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Warriors escape Tamaraws, keep Final Four bid alive

Rey Remogat erupted with a new career-high performance to steer University of the East past Far Eastern University in a dramatic 87-86 overtime victory in the second round of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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Rey Remogat leads UE past FEU. (UAAP Images)

Remogat, who led all scorers in the first half with 16 points, reset his career-best with 34 points and connected on 6-of-11 shooting from the outside to go along with eight assists, six rebounds and three steals.

The victory bolstered the Warriors’ Final Four contention as they improved their tally to 4-6.

Interestingly, UE similarly staged a come-from-behind victory over FEU, which blew away its lead in the fourth period.

The game was knotted at 77-all in the extra time following Jorick Bautista’s three-pointer.

However, the Red Warriors began to pull away with a 10-0 counterattack capped by Remogat’s two freebies from the line to stay clear of the Tamaraws with a 10-point advantage.

With 1:15 remaining and while UE made its first five attempts in overtime, FEU struggled and was held to a 2-of-7 shooting from the field.

The Red Warriors, though, nearly squandered a comfortable lead as the Tamaraws forced back-to-back turnovers on Remogat.

Bautista then came through for the Tamaraws just when they needed it most and sank three consecutive baskets from beyond the arc in just 33 seconds to pull the squad within a single point, 87-86.

In the in-bound play, UE had the last laugh as it held on for the win.

Abdul Sawat also paced the Warriors after registering 20 markers, six rebounds and five assists.

Bautista’s late-game heroics ultimately went nowhere as his 21-point finish paced the Tamaraws.

Four other Tamaraws reached double figures, with L-Jay Gonzales and Xyrus Torres tallying 18 and 12 points, respectively.

Patrick Sleat and Cholo Anonuevo had 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the balanced effort.

FEU sank to 3-7 in the standings.

The scores:

UE (87) – Remogat 34, Sawat 20, Cruz-Dumont 9, Gilbuena 7, Lingolingo 6, Momowei 5, Tulabut 2, Maglupay 2, Langit 2, Cabero 0, Galang 0.

FEU (86) – Bautista 21, Gonzales 18, Torres 12, Sleat 11, Añonuevo 10, Faty 8, Tempra 4, Ona 2, Bagunu 0, Montemayor 0, Felipe 0.

Quarterscores: 18-14, 32-36, 54-56, 72-72, 87-86

Credit belongs to : www.mb.com.ph

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