Blue Eagles take on Bulldogs in explosive elims rematch
Mark Escarlote on Mar 12, 2016 06:02 PM
Expect fireworks when Ateneo de Manila and National University collide in their elimination round rematch.
Defending champion Ateneo de Manila wants to extend its winning roll to seven.
National University is looking to break that streak while collecting its third victory in a row.
Only one team will leave The Arena in San Juan on Sunday with its winning streak intact when the protagonists of last year’s Finals meet in the 78th UAAP elimination round rematch slated at 10:00 a.m.
The duel will air live over ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD Channel 166 and via livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap.
Ateneo holds the solo lead with an 8-1 win-loss record, winning its last six matches behind the scorching performances of back-to-back Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo, Ysay Marasigan, Rex Intal, Joshua Villanueva, Karl Baysa and playmaker Ish Polovorosa.
The Katipunan-based squad pummeled the University of the Philippines, 25-9, 27-25, 25-15, last Wednesday with Marasigan and Espejo hitting 16 and 15 points, respectively.
On the other hand, Madzlan Gampong poured in 21 points and received enough support from James Natividad and Bryan Bagunas to torch University of the East, 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 29-27, the last time out to sit at second place with a 6-2 mark.
NU is looking to avenge an embarrassing, 19-25, 15-25, 15-25, beating dealt by Ateneo in the first round.
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