Filoil Preseason Cup: UP subdues hot-shooting Arellano | Inquirer Sports

Filoil Preseason Cup: UP subdues hot-shooting Arellano

/ 08:21 PM August 18, 2022
UP's Carl Tamayo.

UP’s Carl Tamayo. –FILOIL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines escaped a hot-shooting Arellano University, 88-82, en route to their sixth win in Group A of the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup.

The Fighting Maroons had to outlast a more efficient shooting Chiefs team to tally their sixth win in eight games.

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“Arellano shot very well, especially from the three point line. They gave us some troubles inside, especially ‘cause Malick [Diouf] tried to close out on the shooters. We didn’t play much to our standards today,” UP assistant coach Mo Gingerich said.

The Chiefs registered a blistering 44.9 percent shooting from the field, sinking 31 of their 69 attempts. They also shot 43.3 percent from deep (13-for-30), a huge leap from the Fighting Maroons’ 24 percent from rainbow country (6-for-25).

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UP, however, successfully brushed off the Chiefs’ hot shooting in the third quarter. Arellano led UP, 49-38, before the Fighting Maroons unloaded a 22-6 run to overtake the Chiefs, 60-55.

The Fighting Maroons led by as much as 12 in the final frame, 78-66.

The UP twin towers registered double-doubles with Carl Tamayo getting 26 points and 10 rebounds and Diouf with 21 and 11.

Axel Doromal scored a game-high 27 markers while Darrel Menina had 19 for Arellano, which dropped to 1-6.

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