Triangle Offense

Tams fend off Warriors by On Point
August 9, 2009, 4:57 pm
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The Tams staved off a spirited comeback by the Warriors en route to a 76-72 victory led by Aldrech Ramos’ double-double of 14 points and 10 boards.

Here at Triangle Offense, we predicted a double-digit win by FEU. Well, we almost got it right after FEU blew the the game open when they led by as much as 20 points.

But there are a lot of surprises that caught us off guard.

One is the 28-12 advantage of UE on bench points that is supposed to be in favor of FEU because of their depth.

The other is the stingy defense played by Raffy Reyes on Andy Barroca. Reyes shadowed Barroca all throughout the game. Forcing Barroca to exert more effort to get the ball.

The last is the Tams woeful shooting at the stripe. They went 9-for-20 from that area and that’s 11 free shot misses which could’ve put them out of reach, even if they have converted at least half of those misses.

However, UE downplayed RR Garcia’s ability to score. C’mon man, the kid has game. He can light it up from the outside, he can create his own shots and the most important thing is, this former RP youth team member is always in control of the ball. And with that talent he torched UE with 14 points and 4 dimes and a steal that sealed the game.

The Warriors also failed to convert from the outside. As I’ve pointed out on my game prediction, Elmer Espiritu has to score from the perimeter for them to win because it will make FEU’s bigs to close out on him that will create open lanes for the guards of UE, especially Paul Lee.

I guess that’s about it for this game. By the way, UE drops to 4-3, joining UST for fourth place while FEU claims the erstwhile first place with a 6-1 slate- a win more than the Eagles, which is still battling the Archers at press time.

I’ll get back with you guys after the Ateneo-La Salle clash.