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FEU outshoots UST for bounce-back win

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FEU had all the answers heading into the game.

The Tamaraws outshooted the UST Growling Tigers, 78-52, in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Sunday October 13.

FEU may have seized the lead all throughout the game, but they were force to work on their baskets in a slugfest duel.

Zach Huang and Mark Nonoy’s opening triples allowed UST to inch closer with a two-point deficit, 45-47, but FEU’s backcourt duo of L-Jay Gonzales and Royce Alforque made it up with three lay-ups.

Nonoy and Rhenz Abando still gave the Tams a scare with their back-to-back triples, but Brandrey Bienes exploded all of his nine points in FEU’s 19-7 surge to close end it all.

With that win, FEU forced a three-way entaglement at the third spot between La Salle and UST with a 5-5 record.

Thd Backcourt duo of Gonzales and Alforque made UST’s defense pay, as the former registered 17 points and six rebounds while the latter broke out with 17 points, six assists, and four boards.

For UST, Brent Paraiso topped the scoring column with 12 points but still failed to follow up their momentous 101-73 win against UE on Wednesday.

The Scores

FEU 72 – Gonzales 17, Alforque 16, Stockton 10, Bienes 9, Comboy 7, Torres 5, Cani 4, Tuffin 3, Tchuente 1, Ebona 0, Mantua 0.

UST 58 – Paraiso 12, Abando 11, Huang 11, Chabi Yo 7, Nonoy 6, Cansino 5, Subido 4, Concepcion 2, Ando 0, Bataller 0, Bordeos 0, Cosejo 0, Cuajao 0.

Quarter Scores: 14-10, 26-23, 45-39, 72-58.