ANTIPOLO -- Ateneo weathered the storm and blanked University of the East late to take the 81-70 overtime victory in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball Tournament, Sunday at Ynares Center here.

Alyssa Villamor came up big, dropping six of her 13 points in the extension as the Lady Eagles snapped their four-game losing skid.

"I like how our seniors fought back. Villamor didn't play much in the fourth quarter, but when she came back, she used that opportunity to show why she's a starter throughout this season," said coach Kat Quimpo.

Hazelle Yam paced Ateneo with 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists, five steals, and a block, while Pam Payac also stepped up with her 15 points, three boards, and two assists off the bench.

Zoe Chu added 11 points, five rebounds, and three steals, while Kat Guytingco braved through a cut on her left knee to pour 10 points and five boards in the win.

Leading 59-52 with 5:35 remaining in regulation, Ateneo allowed UE to fight back with a 12-0 blitz to grab a 64-59 advantage with 2:08 to play.

But the Lady Eagles were quick to respond, getting back as Yam knotted the game at 67 with a split from the line with 26.4 ticks left. Jhaz Joson forced a stop, drawing an offensive foul on Jearzy Ganade, but Guytingco wasn't able to score the winner as the game went to overtime.

Ateneo rode that momentum in the extra frame, scoring the first eight points as it outscored UE, 14-3 in those last five minutes.

"I like how the players fought until the end, especially in overtime," said Quimpo. "It's good to know that we still have fighters heading to the next season."

At 4-8, Ateneo is still in the Final Four race, although an Adamson win over UP, which is being played as of press time, would boot it out of contention.

It was a bitter defeat for UE, which suffered its seventh straight loss to stay at the cellar at 1-11.

Tin Cortizano led the Lady Warriors with a double-double of 17 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists, as Joyce Terrinal got 15 points, six boards, and two steals.

The Scores:

ATENEO 81 -- Yam 19, Payac 15, Villamor 13, Chu 11, Guytingco 10, Joson 5, Moslares 3, Newsome 3, Villacruz 2, Aquisap 0, Cancio 0, De Dios 0.

UE 70 -- Cortizano 17, Terrinal 15, Cuadero 14, Pedregosa 12, Ganade 9, Ordas 3, Fernandez 0, Nama 0.PR

Quarterscores: 13-15, 35-29, 55-42, 67-67, 81-70.

ANTIPOLO -- Far Eastern University decimated La Salle, 81-60, to ascend to fourth place Saturday in the UAAP Season 82 Men's Basketball Tournament at Ynares Center here.

L-Jay Gonzales was magnificent all game long with his 14 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and two steals to steer the Tamaraws to the victory.

Ken Tuffin also heated up from distance with his 4-of-6 clip to wound up with 14 points and five rebounds.

"We needed this win badly," said coach Olsen Racela, as FEU evened its standing to 6-6.

The sense of urgency was in full display for the Tamaraws, starting off hot with a 27-11 first quarter and kept the pressure on the Green Archers, enjoying leads as high as 22 points in the second half.

It didn't hurt that FEU shot a blistering 54-percent shooting from the field and dished out 19 assists in the game.

"Our mentality was to treat this game as a do-or-die. Ganoon ang aming sense of urgency, to play possession-by-possession and not worry how well we did or how bad we did after one possession but move on to the next," said Racela.

Wendell Comboy got 12 points, seven boards, and two assists, Xyrus Torres buried three three-pointers to collect 11 points, and Alec Stockton had seven points, five assists, and two rebounds.

It was a bitter defeat for La Salle as it slid down to fifth with its 5-6 slate.

Justine Baltazar topped the Green Archers with 16 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in the losing cause.

The Scores:

FEU 81 -- Gonzales 14, Tuffin 14, Comboy 12, Torres 11, Tchuente 8, Stockton 7, Ebona 6, Cani 5, Alforque 2, Tempra 2, Bayquin 0, Bienes 0, Dulatre 0, Mantua 0, Nunag 0.

DLSU 60 -- Baltazar 16, Malonzo 13, Serrano 9, Melecio 7, Caracut 5, Manuel 3, Bartlett 2, Cu 2, Lim 2, Escandor 1, Bates 0, Hill 0, Lojera 0.

