UAAP 77 Jrs. Basketball: Eaglets Climb to 11-0!
January 22, 2015
Enzo Flojo; Photo by Johnted R. de Castro
The second round of the UAAP Season 77 Juniors Basketball Tournament heated up yesterday at the Blue Eagle Gym, with leaders Ateneo and NU continuing to roll and erstwhile title contender FEU-FERN getting waylaid by the Adamson Baby Falcons.
The big winners were the Ateneo de Manila HS Blue Eagles, who beat the UST Tiger Cubs, 84-66, to register their eleventh win in a row. Twin brothers Mike and Matt Nieto continued to spearhead the Loyola quintet’s offensive, combining for 38 points on 15/22 FG shooting. Big Mike shot a perfect 9/9 from 2-point range while also grabbing 16 rebounds, while Matt added 7 assists and 2 steals. Grade 11 super guard Jolo Mendoza also played well, hitting 3 triples on his way to 15 markers. As a team, Ateneo shot 40% from rainbow territory, with Gian Mamuyac and Marc Salandanan each netting 2 treys. This was a tight game in the first half as Ateneo led 37-31 at the break, but coach Joe Silva’s wards had a breakthrough third period, outgunning their San Marcelino-based foes, 26-12, to blow the game open. This Saturday, the Eaglets next take on the skidding UPIS Junior Maroons, who lost to the NU Bullpups yesterday, 81-55.
Continue checking out the #UAAP77Jrs games at the Blue Eagle Gym. The next four games on Saturday, January 24, 2015 are the following:
9am: UE vs NU
11am: UPIS vs Ateneo
1pm: UST vs FEU-FERN
3pm: DLSZ vs Adamson