UAAP results, Mat Nieto out, F2 out


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Sports news from March 29

UAAP results

Ateneo and La Salle maintained their strong starts, while Adamson and the University of the Philippines set out on their way to victory Tuesday in the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Adamson turned to Jerom Lastimosa early on to edge East University, 82-66, in a four-headed opener where Falcons coach Nash Racela benched five of his players in the first half for a forbidden treat.

UP, for its part, erased an early 13-point deficit to add to the frustrations of the University of Santo Tomas, 98-82, in the last drink behind bench candle Zavier Lucero.

In the afternoon games, Ateneo saw Tyler Tio warm up in the third quarter with all of his 17 points to lift the Blue Eagles to a 79-70 victory over Far Eastern University, while La Salle relied over Mark Nonoy and Justine Baltazar to pull off a 59-55 breakout act against National University.

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Matt Nieto injured

NLEX is forced to continue its comeback attempt against Barangay Ginebra without Matt Nieto as its prized rookie playmaker was ruled out for the remainder of the PBA Governors’ Cup with a pulled calf.

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Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao says Nieto has to wear an air-jet walking boot for the next three weeks after sustaining an injury in Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup semi-finals against Barangay Ginebra.

Nieto played for 19 minutes and provided two assists on Sunday before picking up the injury.

Petro Gazz versus F2 Logistics

Petro Gazz cut short F2 Logistics’ Premier Volleyball League debut with a 25-14, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19 decision to advance to the PVL Open Conference semi-finals.

Grethcel Soltones led the way with 21 points as the twice-beaten Angels showed the door to the Cargo Movers in the quarterfinals and set up a semifinal showdown against Cignal.

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