Baby Tams charge to third straight win in UAAP Juniors

Paul Lintag on Nov 26, 2016 04:26 PM
Baby Tams charge to third straight win in UAAP Juniors
Kenji Roman as the rest of the Baby Tams roll to win number 4 at the expense of UPIS.

The UAAP Juniors basketball tournament looks like a three-team race so far.

Far Eastern University-Diliman made sure the Season 79 standings remain top-heavy after the Baby Tamaraws demolished the University of the Philippines Integrated School, 84-68, Saturday at the San Juan Arena.

The Baby Tamaraws unloaded a big fourth-quarter effort to turn back the Baby Maroons and move up to 4-1 for the season, winning three games in a row.

Daniel Celzo came off the bench to lead FEU with 18 points and nine rebounds while Xyrus Thomas added 16. Kenji Roman submitted a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Baby Tamaraws for good measure.

UP, who now lost back-to-back games for a 2-3 record got the usual 22 points and 10 boards from Juan Gomez De Liano.

In the first game of the busy Saturday quadruple-header, Ateneo de Manila finally got back on the winning track after the Blue Eaglets flew past University of the East, 89-62.

The Blue Eaglets arrested a three-game slide to move up to 2-3 after getting 19 points from Jason Credo. Ateneo point guard SJ Belangel also registered a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

Sean Manaug scored 12 for the 1-4 Junior Warriors.

 

The Scores:

ATENEO (89) --- Credo 19, Ildefonso 13, Belangel 10, Berjay 9, Santos 6, Deonio 5, Flores 5, Espino 5, Manuel 4, Afable 3, Laud 3, Gatmaytan 2, Salazar 2.

UE (62) --- Manaug 12, Dulalia 10, Vinte 9, Gonzales 9, Ramos 7, Po 6, Balundo 5, Angeles 4.

Quarterscores: 18-19, 51-27, 70-45- 89-62.


FEU (84) --- Celzo 18, Torres 16, Roman 13, Gonzales 9, Sapinit 8, Gloria 7, Jabel 4, Gabane 4, Alforque 3, Baclay 2

UP (68) --- Gomez De Liano 22, Santiago 12, Lina 8, Labao B 6, Labao R 6, Tupaz 5, Lagahit 4, Gregorio 3, Vergeire 2.

Quarterscores: 17-18, 44-35, 59-51, 84-68.


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