In today’s game 2 at the Araneta Coliseum with 20,186 attendance, the Blue Eagles proved their dominance in University basketball. Led by one of UAAP superstars Kiefer Ravena, the Game 1 hero Nico Salva and Greg Slaughter, Ateneo was able to passed this exciting and intense close game against the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.
UST ended the 1st quarter leading by 1 at 14-13 and at the end of 1st half they were tied at 29. 3rd quarter remained to be a close game as they exchanged leads with Ateneo ending it at 1 point deficit at 47-46. But it was in the 4th that the Loyola guys started to pull away as they managed to post 8 points lead past the 7 minute mark.
Towards the end of the game the Tigers still managed to pull some stops as they brought the lead down to 3 points. But the Eagles’ spirits didn’t die down and battled it out to capture their 5th straight championship with the final score of 65-62.
Finals MVP went to Nico Salva who also won the award last year. This was also the last UAAP Season for Salva who will be graduating from Ateneo and also the last for its coach Normal Black who resigned from his post.