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Kevin Quiambao’s monster line lifts NU to 2-0 as Ateneo escapes La Salle-Zobel


Defending champion National University-Nazareth School and Ateneo High School stayed perfect after beating separate foes in the UAAP Season 82 Boys’ Basketball Tournament at the Paco Arena on Saturday. 

The Bullpups fended off the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs, 89-77; meanwhile, the Blue Eaglets escaped De La Salle-Zobel Junior Archers, 81-78.

Kevin Quiambao was dominant for NU with 27 points — making all but one of his 13 attempts from the field — alongside 10 rebounds and three blocks. Terrence Fortea added 19 points, while Gerry Abadiano chipped in 15 markers, seven boards, and three dimes.

“Ang dami pa namin kailangang ayusin. Nagagawa naman namin ang plays namin pero hindi namin nagagawa in a consistent basis,” said Bullpups coach Goldwin Monteverde, as his squad moved to 2-0.

NU used a 21-11 second period to turn a 16-13 affair to a 37-24 lead at halftime.

The Bullpups, anchored by twin towers Carl Tamayo and Quiambao, showed their might in the paint, outscoring the Tiger Cubs, 58-36, while also outrebounding them, 58-43.

Rojan Montemayor paced the Tiger Cubs (1-1) with 24 points and seven rebounds. Jacob Cortez and Jan Salazar poured in 19 and 15 markers, respectively.

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Forthsky Padrigao unloaded 21 points, six boards, and four steals to power Ateneo to a 2-0 win-loss card, while Josh Lazaro delivered 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Kean Baclaan’s monster double-double of 32 points and 12 boards went for naught as the Junior Green Archers slipped to 1-1.

On the other hand, Far Eastern University-Diliman picked up its first win at the expense of winless University of the East, 74-45.

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The Baby Tamaraws held the Junior Warriors to single digits in each of the first three quarters, outscoring them, 55-23.

Aeron Bagunu had 10 points and 14 rebounds, while Anfernee Estacio got 13 markers for FEU.

Adamson concluded the quadruple-header with a 95-71 shellacking of University of the Philippines Integrated School.


The Scores:

First Game:
FEU 74 – Estacio 13, Bagunu 10, Anonuevo 6, Jimenez 6, Pasaol 6, Bautista 5, Sleat 5, Saldua 4, Mantua 4, Remogat 4, Padrones 3, Basilio 3, Libago 2, Fonseca 2, Buenaventura 1, Pablo 0.
UE 45 – Austria 10, Montecalvo 7, Peralta 6, Cruz 6, Marasigan 4, Maximo 3, Ortiz 3, Tan 3, Cabili 2, Caliwag 1, Castillo 0, Serrano 0, Mara 0, Juan 0, Pelipel 0, Montecastro 0.
Quarterscores: 14-7, 31-14, 55-23, 74-45.

Second Game:
NU 89 – Quiambao 27, Fortea 19, Abadiano 15, Tamayo 8, Tulabut 7, Felicida 7, Alarcon 2, Lantaya 2, Mailim 2, Duremdes 0, Enriquez 0, Torres 0, Abiera 0, Buensalida 0.
UST 77 – Montemayor 24, Cortez 19, Salazar 15, Escoto 7, Bugarin 6, Oliva 4, Calivozo 2, Villarez 0, Ascutia 0, Jalbuena 0.
Quarterscores: 16-13, 37-24, 68-51, 89-77.

Third Game:
AHS 81 – Padrigao 21, Lazaro 14, Lopez 13, Ladimo 13, Espinosa 7, Jaymalin 6, De Ayre 5, Salvador G. 2, Salvador M. 0, Corral 0.
DLSZ 78 – Baclaan 32, Tupas 11, Macasaet 10, Omer 9, Unisa 5, Dalisay 5, Quimado 4, Del Mundo 2, Milan 0, Luna 0.
Quarterscores: 26-17, 41-37, 60-58, 81-78.

Fourth Game:
ADU 95 Erolon 22, Figueroa 20, Quinal 15, Cosal 8, Ignacio 7, Timbancaya 7, Barcelona 6, Dubouzete 4, Tulabut 4, Ocangcas 2, Hanapi 0, Guarino 0, Abdulla 0, Dominguez 0, Gonzaga 0, Nitura 0.
UPIS 71 – Gomez de Liano 23, Torres 13, Torculas 11, Canillas 11, Avinado 11, Lopez 3, Galotera 2, Armamento 2, Napalang 0.
Quarterscores: 21-21, 43-33, 71-53, 95-71.

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