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NLEX ends bubble campaign with rout of Terrafirma

Kiefer Ravena delivered for the Road Warriors in their season finale. PBA Images
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--NLEX concluded its stint in the PBA bubble season with a 127-101 blowout of Terrafirma at the start of a quadruple-header in the final day of the eliminations at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

Despite missing out on a chance for a playoff for the eighth quarterfinal spot, the Road Warriors made sure that they will end their campaign on a high note, clipping the Dyip, 32-18, in the second quarter before dropping 42 markers in the third to secure the rout.

Kiefer Ravena led NLEX, which finished the season at 5-6, with 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting, five rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Raul Soyud added 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting, five rebounds, and five assists.

CJ Perez fired 27 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists for Terrafirma, which finished its own season at 1-10.

The Scores:

NLEX 127 – Ravena 23, Cruz 12, Semerad 11, Soyud 11, Taulava 11, Ayonayon 9, Paniamogan 9, McAloney 9, Miranda 8, Ighalo 7, Quinahan 5, Galanza 5, Varilla 0

TERRAFIRMA 101 – Perez 27, Khobuntin 18, Ramos 15, Camson 10, Celda 7, Tiongson 6, Batiller 4, Balagasay 2,Faundo 3, Cahilig 8, Gabayni 1, Agovida 0

Quarters: 23-26; 55-44; 97-71; 127-101

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