Baby Tamaraws close in on UAAP title

first_imgFar Eastern University-Diliman overcame a slow start escape defending champion National University, 66-65, and move closer to winning the championship Tuesday in the UAAP Season 79 juniors basketball tournament.The Baby Tamaraws heaved a sigh of relief as NU’s John Lloyd Clemente misfired on his game-tying at the buzzer after FEU slotman Kenji Roman bungled two free throws that could iced the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Roman finished with 12 points and eight rebounds while Xyrus Torres added 10 points and five boards for FEU.LJ Gonzales scored only seven points had 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Baby Tamaraws.Clemente came through with 25 points, six rebounds and four assists to lead the Bullpups.Winderlich Coyuca added 11 points, three boards and two assists, while Amsali contributed 10 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, two steals and two assists for NU.The ScoresFEU 66 – Roman 12, Torres 10, Sapinit 9, Celzo 8, Abarrientos 8, Gonzales 7, Gabane 5, Jabel 2, Baclay 2, Bieren 2, Gloria 1, Mariano 0.NU 65 – Clemente 25, Coyoca 11, Amsali 10, Peñano 9, Sarip 5, Manalang 3, Malonzo 2, Atienza 0, Calleja 0, Fortea 0, Peralta 0, Tolentino 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 24-20, 43-34, 57-52, 66-65Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte View comments Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite FEU held on to the win after it squandered a 65-56 lead midway in the payoff period as the Bullpups rallied behind Clemente and Rhayyan Amsali.“We’re new to this championship atmosphere so we needed a little getting used to. I think they were overwhelmed at first. It was a good thing we were able to recover right away,” said FEU-Diliman coach Albano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe finals first timers found themselves trailing 2-9, before settling down towards the end of the opening period and taking the momentum.Game 2 is scheduled on Friday also at San Juan Arena with the Baby Tamaraws eyeing to reclaim the crown they last held in 2012. Ginebra makes PH Cup Finals, beats Star in Game 7 Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img