Comboy, FEU rule first UAAP 3×3 tournament
Wendell Comboy caught fire when it mattered the most, towing Far Eastern University to the first ever UAAP Season 80 men’s 3×3 basketball title with a 21-13 victory over University of the East Sunday at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.
The third-year point guard uncorked 10 points, while perfectly partnering with Richard Escoto for the title-clinching bucket with 2:06 remaining as the Tamaraws ruled the men’s tournament.
Escoto had five markers, Ken Tuffin got four points, while Michael John Casiño got a pair for FEU.
Alvin Pasaol put the Red Warriors on his shoulders with 10 points in a losing effort.
Comboy’s hot streak wasn’t only prevalent in the finals as he was also pivotal in the Tamaraws’ 15-12 win over La Salle in the Final Four.
The Red Warriors, on the other hand, rode Pasaol to clinch its ticket to the finals with a 19-16 thriller over National University.
Meanwhile, NU displayed their dominance in the halfcourt, topping Adamson, 15-6, to reign in the women’s division.
Ria Nabalan carried the Lady Bulldogs with seven points, while Afril Bernardino got four markers.
Jack Animam added three points, while Annick Tiky had one in the victory.
The Lady Falcons went to Nathalia Prado, who had three markers in the runner-up finish.
NU eviscerated Ateneo, 10-5 in its Final Four date, while Adamson downed UST, 15-8 to set up the titular clash.
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