Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

UST’s Nic Cabañero.–UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — College of Santo Tomas lastly ended its 19-game shedding streak with a 68-62 victory over Far Japanese College within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event on Sunday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

Nic Cabañero, who was a part of the varsity’s longest shedding spell courting again to their 1-13 end final yr, led the Growling Tigers with 23 factors, six rebounds, and two assists to offset his 5 turnovers.

Cabañero scored 11 within the third quarter capped by a three-point play that gave UST a 55-50 lead.

With FEU’s protection targeted on slowing down Cabañero, the Tigers drew well timed performs from their different gamers. Migs Pangilinan hit a triple as a part of a 13-3 run, pushing UST’s benefit to 11, 65-54, with 5:30 remaining.

“I used to be shouting at my teammates na kaya niyo yan pre. I feel yung FEU they’re not permitting me to attain once more. So, sinasabihan ko sila Christian [Manaytay], si Paul [Manalang], si Migs [Pangilinan], si Kenji [Duremdes] na sama sama lang tayo kayang kaya natin and kung kaya niyo gawan ng paraan, kaya niyo yan,” stated Cabañero, who harm his left ankle on his remaining basket within the third interval after an unsportsmanlike foul by Miguel Ona.

“Thank God as a result of he lastly gave us this win. We’re additionally grateful to our supporters, the UST Neighborhood, my teammates, our coaches, and the administration for lifting up our hearts that we will nonetheless present: Puso, Delight, Palaban,” he added.

UST’s Migs Pangilinan celebrates after hitting a triple within the fourth quarter towards FEU.–UAAP PHOTO

Xyrus Torres and L-Jay Gonzales connived to finish a seven-minute discipline aim drought to trim it down to 6, 65-59, with 2:47 left. A layup by Paul Manalang put the sport away as UST averted a winless marketing campaign within the first spherical with a 1-6 slate.

UST coach Pido Jarencio, who politely declined the postgame interview after shedding his voice within the recreation, earned his first win in his UAAP return.

“To begin with, coach Pido wish to thank the UST group for his or her never-ending help to the group. We began 0-6. We additionally thank Boss Al [Francis Chua] and our sponsors. It feels good to win after a very long time. Credit score to the boys. They actually gave all of it,” stated UST assistant coach Japs Cuan talking for Jarencio.

Christian Manaytay additionally stepped up for UST with a double-double of 10 factors and 11 rebounds to go along with two steals, one block, and an help. Pangilinan had 9 factors and 7 rebounds. Angelo Crisostomo had eight factors and 6 rebounds, whereas Kenji Duremdes added seven factors, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and two blocks.

Gonzales, Torres, and Bautista led FEU with 11 factors every with the previous grabbing eight rebounds. Patrick Sleat had eight factors and 6 rebounds, whereas Mo Faty had seven factors and 13 rebounds just for their two-game successful streak to be halted by UST.

The Tamaraws dropped to a 2-5 file tied with the College of the East Purple Warriors heading to the second spherical beginning on Wednesday.

The Scores: 

UST (68) – Cabañero 23, Manaytay 10, Pangilinan 9, Crisostomo 8, Duremdes 7, Calum 7, Manalang 4, Llemit 0, Laure 0, Gesalem 0, Lazarte 0, Esmena 0.

FEU (62) – Gonzales 11, Torres 11, Bautista 11, Sleat 8, Tempra 7, Faty 7, Ona 5, Competente 2, Alforque 0, Bagunu 0, Montemayor 0, Buenaventura 0, Felipe 0.

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Quarterscores: 22-17, 38-34, 55-50, 68-62

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