Ravena’s career-high not enough to get NLEX back on track

first_imgIt seems that Kiefer Ravena’s early success in the PBA has come to an end.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After NLEX won two straight to open its campaign in the PBA Philippine Cup, Ravena and the Road Warriors were stopped in their tracks and skidded to two straight losses.And although Ravena scored a career-high 31 points with four rebounds and five assists, he knows it all went down the drain as one victory is more important than individual numbers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s down the drain, we have to wake up,” said Ravena after losing to Magnolia 105-94 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We have to fight for survival.”Ravena added teams may have finally caught up on their style and it’s time for them to adjust and prepare better for their upcoming games. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “When you’re a rookie, people don’t know much about you and they don’t know what to expect of you,” said Ravena in Filipino. “But as the conference progresses and they get to watch more of your games they will get familiarized more.”“It’s like coming to a test day, you do your homework, here you’re getting out of your way to study your opponents because you can’t just practice and expect to win every single game.”Apart from the intangibles, Ravena said it was his team’s bad rebounding that put them in the position they’re in.Magnolia outrebounded NLEX 61-42 as a whole and 15-11 on the offensive glass.“We were outrebounded by 19 rebounds and that’s a lot,” said Ravena in Filipino. “It’s all about effort, so on that part we lost and that’s what irritated coach Yeng [Guiao] the most.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lee has high praise for ‘gifted’ Ravenalast_img read more

KCB humble Homeboyz to stay unbeaten

first_img0Shares0000Davis Chenge barged over the chalk, Mukidza converting before drilling home two penalties to see the bankers lead 19-6 as they asserted their dominance heading into the break. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 –KCB Rugby Club extended their unbeaten run in the Kenya Cup after registering a 26-6 victory over Homeboyz in a top of the table clash hosted at the Lions Den in Ruaraka on Saturday.In other results, Impala demolished newly promoted side Kisii 77-0 at the Impala Club, Mwamba picked their first win of the season after mauling Mombasa 74-3 at the Nairobi Railway Club, Nondescript edged out Strathmore Leos 25-20, Nakuru were 26-6 winners over Blak Blad while at the Kakamega Show Ground Kabras Sugar beat visitors Kenya Harlequin 22-13. At the Lions Den, after a cagey start, Mohammed Omollo sent Homeboyz 3-0 up with a penalty in the 13 thminute but KCB responded in kind seven minutes later through Darwin Mukidza’s levelling penalty after incessant pressure.Omollo stroked home a second penalty four minutes later to see Homeboyz lead 6-3.Davis Chenge barged over the chalk, Mukidza converting before drilling home two penalties to see the bankers lead 19-6 as they asserted their dominance heading into the break.The deejays asked questions of KCB after the restart but failed to translate pressure and territory and were punished when Stafford Abeka flat-footed Kevin Masai with an expensive dummy to score,Mukidza converting to put KCB 26-6 after fifty seven minutes of play, a lead they held to the end.Collated ResultsKCB 26 Menengai Cream Homeboyz 6Resolution Impala Saracens 77 Resolution Kisii 0Stanbic Mwamba 74 Regional Logistics CFS Mombasa 3Top Fry Nakuru 26 Blak Blad 6Nondescripts 25 Strathmore Leos 20Kabras Sugar 22 SportPesa Quins 13-By KRU Website-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more