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     THE Tigers proved that it is not how you start the game; it is how you end it.

     The University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, led by Aljon Mariano, leaned on their second half explosion to escape their UAAP rival Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles, 63-57, and clinched their first victory in the 2013 FilOil Flying V Premier Cup at the San Juan Arena yesterday.

     Mariano tallied a game-high of 19 points highlighted by a lead-stealing basket with 56 seconds left in the game, while Karim Abdul and Kevin Ferrer contributed 14 and 13 points respectively, including the latter’s three-pointer that sealed the deal for the Tigers.

     “Ang nangyari nung first quarter nagkanya-kanya kami, kaya nung half time nag-wake up call ako sa mga bata, nag-response naman sila,” UST Assistant Coach Estong Ballesteros said.

     The Katipunan-based squad started the game strong as they built a 10-point advantage off to rookies’ Chris Newsome and Earl Murphy baskets, 13-3, but the Tigers retaliated with an 11-0 run in the last three minutes of the first quarter including a three-point basket by Clark Bautista that stole the lead, 14-13.

     The UAAP defending champions capitalized the barrage of turnovers of the Tigers in the second frame to establish an 8-point lead coming from Von Pessumal’s eight consecutive points capped by two three-pointers, 27-19.

     However, the Jarencio-less squad bounced back in the second half as Mariano and Abdul uncorked a 12-0 run ended by another of Bautista’s beyond-the-arc shot to regain the driver seat, 37-32.

     UST nearly collapsed in the pay-off period as they let the Blue Eagles for an 8-0 rally trail by three with less than three minutes left in the match, 52-55, until Mariano scored six straight points followed by a trey from Ferrer in the dying seconds, 62-57.

     The Bo Perasol-mentored squad tasted their first loss in the league which also ended their three-game winning stint by the Tigers. Von Pessumal spearheaded the Eagles with 15 points with three-of-four in the rainbow territory, while Kiefer Ravena was handed down to only seven markers.

     The UST Growling Tigers will next face the South Western University on May 3.

UST, 63: Mariano 19, Abdul 14, Ferrer 13, Bautista 8, Daquioag 4, Teng 3, Pe 2, Vigil 0, Lo 0, Hainga 0, Tan 0

ADMU, 57: Pessumal 15, Newsome 14, Ravena 7, Tiongson 7, Elorde 6, Golla 4, Murphy 4, Babilonia 0, Tolentino 0, Asistio 0

Quarter Scores: 14-15, 23-30, 45-42, 63-57

By Karl Cedrick G. Basco
Photo taken by Matthew David P. Dulay

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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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