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Saklap naman kung darating yung karma sa semis o kaya sa finals.
FEU Escapes AdU
Once again, FEU is able to escape with a close win past their opponents, this time against the unlucky Falcons. The Tamaraws won a close and physical match against Adamson at 65-62, being the only unbeaten team in Season 75 and goes to the top of the team standings with 3-0.
During the game's closing seconds, Adamson had a chance to tie the game, but Falcon forward Roider Cabrera's attempt at a 3-pointer was flubbed thanks to FEU defenders, giving the Tamaraws the win. IN FEU's first game, the Tamaraws were able to escape UST 73-72 and the Green Archers with 48-46. Despite their consecutive victories, FEU coach Bert Flores is not convinced.
"Sais pa lang," was Flores' response when asked to rate his team's performance on a scale of one to ten so far in the tournament. "Hindi pa talaga kami nakakapag-dictate ng tempo throughout. Pwede kaming mag 0-3. Hindi pa talaga ako kumbinsido. Heart attack games nga lahat ng panalo namin,” he added.
Adamson coach Leo Austria did however complain about the game's officiating, complaining how Roider Cabrera should have been fouled by FEU guard Terrence Romeo on the former's 3-pointer attempt. “Kitang-kita naman sa replay na may foul,” Austria said. “Marami rin kasing mga missed calls sa game," Austria stressed.
FEU guard Terrence Romeo exploded with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while RR Garcia chipped in 12 points, Rey Mark Belo gave 9 points and Michael Tolomia added 6.
On the Soaring Falcons side, Allen Etrone chipped in 13 points while Eric Camson and John Brondial scored 11 points each. Adamson now joins UE and UP with 0-2 in the rankings.
Porke't hindi kampi sa FEU, inggit kaagad? Hindi ba puwedeng ayoko lang talaga?
Ngayon galit ka sa akin. Ibig bang sabihin nyan naiinggit ka lang?
Chos lang! Isa pa, dalawa o tatlong tao lang ang gusto ko sa FEU, the rest hindi na. So majority wins, booo FEU!
Peace out! Goodnight!
The Games That Play Us: Tight
FEU TAMARAWS over ADU SOARING FALCONS, 65-62
Man, you gotta love these Tamaraws. They like it tight and down-the-wire.
This was the third game they played that was decided by less than a handful of points.
This was also their third straight win, and, consequently, they’re now at solo first with a 3-win 0-loss card.
But wait, that could’ve just as easily been a 0-win 3-loss card. That’s how tight their games have been.
What’s really impressive, however, is not exactly how FEU has beaten its foes, but WHO they’ve beaten.
UST by 1.
DLSU by 2.
Adamson by 3.
Yes, there’s a very elementary arithmetic pattern going on, but try not to focus on that. Focus, instead, on the fact that all three teams are potential Final Four teams this season (yes, include the Falcons there even if the depletion of their roster has been exposed and expressed too many times already).
Sure, they’ve yet to go up against, arguably, the top two teams this season (NU & Ateneo), but, at least based on how they’ve been playing these past few games, FEU fans can count on Coach Bert Flores’s boys to really give ‘em some hell.
And the guy most responsible for giving Coach Leo Austria hell in this encounter?
This was quite a surprise for me, since I’ve made no bones about critiquing his offense. In this game, he was not just offensively potent, he, quite literally, was making waves all over the hardwood. Romeo shot 9-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the line for a total of 23 points while also grabbing 8 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists, getting 2 steals, and blocking 2 shots. The only wrinkle, really, was his 1-of-5 clip from beyond the arc. This was easily Romeo’s best performance of Season 75 so far, and one of the best of any player bar none.
The difference between the Romeo in this match and the ones in FEU’s first two games? Shot selection. Once again, Romeo chucked the most shots of any Tamaraw, but he didn’t settle for straight up jumpers as often as he usually does. He drove to the hole, he finished on the break, and he was just outright on attack mode. It looked like he was out to prove something, and, unfortunately for Adamson, he did exactly that in this game.
As great as Romeo was, however, it was someone else who really became the x-factor for the Moraytans. That guy was FEU newbie Mark Belo, who came off the pine to score 9 markers, collar 9 caroms, distribute 2 dimes, get 1 theft, and reject 1 shot. Despite fouling out with less than 6 minutes to play, Belo was the picture of efficiency, and we’ll probably seem more of him as FEU continues to chug along.
A lot of credit should go Adamson’s way, though. More than a week after getting beaten by the Eagles, the Falcons had all the reason in the world to feel deflated, but in this game they were anything but. Allen Etrone was scorching from rainbow country, Rodney Brondial was solid down low, and Jericho Cruz had a relatively good all-around performance.
The guys who were missing were Adamson’s top two guys. Eric Camson scored 11 points, but he shot just 2-of-7 from the field and grabbed only 3 rebounds. Alex Nuyles, meanwhile, had only 2 points in 26 minutes of play. Needless to say, Adamson fans want a lot more from their much-ballyhooed stars.
I’m also sure FEU fans wouldn’t mind if their own ballyhooed stars would produce a blowout anytime soon (calling UP and UE), but, as long as they end up winning, they probably also wouldn’t mind these tight and down-the-wire ones.
FEU 65 – Romeo 23, Garcia 12, Belo 9, Tolomia 6, Escoto 5, Hargrove 4, Bringas A 4, Bringas M 2, Pogoy 0, Cruz 0
ADU 62 – Etrone 13, Camson 11, Brondial 11, Cruz 8, Petilos 7, Cabrera 4, Abrigo 4, Trollano 2, Nuyles 2, Rios 0, Monteclaro 0, Julkipli 0, Agustin 0
QS: 15-15, 35-28, 50-49, 65-62
Terrence Romeo (FEU) – 23pts, 8rebs, 6asts, 2stls, 1blk
Mark Belo (FEU) – 9pts, 9rebs, 2asts, 1stl, 1blk
Rodney Brondial (AdU) – 11pts, 7rebs, 1ast, 1blk
oist, huwag naman kayo ganyan. feu is a great team. 1 pt. or 20 pts, walang pinagkaiba yun. parehong 1 win lang din. mahalaga is the "w".
feu is 4-0 and currently leading the pack. what else can we say? remember numbers don't lie.
while numbers doesn't tell you all things, the numbers of "w" will be the important ones to bring you to the next level - final four or even the finals.
subsequent opponents of feu need to give their all to ensureto hand them at least one loss. i don't like the idea of another step-ladder this season.
feu, payag na ba kayo sa 13-1?
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