Abueva leaves Alaska-Blackwater game due to ‘personal emergency’

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Alaska’s Calvin ABueva. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska forward Calvin Abueva left the game between his team Alaska and Blackwater even before the opening buzzer sounded at Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday.Abueva, who also ditched the Aces’ practice four days in a row, was said to be dealing with a “personal emergency” as people close to the situation described it.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Security staff inside Araneta said Abueva left the venue while the game was being played.When asked about Abueva, the Aces coaches declined to comment during the halftime break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkApart from missing his club’s practices, Abueva was also absent from Gilas’ weekly practice for three consecutive Mondays. Chot Reyes has since dropped him from the pool.Alaska is currently sitting on a 3-2 record and is tied with TNT for the third spot. DeMarcus Cousins out for the season with Achilles tear 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 award View commentslast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Visits UNI In Clash Between MVC Leaders

first_imgEarlier this week, Ingle, Hittner and Wendell were recognized by the conference for their performances. Ingle was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the fourth time while Hittner was tabbed MVC Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time and Wendell the MVC Player of the Week for the 13th time in her career and fourth time this season. Drake Game Notes Live Audio UNI limits opponents to 58.0 points per game, and MVC competitors to 46.8 points. The Panthers last loss was at Iowa on Dec. 4. Senior Madison Weekly is averaging 15.4 points and 4.1 assists per game. UNI edged Drake three times last season, including in the second round of the WNIT. However, Drake dominates the all-time series with a 56-24 advantage. Story Links For just the second time in Missouri Valley Conference history, a pair of teams have started Valley play 8-0, as Drake (15-4, 8-0 MVC) and UNI (15-4, 8-0 MVC) are the two hottest teams in the conference. The Bulldogs have won nine-straight games while the Panthers are riding an 11-game winning streak. Drake is the league’s top offensive team while UNI is the top defensive team. Drake rallied for a 76-62 comeback victory over Indiana State on Jan. 22 at the Knapp Center behind big games by seniors Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) and Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.). Ingle nearly recorded her second career triple-double with 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as she became the MVC’s all-time assists leader with 687 career assists. Wendell poured in a game-high 29 points and moved to third all-time on the MVC all-time scoring list with 2,289 points. Freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) added 14 points and nine rebounds. Following Friday’s game, Drake enjoys a short break before returning to action on Feb. 3 at Southern Illinois. Print Friendly Version Wendell is once again leading the MVC in scoring at 22.6 points per game, an average that ranks seventh in the nation. However, the Bulldogs boast a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging double figures and two more averaging 9.0 points per game. As a team, Drake is scoring 83.2 points per game, which ranks 10th in the country. CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes out the month of January on Friday evening when it plays at UNI in the McLeod Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the in-state game broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines. Live Video last_img read more