Lady Tams face UST in UAAP basketball today


The Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws will try to sustain their winning momentum when they face the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigresses in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s basketball tournament on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

The FEU Lady Tamaraws upset the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Archers, 66-62, on Saturday.

“At least, we have stopped their shooters, especially (Chay) Vergara, (Marga) Dagdagan, and (Camille) Claro, and (Snow) Peñaranda on rebounding. We’re doing good on the rebounds. But it’s the turnover that we can’t really adjust because the usual number of our turnovers is 31,” said FEU head coach Bert Flores.

The green-and-gold squad outrebounded their foes with 51 boards, 21 of which came from the offensive end, while the Lady Archers tallied 36 rebounds.

Loraine Ventura top scored FEU with 13 points, while Maria Balleser and Princess Jumuad added 10 markers apiece. Angelica Gerner dominated under the basket notching 18 rebounds.

Claro and Kat Nuñez owned the bright spot for La Salle with 10 points apiece.

“We have to stop their shooters – then less turnover – because turnover is really our problem. We’re okay with rebounds. But turnover is our problem because we have small guards. And we don’t have pure point guard. But there are point guard-shooting guard and pure shooting guards,” Flores added.

National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs handed the UST Growling Tigresses their seventh loss, 71-49, on Saturday.

The Lady Bulldogs limited the Tigresses to only 20 baskets out of 66 attempts.

The FEU Lady Tamaraws and the UST Growling Tigresses are currently tied at sixth both with a 3-7 win-loss cards.

To complete the double-header, the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors will battle the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles at 10 a.m.

The red-and-white squad is currently No.3 with a 7-3 record, while the blue-and-white cagers are No.5 with a 4-7 slate.


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