Saturday, October 6, 2012
2012 UAAP Men's Basketball Finals: GAME 1: Ateneo vs UST Full Video Replay
Ateneo de Manila University used a monster second half start before relying on its championship composure in the endgame to upend University of Santo Tomas, 83-78, in Game One of the UAAP Season 75 finals Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The Blue Eagles opened the third quarter with a 17-0 run that turned a 38-31 halftime deficit into a 48-38 lead. The Growling Tigers came back to briefly retake the lead in the fourth, but several Ateneo players, including Kiefer Ravena who scored with 8.8 seconds to clinch the game, made crucial baskets late as the Blue Eagles took an early lead in their best-of-three championship series.
Nico Salva scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Blue Eagles, which moved a win away from winning its fifth straight title, while Ravena added 13.
Juami Tiongson and Ryan Buenafe, who combined to score all 10 points in a 10-2 run for Ateneo late, scored 12 and 10 points respectively.
Ateneo (83) – Salva 30, Ravena 13, Tiongson 12, Buenafe 10, Chua 9, Slaughter 5, Gonzaga 2, Elorde 2, Sumalinog 0, Golla 0.
UST (78) – Teng 25, Mariano 22, Ferrer 13, Abdul 9, Fortuna 4, Lo 3, Pe 2, Bautista 0.
Quarters: 18-24, 31-38, 61-51, 83-78.
WATCH ATENEO vs UST GAME 1 FINALS FULL VIDEO REPLAY BELOW:
article source: interaksyon.com