National University dealt unbeaten Far Eastern University (FEU) its first loss in this year’s season of UAAP men’s basketball, with a slim 59-58 victory Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.
With leading scorer Bobby Ray Parks struggling, guard Joshua Alolino tied his career high with 13 points with five rebounds and two assists with two steals, while center Emmanuel Mbe and Glen Khobuntin added 10 points each for the Bulldogs, who notched their fifth win in eight games.
The Tamaraws, who drew 20 points from Ryan Roose Garcia, absorbed their first loss in eight games.
De La Salle University nipped Adamson University in overtime, 70-69, behind the game winning jumper of Almond Vosotros to start the second round on a high note and hand the Green Archers their fourth win after eight games.
The shooting guard Vosotros, who shot 19 points along with nine rebounds and five assists, canned the go-ahead jumper with only 1.8 seconds left.
La Salle’s Arnold Van Opstal had 13 points.
La Salle blew a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter after John Rodney Brondial hit nine of Adamson’s 12 points, including the two game-tying free throws with 42.6 seconds remaining in regulation period.
After Van Opstal missed, Adamson missed three attempts as the game went into overtime.
Brondial had 19 points and 23 rebounds for the Falcons, who now have 3 wins in eight games.
JOSEF T. RAMOS