UST conquers DLSU after 8 years

11 08 2007

A missed jumper by Anthony Espiritu but Joe Cortez was there to take the offensive board. His shot went in within 6 seconds of the game clock and the Growling Tigers found themselves finishing a miraculous 12-0 run that forced the game to overtime.

UST toppled the La Salle Green Archers with an 8-point lead in the overtime period, 81-73, at the Araneta Coliseum last August 11.

In the first quarter, James Mangahas and Jvee Casio led the Archers in scoring with 7 points apiece. With 4:11 minutes, a three-pointer from Casio took the Taft-based La Salle up by two, 14-12. Dylan Ababou and Jun Dizon’s respective 1/2 FTs tied the ball game for the first time at 14. The first period ended the quarter with La Salle in the lead, 19-18.

In the second quarter, La Salle continued to be in command igniting a 7-2 run, 28-20 after a shot by Cholo Villanueva with 9:36 minutes to play. Jervy Cruz completed a three-point play but was immediately answered by Casio’s three-point bomb.

A call from the referee against La Salle summoned the fans wearing green to protest and a plastic cup suddenly found its way onto the basketball court right in the middle of the second period.

The first half ended with the Tigers trailing, 34-29. UST made 14 turnovers as compared to La Salle’s 7 in the first half.

In the third quarter, the Green Archers continued its dominance. A three-pointer from Ababou followed by a field goal from Mark Canlas marked its third deadlock of the game at 36. But Villanueva, Casio and a three-pointer from Simon Atkins pushed the Green Archers further out front for an 11-2 run in the dying seconds of the third quarter. La Salle was still in a semi-comfortable 6-point advantage, 55-49.

In the fourth quarter, a 2-point basket from Cholo Villanueva was followed by another 18-footer from Casio extended the Green Archers’ lead to 11 points, 60-49.

Ferdinand nailed a powerful lay-up for a 12-point advantage for La Salle. But with, 1:57 minutes left in the final quarter, the yellow shirts sparked a remarkable 12-0 run courtesy of Ababou, Espiritu, Khasim Mirza and a startling jumper from Joe Cortez. At the buzzer, the ball game is tied at 69-all and the game will have to be decided in the extra period.

In overtime, Mirza stepped up big time for the Growling Tigers. Both teams struggled to get a basket but La Salle fell short.

UST had an 8-2 run with 1:51 minutes left in the extra period but the game went in favor of UST, 81-73. Cruz piloted the Growling Tigers with a double-double, 16 points and 18 rebounds. Ababou joined Cruz listing 15 points and 10 rebounds. Mirza bagged a hefty 16 points while Espiritu had 14 points. Casio, meanwhile, led the Archers with 20 points while Villanueva pitched in for 15 points.

It was a sweet win for Coach Pido Jarencio who cannot stop his praises to the almighty.

“We were down by twelve but with the help of the UST community, who continued to cheer even when we were already losing, and blessings from God, we were able to get through and win.”

Coach Pido also added that this is not yet the peak for UST though the team continues to play better each game. “We’re still on our way to get there.” The upset however is La Salle’s third loss this season.

Quarter Scores:

UST – 81

Mirza 16, Cruz 16, Ababou 15, Espiritu 14, Cuan 9, Cortez 4, Canlas 3, Dizon 2, Taylor 2, Scott 0, Gile 0, Allera 0

DLSU – 73

Casio 20, Villanueva 15, Mangahas 9, Maierhofer 9, Tang 6, Atkins 4, Ferdinand 4, Cua 3, Walsham 2, Ilad 1, Malabes 0, Co 0

Quarter Scores: 18-19, 29-34, 49-55, 69-69, 81-73

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24 responses

11 08 2007
*:)*

yey! we wOn:)

11 08 2007
janryck

yey!! i was there. kala ko talo na nung una pero grabe i cant believe na nahabol. 🙂

11 08 2007
procopio

PUSO! grabe PUSO ng USTE!

11 08 2007
Mike Abasolo

Yes. It was a true character win for UST. But a lot of work has to be done to stay consistent althroughout.

