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NU strikes Ateneo, sweeps season series

/ 06:49 PM August 24, 2014
UAAP NU vs ADMU

Clint Doliguez of Ateneo is block by Alfred Aroga of NU at the Smart Araneta. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZ

MANILA, Philippines—Cameroonian import Alfred Aroga played big on both ends of the floor as the National University repeated its conquest of the Ateneo de Manila University, 76-66, in UAAP Season 77 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday.

Aroga finished with near triple-double numbers as he collected 15 points, 11 rebounds, and eight blocks to lead the Bulldogs who handed the Eagles their lone defeat in the first round, 64-60. Four other Bulldogs scored in double digits as Troy Rosario had 14, Gelo Alolino had 13, Paolo Javelona added 12, and Glenn Khobuntin finished with 11 markers.

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Aroga’s defense was pivotal in the first half when the Bulldogs established double-digit leads, while his offense came at a time when the Blue Eagles were threatening to cut the advantage.

Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena led all scorers with 18 points albeit for a losing cause.

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The two squads are now tied in third place, carrying an identical 7-3 win-loss record, behind league-leading De La Salle University and Far Eastern University.

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