Tamaraws still in the fight

8 09 2007

Cyrus Malagueno fearlessly approached the basket with only 6 seconds remaining. Edwin Asoro gets the miss but could not convert. Raymond Aguilar grabs another offensive board but still missed the final shot that would have made Bulldogs history.

The National University was left in shock after losing a crucial game by only two points against Far Eastern University, 72-70, at the Araneta Coliseum last September 8.

“We are given one more day to make it to the final four,” said Coach Glen Capacio who was very thankful for the win.

JR Cawaling carried the Tams in flying colors with 21 points while Mac Baracael and Reil Cervantes also contributed in double digits.

Melvin Baloran and Asoro started the game hot making 6 points apiece in the first period. The Bulldogs left the Tams behind with an 8-point deficit, 23-15 after the initial 10 minutes of play.

FEU ignited a 15-0 run with 4:47 minutes in the second period that pushed them closer to NU and eventually taking over with a one point lead, 32-31.

Benedict Fernandez nailed a buzzer-beater three from half-court that gave the Tams a two-point advantage, 35-33, after the first half.

Jr Cawaling stepped forward making back to back Field Goals with 8:39 minutes left in the clock. That gave the Tams a 3-point lead, 39-36.

The Bulldogs moved closer after J. Fernandez pinned an 18-footer with 5 minutes to play, 45-44. With run with 4:10 minutes to play, the Bulldogs sparked a 9-0 to re-claim the lead for NU, 53-49.

The Tams received another loud cheer from the crowd after Cawaling’s three point basket three meters behind the arc made it just i time before the buzzer and brought FEU closer, 55-54.

In the final quarter, Aguilar completed a three-point play with 9:18 minutes in regulation for a 2-point FEU lead, 58-56. Cervantes nailed a basket that tied the game at 58 with 8:17 in the clock.

The Tams glinted a 7-0 run including two three-pointers from B. Fernandez and Baracael to push FEU on top by six, 68-62.

Asoro’s three pointer with 3:21 minutes remaining was answered back by another three-point bomb plus a foul by Paul Sanga.

Jay Jahnke nailed two charities in the 1:12 minute mark. Malagueno then nailed a huge three-pointer to cut the lead to a single point, 71-70, with only 40 seconds left to play.

Mac Baracael’s 1/2 FT gave the Tamaraws a two-point advantage.

The Tams went home victorious with a two-point lead after three misses from the Bulldogs in the last five seconds of the game.

“I would like to give credits to the boys because they played hard this time,” said Coach Glen Capacio. “Binibigay nila ung best nila every game.”

Coach Glen also said making it to the final four is already a big win for him.

Individual Scores:


Cawaling-21, Fernandez-15, Cervantes-10, Baracael-9, Sanga-8, Ramos-7, Abaring-2, Alisbo-0, Knuttel-0, Cabagnot-0, Barroca-0, Adolfo-0.


Aguilar-15, Asoro-13, Fernandez-11, Malagueño-10, Baloran-6, Lingao-Lingao-5, Jahnke-5, Galapon-2, Garcia-2, Salvado-1, Ponferrada-0, luy-0, Dela Cruz-0, Catamora-0.

Quarter Scores:

15-23, 35-33, 54-55, 72-70.




3 responses

9 09 2007
ue red warrior



9 09 2007

xempre feu..hahaha..uste peh..

11 09 2007

saan maki2ta yung manga heiht ng mga players ng f.e.u

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