12 08 2007
wes

Great win for UST as they start the second round with a high note! Tapang ni Mirza! Khasim “The Dream” talaga!

12 08 2007
bwahaha

i saw a banner stating “walang KASHIM galing”

great game by the tigers, they showed the heart of a champion in that game…

GO USTE!

12 08 2007
arlette

WHAT??? i stopped watching at 60-49… La-Sallle leading.. Mas malupet talaga magdasal ang dominikano kesa mga kuya ng la-salle… GO Tigers..Arlette (Batch ’89)

12 08 2007
The Green Mind

UST played like a true champion. They are just starting to peak now. Watch out UE!

12 08 2007
bwahaha

Mr. Green mind,

how was jayvee casio? is he fine? hope he’s ok..he was injured in the overtime..he also had a great game..

12 08 2007
=)

Viva Santo Tomas!!! watch out UE!!

13 08 2007
r-cy

great game UST! i can’t beleive it! kala ko wala na…natutunan ata nila kay pido ang “never say die” attitude…haha…but they still have to work hard for UE…
i also salute the YJ for uplifting the thomasian crowd nung akala nating lahat na wala nang magagawa..

13 08 2007
SG

Great game for ust.La salle was good too, specially Casio and Cholo, but it was the HEART(s) of the THomasian(s) that made the difference. Prayers and cheers from the UST Community were a big help. I was there, it was a good comeback.

13 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Dont mind me

but the game was crazeee!

I was sooo friggin’ happy that we won that I ran at the DLSU side to cheer “Good USTe!”

It was one of the best game this season. The other one would have to be the first round game between these two schools.

13 08 2007
The Green Mind

The best part about the game was that it was just hardore collegiate basketbal. I was just upset that the referees were making some terrible calls on both sides. I was right behind both benches and I could see both Franz and Pido just cringing at many calls. The refs were not favoring any team because the made bad calls on both sides. Something has to be done about the officiating. I hate to see a great game like last Sunday’s be ruined because of the incompetence of the refs.

AGAIN, I AM NOT SAYING THAT IT FAVORED EITHER TEAM.

13 08 2007
The Green Mind

I would love to see a La Salle – UST championship. They really match well and the quality of sportsmanship is excellent.

13 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Oh yeah, click on the link, it was this YJ that pushed us to cheer even though we were down by 10. Puso.

http://aresponsibleself.multiply.com/photos/hi-res/upload/Rr8JwAoKCtMAAEx-kzY1

13 08 2007
r-cy

The Dont Mind! saw the link..yup! he was the one who was uplifting the crowd nung down na ang UST! I salute that young man! =)

13 08 2007
The Dont Mind

R-cy

magkasama ata tayo sa side na yun. hahaha
anyway, graduate na yan, ahead sa amin ng 1 batch, AB Comm Arts grad yan.

actually, lahat naman ng YJ ganyan. we had a YJ (suki na lang parati namin) in front of us last year from the UE games to the 3rd finals game. magaling talaga sila mag pep talk, alam nila yung trabaho nila dun, kaya di nakakapagtaka kung bakit effective sila sa ginawa nila.

the win was not only for the team, but for the community. 🙂

13 08 2007
r-cy

mukha ngang we’re both on the same side! talaga?!?! graduate na sya?!?! wow?!?! so dedicated pa din!actualy every game na napapanood ko grabe sila mag pep talk! kaya pati si Pido sobrang thankful sa kanila! =)

13 08 2007
r-cy

I also salute all the guys behind the inboundpass.com…i really like your articles and analysis! ang galing!

13 08 2007
gouste

next victim? sana finals na! go uste!

13 08 2007
janryck

yes ang galing talaga! oo graduate na yan, kasi ang mga kalbo na yj ay mga di pa graduates eh. pati alumni talaga tumutulong pa din sa pagccheer. 🙂 go uste!

14 08 2007
r-cy

The Green Mind I agree with you!
UST-La Salle in Finals!That would be great!

18 08 2007
alas

medyo late na tong comment ko after this game pero i think may point yung sinabi ni coach pido na “nde pa nga nanalo ang uste sa la salle for 8 years pero sakin isa pa lang” hehehe…

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