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Mapua, EAC barge into win column in Filoil Preseason

By Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 16, 2019 06:42 PM

Mapua and EAC are already winners in the 2019 Filoil Preseason

Mapua University and Emilio Aguinaldo College both scored convincing victories, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre to break through into the winner's circle of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament.

The Cardinals routed Arellano University, 85-65, on the back of a powerful double-double Warren Bonifacio.

Bonifacio, their incoming second-year versatile forward, was tireless en route to 14 points and 14 rebounds in just 24 minutes of play.

Fellow big men Christian Bunag and Denniel Aguirre brought the backup with 14 and 13 points, respectively, as they got off to a strong 25-4 opening frame and never looked back en route to their first win in four games.

Meanwhile, the Generals dug deep and stood strong in the face of a late rally from National University to come away with a 77-73 decision.

Jethro Mendoza top-scored with 20 points and five rebounds while JP Maguliano also added 12 markers and five boards of his own for the San Marcelino-based squad which evened its standing to 1-1.

For the Chiefs (0-2), returning guard Kent Salado showed the way with 17 points while for the Bulldogs, Dave Ildefonso fronted the effort with 17 markers, six rebounds, and four assists.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

MAPUA 85 -- Bonifacio 15, Bunag 14, Aguirre 13, Lugo 10, Victoria 9, Jabel 8, Garcia 7, Hernandez 6, Pido 3, Nocum 0, Bautista 0.

ARELLANO 65 -- Salado 17, Alcoriza 13, Arana 11, Ongolo Ongolo 6, Sablan 5, Espiritu 4, Santos 4, Segura 3, Bayla 2, Concepcion 0, Sunga 0, Loyola 0, Sera Josef 0, Gayosa 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 25-4, 39-20, 65-41, 85-65.

SECOND GAME

EAC 77 -- Mendoza 20, Maguliano 12, Taywan 8, Tampoc 8, Martin 7, Estacio 6, Carlos 5, De Guzman 4, Gonzales 3, Luciano 2, Gurtiza 2, Boffa 0, Dayrit 0, Cadua 0.

NU 73 -- D. Ildefonso 17, Mosqueda 11, Gaye 10, Clemente 7, Tibayan 7, Gallego 5, Diputado 4, Chatman 4, Oczon 3, S. Ildefonso 3, Yu 2, Abatayo 0, Galinato 0, Minerva 0, Mangayao 0, Sinclair 0, Rangel 0, Salim 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 15-16, 41-31, 58-52, 77-73.

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