Stingy defense help Ravena, Ateneo get back at Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments “Every single game is a championship game especially against Adamson that beat us in the first round,” said Ravena in Filipino. “We really focused as a team and we listened to the coaches because they’re the ones who devised the game plan.”And one player that defending champions were worried about was shooting guard Jerrick Ahanmisi who torched them to the tune of 23 points in their first meeting.Ravena also pointed to Ahanmisi’s 24-point performance in the Soaring Falcons’ 80-72 win over University of the Philippines in their previous game.Ahanmisi had a 15-point explosion in the third quarter in Adamson’s victory against UP and that was what Ravena was weary of against the Soaring Falcons.“We made sure that we had Adamson’s key players under our defense,” said Ravena, who had 10 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks for Ateneo. “There’s Jerrick and he can easily cause an explosion so we needed to be aware of that.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Evecenter_img When the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament kicked off in September, there was a near consensus that Ateneo was an unbeatable team.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college After all, the Blue Eagles placed fourth in the Jones Cup in Taiwan as the Philippine representatives but their once deemed invincible armor was immediately dented in their first game of the year.Adamson University stunned Ateneo, 74-70, in the two teams’ first game of Season 81 and that setback served as ab early wakeup call for the Blue Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAteneo was eager to bounce back from it and it did in the form of a 62-48 blowout win in the second round Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Star forward Thirdy Ravena said the whole team’s sole focus in their rematch with the Soaring Falcons was to vindicate their earlier loss. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img

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