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FEU Tams pick-apart La Salle

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The Tams stood tall once again against their archrival.

FEU overwhelmed the La Salle Green Archers, 66-55, in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena, on Wednesday September 18.

FEU saw its lead cut down to six, 59-53, with less than four minutes in the payoff period.

But Wendell Comboy was just on time for the Morayta-based squad, as he scored five unanswered points to somehow seal the deal.

Patrick T’chuente powered the Tams with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks, while Comboy chalked up 11 markers.

“I’m just proud of the way we played today coming off that loss to Ateneo,” said coach Olsen Racela after suffering a double-digit defeat against the Blue Eagles.

“It just showed yung competititon this season is so balanced. Lahat ng teams are capable of winning any given moment.”

La Salle never got the taste of a lead after a 19-14 finish in the opening salvo.

On the other hand, Jamie Malonzo registered a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Andrei Caracut contributed 10 markers for the La Salle.

However, La Salle now drops at 1-2 record.

The scores:

FEU 66 – Tchuente 19, Comboy 11, Bienes 9, Ebona 8, Alforque 7, Gonzales 5, Tuffin 4, Torres 3, Cani 0, Nunag 0, Stockton 0.

La Salle 55 – Malonzo 20, Caracut 10, Baltazar 6, Serrano 6, Melecio 5, Bates 2, Lojera 2, Meeker 2, Pado 2, Manuel 0.

Quarter scores: 19-14; 36-24; 49-43; 66-55.