Wangs-Letran gets back on track by routing JRU

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 26, 2018 06:42 PM
Wangs-Letran gets back on track by routing JRU
Wangs-Letran blasted NCAA rival JRU to return to the win column

Wangs Basketball-Colegio de San Juan de Letran learned its lessons from its past two defeats and clobbered Jose Rizal University, 73-55, in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Monday at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City.

Coming off an 18-day break, the Couriers made sure they atoned for their miscues in their defeats to Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University and Marinerong Pilipino, venting their ire on the hapless Heavy Bombers to halt the two-game losing skid.

“Minake sure lang namin na yung mga mistakes sa dalawang mabigat na kalaban namin, ma-correct namin,” said coach Jeff Napa. “Luckily, maganda ang naging result kaya nakuha namin ang panalo.”

Christian Fajarito capitalized on the opportunity and recorded 15 points and seven rebounds while Bong Quinto led the third quarter pullaway, pouring eight of his 13 points in the period, while also collecting four boards, and two assists.

Jerrick Balanza also gave a boost off the bench with his 12 points, three rebounds, and two dimes as Wangs-Letran had 46 markers coming from its reserves.

The Couriers pulled away for good in the third frame as Quinto steered his side to a 28-point explosion in the quarter to establish the decisive 60-38 advantage late in the period.

Aaron De Guzman dropped 12 points and four rebounds, while Jeckster Apinan got 10 markers and 14 rebounds for JRU (1-5) which has now lost five straight games.

BOX SCORES

WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 73 — Fajarito 15, Quinto 13, Balanza 12, Batiller 7, Mandreza 6, Ambohot 5, Balagasay 4, Publico 4, Taladua 3, Calvo 2, Yu 2, Trinidad 0, Vacaro 0.

JRU 55 — De Guzman 12, Apinan 10, Grospe 10, Mendoza 6, Esguerra 5, Dela Virgen 3, Pontejos 3, Bordon 2, Porter 2, Sawat 2, Ramos 0, Silvarez 0, Yu 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 15-14, 32-25, 60-41, 73-55.

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