San Beda stays spotless after Round 1 of NBTC League

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 14, 2017 07:09 PM
San Beda stays spotless after Round 1 of NBTC League
SEEING RED.
San Beda High School has long been a high school basketball powerhouse in the Philippines.

And with two wins at the expense of two foreign foes on Tuesday at the MOA Arena, the Red Cubs are right on track in their campaign to be recognized as the country’s top Juniors program.

The boys from Rizal upended a very game Filam Sports of USA, 80-76, before overwhelming Australia’s Auspinoy, 68-44, to put up a perfect record at the end of the elimination round in the 2017 National Basketball Training Center League National Finals.

Filipino-American Kamaka Hepa put on a show for Team USA and totaled 27 points, 13 rebounds, seven blocks, and five assists, but was overcome by San Beda’s tried and tested balance. Peter Alfaro topped the scoring column with 16 points and was backstopped by Josh Tagala’s 13 and Evan Nelle’s 10.

Just hours later, the Red Cubs again leaned on total team effort to give no chance to the Australians. Germy Mahinay was the only one in double-digits with 11 points, but 12 of the 14 players used by coach JB Sison appeared in the scoring column and all but one took down at least one rebound.

Meanwhile, also staying spotless is NCAA champion Malayan High School of Science and UAAP champion Far Eastern University-Diliman.

After needing to rally last night, the Red Robins made quick work of their opponents this time around and registered an 87-48 rout of Camp David from New Zealand.

Rom Junsay scored 13 points to lead three other teammates in double-digits as Malayan scored more than 20 points in all four quarters while holding the Kiwis to under 13 points in the same timeframe.

Also scoring a big-time win are the Baby Tamaraws who shot down Canada’s Crossover Sports, 82-66.

Xyrus Torres poured in 18 points built on four triples and in all, FEU-Diliman dropped nine long-range bombs. JJ Sapinit and Jack Gloria added 14 and 12 markers of their own, respectively.

NCAA champion Malayan and UAAP champion FEU-Diliman collide in the day’s last game later.

In another Division 1 result, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu got back on track by downing USA, 65-55.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

SAN BEDA 80 – Alfaro 16, Tagala 13, Nelle 10, Etrata 8, Abu Hijleh 8, Nayve 8, Sese 7, Lagumen 4, Velasquez 3, Obenza 3, Garcia 0, Mahinay 0, Dela Rosa 0, Barbero 0

USA 76 – Hepa 27, Edwards 19, Moll 10, Garcia 8, Alegnio 6, Caoile 3, Tobia 3, Ayala 0, Liboro 0, Ulep 0

QUARTER SCORES: 22-19, 35-36, 57-62, 80-76

SECOND GAME

MALAYAN 87 – Junsay 13, Gozum 12, Badillo 11, Samudio 10, Enriquez 8, Arcangel 7, Bonifacio 6, Ecamis 6, Salenga 6, Concepcion 4, Garcia 2, Lacap 2, Ramos 0, Dagta 0, Andaya 0

NEW ZEALAND 48 – Maagdenberg Em 16, Malingin 7, Falqueza 7, Davis 6, Tayag 4, Martin 3, Perez 3, Maagdenberg Ed 4, Benjamin 0, Arellano 0, Manese 0, Cabral 0

QUARTER SCORES: 22-13, 42-25, 66-38, 87-48

THIRD GAME

FEU-DILIMAN 82 – Torres 18, Sapinit 14, Gloria 12, Gabane 7, Alforque Ram 6, Roman 5, Gonzales 5, Abarrientos 5, Celzo 4, Sevilla 4, Jabel 2, Alforque Roy 0, Boc 0, Mariano 0

CANADA 66 – Santiago 17, Kwawukumey 13, Cruz 10, Ocampo 9, Malabanan 5, Ocampo 5, Daves 5, Florido 2, Cruz 0

QUARTER SCORES: 21-20, 45-36, 60-51, 82-66

FOURTH GAME

SAN BEDA 68 – Mahinay 11, Dela Rosa 8, Alfaro 8, Obenza 7, Sese 6, Nayve 6, Etrata 5, Nelle 5, Abu Hijleh 4, Garcia 4, Barbero 2, Velasquez 2, Tagala 0, Lagumen 0

AUSTRALIA 44 – Rentoy 12, Cabban 9, Timonera 7, Mclaughlin 5, Estacio 4, Carino 3, Villalon 2, Gomez 2, Mantua 0, Lopez 0

QUARTER SCORES: 8-14, 31-23, 51-33, 68-44

FIFTH GAME

SHS-ATENEO 65 – Manuta 14, Pastor 10, Visser 10, Yu P9, Nacua 9, Javelosa 6, Velasco 3, Cutamora 2, Manaytay 2, Calumpang 0, Yu J 0, Chua 0, Tuadles 0

USA 55 – Edwards 17, Alegnio 15, Garcia 6, Ayala 5, Hepa 4, Moll 3, Caoile 3, Liboro 2, Tobia 0, Ulep 0

QUARTER SCORES: 5-15, 18-28, 46-42, 65-55

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