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UAAP: Ange Kouame, Ateneo crush NU for 2-0 start

UAAP: Ange Kouame, Ateneo crush NU for 2-0 start
Ateneo's Ange Kouame.

Ateneo’s Ange Kouame. –UAAP Image

MANILA, Philippines–Exceptional circumstances take place to the Ateneo Blue Eagles every time Ange Kouame asserts his dominance on the ground.

The Blue Eagles rode on the shoulders on Kouame and their outstanding capturing to whip the National College Bulldogs, 77-60, on Wednesday evening in the UAAP Period 85 men’s basketball match at the Philsports Arena.

The bruising behemoth barreled his way to 17 details and 12 rebounds even though Forthsky Padrigao buried threes during the very important stretches and finished with 13 details, his efficiency rubbing off to the rest of the Blue Eagles.

“I’m happy we’re 2-, but there’s nevertheless a whole lot of perform to do. There was enhancement in offense from our initially game, but we have to do a far better job defending,’’ stated Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin.

Taking pictures 50 % from the subject, the Blue Eagles nailed 10 threes with Sean Ildefonso and Bryan Andrade having various excellent appears to be like from afar that led to retained the Bulldogs chasing them most of the time.

Michael Malonzo led the Bulldogs with 13 details and Jhon Lloyd Clemente extra nine in their initial defeat of the season adhering to a triumphant time-opener versus the UE Warriors.

THE SCORES

ATENEO 77 — Kouame 17, Padrigao 13, Ildefonso 12, Ballungay 10, Andrade 9, Koon 6, Lazaro 5, Gomez 3, Daves 2, Chiu , Garcia , Quitevis , Fornilos , Lao , Ong .
NU 60 — Malonzo 13, Clemente 9, Manansala 9, Baclaan 7, Figueroa 6, Yu 4, Galinato 3, Palacielo 3, Minerva 2, John 2, Tulabut 2, Mahinay , Padrones .
Quarters: 20-15, 38-30, 60-45, 77-60.

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