La Salle stays spotless in Filoil Preseason after dropping UE

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 25, 2018 08:31 PM
La Salle stays spotless in Filoil after dropping UE
Justine Baltazar and La Salle continue to tower over the rest of the competition in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup

De La Salle University is yet to falter in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason.

Alvin Pasaol and University of the East did their best, but the Green Archers just leaned on total team effort to fend them off for a 71-62 decision on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Returning player Mark Dyke topped the scoring column for the Taft-based team with 18 points on top of nine rebounds and flanking him were twin towers Taane Samuel and Justine Baltazar who had 12 and 11 markers, respectively.

The Red Warriors were still in the game to start the final frame only to see Samuel and Baltazar impose their will inside to fuel La Salle to what was ultimately their fifth win in as many games in the tournament.

Pasaol paced UE with 20 points. They put up another good fight which eventually ended as their second straight loss in four starts.

Meanwhile, Colegio de San Juan de Letran sent a statement to NCAA rival Jose Rizal University with a 23-point beatdown, 94-71.

Bong Quinto was unstoppable and finished with 17 points while JP Calvo masterfully orchestrated the attack with 18 markers of his own to go along with seven assists, five rebounds, and two steals to help the Knights improve to 3-2.

On the other hand, the Heavy Bombers remained winless through six games despite the best efforts of Darius Estrella who had 17 points to his name.

In other results, Adamson University bounced right back into the winners’ circle via a 67-61 victory versus Arellano University while Far Eastern University is still streaking after charging through University of Sto. Tomas, 86-82.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

LETRAN 94- Calvo 18, Quinto 17, Balanza 11, Batiller 10, Ambohot 9, Taladua 8, Fajarito 6, Agbong 5, Balagasay 4, Celis 4, Mandreza 2, Yu 0, Galvelo 0, Pambid 0.

JRU 71- Estrella 17, Mendoza 11, Bordon 10, Dela Rosa 8, Esguerra 6, Padua 5, David 4, Ramos 4, Mallari 2, Steinl 2, Silvarez 2, Dela Virgen 0, De Guzman 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 20-9; 49-32; 71-61, 94-71

SECOND GAME

ADAMSON 67 – Sarr 15, J Espeleta 12, Ahanmisi 11, Lastimosa 9, Mojica 7, Manganti 4, Orquez 4, Zaldivar 2, V Magbuhos 2, Colonia 1, W Magbuhos 0, Camacho 0, Maata 0, Bernardo 0.

ARELLANO 61 – de la Torre 16, Concepcion 11, de la Cruz 8, Alcoriza 5, Sera Josef 5, Abdurasad 4, Ongolo Ongolo 2, Meca 2, Abanes 2, Camacho 2, Santos 2, Bayla 1, Dumagan 1, Filart 0, Labarda 0, Chavez 0, Cahigas 0, Alban 0, Codinera 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 19-15, 34-28, 50-38, 67-61.

THIRD GAME

LA SALLE 71 – Dyke 18, Samuel 12, Baltazar 11, Caracut 9, Santillan 6, Melecio 5, Corteza 4, Go 2, Capacio 2, Lim 2, Tolentino 0, Pastor 0, Manaytay 0.

UE 62 – Pasaol 20, Varilla 8, Ph Manalang 8, Bartolome 8, Acuno 4, Maloles 3, Lacap 3, Gagate 2, Strait 2, Antiporda 2, Gallardo 2, Conner 0, Dimayuga 0, Cullar 0, Sobrevega 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 16-12, 30-30, 52-46, 71-62.

FOURTH GAME

FEU 86 – Nunag 16, Escoto 15, Comboy 8, Stockton 7, Inigo 6, Ramirez 6, Gonzales 6, Orizu 6, Ebona 4, Cani 4, Tolentino 4, Bayquin 2, Parker 2, Tempra 0, Alas 0, Casino 0, Bienes 0, Jopia 0.

UST 82 – Huang 23, Cansino 20, Zamora 16, Lee 8, Marcos 6, Lorenzana 4, Cosejo 2, Agustin 2, Asuncion 1.

QUARTER SCORES: 30-18, 49-38, 71-60, 86-82.

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