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     Nabigo ang University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers makamit ang ikawalong panalo nang tuldukan ng De La Salle Green Archer na si Jeron Teng ang makapigil-hiningang laban gamit ang game-winning fade away shot sa huling 3.3 na segundo sa iskor na 51-53. Ito ay sa pagpapatuloy ng ikalawang round ng UAAP season 75 mens’ basketball sa SM Mall of Asia Arena kahapon.

     Nagawang iganti ni Jeron Teng ang kanyang koponan nang sila ay tinalo ng Tigers sa unang round matapos ang dalawang overtime, nagwakas sa 84-82. Naging mahigpit ang laro ngunit iba ang naging resulta ng laban kahapon.

     Naging mainit ang palitan ng puntos ng UST at DLSU. Bawing-bawi sa perimeter shots at mid-range jumpers sina Carmelo Afuang at si Aljon Mariano na siyang nakapagtala ng tig-siyam na puntos, nang makitang hindi makakuha ng magandang laro ang Cameroonian na si Karim Abdul. Si Abdul ay nakakuha ng 14 puntos at 6 na rebounds lamang sa buong laro na siyang mas mababa sa average points per game na 18 puntos.

     “Sa tingin ko kaya naman naming tambakan eh, kinulang lang kami sa intensity…paiba-iba, minsan pababa, minsan pataas,” ani ni Jeric Fortuna.

     Matibay ang naging sandigan ng Green Archers nang patuloy silang nagpaulan ng tres sa mga Tigers. Tampok sa mga 3-point plays ng Archers ang guard na si Almond Vosotros na nagpasabog ng 12 puntos at lahat ng iyon ay mula sa rainbow territory.

     Nanguna sa puntos ang UST noong unang bahagi, tampok dito ang buzzer beater lay-up ni Mariano nang naihabol niya at naipasok ang bola sa pagtatapos ng unang yugto, ngunit patuloy itong hinabol ng Archers matapos ang matinding palitan ng baskets nina Mariano at Jeric Teng laban sa DLSU hanggang sa maagaw nito ang lead sa pagtatapos ng ikatlong yugto, 37-39.

     Patuloy pang dinagdagan ang kalamangan ng Archers nang makatala ng 5-0 run laban sa Tigers, na siyang nagpalayo ng iskor, 37-44. Nakabawi rin agad ang Tigers makalipas ang dalawang minuto nang magpasiklab ng 6-0 run, kabilang ang back-to-back baskets ni Abdul at Mariano.

     Sa nalalapit na huling minuto ng laro, umabot na sa hangganan ang mga foul ni Mariano at napatalsik na sa laro, 1:40 ang natitira.

     Hindi nawalan ng pag-asa ang UST kahit 40 segundo nalang ang natitira sa iskor na 47-51. Biglang nabuhayan ang mga taga-Espanya nang magpasiklab si Abdul ng back-to-back baskets na nakapagtabla sa laro ng 51-51.

     Tumawag ng huling timeout ang Archers upang ayusin ang kanilang huling play. Inakala ng marami na aabot pa sa overtime ang laban, subalit ito ay tinapos ng isang leaner ni Jeron Teng nang makalusot sa depensa ni Ferrer. Sakto ang kanyang bitaw sa bola, at kinagulat ng lahat, ito ay pumasok.

     Matapos ang pagkatalo sa DLSU, ang Growling Tigers ay nakakuha na 7-3 standing, pangatlo sa torneo. Muling magsasabak ang UST Growling Tigers at Adamson University Soaring Falcons sa Sabado sa Smart Araneta Coliseum.

     “Laging kami ang naghahabol eh, mali iyon.Sa next game, kailangan simula pa lang [maayos na]. Start strong and finish strong,” ayon kay Coach Pido Jarencio.

Archers’ Scores: Vosotros 12, T.Torres 10, Teng 9, N.Torres 8, Van Opstal 7, Mendoza 5, Manguera 2, Paredes 0, Gotladera 0, Tallo 0, Webb 0, Tampus 0
Tigers’ Scores: Abdul 14, Mariano 9, Afuang 9, Fortuna 7, Teng 6, Vigil 2, Ferrer 2, Bautista 2, Pe 0, Lo 0, Daquioag 0
Quarter Scores: 15-10, 27-22, 37-39, 51-53

Isinulat ni Josiah Darren G. Saynes
Litrato kuha ni Jenzine Inah M. Alcantara

 

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Tigresses maul Lady Bulldogs

The UST Golden Tigresses made quick work of the NU Lady Bulldogs in the second round of the UAAP 81 Women’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

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The UST Golden Tigresses made quick work of the National University Lady Bulldogs, 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16 in the second round of the UAAP 81 Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan Saturday.

