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Growling Tigresses force rubber match vs. Lady Warriors

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The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigresses prevailed over second-seed UE Lady Warriors, 63–53, in the semi-finals of the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena Wednesday.

UST sparked a 14–4 surge midway through the second frame with two treys by Anjel Anies, extending their lead to as much as 18 points, 31–13.

The Lady Warriors chased the Tigresses throughout the second half, cutting UST’s lead down to as much as six points during the payoff period, 59–53, but to no avail.

UST head coach Haydee Ong praised her team for forcing a rubber match against UE, but Ong made sure that the Tigresses will close out the series this Saturday against UE.

“We’re one step away from the Finals, and I know that UE will be right back on Saturday, so we have to be prepared and ready to conquer whatever adjustments that they will make,” Ong stated.

Anies grabbed UST’s first lead with a three-point shot, 9–7, and spearheaded an 11–2 run that gave the Tigresses an eight-point lead by the end of the first quarter, 17–9.

Anies scored game-high 21 points, while Jhenn Angeles had a double-double performance with 12 points and 11 rebounds to seal the game in favor of UST.

UE’s Ruthlaine Tacula led the Lady Warriors with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Love Sto. Domingo chipped 12 markers and 12 boards.

The Tigresses are all set in a do-or-die match against UE on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Box Scores:

UST 63 – Anies 21, Angeles 12, Larosa 12, Jerez 10, Gandalla 6, Aujero 1, Capilit 1, Sanggalang 0, Portillo 0, Peñaflor 0, Rivera 0, Isanan 0, Magat 0.

UE 53 – Tacula 14, Sto. Domingo 12, Requiron 11, Chan 5, Gayacao 4, Cortizano 4, Ramos 3, Francisco 0, Antonio 0.

Quarter Scores:

17–9, 33–21, 47–35, 63–53

by Gillian Patricia Geronimo

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Growling Tigers succumb to Adamson

The UST Growling Tigers bowed down to the yet undefeated Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 71-79, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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The UST Growling Tigers bowed down to the yet undefeated Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 71-79, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday.

The Tigers cut down Adamson’s lead to one during the third quarter, 41-40, courtesy of veteran Marvin Lee’s back-to-back triples.

Rookies Cj Cansino and Ken Zamora scored seven straight points to give the Tigers their first lead, 48-45, since the opening quarter.

UST’s priced rookie, Cj Cansino lead the Tigers scoring 18 points, six rebounds, and two assists in 24 minutes of action.

Veteran Marvin Lee chipped in 16 markers for the Tigers who now dropped to 1-2. The Falcons slowly regained their lead by the end of the third quarter, 58-54, and didn’t turn back anymore.

Jerrick Ahanmisi lead the Falcons with 20 points.

UST will next face Ateneo de Manila University on Saturday, Sept. 29, 4 pm, at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

Quarter Scores:

13-20, 18-18, 23-20, 17-21 Box Scores:

UST 71- Cansino 18, Lee 16, Akomo 8, Subido 8, Consejo 6, Huang 4, Marcos 4, Zamora 3, Lagumen 2, Mahinay 2

ADU 78- Ahanmisi 20, Magbuhos 15, Espelata 12, Camacho 9, Bernardo 7, Lastimosa 6, Pingoy 4, Sarr 4, Catapusan 2.

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Growling Tigresses notch first win after 87-point rout of error-plagued UP

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The UST Growling Tigresses pummeled the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, 129-42, in the UAAP Season 81 Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday.

UST banked on a powerful second quarter scoring 40 against UP’s eleven points, ending the half with a 51-point lead, 69-18.

The Tigresses also had 42 points off 56 turnovers from UP.

Sai Larosa led UST to victory with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists, while Malu Irebu added her own double-double of 24 markers and 13 rebounds.

Loraine Capilit, Reynalyn Ferrer, and Ana Tacatac also scored in double-digits for the Tigresses, limiting UP with only one double-digit scorer—Noella Cruz with 13 points.

UST will next face the Adamson University Lady Falcons on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

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Tigers hold off FEU to notch first win

The UST Growling Tigers fended off the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

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The UST Growling Tigers fended off the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Wednesday.

Renzo Subido led the Tigers with 18 points while Marvin Lee chipped in 13 markers and four assists.

Hubert Cani sank a trey that cut UST’s lead to two points in the final quarter, 76-74, but Arvin Tolentino missed a crucial buzzer-beater three-point shot, officially giving the Tigers their first win of the season.

Prince Orizu had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds for FEU in the losing cause.

The Tigers will next battle the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

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