Desiderio, UP show no quit in dramatic win over Adamson

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Easily among the most beloved persons in University of the Philippines, the outgoing guard delivered one of the most inspiring performances in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.Desiderio scored all of his 19 points in the second half of the Fighting Maroons’ 73-71 win over Adamson University in UP’s first Final Four appearance since 1997.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs Adamson“I told myself that I will still give my team one more chance, I don’t want my collegiate career to end in just one game,” said Desiderio in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs Adamson Paul Desiderio just wouldn’t want his collegiate career to end on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES The Fighting Maroons entered the Final Four as the third seeds and a single loss to the second-ranked Soaring Falcons would see them bow out of the semifinals.Not today though, as Adamson was forced to use its twice-to-beat advantage.And Desiderio’s gutsy play didn’t just happen in a cruise as the Soaring Falcons, who were down 54-43 after the third quarter, mounted a crowd-silencing 26-11 run in the fourth.Sean Manganti, who crushed UP’s heart in the elimination round with a couple of clutch baskets, gave the Falcons a 69-65 lead with 2:18 left in the game.Desiderio, though, would reclaim the lead for the Fighting Maroons, 71-69, with a tough fadeaway jumper against Jerom Lastimosa with 5.5 seconds left. ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “When Adamson made that rally I knew that it would be a tough game but we can’t give up,” said Desiderio. “We will give ourselves another chance for the title.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ View commentslast_img

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