The FEU Tamaraws seem to be developing a habit of starting slow. Their opening match vs La Salle on July 10 saw the Archers gain early momentun, only to succumb to the veteranship of the Morayta boys. Last July 16, this tendency cost them dearly - the Falcons jumped the gun on them in the early goings, and even if the expected resurgence of Coach Flores' boys brought down a once formidable Adamson lead down to four - The Tamaraws simply lost their touch in the end game so it went to the Falcons.
Versus the Red Warriors, it was the same pattern once again - But, fortunately for FEU, their bench totally outclassed their UE counterparts by 18 markers
[44 to 26]. From a measly 6 pt. output in the first quarter, they poured in 24 points in the second, 25 in the third, and 21 in the fourth, while they held down UE to 9 points in the second, 7 points in the third, and 19 points in the fourth.
Exciminiano, Tolomia, Escoto put in 12. 9, and 8 points respectively while the usual higher scorers Cawaling, Romeo, Garcia, and Ramos followed with 8, 7, 7, and 6 points respectively.
UE veteran Paul Zamar, played only 15 minutes, missed all his 4 three-pointers and his one 2-point field goal attempt. He made only 2 markers from the foul line.
Some notable stats:
Field Goal % 25/71 = 35.2% 16/63 = 30.2%
Rebounds 46 48
Free Throws 12/15 = 80% 9/18 = 505
Inside Points 34 32
Perimeter points 22 4
Turnover Points 29 9
Bench Points 44 26