June 19, 2018, 4:37 pm
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Tiger Cubs beat Baby Falcons in OT

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas nipped Adamson University 73-72 in overtime yesterday to clinch the remaining semifinals berth in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.

CJ Cansino scattered eight points in the extra period, including a key basket at the 1:13 mark, to give the Tiger Cubs a 73-68 cushion before repulsing a last-ditch Baby Falcons fightback.

UST will face defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman in a knockout step-ladder match on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the same Katipunan venue.

The Tiger Cubs are 2-0 versus the Baby Tamaraws in their elimination round head-to-head battke this season.

The winner will face twice-to-beat National University in the second step-ladder match next week.

Ateneo secured an outright Finals berth after completing a double-round elimination round sweep.

Cansino came up with 24 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks, Kobe Palencia added 15 points, while John Lina had a double-double effort of 12 points and 12 rebounds for UST.

Jose Sabandal had 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for Adamson University.
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