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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.

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    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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