Tamaraws hit Blue Eagles

30 07 2007

Coach Glenn Capacio is aware about FEU’s dilemma. Because it happens at the last four minutes of the game. That’s when the phase of the game becomes unpredictable.

But this dilemma didn’t stop the Tamaraws from clinching a victory over the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 77-64, at the Ninoy Aquino last July 29.

“We cannot do this against UE. It has happened before. We have to do something about this problem,” said Coach Glenn.

Both teams started squarely with Ateneo leading only by two after the first quarter, 16-14.

In the second period, a field goal from Ric Cawaling boosted an incredible 17-2 run for the Tamaraws including three-pointers from Paul Sanga and Cawaling and a 4-point play by Benedict Fernandez. FEU’s lead extended to 17 points, 39-25 after a 6-minute stretch.

Eman Monfort and Chris Tiu’s attempts could only reduce the lead to twelve, 39-27, at the end of the first half.

Ateneo remained hopefull that things could still turn around. But the Blue Eagles continued to struggle against the defense being emplyed by FEU in the third quarter. Chris Tiu made seven points during the 3rd period including a completed 4-point play with 7:46 minutes still left in the quarter.

The Blue Eagles were only able to shrink their deficit by 5 points after a 3-point bomb from Jai Reyes with 3:23 minutes left, 50-45. However, Mark Barroca answered back with a three-point play that pushed the lead back in double digits for FEU. Reil Cervantes’s 1/2 FT ended the quarter with Ateneo behind by 11 points, 57-46.

In the final quarter, the Blue Eagles continued to struggle. Sanga’s basket made it a 13-point ballgame but Tiu repied with a three with still 6:37 minutes left to play. Fernadez nailed another three for a 16-point gain.

Tiu’s second three-pointer and another shot from Eric Salamat from 18-feet, cut FEU’s lead to 10-points. With 2:02 minutes remaining, Kirk Long made 2/2 FTs and cut FEU’s lead to 8-points. But Baracael nailed another FG plus 2/2 FTs to push the lead to 12-points.

Meanwhile, FEU is not afraid of UE. Coach Capacio takes note of this when he said, “We can match their speed. Their only advantage is because of their maturity.”

FEU goes head to head with UE on Thursday, August 2 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Ateneo will go against UST on August 4, 2007 at the Cuneta Atrodome.

Individual Scores:

FEU-77

Hernandez-18, Cawaling-14, Baracael-12, Ramos-7, Cervantes-6, Sanga-5, Barroca-5, Reyes-3, Alisbo-2, Knuttel-2, Cabagnot-2, Adolfo-1, Tanuan-0, Abaring-0.

ADMU-64

Tiu-18, Long-10, Salamat-9, Arao-7, Nkemakolam-6, Al-Hussaini-6, Reyes-5, Monfort-3, Baclao-0, Sumalindog-0, Escueta-0, Laterre-0, Barracoso-0.

Quarter Scores:

14-16, 39-27, 57-46, 77-64.

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4 responses

30 07 2007
reilook

jr Cawaling is the best rokie……star in the making. he will carry feu to the championship

31 07 2007
whamos

from ubelt.com, the ateneo-ust game will be this sunday (8/5) at araneta..here it’s saturday (8/4) at cuneta..so which is correct ba?

31 07 2007
Mike Abasolo

Verified the sched. with host UST, the ADMU vs. UST game will be on Saturday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

1 08 2007
whamos

thanks mike for the verification!

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