NU crawled past UP

11 08 2007

The University of the Philippines continues its losing streak as it succumbed to the National University with a 19-point deficit, 85-66, in the continuation of the second round of the UAAP ’70 at the Araneta Coliseum last August 11.

The game earned the Fighting Maroons its 8th loss in eight games.

Jonathan Jahnke nailed 21 points including 3 out of 6 three-pointers to top the Bulldogs tally sheet while Raymond Aguilar and Michael Salvado shared 16 points apiece.

Mike Gamboa, Jay Agbayani and Woody Co listed a combined 39 points to keep the Fighting Maroons from bleeding.

UP fought hard in the first quarter, trailing by just three points behind NU, 15-12.

In the second quarter, however, the Bulldogs took charge of the game even leading by as much as 12 points. Jonathan Fernandez nailed a 2-point FG with 5:22 minutes left in the clock. The Fighting Maroons were able to pull through and somehow decreased the NU advantage to only 6 points at the end of the first half, 42-36.

Mike Gamboa and Jay Agbayani’s two FGs plus a three-pointer from Woody Co registered UP’s closest gap, 44-43, with 7:38 minutes left.

The Bulldogs ignited a 9-0 run at the 7:13 minute mark, almost eliminating the possibility for a UP comeback. NU brought the lead back in double digits, 55-45. UP caught up with the Bulldogs lackluster defense and poor shot selection. The Fighting Maroons were able trim the lead to just 6-points, 62-56.

In the final quarter, the Bulldogs ignited a 13-2 run storm with 8:29 minutes to play that pushed the Maroons further behind, 75-60.

The boys from Diliman continued to miss baskets and only Agbayani kept the engine running for UP. UP scored only a total of 10 points n the fourth quarter while the Bulldogs nailed in 23 points.

With 2:20 left to play, Asoro took charge and led an 8-2 run, including a slam with less than 40 seconds left in the clock.

At the post game interview, Joseph Linga-Lingao revealed that this winning season of NU is according to their 2005 program.

“We’re not surprised to win. This is part of the program and we are expecting this,” he added.

Individual scores:

NU-85

Jahnke-21, Aguilar-16, Salvado-16, Fernandez-9, Asoro-7, Lingao-Lingao-5, Ponferrada-4, Luy-4, Garcia-2, Catamora-1, Galapon-0, Terso-0, Baloran-0, Malagueño-0, Dela Cruz-0.

UP-66

Gamboa-14, Agbayani-13, Co-12, Rivera-6,De Asis-5, Reyes-5, Marfori-4, Serios-4, Lopez-3, Wong-0, Epres-0.

Quarter Scores: 15-12, 42-36, 62-56, 85-66.

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3 responses

12 08 2007
princess

Go bulldogs, Go Bulldogs!!!

Bite the Archers, Tigers, Falcons, Maroons, Eagles, Warriors and Tamaraws.

12 08 2007
alfa

awts wak po kami hawaan rabis….

GO FIGHT RED & WHITE

8-0 na….

13 08 2007
pong

matagal na kayo may rabis
asa pa kayo malalaglag din kayo like b4!! dont be sure di pa tapos ang season

Go SAN BEDA FIGHT!!!

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