August 7, 9:50 p.m.– INCONSISTENCY wrought disaster on the UST Growling Tigers as they fell to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 57-65, on their last game in the first round of the seniors’ basktetball division at The Arena in San Juan today.
The Tigers led by Jeric Teng and Clark Bautista took hold of the first half with strong finishes to the basket and Bautista sinking two consecutive shots from three-point land to close the first half for the Tigers, 30-26.
Chris Camus carried UST in the third canto with his steady rebounds and baskets from all over the court, but Tamaraw Aldrech Ramos’ penetration beneath the basket allowed for a 45-all deadlock at the end of the period. Come fourth quarter, FEU continued to thwart on the Tigers with Garcia and JR Cawaling for a 10-0 blitz, 45-55.
Camus tried to stop the bleeding for the Tigers with his back-to-back triples in the last few minutes of the match.
However, two penalty shots from Garcia secured the win for FEU, 57-65.
The Tigers slid to fifth place with a 3-4 win-loss card, sharing the spot with the National University Bulldogs. Angelo Nonato P. Cabrera