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Night, night: Remogat-led UE deals heavy dent to La Salle Final Four bid

JR Isaga
Night, night: Remogat-led UE deals heavy dent to La Salle Final Four bid

NIGHT NIGHT. UE's Rey Remogat shows La Salle the Stephen Curry "night, night" taunt at the UAAP Season 85 men's basketball tournament

UAAP Season 85 Media Team

Spitfire rookie Rey Remogat drops 20 of his 24 points in the second half as also-ran UE hands Final Four-contending La Salle a devastating overtime loss

MANILA, Philippines – The also-ran UE Red Warriors dealt the La Salle Green Archers a massive blow to their UAAP Season 85 Final Four bid with an 80-72 overtime stunner at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, November 26.

Spitfire rookie Rey Remogat reset his career-high with 24 points, 20 coming in the second half alone, with a 4-of-12 clip from three, ending with a huge triple and a Steph Curry “night, night” taunt with 46.1 seconds left in the extra period to give UE a 78-72 lead.

Per UAAP statistician Pong Ducanes, Remogat only had 14 points in his first 12 games before dropping 45 in his last two – including a 21-point bomb in the Warriors’ overtime loss to Ateneo last Wednesday.

Luis Villegas ended his UAAP career with a near triple-double of 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists to help end UE’s promising season with a 5-9 record.

Mark Nonoy paced La Salle’s shocking loss with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals, while Evan Nelle scattered 8 points, 7 boards, 5 dimes, 2 steals, and 1 block.

Kevin Quiambao lagged to just 7 points on 3-of-11 shooting with 5 turnovers, but nonetheless salvaged his line with 11 boards and 4 assists as La Salle fell one game behind fourth-ranked Adamson (7-6) with a 6-7 slate.

The Green Archers – who no longer have their Final Four fate in their hands – must now win against UST on Wednesday, November 30, 2 pm, and hope that the Soaring Falcons drop their 4 pm assignment against twice-to-beat-seeking Ateneo (9-3) to forge a playoff for the last semifinal seat.

The Scores

UE 80 – Remogat 24, K. Paranada 13, Stevens 12, Villegas 10, N. Paranada 6, Gilbuena 5, Pagsanjan 4, Sawat 4, Payawal 2, Tulabut 0, Alcantara 0.

La Salle 72 – Nonoy 14, Austria 10, Nwankwo 10, Nelle 8, Cortez 8, Macalalag 8, Quiambao 7, B. Phillips 4, Estacio 3, Abadam 0, Winston 0.

Quarters: 16-27, 36-33, 50-51, 68-68 (reg.), 80-72 (OT).

– Rappler.com

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