Ateneo wins the Battle of Katipunan against UP

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Ateneo wins the first round of the Battle of Katipunan by dominating UP, 92-71, Wednesday in the 80th Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Tyler Tio showed everyone why he is a blue-chip recruit as he exploded during the final period to seal the deal for the blue and white.

Thirdy Ravena led all Blue Eagles with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Tyler Tio dropped 14 points in just 11 minutes of playing time for the Blue Eagles.

With the win, Ateneo gets the solo lead very early into the season with a 2-0 record, while UP falls to an even 1-1.

Meanwhile, former UAAP Juniors MVP Juan Gomez de Liano scored 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steals and Jun Manzo added 14 points for UP.

Paul Desiderio, who was the hero in UP’s first game struggled with a 4/18 shooting from the field to finish with just 9 points.

SCORES

ATENEO 92 – Ravena 16, Tio 14, Black 9, Ikeh 9, Asistio 7, Nieto Ma. 7, Verano 7, Go 6, Nieto Mi. 5, Porter 4, Mendoza 3, Mamuyac 2, Mallillin 2, Tolentino 1, Andrade 0, White 0.

UP 71 – Gomez De Liaño Ju. 16, Manzo 14, Lim 10, Desiderio 9, Gomez De Liaño Ja. 6, Prado 6, Webb 3, Romero 3, Ouattara 2, Lao 2, Vito 0, Harris 0, Dario 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 44-36, 62-51, 92-71

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