Former Most Valuable Player Ryan Roose Garcia led Far Eastern University (FEU) to a come-from-behind win last Saturday, good enough to earn the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 76 men’s basketball Accel-3XVI Press Corps Player of the Week award.
Garcia made 19 points including eight in the fourth quarter, and had five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in FEU’s 83-79 overtime victory over De La Salle University.
In four games, the Zamboanga pride Garcia averaged 16.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block per game.
Meanwhile, defending champion FEU and La Salle are still undefeated in four games in the women’s basketball tournament.
The FEU Lady Tamaraws hurdled past the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Tigresses, 52-51, while the La Salle Lady Archers overpowered the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons, 59-39.
In other results, National University (NU) beat Ateneo de Manila University, 63-57, and Adamson University clobbered University of the East (UE), 91-52.
FEU and La Salle are sharing the lead with 4-0 each followed by NU (3-1), Adamson (2-2), UST (1-3), UE (1-3), UP (1-3) and Ateneo (0-4).