NEU Hunters outdo Fatima, to face ATENEO in the finals

July 6, 2019 | Information Office

New Era University's James Joel Gonzallo buried a three point shot 4.9 seconds left to win the semi-final match between the NEU Hunters and the OLFU Phoenix in the Breakdown Basketball Invitational tournament at Moro Lorenzo Gym at Ateneo de Manila on Saturday, June 6, 2019.

With their sharp shooting in rainbow territory, it was Fatima who led almost throughout the entire ballgame, leading by as much as 14 points. Crucial adjustments on defense enabled the Hunters to utilize a tight full court defense that resulted into 11-0 run in the fourth quarter.

Joshua John Bringas, after being fouled, tied the ball game after sinking a pressure-packed free throw. With time running out, after Fatima was unable to convert any bucket, NEU Coach Adonis Tierra called a timeout to design the game-winning play.

With the win, the Hunters will face the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the BBI Finals.