Comboy, FEU rule first UAAP 3x3 tournament | Inquirer Sports

Comboy, FEU rule first UAAP 3×3 tournament

/ 06:27 PM March 04, 2018

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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