High-flying Blue Eaglets seeking sweep of Round 1

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 16, 2017 08:10 AM
High-flying Blue Eaglets seeking sweep of Round 1
Jason Credo and Ateneo have been the most impressive at the midway mark of the season

Games on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre

9:00 AM – FEU-Diliman vs Adamson

11:00 AM – UST vs UE

1:00 PM – NU vs UPIS

3:00 PM – Ateneo vs DLSZ

Ateneo de Manila High School already has convincing victories versus Far Eastern University-Diliman, University of Sto. Tomas, and Nazareth School of National University – all the other contenders in the UAAP 80 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

Now, all they need is a triumph over archrival De La Salle Zobel to claim a clean sweep of the first round of eliminations.

The Blue Eaglets try to do just that when they rekindle their rivalry against the Junior Archers on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

It’s Ateneo-La Salle in the Juniors to end Round 1 of the season and it tips off at 3:00 PM.

SJ Belangel, Dave Ildefonso, Kai Sotto, and the rest of the kids from Katipunan have been setting the pace for the rest of the field with six straight wins to start the season.

While they don’t have the same kind of firepower, Batang Gilas members RC Calimag, Raven Cortez, and the Alabang-based squad is nonetheless nothing but determined to throw a wrench in the plans of their archrivals.

Meanwhile, looking for a bounce back win that would them at solo second entering Round 2 are the Bullpups who take on University of the Philippines Integrated School at 1:00 PM.

Rhayyan Amsali and the rest of NU suffered their first setback the last time around and have their sights set on a mighty rebound.

in the day’s other games, the Tiger Cubs and the Baby Tamaraws hope to go on a winning streak to finish the first round at the expense of different foes.

FEU-Diliman battles Adamson High School at 9:00 AM while UST wages war against University of the East at 11:00 AM.


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