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Ateneo nips FEU

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The Ateneo Blue Eagles gave FEU Tamaraws a huge 63-46 beating in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena, on Saturday September 14.

Suffocating defense became the theme for the Blue Eagles by forcing the Tams to commit 17 turnovers and limiting their shooting clip to just 29 percent.

Also, Ateneo started the matchup with an 11-0 run, and held FEU scoreless within the first seven minutes, and never looked back the moment they gained their momentum.

“Credit to our boys for the defense they played against FEU. That was not easy,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin.

Ange Kouame posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds while Thirdy Ravena also had a similar feat with gis 12 markers and 10 boards.

The Blue Eagles remain on top with a 4-0 record, while FEU drops at 1-2.

Meanwhile, Barkley Ebona and Xyrus Torres was the FEU’s leading scorer with eight points apiece.

The Scores

Ateneo 63 – Kouame 14, Wong 13, Ravena 12, Mi. Nieto 4,Navarro 4, Mamuyac 3, Ma. Nieto 3, Tio 3, Belangel 2, Daves 2, Go 2, Maagdenberg 1, Andrade 0, Chiu 0, Credo 0, Mallillin 0.

FEU 46 – Ebona 8, Torres 8, Comboy 6, Gonzales 6, Nunag 5, Bienes 4, Tuffin 3, Alforque 2, Tempra 2, Cani 1, Tchuente 1, Celzo 0, Dulatre 0, Mantua 0, Stockton 0.

Quarter Scores: 18-6, 23-15, 47-32, 63-46.