Growling Tigers slay Red Warriors despite minor slip-ups

By Yann Magcamit

PASAY CITY – The UST Growling Tigers slay the UE Red Warriors in their recent face-off with a final score of 80-66 despite a few slip-ups in the game.

The rookie superpower team UST Growling Tigers started their game against the UE Red Warriors quite strong offensively, dumping 3-pointers after 3-pointers and bringing a lead as big as 16 points for the first half.

Despite this, the Tigers noticeably started fumbling with the ball halfway through the game, causing a number of sloppy turnovers and giving the Warriors time to establish their footing. However, Pasaol, who scored a whopping 32 points in total, and the Warriors’ hustle were not enough to match Cansino and Subido’s power shooting outside the perimeter. 

The duo's intense perimeter scoring - combined with Cansino's impeccable rebounds - proved to be sufficient enough to give the Tigers yet another victory for the first round of season 81.

The Scores:                             

UST 80 – Subido 22, Cansino 17, Lee 9, Huang 9, Marcos 6, Zamora 6, Mahinay 5, Enrique Jr. 4, Bataller 2, Consejo 0, Agustin 0, Lagumen 0

UE 66 – Pasaol 32, Varilla 9, Manalang 8, Bartolome 4, Acuno 3, Conner 2, Beltran 2, Maloles 2, Lacap 2, Gallardo 2, Cullar 0, Antiporda 0, Gagate 0

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