NBTC: RJ Abarrientos shines as FEU stuns Canada Durham to enter semis

first_imgAbarrientos finished with a near triple-double with 32 points eight rebounds, and seven assists while Kyle Bautista added 19 points and seven boards.In the three games he’s played so far, Abbarientos tallied a total of 63 points and 41 of those all came in the fourth quarter.Brendon Ocampo put up 18 points for the Canadians.Joshua David led the Greenies in their 99-69 conquest of Vancouver’s Top Flight Hoops in the first game of the Division 1 Fantastic Eight earlier in the day.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Enhanced positions Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—FEU Diliman once again banked on the fourth quarter expertise of RJ Abarrientos as it stunned Canada Durham, 87-84, in the Fantastic Eight of the 2019 NBTC National Finals Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Abarrientos, who had 12 points in the first three quarters of the game, exploded in the fourth quarter and dropped 20 to push the Baby Tamaraws to the Division 1 semifinals against La Salle-Green Hills.The Baby Tamaraws trailed 56-67 at the end of the third but charged to a 19-7 run that Abarrientos capped off with a three-pointer for the 75-74 lead with 3:08 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s RJ for you, he will always deliver,” said FEU head coach Allan Albano. “In every tournament we played at, we’ve been consistently having slow starts, but it’s a good thing we’re able to wake up in the end.”The Canadians not only got flustered against Abbarientos’ onslaught, their 17 points in the fourth quarter were three less than what the star Baby Tamaraw scored on his own. MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more