Estacio, Baby Tams charge to twice-to-beat advantage in UAAP 82

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 26, 2020 05:40 PM
Estacio, Baby Tams charge to 2x-to-beat advantage in UAAP 82
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STANDINGS
Bullpups 11-0 (twice-to-beat)
Baby Tamaraws 10-1 (twice-to-beat)
Blue Eaglets 6-5
Tiger Cubs 6-5
Baby Falcons 5-6
Jr. Archers 3-8
Jr. Warriors 3-8
Jr. Maroons 0-11

Far Eastern University-Diliman remains red-hot now in the stretch run of the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament after razing the University of the Philippines Integrated School, 115-66, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

The Baby Tamaraws counted five players in double-digits with Penny Estacio topping the scoring column with 17 points to go along with five assists and three rebounds in their 10th win in a row following a loss to start the season.

Aeron Bagunu then contributed 16 points and six rebounds while Jorick Bautista and Patrick Sleat combined for 24 markers, 12 boards, and four assists to help the green and gold seize the second twice-to-beat advantage.

It was Chiolo Anonuevo, however, who keyed FEU-Diliman's wire-to-wire win by making his presence felt all over with six points, 11 rebounds, seven assists, five steals, and a block. "Very hardworking yung batang yun. Kung ano yung kakulangan niya, ine-extra work niya talaga," head coach Allan Albano said.

They scored no less than 30 points in the first three quarters and with 10 minutes still to play, already had 93 compared to their opponents' 46.

Even after stretching their streak and staking claim to a playoff incentive, however, coach Allan is not looking too far. "Yun ang gusto namin - makakuha ng twice-to-beat, pero hindi mo rin pwede biruin ang Ateneo, UST, and Adamson e kasi malakas din sila," coach Allan said.

Staying in the hunt, meanwhile, is Adamson High School which edged out De La Salle Zobel in overtime, 89-81.

John Erolon showed the Baby Falcons the way back into the win column with 20 points and five rebounds while Ruzzell Dominguez and Jake Figueroa both posted double-doubles as the former finished with 14 markers and 12 boards and the latter ended with 13 points and 19 rebounds.

Those three got together in overtime where the Baby Falcons scored 16 points en route to improving to 5-6 - still behind Ateneo de Manila High School and University of Sto. Tomas who are tied for third and fourth at 6-5.

With their respective losses, the Jr. Archers and the Jr. Maroons dropped to 3-8 and 0-11, respectively.

Ivan Cudiamat topped the scoring column for DLSZ with 26 points and six rebounds while Ray Allen Torres paced UPIS with 22 markers, 12 boards, and three assists.

BOX SCORES

THIRD GAME

FEU-DILIMAN 115 - Estacio 17, Bagunu 16, Bautista 12, Sleat 12, Saldua 11, Mantua 8, Pasaol 7, Anonuevo 6, Basilio 6, Libago 6, Padrones 6, Remogat 6, Fonseca 2, Buenaventura 0, Jimenez 0, San Pablo 0.

UPIS 66 - Torres 22, Gomez de Liano 13, Avinado 9, Torculas 8, Dimaculangan 7, Canillas 3, Armamento 2, Cordero 2, Abreu 0, Lopez 0, Napalang 0, Villarivera 0, Villaverde 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 31-9, 61-29, 93-46, 115-66.

FOURTH GAME

ADAMSON 89 - Erolon 20, Dominguez 14, Figueroa 13, Guarino 11, Quinal 11, Barcelona 6, Tulabut 4, Abdulla 3, Dubouzete 3, Cosal 2, Gonzaga 2, Hanapi 0, Nitura 0, Ignacio 0, Timbancaya 0.

DLSZ 81 - Cudiamat 26, Quimado 14, Omer 13, Tupas 13, Unisa 7, Baclaan 3, Del Mundo 3, Luna 2, Macasaet 0, Melecio 0, Milan 0, Reyes 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 25-13, 36-33, 58-55, 73-73, 89-81.

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