Tigresses enter playoff picture after toppling Lady Falcons

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 09, 2016 02:45 PM
Tigresses enter playoff picture after toppling Lady Falcons
BARING TEETH. UST is a win away from making their way back into the Final Four.

With just a few games remaining in the 79th Season of the UAAP Women’s Basketball Tournament, University of Sto. Tomas is growling at long last.

From as far as sixth-place just recently, the Golden Tigresses have now barged into the Final Four mix after downing Adamson University, 74-70, on Wednesday at the MOA Arena.

Candice Magdaluyo had 16 points to show the way, but it was Jhenn Angeles who sealed the deal in scoring 10 of the Tigresses’ last 13 points.

Still, the Lady Falcons were threatening at 70-72 with 4.5 ticks to go. Sent to the line, however, Angeles made good on both of her free throws to complete UST’s rise to 6-7.

The win catapulted the Tigresses over the San Marcelino-based squad who now drop to 5-7 and no longer hold the fourth-seed. “I’m just happy we have the win and we’re half a game ahead of Adamson,” coach Haydee Ong expressed.

UST guns for the fourth and final playoff berth on Tuesday against third-place University of the East.

Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines finally got a long-awaited second win at the expense of Far Eastern University, 46-44.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

UST 74 – Magdaluyo 16, Anies 14, Angeles 12, Felisarta 7, Larosa 6, Gandalla 5, Portillo 5, Rivera 5, Penaflor 4, Capilit 0, Aujero 0.

ADAMSON 70 – Alcoy 16, Pingol 13, Razalo 12, Prado 8, Camacho 7, Osano 6, Araja 4, Lacson 4, Cacho 0, Dampios 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 35-28, 55-51, 74-70.

SECOND GAME

UP 46 – Wong 12, Pesquera 12, Esplana 9, Aliermo 6, Medina 3, Franco 3, Ordoveza 1, Rodas 0, Cruz 0, Lapid 0, Tan 0, Gatpatan 0, Viray 0, Ongsiako 0.

FEU 44 – Jumuad 15, Ventura 8, Gerner 6, Ouano 6, Arellado 5, Mamaril 2, Payadon 2, Balleser 0,’Okunlola 0, Abat 0, Capua 0, Quiapo 0, Bahuyan 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 7-9, 13-17, 33-32, 46-44.

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