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    Thirdy Ravena takes lead among studs, Hubert Cani banners duds in UAAP Season 80 week 2

    Sep 19, 2017
    Robbie Manalang and Thirdy Ravena stayed hot as Hubert Cani remained cold in Season 80.

    The second week of UAAP Season 80 saw the emergence of players after a struggling debut, and top stars sustaining their fiery form.

    Who impressed and who bombed out in Week 2? Here’s the latest of’s Studs and Duds list


    Ricci Rivero

    The La Salle sophomore finally played to his potential on Saturday after Rivero finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, and two assists in La Salle's 115-109 win over National University. He atoned for his slump on opening weekend when he only shot 1-of-11 from the field.

    Robbie Manalang

    Another player who struggled in his team's opening game, Manalang bounced back when he hit 5-of-10 from three-point range to finish with 19 points along with four rebounds, five assists, and two steals as Adamson picked up the win over University of Santo Tomas, 88-81, on Sunday.

    Tyler Tio

    Talk about being being efficient. Nursing an ankle injury in the first game, Tio was perfect form the field for Ateneo as he had a 6-of-6 clip in only 11 minutes in the Blue Eagles' win over University of the Philippines, 92-71, on Wednesday.


    The entire UE Red Warriors

    The Red Warriors are winless in three games to occupy the bottom spot in the team standings. Worse, eight players went scoreless in UE's match against UP that made head coach Derrick Pumaren looking for his veterans to step up.

    Hubert Cani

    Cani is still looking to find his rhythm with the Tamaraws as he combined for a 2-of-12 clip from the field in two matches this week.

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    Paul Desiderio

    In Wednesday's match against Ateneo, Desiderio struggled to make his shots as he only made 4-of-18 from the field and a 1-of-7 mark from threes. He did find his touch in his career game in a win over UE on Sunday, but still, that Red Warriors defense hasn’t exactly been stingy.

    This Week’s MVPs

    Aljun Melecio

    Melecio played consistent ball as he showed his opening weekend play was no fluke. The former UAAP juniors MVP had 20 points and eight assists, including five triples in La Salle's high-scoring win over NU.

    Thirdy Ravena

    Ravena sustained his improved play in the second weekend of the season as he had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Eagles in their win over FEU on Sunday. He capped off his performance with a resounding tip-in in the final moments of the game to clinch the victory. 

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    Robbie Manalang and Thirdy Ravena stayed hot as Hubert Cani remained cold in Season 80.
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