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    FEU downs UPIS to clinch Final Four spot, as DLSZ adds to UST woes in UAAP juniors

    Feb 7, 2018
    L-Jay Gonzales led FEU with 21 points. Marlo Cueto

    FAR Eastern University-Diliman clinched a Final Four berth, while University of Santo Tomas continued its slide in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.

    L-Jay Gonzales had 21 points, while Rei Tolentino grabbed 21 rebounds as the Baby Tamaraws defeated University of the Philippines Integrated School, 65-56, on Wednesday.

    De La Salle-Zobel, meanwhile, handed struggling UST its fifth loss in six games with an 86-79 decision.

    The Baby Tamaraws improved their mark to 8-5 to join Ateneo and National University in the Final Four.

    The Tiger Cubs, on the other hand, joined Adamson in a tie for fourth spot with 6-7 heading into the final day of the elimination.

    UST faces FEU, while Adamson takes on De La Salle-Zobel on Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym to determine whether the Tiger Cubs or the Baby Falcons will make it to the Final Four or there will be a playoff for the number four spot.

    RC Calimag and Rogil Carlos had 19 and 17 points, respectively, while Raven Cortez added 15 points, 17 rebounds, and seven blocks for the Junior Archers, who upped their record to 4-9.

    The scores:

    FEU 65 - Gonzales 21, Celso 10, Torres 9, Tolentino 8, Bautista 5, Alforque 4, Abarrientos 2, Ona 2, Boc 2, Armendez 2, Sajonia 0, Mariano 0.

    UPIS 56 - Santiago 17, Ra. Labao 14, Gregorio 12, Tupaz 8, Vergeire 3, Raf. Labao 2, Estreta 0, Gomez De Liano 0, Villa-Real 0.

    Quarterscores: 16-14; 31-24; 49-41; 65-56.

    DLSZ 86 - Calimag 19, Carlos 17, Cortez 15, Santos 13, Consejo 7, Escanador 5, Vesagas 4, Favis 2, Damiles 2, Pascual 2, Chavez 0, Terrado 0, Udal 0.

    UST 79 - Cansino 16, Villapando 16, Baquial 9, Relucio 9, Lina 7, Manabat 5, Anunciacion 5, Narvasa 5, Dolendo 4, Estrella 2, Palencia 1, Benzonan 0.

    Quarterscores: 15-13; 37-29; 60-57; 86-79

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    L-Jay Gonzales led FEU with 21 points. Marlo Cueto
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