UAAP: National University disposes Ateneo to take Game 1 of juniors finals

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 18) — The National University (NU) Bullpups drew first blood against the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, 70-58, in the UAAP Season 81 juniors finals Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Carl Tamayo led the way for the Bullpups after scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, while Kevin Quiambao added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

The Blue Eaglets looked good in the early part of the contest, as they established a five-point advantage at the halftime break.

But a determined NU side showed they can beat Ateneo for the third time this season.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Kai Sotto posted 16 markers and 15 boards for the Blue Eaglets.

The Bullpups will try to bring the brooms out on February 22 at the same venue.

The scores:

NU (70) – Tamayo 15, Quiambao 14, Fortea 11, Abadiano 11, Gonzales 9, Felicida 9, Torres 1, Alarcon 0, Javillonar 0, Dayrit 0, Mailim 0.

Ateneo (58) – Sotto 16, Chiu 12, Fetalvero 11, De Ayre 7, Diaz 5, Padrigao 4, Espinosa 2, David 1, Jaymalin 0.

Quarterscores: 14-11; 25-30; 53-45; 70-58.