Tams, Archers strike

September 24, 2018

Games Wednesday:

(Filoil Flying V Centre)

1 p.m. --  Ateneo vs. UE  (M)

4 p.m. --  UP vs. Adamson (M)

FAR Eastern University and La Salle forced a tie in second place after repulsing separate foes yesterday in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

The Tamaraws led from wire-to-wire to overpower University of the Philippines, 89-73, while the Green Archers registered their second straight win with  an 82-72 conquest of University of the East.

FEU and La Salle joined defending champion Ateneo at 2-1 to stay within distance of league-leading Adamson (3-0).

The Fighting Maroons, who stumbled to a second straight loss after a 29-point dismantling of the Red Warriors in the opener, fell early at 0-8 and trailed by as much as 25 points, as the Tamaraws, except for an early fourth quarter hiccup, were simply in control.

“Yung 8-0 run was an effect of our defense. Nagalit ako noong nag-10-0 run sila because we are trying to look to stop their run with offense. Hindi dapat iyon,” said coach Olsen Racela after FEU rebounded from last week's 74-76 defeat to University of Santo Tomas.

The Maroons were able to cut down the deficit to 56-69 by scoring 10 unanswered points early in the payoff period before the Tamaraws countered with a 7-0 run behind reserve Hubert Cani to put the game beyond recall at 76-56, with 6:07 remaining.

The scores:

First game

FEU (89)-- Orizu 15, Tolentino 13, Comboy 12, Parker 11, Iñigo 11, Cani 8, Eboña 8, Tuffin 5, Stockton 3, Gonzales 2, Escoto 1, Bayquin 0.

UP (73) --Gomez de Liaño Ja. 15, Gomez de Liaño Ju. 13, Manzo 11, Desiderio 10, Akhuetie 9, Prado 8, Vito 3, Murrell 2, Lim 2.

Quarterscores: 25-13, 49-35, 69-46, 89-73

Second game

DLSU (82) – Baltazar 16, Melecio 16, Serrano 11, Go 10, Caracut 9, Santillan 6, Dyke 5, Bates 3, Manuel 2, Montalbo 2, Corteza 2, Capacio 0.

UE (72) – Pasaol 22, Varilla 14, Manalang 11, Bartolome 6, Maloles 5, Cullar 4, Gallardo 4, Acuno 2, Strait 2, Lacap 2, Antiporda 0, Beltran 0, Guion 0.

Quarterscores: 21-14, 39-27, 59-45, 82-72

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