UAAP Final Four 2018:

UP Maroons stuns Adamson, 73-71

November 24, 2018 – Mall of Asia Arena

UAAP Final Four 2018 News: University of the Philippines stunned second-seeded Adamson University, 73-71 to take Game 1 of their Best-of-Three series in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 Final Four Semifinals this Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Import Bright Akhuetie converted the game-winner for the Fighting Maroons with 2.6 ticks remaining in the game. He finished with 6 buckets, while Paul Desiderio and Juan Gomez de Liaño led UP with 19 points apiece each.

Notes:

➤ UAAP MVP Akhuetie made the go-ahead shot after an inbound play by UP to break the deadlock at 71-all.

➤ The Maroons made a historic run by gaining entry to the Final Four after 21 years and may have the chance to reach the UAAP Season 81 Finals if they beat Adamson once more in Game 2.

➤ Meanwhile, reinforcement Papi Sarr backstopped the losing Falcons with 23 markers and 9 rebounds, as Sean Manganti made 15 buckets. Ace sniper Jerrick Ahanmisi was limited to only 9 points after a 1-of-8 three-point shooting total.

➤ UP and Adamson will duke it out again on at the Araneta Coliseum this Wednesday, November 28.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 17-16, 28-29, 54-43, 73-71.

up: 73

Desiderio 19, Gomez de Liaño Ju 19, Gomez de Liaño Ja 9, Manzo 9, Akhuetie 6, Prado 4, Dario 3, Vito 2, Jaboneta 2, Tungcab 0, Gozum 0, Murrell 0, Lim 0.

adamson: 71

Sarr 23, Manganti 15, Ahanmisi 9, Camacho 8, Lastimosa 7, Espeleta 5, Magbuhos V 4, Mojica 0, Bernardo 0, Pingoy 0, Catapusan 0.

Posted on November 25, 2018 - Mall of Asia Arena

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

FEU trounces La Salle, 71-70

November 21, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

UAAP 2018 News: FEU Tamaraws trounced the La Salle Green Archers, 71-70 to book the last UAAP Final Four ticket in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball this Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Arvin Tolentino sank the game-winning trey and led the Tamaraws with 15 markers total, while Kevin Ebona also finished with 12 points and 16 boards.

Notes:

Tolentino converted the clutch three-point bomb for FEU with 3.1 seconds remaining in crunch time. Santi Santillan had a chance to steal the game for DLSU but failed to drain the shot due to FEU’s stifling defense.

➤ The Far Eastern University is now on their sixth straight Final Four appearance in the UAAP.

➤ Meanwhile, Santillan paced the eliminated La Salle with his 20 buckets and 6 caroms, while Aljun Melecio had 9 points and 6 assists.

➤ The FEU Tamaraws will next battle the number one Ateneo Blue Eagles for the UAAP Final Four this Sunday, November 25. Defending champion Ateneo will have the twice-to-beat advantage in their semifinals showdown.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 22-21, 36-38, 54-51, 71-70.

feu: 71

Tolentino 15, Ebona 12, Tuffin 11, Escoto 10, Comboy 8, Parker 7, Inigo 5, Cani 2, Orizu 1, Bienes 0, Stockton 0, Gonzales 0.

la salle: 70

Santillan 20, Caracut 9, Melecio 9, Montalbo 7, Baltazar 6, Manuel 5, Samuel 4, Go 3, Dyke 3, Serrano 2, Bates 2.

Posted on November 21, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

UP Maroons outlasts La Salle, 67-61

September 30, 2018 – MOA Arena

UAAP News 2018: UP Fighting Maroons outlasted De La Salle Green Archers, 67-61, and registered their third win in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 this Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Reinforcement Bright Akhuetie powered the Fighting Maroons with his double-double of 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Juan Gomez de Liano added 17 markers and 6 assists.

Notes:

Paul Desiderio also contributed 12 buckets and 7 boards for University of the Philippines.

De La Salle University got a reprieve from Justine Baltazar, who scored 13 markers, while both Santi Santillan and Aljun Melecio added 12 points each respectively.

➤ La Salle did not have big man import Samuel Taane and star guard Kib Montalbo due to injuries. Both are out due to reported bone fracture.

UP is now at 2-3 and put a halt on their losing ways after three consecutive defeats, while DLSU is now 2-2 in the Season 81 standings.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 13-12, 29-33, 51-45, 67-61.

up: 67

Akhuetie 19, Gomez de Liano Ju. 17, Desiderio 12, Gomez de Liano Ja. 7, Manzo 6, Tungcab 2, Vito 2, Dario 2, Spencer 0, Gozum 0, Murrell 0, Jaboneta 0, Lim 0.

dlsu: 61

Baltazar 13, Santillan 12, Melecio 12, Caracut 9, Dyke 8, Go 5, Serrano 2, Bates 0, Capacio 0, Manuel 0, Corteza 0.

Posted on October 1, 2018 - Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

FEU Tamaraws thumps DLSU Green Archers, 68-61

September 9, 2018 – MOA Arena

UAAP News 2018: FEU Tamaraws thumped the DLSU Green Archers, 68-61 in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 basketball at the MOA Arena this Sunday in Pasay. Arvin Tolentino lifted the Tamaraws with his 13 markers, while Kenneth Tuffin copped 11 points for the Morayta-based dribblers.

Notes:

Far Eastern University trailed to the Archers in the third by as much as 7 points, but the Tamaraws balanced offense halted DLSU‘s advance.

Santi Santillan led the losing De La Salle University with his 19 points, while Aljun Melecio added 11 buckets.

➤ The Archers are playing their first UAAP game minus coach Aldin Ayo who now mentors the UST Growling Tigers. They also lost ace star Ricci Rivero who will play for the UP Maroons next year. Additionally, former DLSU players Brent Paraiso and Prince Rivero will come back to play for UST Growling Tigers next season.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 11-14, 25-26, 48-48, 68-61.

feu: 68

Tolentino 13, Tuffin 11, Iñigo 10, Stockton 9, Comboy 9, Cani 7, Parker 5, Ebona 2, Escoto 2, Orizu 0.

dlsu: 61

Santillan 19, Melecio 11, Caracut 9, Baltazar 8, Montalbo 5, Serrano 3, Bates 2, Samuel 2, Dyke 1, Manuel 1, Capacio 0, Go 0, Corteza 0.

Posted on September 9, 2018 - MOA Arena

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team