Kiefer Ravena's Double-Double Lifts Ateneo Over UST

By Ivan Saldajeno

Kiefer Ravena made a double-double as the Ateneo Blue Eagles triumphed against the UST Growling Tigers, 69-58, in the nightcap of the UAAP games at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The six-foot guard scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Blue Eagles pulled away in the fourth period to trounce the Kevin Ferrer-less Growling Tigers.

Ateneo was up, 50-46, after three quarters and was only ahead, 51-49, at the 8:57 mark of the fourth when the team unleashed a game-turning 10-0 run to pull away for good.

Ravena sealed the Eagles' win with back-to-back jumpers late in the fourth frame.

Ravena also dished six assists and grabbed three steals for Ateneo, who kept in step with FEU for the top spot in the team standings.

Chris Newsome added 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals for the Blue Eagles.

Karim Abdul led the Growling Tigers with 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block.

Louie Vigil added 14 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block.

Box Scores:

Ateneo 69-K. Ravena 23, Newsome 14, Elorde 7, Apacible 7, A. Tolentino 6, Pessumal 6, Babilonia 3, Capacio 2, Lim 1, Gotladera 0

UST 58-Abdul 17, Vigil 14, Mariano 12, Basibas 5, Subido 4, Gayosa 4, Daquioag 2, Sheriff 0, Lo 0, Pe 0, Lao 0

Quarterscores: 19-13, 38-30, 50-46, 69-58
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