August 12, 5:34 p.m. -THE UST Growling Tigers went miserably out of tune from the three-point range to start the second round of their UAAP campaign on a bad note against the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors, 65-75, Thursday at the Big Dome.
UST, the number one three-point-shooting team in the first round of eliminations, posted a dismal 16.7 percent conversion from beyond the arc, compared to UE’s impressive 42.1 percent.
After a head-to-head battle in the first half, the Warriors’ lead ballooned to as high as 17 points in the early goings of the final quarter, 43-60, courtesy of UE hotshot James Martinez who finished with 20 points.
Tiger Jeric Fortuna nailed 14 points, shooting only one of his five triple attempts, while Carmelo Afuang and Jeric Teng combined for 23 points.
The Tigers fell closer to the cellar at 3-5 after succumbing to their third straight loss. Jeremy S. Perey