Itís Akhuetie-powered UP vs Lumbao-led LPU in Got Skills Finals
Photo courtesy of Milcu Got Skills Tournament
UP is continuing to prove that it is now a force to reckon with after barging into the Finals of the 2017 Milcu Got Skills Elite Basketball Showcase.
Riding the broad shoulders of Bright Akhuetie, the Fighting Maroons’ edged out Letran, 70-68, a week ago at the Buddha Care Gym in Quezon City.
State U’s prized transferee pounded in 14 points, 15 rebounds, and six blocks and was the steadying force in the endgame for his team.
Akhuetie proved to be too much for the also promising Knights who were led by Fran Yu and his 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
With the win, UP advances into the championship round where it takes on Lyceum.
The Pirates booked a trip to the Finals following their own convincing 89-78 victory versus De Ocampo Memorial College.
As always, Carl Lumbao showed the way with 11 points, six assists, and two steals.