BasketballArchers barely survive thriller against UST The UST Growling Tigers fell to the De La Salle Green Archers, 79-80, in the second round of the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Wednesday, Oct. 23. Published 10 months ago on October 23, 2019By Richie Paul Brillo Photo by Christine Annmarie Tapawan/TomasinoWeb Share Tweet UST head coach Aldin Ayo remains winless against his former team after the UST Growling Tigers fell to the De La Salle Green Archers, 79-80, in the second round of the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao Wednesday, Oct. 23. It was another great game for both UST and La Salle as the contest featured a hot shooting game from both teams and a see-saw battle until the third quarter before La Salle exploded to claim the lead heading into the final canto. The Tigers tasted their own medicine as the Archers fired three 3-point shots to start the first quarter strong until UST answered with a 14-3 run midway through the opening quarter and held the lead from that point on. La Salle started the second quarter with a 6-0 run to get the lead, but a free-throw slump prevented them from truly finding their groove. UST then regained their lead with a 7-1 midway through the period and ended the half with a triple from the former Green Archer Brent Paraiso, 44-37. Aljun Melecio led the Archers to another strong start as they turned the tides and became the more productive squad with a 26-13 third quarter performance, corteousy of a crucial 14-6 run which resulted in a 63-57 lead heading into the fourth.The efforts from Brandon Bates made it hard for the Tigers to come back as UST became cold all throughout the fourth quarter until Rhenz Abando exploded for two clutch three-point shots in the payoff period to reduce the lead to 3, 77-80. However, Abando’s personal scoring run in the final seconds failed to bring the game into overtime as his final three-point attempt was ruled a long two due to allegedly stepping on the line. The Tigers were paced by Rhenz Abando with 19 points with eight of those coming in his scoring run in the final seconds of regulation, while Soulemane Chabi Yo displayed another double-double performance with 17 points and 17 boards. Team captain and Player of the Week CJ Cansino on the other hand, was limited to just nine markers on a 4-out-of-15 shooting clip after exploding for double digit displays in each of UST’s last two contests. DLSU’s Jamie Malonzo led the team with 23 markers, 7 boards, 2 dimes, and 3 steals while Brandon Bates poured in a huge double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds. Spitfire guard Aljun Melecio finished with 18 points and six assists while Balti Baltazar contributed his own double-double of 14 markers and 11 boards.UST will close out their season against the Adamson University Soaring Falcons at the Ynares Center in Antipolo on Saturday, Oct. 26.Comments Related Topics:aldin ayoDe La Salle Green ArchersDLSU Green ArchersUAAP Men's basketballUAAP Season 82UST Growling Tigers You may like UAAP to cancel, reformat events amid COVID-19 Laure sisters take charge in UST’s demolition of FEU FEU outruns UST in five sets BasketballAbando-less UST bows out of PCCL contention The UST Growling Tigers were eliminated by the San Beda Red Lions, 68-77, in a matchup between the UAAP and NCAA runner ups in the final day of eliminations in the 2020 PCCL UAAP-NCAA Challenge. Published 6 months ago on February 15, 2020By TomasinoWeb Ralph Rainell Estrella/TomasinoWebThe UST Growling Tigers were eliminated by the San Beda Red Lions, 68-77, in a matchup between the UAAP and NCAA runner ups in the final day of eliminations in the 2020 PCCL UAAP-NCAA Challenge held at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.James Kwekuteye led the Legarda-based squad with 14 points and seven assists with the help of Peter Alfaro finishing with 13 markers and two clutch offensive rebounds, while UST’s team captain CJ Cansino held his own with 21 points and nine boards.It was slow start for both teams until San Beda drew first blood while the Tigers still in the cold missing Rhenz Abando’s presence because of sore eyes.Free-throws helped UST keep themselves in the game despite their dismal 3/20 shooting while San Beda fared better at 7/19 ending the first half doubling their lead of six from the first quarter, 39-27.UST entered the second half strong, with their three-pointers starting to go in, but a relentless Red Lion squad and a slump to end the third quarter had them with a 46-62 deficit heading into the fourth.Momentum shifted to the España side as the final canto arrived with consecutive turnovers from San Beda and huge buckets from Brent Paraiso and CJ Cansino cut the deficit down to single-digits.However, UST struggled to knock their free throws down as San Beda regained their composure to ultimately pull away with the