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Junior Tigers clobber Baby Tams

UST now leads the junior men’s volleyball tournament with 1-0, and they are one win away to claim their first-ever title in juniors division.

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The UST Junior Tiger Spikers drew first blood in their opening game against Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 25-18, in the best-of-three finals round of UAAP Season 80 junior men’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena, Monday, Nov. 27.

Only up by 15-12 in the fourth set, UST’s one-two punch of Efraim Dimaculangan and Rey Miguel De Vega was too much for FEU, scoring 8 of the last 10 points for the Junior Tigers to deliver the goods, 25-18.

UST now leads the series with 1-0, and they are one win away to claim their first-ever title in juniors division.

UST Head Coach Clarence Esteban still doesn’t let his guard down despite their momentous victory.

“Alam naman nating lalaban at lalaban sila [FEU],” Esteban said. “We just have to expect kung ano yung changes or magiging iba sa mga gagawin nila.”

Down 15-18 at the first set, UST regained the momentum with a 7-1 surge, 22-19, courtesy of couple of service aces and cross court kills by De Vega that were too hot to handle for FEU. De Vega would seal the deal with another cross court attack, 25-23.

De Vega led UST with 18 points, while Dimaculangan and Requinton contributed 13 apiece.

UST will try to close out the series in Game 2 next Monday, Dec. 4 at the same venue, against the Baby Tamaraws.

by Cyreel Gian Zarate

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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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