The University of the Philippines women’s basketball team won its 1st game in the UAAP Season 82 women’s basketball tournament behind an incredible halfcourt heave.
Reigning UAAP basketball champion head coach Tab Baldwin of the Ateneo Blue Eagles had high praise for UST counterpart Aldin Ayo after an exhilerating showdown
“You cannot say they are rebuilding. They have veterans and top recruits who are also experienced. We will have to be at our best to match them.” – SBC coach Boyet Fernandez
RJ Abarrientos showcased an all-around game, scoring 23 points while also finishing with 5 assists including a set-up to Alforque in the final moments of the game. #FrMartinsCup
“We are facing the number one college team in the land. With CEU, I think (probably outside the NCAA and the UAAP) we were able to prove that we can go as far with them thanks to our basketball program,” – Derrick Pumaren #PBADL
The U22 selection first lost to host squad Singapore, 3-nil in the opener of the four-nation Merlion Cup 2019 tournament at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
It could have been one heck of a way to cap her five-year stint with the Tigresses, as Rondina won Season 81 Most Valuable Player award on top of the Best Scorer award, and 2nd Best Outside Hitter trophy. #UAAPVolleyball
The Adamson Soaring Falcons banked on a big third quarter storm to pull away from the AMA Titans, 77-64, in the 25th Fr. Martin’s Cup Summer League on Friday at the San Beda Gymnasium in Manila. #FrMartinsCup
Speaking at the Philippine Sportswriters Association weekly forum, women’s national team head coach Patrick Aquino said he is confident the selection can carry the country to a respectable finish.
In a touching and admirable gesture, the UST and Ateneo communities have joined forces to bring parents of current UAAP volleyball players to Manila for them to be able watch the games live and have a memorable experience.