The Ateneo Blue Eagles claimed first win in the opening day of the UAAP Season 79 after beating the UST Growling Tigers, 73-69, on Sunday, September 4 at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Aaron Black posted a game-high 23 points with seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks to lead Ateneo, while Thirdy Ravena had a double-double of his own with 17 points and 11 rebounds along with three assists.
The UST were led by Louie Vigil with 21 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Joco Macasaet contributed 12 markers and nine boards.
ATENEO 73 – Black 23, Ravena 17, Mi. Nieto 7, Asistio 6, Wong 5, Mendoza 5, Babilonia 4, Tolentino 2, Go 2, Ma. Nieto 2, Ikeh 0, Porter 0, Verano 0.
UST 69 – Vigil 21, Macasaet 12, Bonleon 9, Lao 8, Basibas 7, Faundo 6, Subido 2, Afoakwah 2, De Guzman 2, Sheriff 0, Lee 0, Arana 0, Huang 0.
Quarter Scores: 14-17, 34-34, 52-51, 73-69 | Games Stats (shared by Pong Ducanes on Twitter)
[Team Standings: UAAP Season 79 Men's & Women's Seniors Basketball]
Video Highlights: UST Growling Tigers vs. Ateneo Blue Eagles (September 4, 2016)(Video by ABS-CBN Sports And Action on YouTube)
Full Video Replay (posted on sports.abs-cbn.com):
1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter
- UST vs. UE on September 10 | [UST Growling Tigers Full Schedule]
- Ateneo vs. NU on September 11 | [Ateneo Blue Eagles Full Schedule]