Baby Tams on a roll, pull axe on Bullpups

By Ricky Manliguis

SAN JUAN— Far Eastern U-Diliman continued its upset-conscious ways, banking on a blistering start to upset Nazareth School of National U, 61-46, for its fourth straight win in the second match of UAAP Season LXXIX junior’s basketball action Jan. 21 at the FilOil- Flying V Centre.

Continuing its giant-slaying ways, the Baby Tams went out smoking from the get-go, erecting a 25-8 first quarter lead behind the torrid shooting of Xyrus Torres, Eric Jabel, and Kenji Roman to tie its victim in second place with an 8-2 card.

The victory was recorded a week after the Diliman-based ballclub shocked erstwhile undefeated Adamson High School at the start of the second round.

Torres was a man possessed, firing eight points in the first canto to finish with 20 points, missing just three of his 10 attempts from the field, to go with three rebounds and two steals.

Roman finished the match with 12 markers with eight rebounds, while Jack Gloria had nine.  

John Lloyd Clemente scored 14 points and four boards for the Bullpups, but got little help from the his teammates this time.  

The Scores:
FEU-Diliman 61 – Torres 20, Roman 12, Gloria 9, Sapinit 7, Jabel 7, Alforque Roy 2, Celzo 2, Gabane 1, Gonzales 1, Baclay 0, Bieren 0, Boc 0.
NU 46 – Clemente 14, Malonzo 9, Amsali 6, Manalang 5, Penano 4, Callejo 3, Sarip 3, Coyoca 2, Atienza 0, Tolentino 0, Peralta 0, Fortea 0.

Quarterscores: 25-8, 31-24, 47-36, 61-46

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