IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Blue Eagles relish three-peat and a sweep

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo completed its run to perfection with an 86-79 Game 2 triumph over University of Santo Tomas to bag its third straight championship in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball finals on Wednesday, November 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Thirdy Ravena capped his exceptional collegiate career with 17 points, 8 coming in the 4th quarter, together with 7 rebounds and 5 assists to secure his third straight Finals MVP plum as the Blue Eagles wrapped up their 16-0 romp in front of a capacity crowd of 20,198.

SJ Belangel also delivered a career performance of 15 points on a 5-of-10 clip from threes to send off his senior Matt Nieto, who nabbed 14 points, 6 boards, and 5 dimes in his final collegiate game, on a high.

Check out some celebration photos of the league dynasty.

 

 

 

 

PILLARS. Thirdy Ravena and Matt Nieto graduate as champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PILLARS. Thirdy Ravena and Matt Nieto graduate as champions.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

 

INSTANT IMPACT. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin salutes SJ Belangel, who delivers the goods in the season-sweeping game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

INSTANT IMPACT. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin salutes SJ Belangel, who delivers the goods in the season-sweeping game.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

 

PERFECTION. The Ateneo Blue Eagles flash their trophies and three-peat championship shirts. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PERFECTION. The Ateneo Blue Eagles flash their trophies and three-peat championship shirts.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

 

GALLANT EFFORT. Renzo Subido and the UST Growling Tigers try to put up a fight but the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove too tough yet again. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GALLANT EFFORT. Renzo Subido and the UST Growling Tigers try to put up a fight but the Ateneo Blue Eagles prove too tough yet again.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

 

 

GLORIOUS.The Ateneo Blue Eagles celebrate in style after a phenomenal season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

GLORIOUS.The Ateneo Blue Eagles celebrate in style after a phenomenal season.

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

– Rappler.com