Friday, July 17, 2009

UAAP Season 72 Eliminations: ADMU Game 2 Results

The Blue Eagles came from behind once again!
Eagles, Tigers share top spot
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines - There's a script slowly becoming familiar for the Ateneo Blue Eagles two games into their title defense in the 72nd UAAP Season: They end up on the wrong end of a blistering first quarter, recover their bearings in the second before Rabeh Al-Hussaini flexes his muscles for the knockout blow in the second half.

Pushed to the wall by a hot-starting University of the East squad, the Eagles drew another brilliant effort from Al-Hussaini to stage a big comeback that ended in a 72-57 rout last night at the Araneta Coliseum.

Al-Hussaini, the reigning Most Valuable Player, threw his weight around for 27 points, 19 coming in the second half, as the Eagles clawed their way back from an early 17-point deficit to register their second victory and gain a share of the lead with University of Santo Tomas.

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Ateneo is now tied for first with UST (which also won yesterday) and the two will clash on Sunday for solo leadership of the tournament. I have high hopes for that match-up: the Growling Tigers have only beaten patsies so far (Adamson and NU) while the Blue Eagles have already bested top-tier squads FEU and UE.

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On the distaff side, the Ateneo Lady Eagles won their season debut against UE.

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