DLSU, FEU rekindle rivalry with game ending in double forfeiture
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 25, 2017 07:51 PM
Reports courtesy of GoArchers and FEU Athletics Twitter
Just like last year, De La Salle University and Far Eastern University look like they are getting too friendly with each other even before the beginning of the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
According to the Twitter of GoArchers, the Green Archers and the Tamaraws were involved in an in-game scuffle in their matchup in the 2017 Kadayawan Tournament in Davao.
GoArchers reported that FEU had a double-digit lead in the third quarter before Ron Dennison got ejected for incurring two unsportsmanlike fouls.
Technical foul on dennison, thrown out of the game for 2nd unsportsmanlike foul.— GoArchers (@GoArchers) Agosto 25, 2017
Providing more details, FEU Athletics tweeted that late in the third quarter, a “melee erupts near FEU bench.” It then furthered that Dennison, RJ Ramirez, and Arvin Tolentino along with DLSU’s Kib Montalbo and Aljun Melecio were thrown out of the game.
With 20 secs left in the third quarter and the Tams leading 73-59, melee erupts near the FEU bench. Tolentino, Dennison and Ramirez ejected— FEU Athletics (@FEUathletics) Agosto 25, 2017
Refs make correction. Only Melecio and Montalbo ejected for DLSU.— FEU Athletics (@FEUathletics) Agosto 25, 2017
The game resumed after that, according to FEU Athletics, but was called off not long after as officials could not contain the intensity between the two teams.
Game starts but fight breaks up again in the next play as Rivera throws the ball at Ebona in a premeditated move. Game will not continue.— FEU Athletics (@FEUathletics) Agosto 25, 2017
In the end, the game was stopped and was adjudged to be a double forfeiture, as per GoArchers.
Game stopped. Double Forfeiture— GoArchers (@GoArchers) Agosto 25, 2017
DLSU and FEU will meet again on September 10 – this time at the MOA Arena and this time in the UAAP Season 80.