ATENEO SHOWS SUPREME DOMINANCE OVER NU FOR 11TH STRAIGHT WIN
Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) defeated National University (NU), 89-75, and secured its 11th straight win in the UAAP Season 84 men's basketball tournament, yesterday.
Coming from a 50-point feat against the Growling Tigers, Ateneo added NU to its conquered teams in UAAP as Dave Ildefonso led the team with his eight points in the first frame alone to end with a 29-12 advantage.
Things didn’t go well according to the plan for the Bulldogs as the soaring Blue Eagles extended the lead with 25 points at the halftime of the game.
“We played an exceptionally tough team as you saw in the second half, but the first half is probably as high of a standard as I’ve ever seen from this Ateneo team,” said coach Tab Baldwin
“Really good win.”
The third frame was still no good for the Bulldogs despite Janjan Felicida chipping 12 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and two steals.
Ateneo secured the win with Ange Kouame and Sj Belangel helping Ildefonso torching his former team with 16 points and nine points, respectively.
Ateneo 89 – Ildefonso 17, Kouame 16, Belangel 9, Chiu 9, Verano 8, Mamuyac 8, Andrade 6, Tio 6, Koon 5, Lazaro 5, Padrigao 0, Gomez 0, Daves 0.
NU 75 – Felicilda 12, Figueroa 12, Clemente 10, Gaye 9, Ildefonso 7, Torres 7, Minerva 5, Malonzo 4, Mahinay 4, Galinato 3, Joson 2, Enriquez 0, Manansala 0, Yu 0.
Quarters: 29-12; 61-36; 78-49; 89-75.