Tamaraws repeat over Blue Eagles to open Round 2
Paul Lintag on Oct 11, 2015 02:10 PM
CLEAN SWEEP. It was a closer encounter in round 2 but the FEU Tamaraws remain too much for Ateneo.
There was no repeat of the opening weekend ambush by Far Eastern University.
But the results were the same as Far Eastern University used a brave fourth-quarter stand to survive the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 66-61, at the Araneta Coliseum to open the second round, Sunday.
Tied after three quarters, FEU scored five straight a minute into the final period and never surrendered the lead.
The veteran Tamaraws held on in the end game thanks to steady hands at the free throw line to win a sixth straight game.
FEU is on top of the standings with a 7-1 record.
Clinging to a dangerous 59-56 advantage, Russel Escoto drew a fould from beyond the arc inside the last two minutes and buried all three charities, giving the Tamaraws a litte more breathing room, 62-56.
It was cruise control the rest of the way for the league-leaders.
Mac Belo led the charge for FEU with 12 points while Escoto and Roger Pogoy added 10 apiece.
The Blue Eagles, who dropped another game and fell down to an even 4-4, were led by Kiefer Ravena's 15 on 5-of-15 shooting. Adrian Wong played his best game in the UAAP and added a career-high 14.
In the first round, the Tamaraws destroyed Ateneo, 88-64.
FEU 66Â – Belo 12, Ru. Escoto 10, Pogoy 10, Tolomia 8, Iñigo 7, Tamsi 6, Dennison 4, Arong 3, Jose 2, Orizu 2, Trinidad 2, Ri. Escoto 0, K. Holmqvist 0.
ATENEO 61 – Ravena 15, Wong 14, Pessumal 8, Gotladera 7, Black 6, Ikeh 6, Babilonia 3, A. Tolentino 2, Apacible 0, Cani 0, Capacio 0, Ma. Nieto 0, V. Tolentino 0.
Quarters: 19-19, 30-32, 47-47, 66-61.
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