UAAP Season 73 | Game Review: UE Red Warriors vs UST Growling Tigers | Round 2
After a miserable 1st round campaign, we finally got our 2nd win in the start of the 2nd round elimination after dismantling the Growling Tigers’ perimeter shooting last August 12 at the Araneta Coliseum. It was a nice game from almost all of our Red Warriors. Coach Chongson really went deep in his bench to get the right combination against a determined UST line-up.
What went right?
It was an almost one-sided affair, in favour for the Red Warriors; and the set of plays were executed very well. In stat sheet comparison we definitely get it right,
Assist Department: 19 assists (8 came from Paul Lee) against only 8 from UST. Obviously, the Red Warriors’ teamwork finally showed up especially on a playing system Coach Chongson currently implementing on the Red Warriors.
Field Goal Shootings: The UE triad went again big time, Paul Lee, James Martinez, and Ken Acibar contributed 50 points in total. Paul Lee and Ken Acibar attacked the paint, while James Martinez found his range beyond-the-arc.
Blocks and Others: 5 blocks were registered by the Red Warriors against an undersized UST squad who haven’t registered any. JM Noble was there to give the necessary help when Sam Razon was sideline throughout the game due to a suspected ACL injury, both of them made 2 blocks respectively. Another to note were the Red Warriors determination and inspired hearts to win that were not seen in the stat sheet. Lucas Tagarda and Raffy Reyes were quick and gave the UST guards’ hard time on handling the ball. JM Noble and Lordy Casajeros were splendid back-up from the bench who gave an energized aura on the court.
What went wrong?
Even with a small UST line-up the Red Warriors again were been out-scored in the boards department, 39 over 32. Offensive rebounding is always our problem and in the game against UST, the Growling Tigers has done splendid on us, that’s why they were able to keep close on the Red Warriors in the 1st half and helped them to cut down the deficit in the 2nd half.