REIGNING UAAP champion Far Eastern University rolled to its fifth straight win, while Ateneo rebounded from a stunning defeat to University of the East by crushing University of Santo Tomas in the 6th FCBL-Freego Cup over the weekend at the Philippine Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.
JJ Domingo turned in a double-double performance, drilling in 19 points and grabbing 11 boards to help power the Junior Tamaraws past multi-titled Chiang Kai Shek College, 69-61, in the event presented by Freego.
Domingo was ably supported by Bradley Bienes and Richard Escoto who combined for 19 points as the defending champions remained unbeaten in the tournament also sponsored by Smart, Fresh Gear, Colt Commercial, Powerbest Mrkg. Inc., Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Hapee Toothpaste and Insular Square of Cebu.
Stung by UE, 81-79, last Tuesday, the Eaglets vented their ire on the Tiger Cubs, 104-81, behind the troika of Matt and Mike Nieto and Third Ravena to tie idle National University and Mapua for second to fourth places at 4-1.
Mapua also bounced back from a crushing defeat to NU by downing Jose Rizal University, 72-62, thanks to Daniel Aguirre who topscored again with 21 points aside from grabbing eight rebounds.
In the other game, the UE Junior Warriors kept their semis bid alive by downing University of Perpetual Help, 61-55, behind the 19-point performance of Kent Kantorno.