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Matt Nieto comes through as Ateneo bags Filoil semis spot

first_imgMatt Nieto’s clutch heroics helped Ateneo advance to the semifinals and eliminate Letran, 74-72, in Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Nieto took over for the Blue Eagles down the stretch, tying the game at 72 with 17.1 ticks remaining before nailing the game-winning layup 12 seconds after.Ateneo, which just arrived from Greece Wednesday night, stayed unscathed in the pre-season tournament after it also swept the elimination round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We played the kind of defense that we want to do and in the end we were able to come up with stops and execute on the offensive end,” Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said.The Blue Eagles face the Far Eastern University on Friday in the knockout semis. LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vargas next in line for former world champion Khan Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan towncenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Ateneo had a balanced scoring with nine players scoring five points led by Nieto’s nine.JP Calvo led the Knights with 16 markers. Justin Robert Valencia MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more