Freego: FEU scores; UST stuns NU
Philippine Daily Inquirer
FAR EASTERN University rolled to its second straight win with a 63-59 decision over Mapua while University of Santo Tomas stunned reigning UAAP champion National U in the the FCBL-Freego Cup Tuesday at the Buddhacare Gym in Quezon City.
Jeson Delfinado produced another solid performance of 15 points, nine rebounds and two steals as the Baby Tamaraws grabbed the early lead in the event with a 2-0 record.
Delfinado, who emerged as the Freego Player of the Game in the tournament also sponsored by Smart, was ably supported by Joel Lee You who fired 13 points.
But the day belonged to the Tiger Cubs, who sent the defending UAAP champions crashing with a thrilling 66-63 win largely due to Alvin Baetiong’s all-around performance.
Baetiong fired 10 points and grabbed 12 boards in the in the event backed by Hapee, Fruitas, Nikon Appliances, Colt Commercial, Jumbo Plastic, Fern-C and Insular Place.
Also posting impressive wins were Ateneo, which outlasted defending champion Hope Christian High School, 73-72. STI spoiled the debut of Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association (MMTLBA) champion Chiang Kai Shek College, 68-55.