Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Ferrer power Malolos Mighty past Mapua and into group lead in Republica Cup
College rivals Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Ferrer team up to power home team Mighty to the early lead. Jerome Ascano

KIEFER Ravena and Kevin Ferrer scored 12 points each as Malolos Mighty defeated Mapua, 74-61, on Tuesday in the Republica Cup basketball tournament at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.

The home squad took top spot in Group B with a 2-0 win-loss card.

JP Nieles had 14 points for the Cardinals, who led 42-33 at halftime but failed to hold on in their first game of the tournament.

Meanwhile, National University nailed its first win in the tournament, downing Foton, 70-58.

Ralph Tansingco added 12 points for the Bulldogs, who hold a 1-1 win-loss slate in Group A.

Foton dropped to 0-2.


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