UAAP: Payback time as Eagles waylay MaroonsThe Blue Eagles solidified their hold of the top spot, although the final semis rankings will not be determined until after their last elimination game this weekend against FEU.
MANILA - The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eagles smothered their first round tormentor, the University of Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, 93-75, during Sunday's 72nd UAAP men's basketball at the FilOil Flying V Arena.
Leaving no room for another upset, the Blue Eagles were all fired up from the start zooming to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back.
A stark contrast of their first round encounter, Ateneo shot a remarkable 49.3 percent to break UP's zone defense.
"Acutally the game was won in the first half. We're at this point of the season when it's all about winning," said Ateneo coach Norman Black.
On a sad note, the father of Fighting Maroon (and former Blue Eaglet) Arvin Braganza suffered a heart attack at the arena during the game. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed hours later.
The UAAP is now a fan short. Here's hoping the league will honor the man's memory in some way.
The Lady Eagles fell to 4-9 and bowed out of Final Four contention after losses to UST and to La Salle. They have one game left to improve their position in the final standings.
Keep your chins up, though, ladies. You'll get them next year.