Ateneo keeps unblemished record intact

Mark Escarlote on Apr 29, 2018 07:33 PM
Ateneo keeps unblemished record intact
Ateneo de Manila University preserved its unbeaten record after blowing out University of the Philippines.

Ateneo de Manila University whipped University of the Philippines into submission in an emphatic, 100-72, rout for the Blue Eagles’ third straight win in as many games in the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup  Group A on Sunday.

The reigning UAAP champion ran over the Fighting Maroons with a second half scoring clinic inside the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Blue Eagles opened the floodgates in the payoff period, scoring 31 points while limiting UP to just 14 to blow the game wide open after closing the third quarter, 69-58.

Anton Asistio led Ateneo with 14 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting including a corner pocket trey that pushed the Blue Eagles’ lead to 98-63 with 2:19 left in the match.

However, head coach Tab Balwin was far from satisfied.

“There’s still too much to improve but we played better than expected,” he said. “I am pleased with our defense today more than anything else.” 

“I was pleased with our defense our but offense was a little patchy,” Baldwin added.

Raffy Verano had 11 points while Matt Nieto and Adrian Wong finished with 10 markers each.

UP suffered its third loss in as many games.

Nigerian Bright Akhuetie had 20 points while Paul Desiderio posted 14 markers.

Meanwhile, Mapua University banked on Christian Bunag’s double-double performance to take down Emilio Aguinaldo College, 77-74, for the Cardinals’ second straight win in as many outings.

Bunag finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds while Laurenz Victoria had 14 markers and six assists for Mapua, which gave the Generals a rude welcome.

John Paul Maguliano had 10 points and 14 boards for EAC.

College of St. Benilde opened its campaign with a 104-83 blowout win over Jose Rizal University in the Group B curtain-raiser.

Yankie Haruna posted 16 points while James Pasturan and Edward Dixon had 14 each for the Blazers, who handed the Bombers their second loss in as many games.

 

Box scores:

First game:

CSB (104) – Haruna 16, Pasturan 13, Dixon 13, Young 9, Gutang 8, Nayve 8, Leutcheu 7, Domingo 7, Ocampo 6, Naboa 5, Pagulayan 4, Barnes 4, Velasco 3, Flores 0, Carlos 0.

JRU (83) – Dela Virgen 15, Bordon 15, Steinl 10, Mendoza 7, Dulalia 7, Estrella 6, Perez 5, Ramos 4, Ocay 4, Yu 3, Dela Rosa 3, Silvarez 2, Esquerra 2, De Guzman 0, Serafica 0.

Quarter scores: 32-13; 52-38; 80-58; 104-83.

 

Second Game:

Mapua (77) – Bunag 17, Victoria 14, Bonifacio 10, Lugo 9, Gamboa 8, Serrano 6, Pelayo 4, Jabel 4, Biteng 2, Salenga 2, Aguirre 1, Pajarillo 0, Garcia 0.

EAC (74) – Maguliano 10, Tampoc 10, Garcia 9, Diego 9, Robin 9, Natividad 6, Cruz 5, Corilla 4, Mendoza 3, Gonzales 3, Fuentes 2, Umali 2, Cadua 1, Martin 1, Altamirano 0, Estacio 0, Neri 0.

Quarter scores: 19-10; 36-27; 62-51; 77-74.

 

Third Game:

Ateneo (100) – Asisitio 14, Verano 11, Nieto 10, Wong 10, Maagdenberg 9, Belangel 8, Go 7, Ravena 5, Mendoza 5, Kouame 4, White 4, Malilin 4, Mamuyac 3, Tio 3, Nieto Mi 3.

UP (72) – Akhuetie 30, Desiderio 14, Gomez de Liano Ju 9, Murrell 9, Vito 5, Manzo 4, Gomez de Liano Ja 4, Prado 2, Dario 2, Santiago 2, Gozum 1, Jaboneta 0, Longa 0, Lim.

Quarter scores: 17-13; 44-38; 69-58; 100-72. 

 

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