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Fortuna Sizzles As Tigers End Skid

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Jeric Teng is of a fiery start, draining a triple from beyond the arc and two mid-range jumpers to keep UST Tigers up float in the first quarter, until he suddenly went down with a mild ankle sprain.

That served as a cue for his namesake Jeric Fortuna to carry the cudgels for Coach Pido Jarencio.

Fortuna sizzled with 16 points as the Tigers trounced the UP Maroons, 68-49, at the resumption of 74th Season of UAAP Men’s Basketball at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum Sunday.

Fortuna also added 9 rebounds across his name. Carmelo Afuang provided decent numbers for Jarencio with 13 markers. Rookie Karim Abdul and Chris Camus, meanwhile, take care of the boards with a combined 25 repossessions.

Tigers were dominating from the get go, leading by as much as 19 points thrice, the last one was the final tally, 68-49, after Afuang drained a turn-around jumper as the buzzer sounded.

Jarencio also did a great job of rotating his guards to fill the void of Teng throwing in Kevin Ferrer, Jamil Sheriff and Kim Lo as alternatives for the shooting guard position.

Ferrer finished with 5 points and 5 rebounds, Sheriff also has five markers and Lo has four.

Tigers also provided intensive defense with no Maroons reaching double figures.

Angelo Montecastro was the leading scorer for coach Ricky Dandan with 9 points, far cry from his 14 in their 76-63 upset win over the FEU Tamaraws last Thursday.

Sophomore Guard Mike Silungan, who was shacked all game long by Camus, produced only 8 points, while Maroons gunner Jett Manuel, who fired 20 in their win vs FEU, was reduced to five markers.

Meanwhile, Jarencio said that Teng is ready to play on Thursday against equally-tentative DLSU Green Archers, dismissing the former Xavier University guard’s injury as mild.

“He is ready to play earlier, but we chose to rest him so as not to aggravate his injury,” Jarencio said.

Green Archers was not as dominant as before with only three wins to boot against the lowly Maroons, NU Bulldogs and UE Red Warriors, which is also the source to Tigers three wins.

“I like our chances against La Salle,” Jarencio said.

The Tigers and Green Archers are both sporting a three wins and three loss records behind Ateneo Blue Eagles, Adamson Falcons and FEU Tamaraws.

The victory was Tigers’ ninth straight since the Marvin Cruz-led Maroons defeated the Espana-based dribblers in 2006.

BOXSCORES:

UST 68- Fortuna 16, Afuang 13, Abdul 8, Camus 8, Teng 7, Sheriff 5, Ferrer 5, Lo 4, Pe 2, Vigil 0, Tan 0, Lao 0.

UP 49- Montecastro 9, Silungan 8, Mbah 7, Maniego 6, Manuel 5, Romero 4, Gamboa 4, Wong 2, Fortu 2, Gomez 2, Juruena 0, Pascual 0.

Quarterscores: 16-12, 25-17, 45-29, 68-49.

 

By Adrian Co

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UAAP to cancel, reformat events amid COVID-19

The UST Junior Tigresses and the Adamson Baby Falcons were also proclaimed as co-champions of the inaugural girls’ basketball tournament held earlier this year. 

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With the recent mess brought about by the COVID-19, the UAAP has declared in their recent memorandum that all pending high school events are to be cancelled, while for the college tournaments, a change in the current format. 

“If the government declares it is safe to resume classes on April 15, 2020, and does not prohibit mass gatherings, the UAAP will work toward alternative formats of the competition to begin no earlier than May 1, 2020.” the memorandum stated. 

The memorandum came two days after the declaration of the suspension of classes which is set to last until April 14 and the implementation of strict social distancing measures in the National Capital Region (NCR)

The UST Junior Tigresses and the Adamson Baby Falcons were also proclaimed as co-champions of the inaugural girls’ basketball tournament held earlier this year. 

Prior to the cancellation, the collegiate volleyball tournament had already started while other sports such as baseball, softball, and football were well on there way to open their respective seasons. 

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Laure sisters take charge in UST’s demolition of FEU

The UST Golden Tigresses dismantled the FEU Lady Tamaraws in straight sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 to complete a bounce back ordeal in the UAAP season 82 womens’ volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 3. 

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The UST Golden Tigresses dismantled the FEU  Lady Tamaraws in straight sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 to complete a bounce back ordeal in the UAAP season 82 womens’ volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 3. 

Led by their prized duo in the Laure sisters, the Tigresses easily cruised to victory as the Lady Tamaraws found no answer to UST’s red hot offense. 

The younger Eya scored a game high 16 points, while the elder EJ had 12 of her own. Veteran Caitlyn Viray and rookie Imee Hernandez had nine and seven markers respectively. 

“Number one adjustment na ginawa namin yung constant communication, especially pag nasa loob, yung nasa labas kasi talagang dire-diretso na kami sa pagbigay ng instructions so mas maganda yung naging receiver namin, yung mga player namin,” UST head coach Emilio Kung Fu Reyes remarked when asked as to what improvements his team made heading into the game. 

Save for the first set, UST found no problems as they swept FEU, especially in the third set that saw the Tigresses go up by as much as 10 points. 

UST also had 45 attack points in total, a stark contrast to FEU’s 27.

Jeanette Villareal and Czarina Carandang had seven points apiece to lead the Lady Tamaraws while Ivana Agudo had six in the losing cause. 

With the win, both teams are now tied with a 1-1 record. 

UST is set to take on the DLSU Lady Spikers next.

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FEU outruns UST in five sets

Four days removed from their opening loss against NU, the UST Tiger Spikers fell anew to the FEU Tamaraws after a five-set thriller in the first round of the UAAP season 82 men’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 8. 

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Four days removed from their opening loss against NU, the UST Tiger Spikers fell anew to the FEU Tamaraws after a five-set thriller, 21-25, 26-24, 25-20, 22-25, 12-15 in the first round of the UAAP season 82 men’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay on Sunday, March 8. 

After a back and forth affair in the first two sets, UST seemed ready to pull away as they took a 2-1 lead against the Tamaraws before the Morayta- based squad managed to keep their composure and took the next two sets to take the game. 

The fifth set saw the Tiger Spikers struggle against FEU who had momentum on their side after winning the fourth set, and as much as UST was on its way to closing the gap, the Tamaraws ultimately sealed the game courtesy of Jude Garcia. 

Joshua Umandal had 21 points to lead the Tiger Spikers for the second straight game, while Jhun Senoron and Manuel Medina flanked him with 17 and 10 markers respectively.

For FEU, Jude Garcia led the charge with 27 points. Jose Javelona and JP Bugaoan had 13 apiece and Mark Calado chipped in 12 markers of his own.

The game now puts UST at a 0-2 record, while FEU stays unbeaten at 2-0. 

The Tiger Spikers will look to bounce back against DLSU on March 15.

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