UST now in 3rd Place

26 08 2007

The University of Santo Tomas smothered National University to claim the no.3 spot in the continuation of the second round of the UAAP Season 70 at the Araneta Coliseum last August 26.

The NU Bulldogs, who showed so much potential in the first round, but are now 4-6 at 6th place.

Rookie Khasim Mirza continues to display excellent skills as he once again topped the Growling Tigers’ list with 19 points, shooting 5 out of 11 three point shots.

Dylan Ababou supplied 16 points while Japs Cuan and Jervy Cruz put in 12 points apiece.

Jonathan Fernandez made 18 points while Edwin Asoro gave 13 points and 13 boards for the Bulldogs.

Mirza’s hands started to heat up after five minutes of play when he nailed a three-pointer with 5:41 minutes in the clock. He made a hefty 11 points in the first period.

In the second quarter, Fernandez stepped up for NU contributing 9 points. Ababou sank two 18-footers; the second made it an 8-point lead, 39-31, with 2:37 minutes to play. The first half finished with NU trailing behind UST, 44-39.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs started to melt down. The Growling Tigers sparked an 8-0 run to extend their lead in the next 3 minutes of action, 52-41.

Raymond Aguilar stood up for the Bulldogs making 6 points. After a charity shot from Jay Jahnke, NU was just behind the Growling Tigers by two, 54-52.

A three point play from Ababou and Cuan’s 2/4 FTs kept the Tigers on top by five, 59-54, after three quarters.

In the final quarter, Cuan and Mirza pinned a combined 15 points for the Growling Tigers. UST claimed their 6th win this season with a 14-point advantage over NU.

“Hindi na naming iniisip and standings. Basta and importante manalo rang last 5 games namin,” said Coach Pido Jarencio.

Coach Pido added that he is very much proud of his team as the players really improve with every game.

“Alam kasi nila that at any given time, mabibigyan sila ng oras.”

Individual scores:

UST-84

Mirza-19, Ababou-16, Cruz-12, Cuan-12, Gile-6, Cortez-6, Dizon-5, Basa-2, Soriano-2, Espiritu-2, Taylor-2, Scott-0, Badua-0, Canlas-0, Allera-0.

NU-72

Fernandez-18, Asoro-13, Aguilar-12, Jahnke-8, Salvado-7, Lingao-Lingao-5, Baloran-4, Terso-3, Galapon-2, Ponferrada-0, luy-0, Malagueño-0, Catamora-0.

Quarter Scores: 25-17, 44-39, 59-54, 84-72.

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5 responses

27 08 2007
yellow_we

go USTe! 😉

27 08 2007
camile

go tigers! defend our title as champions..!

27 08 2007
gouste

sana makapasok sa finals ulit

29 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Dont mind me

But the cheer shouldn’t be GoUSTe

Instead, it should be “BREAK THE FRIGGIN’ CURSE”

I remember the comment of Fr. De Sagun in last year’s championship, “buti na lang nag champion kami this yeaer, next year, alam mo na, may curse ang host.”


I do hope this year, we break the “curse”

29 08 2007
Go US!

well, malabong matalo ng uste ang UE. you’re talking about straight winnings here.

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