The FEU Tamaraws Beat the UP Fighting Maroons, 59-53. RR Garcia was the biggest reason why the Tams won this seemingly luck-luster game. He had 25 points 2 rebounds and 3 assists to obliterate the slim lead of UP in the 4th quarter.
RR Struggled in the first half of this game. He only scored 5 points in the 1st and 2nd quarters of this match. That's the primary reason why UP managed to cling on to the lead up to the earlier part of the 4th quarter.
At the start of the 4th quarter, UP had a 10 point lead, but RR Garcia suddenly got hot. He just can't be tamed. The King Tamaraw pushed himself to the limit. He was able to score 18 points in 4th quarter alone to snatch the lead from UP.
Due to RR's sterling 20 point explosion in the 2nd half of this game, the Tamaraws were able to win over the Fighting Maroons despite their luck-luster performance in the first 2 quarters. The Tams outscored the Fighting Maroons, 24-2, in the last 7:45 mark of the 4th quarter en route to beating them by 6 points, 59-53.
RR all in all scored 25 points in this game. He only scored 5 points in the first half but he came out strong in the 3rd and 4th quarters to increase his game output to 25 big points. He was then named as the PS Bank Maasahan Best Player of the game.
As a result of this win of FEU over UP, the Tamaraws were able to further fortify their tight grip on the 3rd spot of the team standings with 5 wins and 4 losses. The Fighting Maroons on the other hand continues to slide down in the team standings with 2 wins and 7 losses.