win.Brent Paraiso chipped in 12 points while reigning UAAP MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo faced another another scoring slump finishing with only six points and nine rebounds. Mark Nonoy was also unsuccessful in finding his range with nine markers and seven boards.READ Chabi Yo, Nonoy bag MVP and Rookie of the Year honorsSan Beda’s Ralph Penuela finished with 11 points and five dimes and big man Kenmark Cariño with 10 points, seven boards, and two blocks.Reigning NCAA MVP Calvin Oftana finished with a dismal outing, scoring only six points.San Beda will now advance to the Final Four of the tournament happening next weekend, Feb. 22-23 at the Davao City Recreational Center. Richie Paul Brillo Comments Continue ReadingBasketballEmotions stop UST from getting back against Ateneo UST will face the NCAA runner-ups San Beda Red Lions next on the final day of eliminations. Published 6 months ago on February 10, 2020By TomasinoWeb Ralph Reinell Estrella/TomasinoWebThe UST Growling Tigers was handed its first loss by the defending UAAP champions the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 71-82, in the 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League’s UAAP-NCAA Challenge at the FilOil Flying V Centere in San Juan on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020.Lots of drama happened from the start up to the end as the rivals of the UAAP from España and Katipunan squared up once again, with SJ Belangel proving to be the new “King Eagle” after scoring 26 points while for the Tigers, Renz Abando and Deo Cuajao finished with 14 points each. Belangel stepped up to give Ateneo the early lead with the help of the team’s chippy defense that led to UST’s sloppy 7 turnovers to start the game.Along with Belangel’s efforts and Ateneo’s defense, high-level rebounding and sloppy fouls from the Tigers led to an early 15-29 deficit for UST.Deo Cuajao and Rhenz Abando combined for an 8-0 run in the second quarter that helped UST back into the game, along with better rebounding overall, however turnovers and Ateneo maintaining their composure culminated in the Tigers trailing 38-48 after the first 20 minutes.In the third quarter, UST started off strong before SJ Belangel proceeded to erupt for three consecutive triples to extinguish UST’s momentum.Ultimately the Tigers ended the third quarter on a high note with momentum on their side, especially after fouls on Pat Maagdenberg and head coach Tab Baldwin. Heading into the fourth quarter with a score of 65-66, UST was outscored by the defending UAAP champs 16-6, with Ateneo functioning well on both sides of the floor, courteousy of SJ Belangel’s orchestration and Ange Kouame’s inside presence. UST team captain CJ Cansino chipped in 10 markers and former NSNU Bullpup Paul Manalang contributed 6 dimes, while reigning UAAP MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo only scored five points along with six rebounds. Ateneo’s Kouame however finished with double-double of 15 points and 13 boards helped by the new Fil-Am recruit Dwight Ramos with eight markers and three assists. UST will face the NCAA runner-ups San Beda Red Lions next on the final day of eliminations on Saturday (Feb. 15) at the same venue. R. P. BrilloComments Continue ReadingBasketballTiger Cubs on the verge of missing Final Four spot It was a crucial matchup for the Tiger Cubs as it was one of the last resorts for them to clinch a Final Four spot in the tournament. Published 6 months ago on February 2, 2020By TomasinoWeb Corinne Vizconde/TomasinoWebThe UST Tiger Cubs’ Final Four hopes are in jeopardy after a 73-81 loss to the FEU Baby Tamaraws in the UAAP season 82 juniors’ basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.It was a crucial matchup for the Tiger Cubs as it was one of the last resorts for them to clinch a Final Four spot in the tournament. It was a close match for both teams, but late in the fourth quarter, turnovers hurt the Tiger Cubs after tallying 19 turnovers which gave the Baby Tamaraws 19 points out of those turnovers. John Lina led the Tiger Cubs with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Jacob Refuerzo- Cortez and Jethro Escoto also played big for the squad by tallying 15 and 13 points respectively.Defense on the other hand was a key for the Baby Tamaraws to win the game after notching 10 blocks and 12 steals all throughout.For the Baby Tams, Anfernee Estacio led the charge with 19 points while Chiolo Anonuevo and Patrick Sleat chipped in 13 markers apiece. Anonuevo also had 10 rebounds to go along with his scoring. FEU’s bench scoring was also a key factor for their win as their bench scored 29 points, a stark contrast to UST’s bench that only had six points. The loss now brings the Tiger Cubs down to a 6-7 slate, giving them smaller chances to enter the Final Four. 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