ravena, JR Quinahan added 19 points for NLEX on top of nine rebounds while Larry Fonacier shot for 12 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists.

For Global, Sean Antony dropped 19 points against his former team.

 


The Scores:

NLEX 115 — Ravena 20, Quiñahan 19, Fonacier 12, Tiongson 10, Alas 9, Baguio 8, Gotladera 8, Miranda 8, Mallari 6, Monfort 5, Rios 5, Taulava 3, Al-Hussaini 2.

GLOBALPORT 104 — Pringle 33, Anthony 19, Grey 13, Nabong 9, Araña 8, Elorde 5, Guinto 4, Juico 4, Taha 4, Flores 2, Sargent 2, Gabayni 1.

Quarters: 25-25, 50-45, 84-76, 115-104.

 


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