Tamaraws punish Fighting Maroons

30 08 2007

Far Eastern University halted a possible two-game losing skid after crushing winless University of the Philippines, 83-61, last August 30 in the 70th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Every game counts and we cannot afford to make mistakes in our remaining games,” said FEU mentor Glenn Capacio. “This victory provides us some confidence booster when we battle University of the East our next assignment.”

Reil Cervantes drilled in a career-high 16 points and collected 13 rebounds to improve their record to 6-5 and tied UST with the same record.

UP is in danger of becoming the first team to end the season without a single win in 14 games after six years since Adamson University suffered the same embarrassment in 2001.

“If we lose, there’s no chance for us to make it in the Final Four,” said Capacio. “But we refused to lose.”

Mike Gamboa and Migs De Asis had 11 each for UP, while Maggy Sison contributed 10-points.

FEU started the game with a 14-0 lead after Ric Cawaling eight straight points. It was cruise control all the way for the Tamaraws.

Marnel Baracael had nine points and eight rebounds, while guards Jens Knuttel and Mark Barroca combined for eight points and eight assists. FEU shot 16-of-18 from the foul line.

Ron Cabagnot hit a trey to give FEU its biggest lead, 52-27, with 6:10 minutes left in third period.

FEU – 83

Carvantes 16, Baracael 9, Ramos 8, Cawaling 8, Cabagnot 7, Alisbo 6, Reyes 5, Tanuan 4, Abaring 4, Knuttel 4, Barroca 4, Fernandez 4, Sanga 2, Adolfo 2

UP – 61

Gamboa 11, De Asis 11, Sison 10, Wong 8, Reyes 7, Agbayani 5, Rosales 4, de la Victoria 2, Co 2, Marfori 1

Quarter Scores: 26-12, 45-24, 60-41, 83-61




One response

8 09 2007

hehe..upfight pa rin.????

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