FEU Tamaraws end 2-game skid, eliminate UE Red Warriors

Beatrice Go
FEU Tamaraws end 2-game skid, eliminate UE Red Warriors
The Tamaraws keep the fire burning for a Final 4 spot

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws ended their two-game losing streak with a win over the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors, 79-63, on Sunday, November 5, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

The Tamaraws (6-6) came from behind to take the win, as they waxed hot from beyond the arc in the 4th quarter. This victory for the Morayta-based team keeps their Final 4 bid alive in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.

But the loss for the Red Warriors (3-10) eliminates them from Final 4 contention.

FEU held the lead for most of the first quarter until Philip Manalang dished the ball to Mark Maloles, who finished the play with a floater to grab the lead with 2:40 left in the first quarter. 

FEU continued to make attempts – especially from the 3-point line – but the team went cold during the whole second period. 

At the half, the Tamaraws had already made 13 turnovers – another factor that allowed the Red Warriors to maintain the lead. 

The 3rd quarter saw the Tamaraws take the lead once again via a Jojo Trinidad corner triple at the 8:10 mark of the period.

The Red Warriors stayed close as they tied the score twice before FEU made a 6-0 run. But the Tamaraws collapsed once again late in the 3rd quarter as the Red Warriors answered back with a 6-0 run of their own to head into the final frame tied at 49-all.

Jasper Parker led the Tamaraws with 18 points and orchestrated the plays well as he passed out 8 assists and grabbed two rebounds. Prince Orizu recorded a double-double as he tallied 14 points and collected 13 boards. 

Alvin Pasaol topscored for the Red Warriors once again with 18 points, while grabbing 7 boards as well. However, he commited 8 out of UE’s 15 turnovers. 

The Scores

FEU (79) – Parker 18, Orizu 14, Tolentino 10, Dennison 9, Trinidad 9, Cani 8, Tuffin 4, Escoto 3, Comboy 2, Bayquin 2, Inigo 0, Ebona 0, Ramirez 0.

UE (63) – Pasaol 18, Olayon 14, Maloles 8, Acuno 8, Manalang 7, Bartolome 4, Conner 4, Derige 0, Varilla 0, Cullar 0, Toribio 0, Abanto 0.

Quarter Scores: 18-22, 29-33, 49-49, 79-63.


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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.