Hot Al-Hussaini lifts EaglesGood win, although coach Norman Black will lose sleep over that 17-point lead the Blue Eagles blew in the second quarter.
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines - Rabeh Al-Hussaini turned in a virtuoso performance in the final two minutes and lifted the Ateneo Blue Eagles within a win of claiming their second straight UAAP men’s basketball championship.
Al-Hussaini humbled the University of the East Warriors with a series of clutch shots to power the Blue Eagles to a 78-71 triumph in Game 1 of the UAAP Finals at the Araneta Coliseum.
“I just kept thinking that it’s my last year and I have to step up,” said Al-Hussaini, who finished with a game-high 28 points capped by a six-point cluster that gave the Eagles a 75-68 advantage with just a minute left.
Jai Reyes also delivered in crucial stretches by shooting a perfect 5-of-5 from three-point range in the second half that kept the rallying Warriors at bay.
Friday, October 2, 2009
UAAP Season 72 Finals: Going To The Vets
It slipped my mind that the game was at 4 p.m. yesterday. I blame it on the quiz.