Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, May 31, 2013

FEU squeaks past JRU to close out Filoil campaign at 4-4

FEU squeaks past JRU
by rick olivares

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws closed out their Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup campaign with a 73-70 win over the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers at the San Juan Arena yesterday.

The Tamaraws who were without RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo who were unavailable as their respective squads were in the final stages of the D-League drew scoring sock from Mike Tolomia, Anthony Hargrove, and Carl Cruz in putting away the resilient Heavy Bombers who lost gunner Philip Paniamogan to a disqualifying foul and point guard Dave Sanchez to five fouls.

After JRU’s Cris dela Paz split his free throws to make it 69-68 with 1:28 left in the clock, Cruz put back a missed three-pointer by Tolomia then Hargrove scored on a fastbreak for the marginal points.

JRU lead early and held off the repeated rallies of FEU behind the sniping of Paniamogan who scored 13 points in the first 17 minutes (while coming off the bench). But as the JRU gunner and Hargrove were running down the court, the two got entangled and the referees whistled the former for a tripping foul banishing him.

Paniamogan denied deliberately tripping Hargrove. “Wala naman,” he protested. Nagbangaan lang kami.” The Heavy Bombers were leading 35-30 at that point.

FEU slowly came back and they opened the fourth period with four three-point plays for  54-50 lead courtesy of a and-one by Cruz but they could not hit the bonus free throw.

The Heavy Bomber looked out of it after Cruz struck again to make it 69-62 with 2:11 left in the game clock but JRU came roaring back with a layup by Nonoy Benavides and a three-point play by Marco Balagtas. Dela Paz missed his free throw and FEU closed out the match for their fourth win in eight matches.

JRU also bid the summer tourney goodbye with a 1-7 record.

Hargrove led FEU 16 points. Mike Tolomia added 13, Cruz with 11, while Roger Pogoy added 10 markers.

JRU was led by Paniamogan’s 13 points. Balagtas and Benavides added 12 and 11 points respectively. 

1 comment:

  1. Full weekend schedule for the men and women in blue.

    Today, June 1, at 4pm MOA, live on Studio 23, Admu vs Dlsu men's basketball.

    Tomorrow, June 2
    at 3pm Philsports, live on Gma News Live, Admu vs. Nu, women's volleyball.
    at 4pm Araneta or MOA also (?), live on Aktv channel 5, Blue vs Green, PBA roster.

    Gonna be interesting. OBF!