Not looking to score, Thirdy Ravena still ends up with best scoring output yet

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MANILA, Philippines—It was a series to remember for Thirdy Ravena as Ateneo swept University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Those numbers were virtual afterthoughts once the finals rolled around when Ravena more than doubled his scoring and passing with averages of 29.5 points, eight rebounds, and 7.5 assists.Ravena already had 20 points after the first three quarters with Ateneo holding a 70-56 lead and but the fourth year Eagle was just getting started.The fourth quarter saw Ravena go mental as he made play sets out of the Fighting Maroons’ defensive schemes with 18 points just in that final period.“There was a stretch in the game that I felt I was in the zone and I just felt lucky that my three-pointers were going in,” said Ravena. “I’m open so I just shot the ball like what everyone does. I’m just doing my role.”Ravena’s second Finals MVP trophy also puts him at first in that category with Jeron Teng, Nico Salva, and Arwind Santos.ADVERTISEMENT View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Ateneo wins back-to-back UAAP titles Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The versatile forward produced a career performance of 38 points, six rebounds, and six assists in the Blue Eagles’ 99-81 title-clinching win in Game 2 Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.That scoring output is the highest of Ravena collegiate career but he said he wasn’t even looking to score that night.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 Chriss“My mission was to give everything that I can and I didn’t really expect to score,” said Ravena after he won his second straight Finals MVP plum. “If it wasn’t for my teammates it won’t be possible for me to score that many points.”Ravena was relatively quiet in Blue Eagles’ campaign in the elimination round, where they finished with a league-best 12-2 record, putting up an average of 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 13 games. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 awardlast_img

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