|Ateneo's Keifer Ravena attempts versus UST's Jeric Teng on Saturday's Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup. The Tigers won, 63-57. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA, Philippines – The University of Sto. Tomas unleashed a scorching rally in the fourth quarter to turn back UAAP champion Ateneo, 63-57, during their hard court collision on Saturday’s Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.
UST trailed Ateneo at the half, 23-30, but a 10-0 run in the fourth frame helped UST take the game.
Aljon Mariano made a jumper late in the game to tie the scores 57-all. He then followed it up with another basket to push the Tigers ahead, 59-57.
Kevin Ferrer’s booming triple with 45 seconds remaining eventually took the fight out of Ateneo.
Mariano finished the game with 19 points, while Ferrer added 13. Karim Adbul atoned for his low scoring game against La Salle with 14.
Von Pessumal led Ateneo with 15 points. Chris Newsome had 14, while Ravena was held to only 7 points.
It was Ateneo’s first loss in four games.