UAAP: Tamaraws rout Warriors, secure Final Four berth

Published October 27, 2019, 8:25 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Games Wednesday

(Mall of Asia Arena)

10:30 a.m. – UE vs NU

12:30 p.m. – La Salle vs Adamson

4 p.m. – Ateneo vs UP

UE's Philip Manalang, center, loses the ball to the defense of FEU's Hubert Cani, left, and Wendell Comboy during UAAP Season 82 Round 2 match at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, October 27, 2019 (MB Photo / Rio Deluvio)

UE’s Philip Manalang, center, loses the ball to the defense of FEU’s Hubert Cani, left, and Wendell Comboy during UAAP Season 82 Round 2 match at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo, October 27, 2019 (MB Photo / Rio Deluvio)

Far Eastern University exploded behind the arc to dominate University of the East 82-58 on Sunday and secure a Final Four berth in UAAP season 82 men’s basketball at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

The Tamaraws drained 12 three-pointers out of 31 attempts to dictate the game tempo and finished the eliminations at 8-6.

Five of their victories came in the second round.

Though tied with University of Santo Tomas at third to fourth places, FEU assured itself a semis ticket due to superior quotient.

Wendell Comboy spearheaded the Tamaraws with 17 points including five triples and hauled four rebounds. L-Jay Gonzalez chipped in 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists while Royce Alforque added 13 points.

FEU swelled the lead with to 50-31 late in the third period with back-to-back triples from Comboy and Alforque.

The Tamaraws ripped the game wide open entering the fourth with two straight three-pointers for Ken Tuffin and Xyrus Torres for 67-43 and never looked back.

UE skidded to 3-10 with one game left in the season against National University.

Scores:

FEU 82 — Comboy 17, Alforque 13, Gonzales 12, Tuffin 9, Stockton 7, Tchuente 5, Ebona 4, Torres 3, Bayquin 2, Bienes 2, Cani 2, Dulatre 2, Nunag 2, Tempra 2, Celzo 0, Mantua 0.

UE 58 — Suerte 16, Diakhite 13, Cruz 12, Tolentino 9, Manalang 5, Apacible 3, Antiporda 0, Beltran 0, Conner 0, Lorenzana 0, Mendoza 0, Pagsanjan 0, Sawat 0.
Quarters: 15-14, 40-26, 57-42, 82-58.

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