Hotties from UAAP Season 75
Along with the entire metro, the hanging Habagat
also shut down week six of our UAAP Season 75
. While only four teams got to parade their Silverworks Hardcourt Hearthrobs, not even rainfall worse than Ondoy can flood away the beauty of UAAP – both the games and the players themselves.
The boys from Taft Avenue are back in .500 with a 56 to 52 win Sunday over Adamson
. Led by seeming new King Archer Jeron Teng
’s double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds), DLSU has a chance to close the first round of eliminations with more wins than losses. In court general LA Revilla’s absence due to injury, another rookie stepped up as Thomas Torres
proved to be a capable offensive conductor. Welcome the Green Archers back to relevance, both on court and on cam.
Jeric Teng, Green Archer #21
Thomas Torres, Green Archer #23
Team captain and debatable best court general Jeric Fortuna led UST to a 85 to 69 victory Sunday over UE. In the Growling Tigers’ fourth consecutive win, Fortuna facilitated breakout games from Kevin Ferrer and Louie Vigil who both tallied 16 markers. Big things come in small packages indeed.
Jeric Fortuna, Growling Tiger #7
Being win-less through five games, UE’s season has just been about crowning their new King Warrior: Roi Sumang. In the lineage of James Yap, Marcy Arellano, and James Martinez – great combinations of shots and hots – Sumang willed the Red Warriors against UST Sunday with 13 points.
Roi Sumang, Red Warrior #6
The defending four-time champions are leading the pack with just one blemish in their record using a mixture of old and new. In his final season, team captain Nico Salva
is averaging 16 points in 49% shooting and 6 rebounds. In his second season, Rookie of the Year Kiefer Ravena
is averaging 14 points in 52% shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Nico Salva, Blue Eagle #8
Kiefer Ravena, Blue Eagle #15
The cheers of the Morayta faithful are getting louder and louder; not only because of co-King Tamaraw Terrence Romeo
’s good looks. Romeo has taken the burden from former Most Valuable Player RR Garcia, averaging 18 points in 45% shooting
, 6.5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Terrence Romeo, Tamaraw #7
Proving their moniker, UP has given all but one of their five opponents a good game and frightened the contenders – DLSU, ADMU, FEU – that have faced them. Some even suggest that the outcome may have been different in the Maroons’ three-point loss against FEU last week had not King Maroon Mike Silungan been on the bench due to cramps. The Maroon fans have been fighting for has been averaging 9.2 points.
Mike Silungan, Fighting Maroon #21
So far this season, we have been gifted with inspired basketball as five of the eight teams being capable contenders. Who would not be inspired with these court-side cuties on the bench anyway?