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UAAP S84: UP fights back, beats UST


Fighting Maroon rookie Zavier Lucero in action at tonight's game against UST Growling Tigers (Photo by UAAP S84 Media Team)

MANILA, Philippines - UP Fighting Maroons finally bounce back as they beat the UST Growling Tigers that led to their first win, 98-82, Tuesday night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

UP rookie Zavier Lucero led the Fighting Maroon squad with 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals from the bench while Joel Cagulangan also chipped in six points, nine assists and five steals during the third quarter. Ricci Rivero scored 19 points, and two rebounds that greatly help the Fighting Maroons win.

Miguel Pangilinan's first appearance at the UAAP S84 as a Growling Tiger, chipped in 13 points. Sherwin Concepcion and Joshua Fontanilla both chipped in 19 and 17 points, respectively.

UP Fighting Maroons (1-1) will face the Adamson Soaring Falcons (1-1) while the UST Growling Tigers will try to gain a win as they will face the UE Red Warriors (0-2). Both games are on Thursday, March 31, still at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

The Scores:

UP 98 - Rivero 19, Lucero 18, Tamayo 18, Spencer 11, Cansino 7, Cagulangan 6, Diouf 6, Catapusan 6, Alarcon 5, Abadiano 2, Eusebio 0, Lina 0, Ramos 0, Calimag 0.

UST 82 - Concepcion 19, Fontanilla 17, Cabanero 16, M. Pangilinan 13, Manalang 6, Manaytay 4, Ando 0, Gomez de Liano 0, Garing, R. Pangilinan 0,  Mantua 0, Samudio 0, Yongco 0, Herrera 0.

Quarterscores: 16-25, 42-48, 78-63, 98-82

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