UAAP Season 84 Men’s Basketball
UP drew the first blood against Ateneo in the Battle of Katipunan. The University of the Philippines is now on verge of ending the 36-year title drought after outplaying Ateneo de Manila University in overtime, 81-74. Ricci Rivero (19 points, 4 steals, 7 turnovers, and 11-of-11 from the free-throw line) and Zavier Lucero (17 points and 13 rebounds) led the Fighting Maroons.
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NCAA Season 97 Men’s Basketball
Rhenz Abando eliminated Perpetual in his NCAA Final Four debut. Colegio de San Juan de Letran escaped University of Perpetual Help System DALTA to book the first ticket to the Finals, 77-75. Soon-to-be-crowned Season 97 Abando scored 24, Jeo Ambohot added 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Fran Yu (13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists) took over late in the game.
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San Beda forced a do-or-die game against second-seeded Mapua. San Beda University lives another day after taking a 73-67 overtime win over Mapua University. James Canlas had 17 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals for the Red Lions against the team with a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.
UAAP Season 84 Women’s Volleyball
UST, joined UP, La Salle, and NU in a four-way tie for the top spot. Eya Laure scored 18 as the University of Santo Tomas swept the University of the East.
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La Salle shot down the Lady Falcons. De La Salle University dominated Adamson University in three sets. Lady Spikers’ libero Justine Jazareno tallied 28 excellent digs and 12 good receptions.
The young NU squad continued to win. Michaela Belen and Princess Robles scored 18 apiece in National University’s four-set victory over Ateneo de Manila University.
UP avoided a meltdown. The University of the Philippines took the first two sets but needed the remaining three to win against Far Eastern University. Alyssa Bertolano scored the final two points to finish with 25 markers, 23 via attacks.
Dwight Ramos wrapped his first B.League season on a winning note. Ramos had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in Toyama’s 91-89 win over Levanga Hokkaido. The Grouses ended their campaign with a 25-35 record.
Ray Parks Jr, Nagoya warmed up for the playoffs. Diamond Dolphins dominated Osaka Evessa, 96-68, to finish the elimination round campaign with a 34-15 record. They will face Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the quarterfinals.
Kiefer Ravena cannot stop the skid. Ravena finished 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists in Shiga Lakestars’ sixth straight loss, 82-86 versus Shinshu Brave Warriors.
Manila Chooks ended their magical run in 2022 Ulaanbaatar FIBA 3×3 Super Quest. Manila Chooks finished in fourth place after absorbing a 16-21 loss against Zaisan MMC Energy. Dennis Santos had 6 points to lead Manila. Cebu Chooks ended up in sixth place after bowing out in the quarterfinals, 17-20 versus Zavkhan.