Posted Feb 16th 2014
By the Numbers: July 10-14
By Paolo Mariano Posted Jul 16th 2013
For the third straight week, Far Eastern University (FEU) owned Season 76 with a courageous come-from-behind win over hard-luck De La Salle University. The Tamaraws turned a seemingly insurmountable lead to their fourth straight victory in as many games. Speaking of wins, Ateneo de Manila University, meanwhile, finally got its first W to avoid its first 0-4 start since 1997—the same year rookie Anton Asistio was born. Here are some interesting numbers from the past three playing dates.
The number of points scored by Adamson University in the first half versus University of the East (UE) last Wednesday—the most by any team in one half this season. The Soaring Falcons stormed out of the gates and shot 48.7% from the field. The Red Warriors, on the other hand, only mustered half of Adamson’s production. It proved to be enough cushion for the San Marcelino-based squad as it staved off a furious UE rally in endgame.
The number of three-pointers attempted by Adamson in its loss to Ateneo yesterday—the most by any team this season. The Soaring Falcons fell in love with the rainbow shot as they almost tripled the Blue Eagles’ 12 tries. Unfortunately for head coach Leo Austria and his wards, it was unrequited love as they only sank eight from long range for a lowly 25% clip. To put things in perspective, they only had six more attempts from two-point territory.
The number of points scored by University of Santo Tomas’ Ed Daquioag in their win over UE last Saturday—his career-high. The athletic guard from Ilocos Norte more than doubled his entire output of nine points last season with his stellar play against the Red Warriors. He also added five rebounds and six assists in his breakout game, although he did have seven turnovers. He’s averaging 10.3 PPG this year, shattering his career average of 1.9.
The scoring run made by FEU in the last 2:26 against La Salle last Saturday. The Tamaraws’ were still able to force overtime after being down by 13 points—the Green Archers biggest lead of the game. Terrence Romeo made two triples in the blitz, while Mark Belo added four markers, including the game-tying incursion. La Salle only made two field goals in the last two minutes of regulation and the entire OT—both coming from Arnold Van Opstal.
The number of players who scored for Ateneo in its victory over Adamson yesterday. The hairstyle change proved to have worked for the Blue Eagles as they trampled the Soaring Falcons. It was truly a collective effort as all except for one player fielded in by head coach Bo Perasol contributed in offense. Juami Tiongson and JP Erram led the team with season-highs of 15 and 12 points, respectively. Five others scored at least four markers.