Tamaraws down Falcons

22 07 2007

The Tamaraws and the Falcons played well defensively althroughout but only one shall definitely stand tall after this game is over.

Far Eastern University dominated the last moments of the fourth quarter to strike down the Adamson University Falcons, 54-49, at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium last July 22.

Marnel Baracael made 8 of his 10 points in the 4th quarter including a three-pointer that pushed FEU in front by a comfortable eight point margin, 52-44, with 17.9 seconds left to play.

Ric Cawaling and Mark Barroca made a combined 10 points for the Tamaraws while Patrick Cabahug is still Adamson’s biggest contributor with 20 points.

Both teams started to show magnificent defense during the second quarter that ended 27-24 after a 18-16 first quarter finish.

Both teams in a low scoring bind, Benedict Fernandez nailed a three with 6:16 left in the third quarter that sparked a 9-0 run for the Tamaraws. Paul Gonzalgo and Allan Santos answered back with less than two minutes left to play, to tie the game at 36-all.

In the fourth quarter, Jan Colina completed a three point play with 8:37 minutes left in regulation. Both teams went scoreless for 3 minutes. A three-pointer from Cabahug with 5:07 minutes left broke the silence in favor of the Tamaraws.

“Both teams played great defense. We were just lucky to make shots during the last two minutes,” said Coach Glenn Capacio who admitted that both teams were struggling.

“It was a great win, even if we really had difficulty playing,” added the FEU mentor.

Adamson’s bench scoring only contributed 13 points compared to FEU’s 24-points. However, the Falcons were 90% from the free throw line.

Individual Scores:

FEU-54

Cawaling-10, Baracael-10, Fernandez-8, Adolfo-7, Barroca-6, Cervantes-5, Abaring-2, Ramos-2, Knuttel-2, Reyes-2, Alisbo-0, Sanga-0, Cabagnot-0.

ADU-49

Cabahug-20, Hugnatan-8, Santos-4, Gonzalgo-4, Canuday-4, Colina-3, Cañada-2, Alvarez-2, Yambot-2, Lozada-0, Margallo-0, Gorospe-0.

Quarter Scores:

16-18,27-24, 36-36, 54-49.

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