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Lady Tams thwart Lady Eagles for second win in UAAP women’s hoops

Valerie Mamaril of FEU tries a shot in this piece of UAAP women's hoops action at the Big Dome. 
By Ricky Manliguis

QUEZON CITY -- Far Eastern U rode on a hot third quarter to eke out a 64-58 win over Ateneo in the first game of women’s basketball action of the UAAP Season 80 Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Trailing in the first two quarters, the Lady Tamaraws went smoking in the third, scoring 13 points while limiting the Lady Eagles to just six for a 43-39 lead. Valerie Mamaril and Camille Taguiam joint forces in that period with four points apiece.

The fourth period turned out to be a shoot-out, but the ladies from Morayta hung tough for the victory to drag the Lady Eagles with them at 2-1

Mamaril flirted with a double-double, finishing with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Precious Arellado had 15 with eight boards and three assists. Taguiam was the third Lady Tam in double-digits with 11.

Hazelle Yam topscored for Ateneo with 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Tina Deacon pumped in 11 and 6 boards, while Wednesday's hero Katrina Guytingco had a near double-double of 10 and nine.

The Scores:

FEU 64 -- Mamaril 16, Arellado 15, Taguiam 11, Jamuad 7, Gerner 5, Quiapo 3, Antiola 3, Bastatas 2, Balleser 2, Okunlola 0, Ouano 0, De Guzman 0.

Ateneo 58 -- Yam 20, Deacon 11, Guytingco 10, Buendia 6, Go 4, Joson 4, Newsome 3, Uy De Ong 0, Cancio 0, Villamor 0.

Quarter scores:  14-21, 30-33, 43-39, 64-58. 

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