Baby Tams commence title defense against Jr. Archers

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 11, 2017 08:42 AM
Baby Tams commence title defense against Jr. Archers

Games on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre

10:00 AM – UE vs NU

12:00 PM – Ateneo vs Adamson

2:00 PM – FEU vs DLSZ

4:00 PM – UST vs UP

Yet again, Far Eastern University-Diliman is flying under the radar even though it is the defending champion in the UAAP 80 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

And so, L-Jay Gonzales and the Baby Tamaraws seek to send an early statement at the expense of a De La Salle Zobel side looking to return to relevance on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

The title defense commences for FEU-Diliman, which bested Ateneo de Manila High School and Nazareth School of National University a year ago, at 2:00 PM.

Gonzales, along with RJ Abarrientos, will now be at the forefront of the Baby Tams’ charge with the graduation of all of Jun Gabane, Jack Gloria, Erick Jabel, Kenji Roman, and JJ Sapinit.

They will face off against the rejiggered Junior Archers who will now boast of Batang Gilas player Raven Cortez.

Meanwhile, fellow contenders NU, Ateneo, and University of Sto. Tomas also seek to send an early statement against separate foes.

The Bullpups, now bannered by Rhayyan Amsali and now mentored by Goldwin Monteverde, will take on University of the East at 10:00 AM.

The Blue Eaglets – still led into battle by the core four of SJ Belangel, Jason Credo, Dave Ildefonso, and Kai Sotto – will take on Adamson High School at 12:00 PM.

And the Tiger Cubs, returning CJ Cansino and revealing Palaro recruit Kobe Palencia, will take on the University of the Philippines Integrated School at 4:00 PM.


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