Bullpups drop 31-point hammer on Blue Eaglets in UAAP 82 Finals rematch

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 09, 2019 10:56 AM
Bullpups drop 31-point hammer on Blue Eaglets in UAAP 82
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STANDINGS
Bullpups 7-0
Baby Tamaraws 6-1
Baby Falcons 4-3
Blue Eaglets 4-3
Tiger Cubs 3-4
Jr. Archers 2-5
Jr. Warriors 2-5
Jr. Maroons 0-7

Nazareth School of National University put on a dominant display in its first meeting opposite modern-day rival Ateneo de Manila High School in the UAAP 82 Boys' Basketball Tournament as the defending champions delivered a 31-point beatdown, 102-71, on last year's runners-up last Sunday at Paco Arena.

Carl Tamayo was a force and feasted on his opponents' now-Kai Sotto and Geo Chiu-less frontline for a 27-point, 13-rebound double-double to go along with two blocks.

Terrence Fortea was also on-point, dropping 20 points all in the first half to help the Bullpups sweep the first round.

Unheralded Ernest Felicilda even joined in on the fun in the third as his steal to score punctuated National U's 33-14 quarter for a 33-point lead, 81-48.

As always, though, even though they just won for the seventh time in as many games, head coach Goldwin Monteverde saw much room for improvement for his wards. "For one, we have 28 turnovers so that's something we have to work on," he said.

Still breathing down the Bullpups' necks, however, is Far Eastern University-Diliman which got the better of fellow playoff hopeful Adamson High School, 89-81.

Penny Estacio fired 10 of his 23 points in the final frame while Chiolo Anonuevo also added 21 markers as the Baby Tamaraws' charged to their sixth consecutive victory following a season-opening loss.

On the other hand, the Baby Falcons fell to 4-3 even  after a 21-point, 11-rebound outing by John Figueroa.

Sporting the same slate are the Blue Eagles who were fronted by Forthsky Padrigao who had 17 points to his name.

Meanwhile, University of Sto. Tomas put a stop to its struggles at the expense of De La Salle Zobel, 68-65.

Bismarck Lina turned in his best game of the season with 15 points and eight rebounds to tow the Tiger Cubs back into the win column now at 3-4.

The Jr. Archers now stand on even ground with University of the East after the latter downed the University of the Philippines Integrated School, 77-70.

DLSZ and UE carry 2-5 records while the Jr. Maroons remain winless in seven games.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

UE 77 - Austria 39, Cruz 16, Montecalvo 7, Mara 7, Cabili 4, Caliwag 2, Marasigan 2, Montecastro 0, Ortiz 0, Pelipel 0, San Juan 0, Serrano 0.

UPIS 70 - Canillas 15, Torculas 15, Torres 15, Dimaculangan 9, Gomez de Liano 7, Lopez 5, Jacob 4.

QUARTER SCORES: 19-26, 34-40, 61-53, 77-70.

SECOND GAME

UST 68 - Lina 15, Escoto 14, Cortez 14, Montemayor 11, Villarez 4, Biag 3, Oliva 3, Ascutia 2, Bugarin 2, Bautista 0, Calivozo 0, Maliwat 0.

DLSZ 65 - Tupas 14, Baclaan 13, Quimado 9, Unisa 5, Omer 4, Reyes 4, Dalisay 3, Del Mundo 3, Milan 3, Luna 3, Sevilla 3, Cudiamat 1.

QUARTER SCORES: 20-14, 38-32, 52-50, 68-65.

THIRD GAME

FEU-DILIMAN 89 - Estacio 23, Anonuevo 21, Saldua 13, Bautista 12, Pasaol 10, Sleat 6, Libago 3, Bagunu 1, Basilio 0, Buenaventura 0, Padrones 0, Remogat 0.

ADAMSON 81 - Figueroa 21, Hanapi 14, Erolon 13, Dominguez 12, Quinal 12, Nitura 5, Cosal 3, Barcelona 1, Abdulla 0, Guarino 0, Ocangcas 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 17-19, 36-38, 68-56, 89-81.

FOURTH GAME

NU 102 - Tamayo 27, Fortea 20, Abadiano 13, Quiambao 12, Felicida 8, Tulabut 8, Duremdes 5, Torres 4, Alarcon 3, Mailim 2, Abiera 0, Buensalida 0, Enriquez 0, Lantaya 0, Laure 0, Songcuya 0.

ATENEO 71 - Padrigao 17, Lopez 14, Lazaro 11, Espinosa 8, Ladimo 6, Jaymalin 4, Nieto 2, Rubiato 2, De AYre 1, Diaz 0, Felix 0, Salvador G. 0, Salvador M. 0, Santos 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 15-13, 48-34, 81-48, 102-71.

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