Ateneo ends dry spell, romps UST

By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM—Ateneo scored its first win in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with an 89-72 rout of UST in an all-UAAP affair at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Friday night.

The Blue Eagles led from wire to wire and drubbed the debuting Growling Tigers despite committing 28 turnovers en route to snapping an early skid.

Mike Nieto led Ateneo with 15 points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Jordan Sta. Ana nailed 11 points in his first game as a Thomasian, but he hurt his right knee late in the ballgame.

Steve Akomo contributed nine markers, eight boards, one assist, one block, and two steals in his own UST debut, but he only made three of eight free throws. Overall, UST shot 25-of-49 from the charity stripe.

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