Bullpups, Baby Tamaraws score

(The Philippine Star) - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Reigning UAAP champion National University and Far Eastern University outplayed their rivals from the NCAA and advanced to the semis of the 8th PSSBC-Freego Cup lastTuesday at the SGS Stadium in Quezon City.

The defending champion of the event dubbed as Tournament of Champions, the NU Bullpups needed a whirlwind finish to beat NCAA runners-up Lyceum Junior Pirates, 108-82, while the Baby Tamaraws defeated the La Salle Greenies, 82-75.

Protecting a 77-69 lead, the Bullpups, bannered by Steve Enriquez, Carl Tamayo, Harold Alarcon and Kevin Quiambao, came through with a decisive run to finally take the fight out of the Junior Pirates and stay on course for a projected title clash with NCAA champion San Beda University.

In another show of balanced firepower, six NU players tallied double figures with Enriquez and Alarcon finishing with 16 points to emerge as co-best players.

The Red Cubs rode on an explosive fourth quarter to dispatch the Adamson Baby Falcons, 97-75, in the event backed by Poly-Gloss, IronCon Builders, Macbeth Underwear, Happy Toothpaste, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, MEC Networks and Blackwater.

In the semis, the Bullpups will face the Ateneo Eaglets, who carved out an 86-73 win over the Adamson Baby Falcons.

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