Quarterscores: 27-11, 40-29, 57-42, 81-60.PR

ANTIPOLO -- University of Santo Tomas eliminated National University from Final Four contention with an 88-76 thumping in the UAAP Season 82 Men's Basketball Tournament Saturday at Ynares Center here.
CJ Cansino was the catalyst for the Growling Tigers with a season-high 15 points, along with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Soulemane Chabi Yo also uncorked a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds, as Renzo Subido shot 4-of-6 from downtown to corral 14 points, three boards, and two assists.
Mark Nonoy also scored 12 as UST closed in on the second spot at 7-5.
"Lots of players stepped up," said coach Aldin Ayo. "They just played basketball. They were having fun. They enjoyed the game, but we know that while they are doing that, may kasamang responsibility pa rin."
Their balanced attack also came at a time where Rhenz Abando marked his return to the team after an emotional week where he was rumored to be on his way out of Espana.
He got nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes of play.
UST sustained its high-octane self, going 12-of-36 from threes as it also dished out 18 assists in the win.
That hot shooting allowed the Growling Tigers to break away in the third frame, using a 20-5 attack that gave it a 23-point lead, 58-35.
The Bulldogs rallied behind Dave Ildefonso as they went on a 21-7 spurt to get to within nine, 65-56, heading to the fourth, but Subido and Chabi Yo helped UST break away anew and enjoyed 20-point leads in the final canto.
Ildefonso fired 27 points, six rebounds, and four assists for NU, which fell to 2-9.
The Scores:
UST 88 -- Chabi Yo 16, Cansino 15, Subido 14, Nonoy 12, Abando 9, Ando 8, Bataller 3, Concepcion 3, Cuajao 3, Paraiso 3, Huang 2, Bordeos 0.
NU 76 -- D. Ildefonso 27, S. Ildefonso 15, Clemente 10, Gaye 6, Rangel 4, Joson 3, Minerva 3, Oczon 3, Malonzo 2, Mosqueda 2, Gallego 1, Diputado 0, Galinato 0, Mangayao 0, Tibayan 0, Yu 0.
Quarterscores: 17-18, 38-30, 65-56, 88-76.PR

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA - Title-favorite La Salle stretched its lead to 13 points after Day 2 of the UAAP Season 82 Swimming Championships at Trace Aquatic Sports Complex here.
Most-Valuable-Player race leader Sacho Ilustre of DLSU continues to dominate the field, adding two more gold medals to his name. He started the afternoon by ruling the 400m Freestyle in 4:12.72, ahead of UST’s Christian Anor (4:14.81) and Ateneo’s Ianiko Limfilipino (4:15.69).
Later on, he made quick work of the 100m Butterfly by finishing in 55.51 seconds. In the morning preliminaries, he erased the year-old UAAP record of Jessie Lacuna (55.77) by registering a time of 55.44 seconds – the season’s first UAAP record in the Men’s Division. UST’s Reynald Cullentas took the silver in 57.74 seconds while UP’s Andrae Pogiongko took the bronze in 58.29 seconds.
Jexter Chua of DLSU provided ample support to Ilustre by topping the 50m Breaststroke in 30.04 seconds. Ateneo’s rookie Rian Tirol finished next at 30.41 seconds while DLSU’s Alfonso Bautista rounded out the podium with his time of 31.28 seconds.
But Ateneo tried their best to keep it close to keep their six-peat hopes alive. Akiva Cariño led the way for the Blue Tankers by defending his 200m Backstroke crown clocking in at 2:11.37, narrowly beating long-time rival Baste Arcilla of UP who finished in 2:11.96. DLSU’s Christian Sy finished third in 2:13.60.
Following the inspiring win of Cariño, Ateneo’s quartet of Drei Buhain, Jethro Chua, Justin Sy, and Miguel Barlisan dominated the 400m Freestyle Relay in 3:39.06. UST (3:42.10) and UP (3:42.50) contended for the two other podium positions.
The battle for the crown is still far from over as DLSU (163 points) and Ateneo (150 points) are neck and neck while UST (114 points) and UP (114 points) still have an outside chance of catching up to the leaders.
UAAP Swimming action continues at the Trace Aquatic Sports Complex on October 19, 2019. 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 400m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle Relay are lined up for Day 3.
MVP Race
Sacho Ilustre - DLSU - 60
Ianiko Limfilipino - ADMU - 43
Keane Ting - UP - 28
Baste Arcilla - UP - 24
Christian Anor - UST - 22
Team Standings
DLSU - 163
Ateneo - 150
UST - 114
UP - 114

