Batiller admits Tamaraws 3-point barrage too hard to overcome | Inquirer Sports

Batiller admits Tamaraws 3-point barrage too hard to overcome

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:30 PM September 23, 2015

 Edison Batiller. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Edison Batiller. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

University of the East came close to pulling off an upset against Far Eastern University.

But not quite.


FEU shellshocked UE in the fourth as the Tamaraws went on a 33-10 roll en route to a 92-81 victory.


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From multiple transition layups to several three-pointers, FEU destroyed UE’s 12-point, 71-59, third quarter lead and ruled the Red Warriors for its 4-1 record.

Rookie star Von Batiller said it was the three-pointers that killed the Red Warriors’ momentum in the fourth as their defense collapsed shot after shot the Tamaraws made.

“Once their three-pointers went in, it was over,” Batiller said. “We couldn’t recover and couldn’t rotate.”

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FEU started the fourth quarter with back-to-back threes as part of an early 7-0 run to trim the lead to 71-66.


Mac Belo then hit another three-pointer at the 3:06 mark of the game to put FEU up 86-75 during the Tamaraws’ 20-4 run.

“When they started shooting like that, they just came back,” Batiller said.

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With Francis Tamsi shadowing him, Batiller was kept scoreless in the fourth quarter after making 18 points in the first three quarters.

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