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UAAP 85 WBB: Tacatac, Pangilinan make it rain on FEU as UST remains at second


Behind the duo of Tacky Tacatac and Joylyn Pangilinan, University of Santo Tomas made it rain on Far Eastern University, taking an 83-49 win to notch their third straight win in the UAAP Season 85 Women’s Basketball Tournament, Wednesday at Quadricentennial Pavillion.

Tacatac, a third-year Tigress, and Pangilinan, a transferee out of Enderun College, fired 12 of UST’s 15 treys in the contest.

Tacatac finished with 24 points, six rebounds, and three assists while Pangilinan added 21 points on seven treys.

“Yung gameplan namin nasunod. I’m happy na yung scouting report namin against FEU worked today. Also, Tacky and Joylyn provided the outside shooting for us. Yung role also ng bawat player were done really well,” said Growling Tigresses head coach Haydee Ong as they went up to 5-1 in the standings to remain in second place.

“Sinunod lang namin yung gameplan ni coach kaya naging maganda yung resulta para sa amin,” added Tacatac.

Holding a 24-16 lead entering the second stanza, UST locked FEU down to just 11 points to gain a 47-27 lead at the half.

The Growling Tigresses lead reached 39 points in the final frame.

Eka Soriano also provided an all-around line for the Tigresses, tallying 10 points, eight assists, and six steals.

On Saturday, Ong hopes that her team closes the round out strong when they go up against University of the Philippines at Ynares Antipolo.

“Sabi ko sa kanila, before the season, ang target namin ngayon is to get to the Final Four. Etong first round, nakapondo na kami and we have one more game to capped it all up. Sana makuha din namin yung UP game so that we can finish the game strong,” she said.

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FEU, who dropped its fourth-straight game to fall to 1-5, was led by Princess Jumuad, who had 17 points, nine rebounds, and three steals. Camille Taguiam added 10 markers.

The Scores:

UST 83 – Tacatac 24, Pangilinan 21, Soriano 10, Dionisio 7, Serrano 6, Araza 5, Villasin 4, Danganan 4, Bron 2, Santos 0, Ambos 0, Villapando 0.

FEU 49 – Jumuad 17, Taguiam 10, Go 9, Paras 4, Aquino 3, Pacia 2, Obien 2, Geabroso 2, Delos Santos 0, Lopez 0, Salvani 0, Cunanan 0, Mendaros 0.

Quarterscores: 24-16, 47-27, 70-38, 83-49.

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