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA -- University of Santo Tomas (UST) pulled off an impressive showing in Day 2 of the UAAP Season 82 Swimming Championships to keep the lead in the Girls' Division while snagging it from De La Salle Zobel in the Boys' Division, Friday at Trace Aquatic Center here.
It is a close battle between UST (182.50 points) and De La Salle Zobel (172.50 points) for the Boys' Division title. However, in the distaff side, UST (193 points) now enjoys a 49-point advantage over University of the Philippines (144 points).
Rounding up the top three after the second day of action are DLSZ with 118 points in the Girls' Division and Ateneo in the Boys' Division with 104 points.
UST's CJ Arceo took the team's first gold in the 50m Breaststroke, a medal he has to share with DLSZ's Aki Lorbes. Both swimmers completed the distance in 31.05 seconds. Rookie Jules Mirandilla added another gold for UST as he topped the 100m Butterfly in 57.48 seconds.
Reigning Girls' Division Most Valuable Player Camille Buico of UST bagged her third gold of the season in the 100m Butterfly with a new UAAP record of 1:03.45, breaking her own mark last year of 1:03.91.
Francheska Baccay (4:47.89) and Alyza Ng (4:50.72) also contributed a gold and a silver medal to UST after their 1-2 finish in the Girls' 400m Freestyle.
The Junior Tiger Sharks then finished the day in dramatic fashion after both their 400m Freestyle Relay teams took the gold in UAAP-record fashion.
The Boys' squad of Mikhail Cruz, Merell Neri, Luis Reyes, and Reagan Garbanzos finished the distance in 3:47.86, smashing the old mark set by former UST swimmers two years ago. Honey Escarez, Jade Guevarra, Alexandra Bonite, and Kyla Managuelod also set a new UAAP standard of 4:15.33 in the conquest of the Girls' Division.
Last year's Boys' Division MVP Wacky Santos of Ateneo continued his own individual dominance, taking his third and fourth gold medals. He completed the 400m Freestyle in 4:17.47 and 200m Backstroke in 2:08.09.
Meanwhile, UP's Zoe Hilario bagged her second gold of the season after winning the 200m Backstroke in 2:29.79, while DLSZ's Bela Magtibay edged out Hilario for the 50m Breaststroke mint at 35.86 seconds.PR

National University annexed its fourth consecutive Women's Championship via 6-0 sweep in the UAAP Season 82 Taekwondo Tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym Friday.
The Lady Bulldogs hurdled their biggest threats in the final day of competition, beating University of Santo Tomas, 5-2, and University of the Philippines, 4-3, to complete a perfect season.
In her final year with NU, bantamweight Baby Jessica Cabanal, a 2015 Rookie of the Year from Bicol, emerged as the season MVP.
"Sobrang saya po kasi sa whole four years na laban, lahat po iyon champion na kasama ko sila," said Cabanal.
The Lady Tiger Jins finished second with a 5-1 mark, while the Lady Maroons reached podium after going 4-2 in the three-day meet.
"UP and UST, talagang challenging," said Cabanal.
The Lady Bulldogs are the league's third-winningest team behind UST's 12 and De La Salle's 6.
Leaving a legacy behind by steering NU to become the new power in women's taekwondo, Cabanal hopes that her teammates will continue to strive for excellence to remain in the throne.
"Mag-training po sila ng mabuti at makinig po sila sa coaches. At magtiwala sila sa sarili," said Cabanal.
The Tigresses rebounded from the loss to the Lady Bulldogs with a 7-0 romp of the Lady Green Jins.
After the defeat to NU, UP ended its campaign with a 5-2 conquest of University of the East to clinch third place.
Aside from Cabanal, flyweight Veronica Garces was the other gold medalist for the Lady Bulldogs.
Rounding out the gold medal winners were UP's Amber Acosta (finweight) and Beatrice Gaerlan (featherweight), UST's Realis Lorena Tabiando (lightweight) and Laila Delo (middle/heavyweight), and Far Eastern University's Chlouie Bolinas (welterweight).PR



National University stamped its class by completing a 6-0 sweep in the UAAP Season 82 men's taekwondo tournament Friday at the Blue Eagle Gym.  The Bulldogs defeated University of Santo Tomas, 6-1, and University of the Philippines, 7-0, to annex their third consecutive title. 

Featherweight Sturdy Jay Gilbuena, a 19-year old former Asian Juniors Taekwondo campaigner from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, was named the Rookie-MVP.

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REIGNING three-time champion National University and University of Santo Tomas continue to share the lead Thursday in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Taekwondo tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 4-0 following identical 6-1 victories over De La Salle and Far Eastern University.
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