Ateneo tames UST to take place as king of UAAP 81 3x3
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 03, 2019 06:39 PM
Blue Eagle, also the king in 3x3
With Ange Kouame and Thirdy Ravena showing the way, Ateneo de Manila University continues to pose a problem for the rest of the field in UAAP Men’s Basketball.
Kouame and Ravena proved that once more on Sunday as they joined forces to energize the Blue Eagles right through University of Sto. Tomas, 19-13, in the Finals of the UAAP 81 3x3 Men’s Tournament at the Ayala Malls Feliz in Pasig.
Kouame, the five-on-five Rookie of the Year, imposed his will down low and totaled 11 points and eight rebounds while five-on-five Finals MVP Ravena contributed six markers, five boards, and two assists in their dominant win in the championship round.
Court general Matt Nieto also added two points and Matthew Daves provided much-needed as they claimed their first title in UAAP 3x3.
Ateneo ran roughshod on each and every one of their opponents, sweeping the six-game elimination round and then triumphing in the semifinals and Finals.
With that, they matched the unbeaten run of National University over at the Women’s Tournament.
This, just three months after what was also a dominant championship in five-on-five.
ATENEO 19 – Kouame 11, Ravena 6, Nieto 2, Daves 0.
UST 13 – Chabi Yo 8, Abando 4, Subido 1, Ando 0.
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