by JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN
ECONOMICS (Econ) claimed the championship in this year's Athena Cup basketball tourney after defeating two-time defending champion, Communication Arts (CA), 104-99.
CA took the lead in the first quarter with an 8-0 run, ending it at 23-31. Econ tried to bounce back in the second quarter, but CA’s offensive and defensive rebounds kept the team’s heat, finishing the first half at 44-51.
Econ closed the gap in the third quarter with a three-point shot, 51-52, but CA once again furthered the lead through three consecutive free throws. Econ’s consistent shooting accuracy and CA’s poor defense kept the score close at 67-74.
After a nail-biting run that sent players to the floor, Econ took the lead for the first time with two co...
By ANGEL B. DUKHA III
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) claimed this year’s Athena Cup volleyball championship after overcoming Communication Arts (CA) in a four-set game, 19-25, 25-10, 25-17, and 25-22.
The leadership of PolSci’s graduating captain Ryan Tuguinayo helped his team outlast CA by scoring 15 points throughout the game.
CA gathered momentum early in the first frame, capitalizing on PolSci’s errors, 8-14. Combined with their strong offense, CA scored a 4-0 run and eventually bagged the set.
PolSci did not waste time and immediately reclaimed momentum with an 8-0 run with the help of Tuguinayo’s ace services in the second frame. PolSci’s CJ Santos delivered huge blows to further his team’s lead, 22-9, eventually tying the game.
CA started the third frame with a handf...
TWO-TIME defending champion Communication Arts (CA), as well as Philosophy (Philo) and Economics (Econ), are advancing to the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney.
CA barely outplayed Legal Management (LM), 67-61, on the back of their run and gun offense.
The duo of CA’s Nicko Bahia and Juls Jolbitado secured the first half of the game by constantly driving and breaking for the net.
LM trailed behind by only a few points in the second half by exploiting CA’s lapses in defense, but CA remained more aggressive and accurate with their two-pointers.
Philo massacred English Language Studies (ELS), 81-38, by capitalizing on their opponent’s weak offense.
Philo established their dominance as early as the first quarter, 24-9, and maintained their lead for the rest of ...
By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) and Communication Arts (CA) claimed the finals spots in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Journalism (Journ) and Legal Management (LM), respectively.
PolSci swept Journ early in the game with an 8-0 run, ending the first set at 25-13.
Journ tried to catch PolSci with their own 7-0 run led by Rex Morales, but failed with service errors late in the second set, ending the game at 17-25, in favor of PolSci.
"’Yung difficulty na kinaharap namin is ‘yung mawalan ng confidence ‘yung mga bata. Kasi I know ‘yung skills ando’n na talaga, execution na lang talaga sa kanila," PolSci Team Captain Ryan Tuguinayo told the Flame.
CA overthrew defending champion LM in an intense three-set match, 25-23, 12-25, and 25-21...
By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES
SOCIOLOGY (Socio) secured a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney after demolishing Behavioral Science (BES), 62-52, and Asian Studies (ASN), 57-52.
Socio ran through BES early in the first quarter, 17-9, despite the efforts of BES’s Marvic Ponti with his series of three-pointers. Socio prevailed despite multiple turnovers due to BES’s violations throughout the game, ending the bout at 62-52.
ASN fell behind Socio throughout the game. Quick and consistent drives from Socio’s Rowi Pascual as well as a miracle shot in the last quarter from Raymund Abuel kept ASN at bay despite their 10-1 run in the fourth quarter.
History bounced back from their loss to Economics (Econ), conque...
By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES
COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA), Journalism (Journ), and Legal Management (LM) dominated their brackets in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney and secured spots in the semifinals.
CA swept Behavioral Science despite narrowly outplaying each other in first set, 25-18, and a neck-and-neck match in the second frame, 25-23.
LM conquered English Language Studies (ELS) in a narrow match, 25-17 and 25-16.
ELS tried to catch up to LM’s five-point lead in the second frame on the back of Ralph Magtalas’ spikes and Dana Marteja’s service aces, but ultimately failed.
Journ outplayed Asian Studies (ASN) despite its error-plagued play in the first set, ending the game at 18-25, 25-23, and 24-26. ASN scored an eight-point run early on i...
By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, ANGEL B. DUKHA III, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) was the first team to secure a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after sweeping Philosophy (Philo), 25-18 and 25-10.
Two consecutive spikes by PolSci’s Ryan Tuguinayo pulled his team ahead after a neck-and-neck rally. PolSci left Philo in the dust with a 14-to-1 run that ended the second frame.
Asian Studies (ASN) clinched their first win, eliminating Literature (Lit) after a nail-biting 2-set game, 25-22 and 27-25.
Despite Lit having controlled the game early in the second frame, 11-6, ASN managed to catch up, 25-all. The latter ultimately secured the win on the back of Gab Paradeza’s 17 points.
Sociology (Socio) snat...
By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, ANGEL B. DUKHA III, and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci), Behavioral Science (BES), Legal Management (LM), Journalism (Journ), and Communication Arts (CA) triumphed in their opening games in this year's Athena Cup volleyball tourney.
PolSci posted an easy win against history and dominated both frames, 25-14 and 25-18.
An early 15-0 run by PolSci gave the team a huge 17-2 advantage, allowing History only a 14-point finish. History tried to make a comeback at the start of the second frame but PolSci quickly regained momentum, finishing the game strong at 25-18.
LM conquered Sociology (Socio) despite the latter’s best efforts in the second frame, finishing the game at 25-12, 24-26, and 25-20.
Socio was dominated in the final frame...