UAAP Game Result for September 12, 2009; one of the most exciting UAAP 72 gam days ever! The Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles really faced a battle tonight. Well, I was following the game through Twitter and Plurk Search, but nevertheless have I felt the excitement and tension that was going on inside the big dome based on what the other users and audience have said.
The defending champions struggled during the first half as the Tamaraws have simply dominated from the get-go, forcing the Eagles to only 28% shooting from the field. It looked like the FEU Tamaraws forgot what team they’re facing and forgot that a game lasts for 40 minutes, and that it is pretty much impossible that a squad f championship worthy players will outlast the frustration of being down a whole game long.
Ateneo fought back during the third and the fourth, still cool and settled like always. Treys from Salamat and Reyes kept them chasing the FEU Tamaraws until they eventually claimed the lead at the long stretch in the fourth quarter. A lead that has been exchanged a couple of time, until Cervantes missed his final free throw that could have sent the game into overtime with a huge advantage in favor of FEU, that, with Al-Hussaini already fouled out and sitting on the bench.
The Blues showed again what kind of steel their made off and what you need to face them, it was indeed a close match but it looks like that the better team has won again. With this victory, Ateneo de Manila heads to the top spot of the league for the second consecutive year and look forward to face the UST Growling Tigers next week Sunday in the final four battle, still at the big dome. A day earlier will be the fight between the University of the East Red Warriors and the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.
ps: Sorry to all FEU fans, looks like you celebrated way too early. I wonder what your excuses are now for this defeat :p