Ateneo recovers, dumps UP to open 2nd round

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo got back on track after putting down University of the Philippines, 83-66, in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles lost 88-85 to Far Eastern University in their final game of the first round but their win against the Fighting Maroons pushed them back atop the standings with a 6-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES UP, meanwhile slipped to sixth with a 3-5 slate.From a slim 56-50 lead early in the fourth, Ateneo blew the game wide open in the latter minutes taking a 70-58 lead after Angelo Kouame’s dunk with 4:16 left in the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThirdy Ravena then drove the stake down UP’s hear further when he soared for his own hammer for the Blue Eagles’ 75-60 lead with 1:56 to play.“It’s important for us to come out strong especially in the second round and especially we’re coming off a loss against FEU,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “We wanted to come into this game and focus on UP.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “It was more than just the standings, we wanted to come out and play well. We wanted to focus our intensity and we didn’t want to go down.”Ravena put up a season-high 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked two shots for the defending champions while Tyler Tio added 12 points and five assists.Raffy Verano had10 points and seven rebounds for Ateneo while Jolo Mendoza also had 10 points in just nine minutes for the Blue Eagles.Bright Akuhetie led UP with 20 points and eight rebounds while Paul Desiderio added 16 points and seven boards.Injuries have already plagued Ateneo prior to the game against the Fighting Maroons with twins Mike and Matt Nieto nursing health problems but the Blue Eagles again suffered another mishap on the court late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Tough’ Huang emerges as key cog for Ayo’s Tigers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Shooting guard Adrian Wong lost a tooth after diving for a loose ball but Arespacochaga managed to make light of the situation and things will be fixed for the backup wingman. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READlast_img read more

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