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HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball games – April 19

Martin Mendoza
HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball games – April 19
Ateneo and UP aim to keep their winning streaks going, while other schools shoot for all-important wins in the UAAP Season 84 men’s basketball tournament
Adamson slips past NU

Adamson survived a second straight thriller, narrowly escaping NU, 62-55, in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday, April 19.

Jerom Lastimosa unloaded 17 points to lead the Falcons, who closed it out with a 15-8 surge after a deadlock at 47.

The Falcons, who escaped FEU by just a point last week, climbed to 3-6. The Bulldogs slipped to 4-5. 

(READ: Adamson escapes NU, earns second straight cardiac win off Lastimosa heroics)

Game results
Unbeaten Ateneo whips UE

Ateneo proved too strong again for the UE Red Warriors as the Blue Eagles coasted to a 76-63 victory in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday, April 19. 

BJ Andrade topscored with 19 and Ange Kouame posted a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Blue Eagles.

The undefeated reigning champions rolled to their ninth straight triumph, while the Red Warriors remained in search of a win after nine games.

(READ: Mighty Ateneo holds winless UE to 3 second-quarter points in Final Four clincher)

La Salle pounces on UST

La Salle jumped to a hot start and kept UST at a distance the rest of the way as the Green Archers rolled to a 112-83 rout of the Tigers in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday, April 19.

Schonny Winston erupted for a career-high 33 points, 19 coming in the third quarter, to fuel the Archers’ sizzling scoring performance. 

The Archers stayed at third with a 6-3 slate, while the Tigers fell to 3-6.

(READ: Winston’s career game lifts La Salle past UST

UP outlasts FEU

UP stretched its winning streak to eight games as the Fighting Maroons downed the FEU Tamaraws in a thriller, 73-70, in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday, April 19.

Ricci Rivero paced the Maroons with 19 points and 5 rebounds, while rookie sensation Carl Tamayo added 14 points and 6 boards.

The Maroons kept solo second with an 8-1 record, while the Tamaraws dropped to 3-6. 

(READ: UP bucks slow start, outlasts FEU for 8th straight win)

Preview
UP (7-1) vs FEU (3-5)

In the first game at 10 am, the UP Fighting Maroons will look to continue their winning ways as they clash with the FEU Tamaraws. 

Expect the powerhouse trio of Zav Lucero, Carl Tamayo, and Ricci Rivero to deliver the goods once again for the Fighting Maroons, who are now gunning for their eighth straight victory this season.

On the other side, look for the backcourt tandem of RJ Abarrientos and LJay Gonzales to step up big for the Tamaraws as they hope to get back on track after suffering two consecutive losses.

La Salle (5-3) vs UST (3-5)

Like the Tamaraws, the La Salle Green Archers will shoot for a bounce-back win as they lock horns with the UST Growling Tigers at 12:30 pm.

Kurt Lojera and Evan Nelle, who exploded for 21 and 20 points, respectively, in their previous outing, will look to translate their high-scoring performances into a victory for the Green Archers.

Meanwhile, Sherwin Concepcion will have to light it up once again from three-point land as the Growling Tigers aim to capture their second straight win. 

Ateneo (8-0) vs UE (0-8)

At 4:30 pm, the Ateneo Blue Eagles aim to extend their winning streak in Season 84 to nine games as they collide with the UE Red Warriors.

Expect Ange Kouame to impose his will down low against the much-smaller Red Warriors, while also getting contributions from the Blue Eagles’ deep core of Dave Ildefonso, Gian Mamuyac, SJ Belangel and Tyler Tio, among others.

On the other hand, Kyle Paranada and Harvey Pagsanjan will have to carry the scoring cudgels anew for the winless Red Warriors as they continue their quest for a breakthrough win this season.

Adamson (2-6) vs NU (4-4)

Finally, the Adamson Soaring Falcons will try to ride on their winning momentum as they go up against the NU Bulldogs at 7 pm.

Look for Jerom Lastimosa to continue his stellar play for the Soaring Falcons, who are coming off a rousing one-point win over the Tamaraws.

Meanwhile, John Lloyd Clemente will need to sustain his solid showing for the Bulldogs as they hope to rebound from their previous loss to the Fighting Maroons.

– Rappler.com