MANILA, Philippines -- Already down by a massive margin against University of Santo Tomas (UST), Far Eastern University (FEU) received another blow as veteran big man Barkley Eboña was thrown out of the game late in the second quarter.
Eboña was caught throwing an elbow on UST big man Soulemane Chabi Yo with 1:19 left to play, after the Beninese player converted a layup.
He was assessed a disqualifying foul, after already getting an unsportsmanlike foul earlier in the period.
Chabi Yo completed an and-1 after Ebona's infraction, and also knocked down two free throws for a 49-27 lead.
Eboña, who is in his final season for FEU, had a team-high 9 points along with 7 rebounds at the time of his ejection.
The Growling Tigers led, 54-28, at the half of their stepladder semifinal game, with the winner advancing to play University of the Philippines.
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