Full-force Tamaraws gore Archers by double-digits
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 13, 2015 07:17 PM
GOING DEEP. FEU proved that they are more than just Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia in their rout of DLSU.
Another contender, another victim of Far Eastern University’s vicious charge in the UAAP 78 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The Tamaraws did not take long in bouncing back from an uninspired outing and took out all their frustrations on the De La Salle University Green Archers en route to an 18-point rampage, 93-75, on Sunday at the MOA Arena.
Jeron Teng was the only reason DLSU was still in the game, only trailing 54-57 at the midway mark of the third. It was at that point that RR Pogoy and Monbert Arong teamed up to stymy the King Archer as the Tamaraws went on a 20-0 quarter-ending push that sent them way ahead, 77-54.
Another basket from Teng punctuated a late rally that trimmed the DLSU deficit to 73-87, near the last two minutes, but by then, it was already too late. Mike Tolomia and Mac Belo scored 20 and 17 points, respectively, as FEU rose to a tie for second-place with the University of the Philippines at 2-1.
The Tamaraw bench outscored their counterparts, 45-21, and provided a much-needed lift for their top two players. “We took a gamble in using other players and thankfully, it paid off.”
DLSU suffered a second consecutive defeat after opening their season with a win despite the best efforts of Teng who finished with 29 points.
FEU 93 – Tolomia 20, Belo 17, Orizu 12, Pogoy 8, Inigo 6, Jose 6, Tamsi 6, Trinidad 6, Escoto Ru 5, Arong 3, Comboy 3, Holmqvist 1, Ebona 0, Escoto Ri 0
DLSU 75 – Teng 29, Caracut 13, Sargent 11, Rivero 8, Perkins 5, Muyang 3, Navarro 3, Torralba 2, Go 1, Langston 0, Torres 0, Tratter 0
BOX SCORES: 24-25, 45-43, 77-54, 93-75
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