By: Miss Kristina Caramel Sy
"Ryan Buenafe is Back, Kiefer Ravena is Taking Over, Greg Slaughter is holding the Fort and Juami Tiongson is shaping to be a great Point Guard. What more can I say, they are simply Unstoppable! All is For Them To achieve another Milestone!" Just Recently they beat to UAAP Teams...
The ADMU Blue Eagles is back on track as they survived a breathtaking match against the UST Growling Tigers with the final score of 65-63 for the elimination round of FilOil Flying V Pre-season Hanes Cup. Greg Slaughter showed his domination via his 23 points in just 23 mins. of playing time to go along with his 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.
He jump-started the ADMU run as they opened the match making a 10-0 run against the Tigers. But Jeric Fortuna found his range and sank his charities resulting to the 1st Quarter Final Score, 14-10. As Aljon Mariano made his 1st appearance in the match, he already produced 9 points anchored on their 11-5 run in 1st 5 mins. of the 2nd quarter that equalized their score with the Blue Eagles.
Unluckily, they suffered from an early penalty situation in the same quarter which gave the ADMU an advantage to steal and stretched the lead. But suddenly, Melo Afuang, together with his partner, Kevin Ferrer produced another 11-5 run in the remaining 5 mins. of the 1st half that enabled them to take the lead ending the 1st half, 30-33.
During the 2nd half, both teams replied to each others' baskets resulting into a fast-changing lead transition. With the 11-2 run of the ADMU with less than 4 mins. remaining in the 3rd Q widen their gap over UST, 50-42.
As the Blue Eagles were on their momentum, Aljon Mariano never lost his hope as he kept on producing points via the 3-point arc with the aid of Teng and Fortuna that kept them closed with ADMU. The game became tied at 63 when Mariano successfully dropped his crucial 2 pointer. However, Ravena broke the dead-lock with only 1.1 sec. remaining, putting the Tigers on the crucial situation. Mariano got the inbound and forced himself to push the match in OT, but Slaughter managed to block his shot. That handed the game to ADMU.
The ADMU Blue Eagles survived another tight match against the UE Red Warriors via 79-73 for the elimination round of the 2012 FilOil Flying V Pre-season Hanes Cup. Since their first match, ADMU, on their not-usual play, still struggling in finding their right rhythm, winning matches with a single-digit gap against their previous opponents.
Kiefer Ravena, the top scorer, aid the Eagles in widening their gap against UE using his 9/10 free throw shooting which formed majority of his 16 pts. He also had 4 rebs and 3 assts. in this win. On the other side, UE's Roy Sumang was able to keep the game close against the Blue Eagles as he produced 16 pts, 6 rebs and 7 assts. But Oping Sumalinog controlled the game as he contributed 15pts in 15 mins. that locked the doors for UE's 2nd win.
Ateneo is definitely one of the hottest college teams right now. Their opponents should really prepare hard when they go up against the Blue and White!
1. FilOil Flying V 2012 Team Standings As Of April 30, 2012