Both teams opened the game with good starts and failed to get the upper hand at each other up until the final moments of the first set before the Tigresses closed it out at 27-25.

The second and third sets were like opposites in terms of energy for both teams. UST slugged it out and nipped NU on the second set with roaring offense and floor defense, finishing the set 25-17.  The third set saw UST relax and lose their ground as NU takes the set 20-25

The fourth and final set saw UST’s momentum return and once again claim 10 points. The Tigresses leaned on their one-two punch of Rondina and Laure as they ice the game 25-16.

After the game, Coach Kung Fu Reyes stated that despite the third set collapse, it was important that his team got the win and at this point they will just be polishing their overall game.

“At the end of the game kami naman yung nanalo so kailangan lang namin ulit i polish yung mga dapat namin na i correct pa. Yun ang kailangan ulit gawin pag balik namin sa ensayo namin.”

Sisi Rondina poured in a game high 21 points to go along with Player of the Game honors, while Eya Laure chipped in her own 13 points.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Ivy Lacsina led the team with 19 markers of her own and rookie Princess Robles had 14 points.

With the win, UST now improves to 10-4 and has a shot for at least a playoff for the number 2 spot if La Salle loses to FEU in their final eliminations encounter on Sunday.

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Golden Tigresses tamed by Lady Spikers

The UST Golden Tigresses succumbed to the De La Salle University Lady Spikers in the second round of the UAAP 81 Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

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The UST Golden Tigresses succumbed to the De La Salle University Lady Spikers, 25-21,23-25,19-25, 24-26 in the second round of the UAAP 81 Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay Sunday.

UST began the game with a good opening salvo, capped off with double aces from super rookie Eya Laure. The Tigresses were able to lead early on with Kecelyn Galdones closing the set with a block.

The Tigresses fell early on the second set 18-11, before pouncing their way to inch closer but to no avail as the Lady Spikers claim the second set.

UST went to have a good start in the third set leading 11-9, before tapering off with La Salle’s attack efficiency and several errors from the Tigresses paving the way for the Lady Spikers to take the set.

The fourth set was a back and forth affair with the two teams not giving an inch until the final deuce at 24-all. The Lady Spikers’ defense proved to be too much as they take the game at the last moments of the set.

Rookie sensation Eya Laure chipped in 20 points for UST, while Sisi Rondina poured in 19.

For the Lady Spikers, captain Des Cheng had a career high 20 points.

With the loss, UST falls to 6-4 in solo fourth place, while LaSalle solidifies its hold on the second spot at 7-3.

The Tigresses will look to bounce back against the UE Lady Warriors on April 6 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.

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Ateneo Lady Eagles upset the UST Golden Tigresses

The UST Golden Tigresses was stunned by the first-seeded Ateneo Lady Eagles in 5 sets, Wednesday Afternoon to open the 2nd round of UAAP Volleyball.

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The UST Golden Tigresses was stunned by the first-seeded Ateneo Lady Eagles in 5 sets, 25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 22-25, 11-15, Wednesday Afternoon to open the 2nd round of UAAP Volleyball.

The Tigresses won the first two sets but could not sustain their good start for the rest of the match.

UST had a good run in the middle of the third and fourth set but the Lady Eagles’ defense helped them to win the sets.

The graduating Sisi Rondina tops the scoring for the Golden Tigresses having 35 points, followed by the rookie Eya Laure who tallied 21 points.

“Wala naman kasing nananalo ng 2 sets. Pero all in all, maganda kasi naka kuha pa din kami ng 2 sets. Ito yung talo na hindi bumagsak balikat namin. Talo kami kung wala kaming natutunan”, UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes stated.

Maddie Madayag’s combination of offense and defense lead the  Ateneo Lady Eagles with a total of 23 points banking on 11 blocks.

UST dropped to 5-3 record after this loss.

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