National U no match for La Salle bigs in Got Skills Summer Showcase

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 08, 2018 06:34 PM
National U no match for La Salle bigs in Got Skills Summer
Taane Samuel and the La Salle frontline are dominating in the preseason

STANDINGS (Under-25)
Letran 5-2
LPU 6-3
La Salle 4-2
UP 4-2
Arellano 4-3
FEU 4-3
NU 4-3
UE 4-3
MLQU 1-6
UA&P 0-9

While La Salle lost Ben Mbala, they are playing bigger than ever in the 2018 Milcu Sports Basketball presented by Got Skills Adidas Summer Showcase

Behind Taane Samuel, Mark Dyke, and Santi Santillan, the Green Archers demolished National U by 31 points, 76-45, on Friday at the Buddha Care Gym in Quezon City.

Samuel, a burly recruit from New Zealand, willed his way into 15 points, seven rebounds, and two assists while sweet-shooting Cebuano big man Santillan chipped in 11 markers and three boards.

Those two overpowered their opponents right from tip-off as the Taft-based team led from start to finish.

Returning player Dyke also continued his stellar play with 12 points and seven rebounds to help La Salle score its fourth win in a row following a 0-3 start in the tournament.

On the other hand, the 4-3 Bulldogs dropped down to the middle of the pack after their listless showing. Theo Flores was their lone player in double-digits with 10 points.

Now back at first in the standings is Letran which clamped down on FEU for a 53-39 decision last Tuesday at the Trinity University Gym in QC.

Renato Ular had 10 points and eight rebounds while fellow forward Allen Mina had 10 markers and seven boards of his own. Utility player Japs Pambid also added nine points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the Knights’ fifth win in seven games.

It was a defense that stifled their opponents into 27 percent shooting, though, that boosted Letran to solo first in the standings.

For the Tamaraws, court general Rendell Senining topped the scoring column with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists.

FEU didn’t have to wait long to bounce back, though, as two days later also at the Trinity University Gym, they dropped a 60-point hammer on University of Asia and the Pacific, 85-25.

All but one of the 16 players who played contributed at least two points for the now 4-3 Tamaraws led by big man Patrick Tchuente who posted 10 points and eight rebounds.

Meanwhile, UP improved to 4-2 and moved into a tie for the second spot after rallying past Arellano U, 59-57.

Slashing guard Jaydee Tungcab paced the Fighting Maroons with 19 points, but it was floor leader Jun Manzo who fronted the final frame charge and wound up with 10 markers on top of six assists and two rebounds.

The Chiefs fell for the second straight game despite a big-time effort from swingman Kraniel Villoria who had 23 points.

In other results, Lyceum (6-3) got back on track by walloping Manuel L. Quezon University (1-6), 82-47.

BOX SCORES

TUESDAY GAMES

FIRST GAME

LETRAN 53 – Ular 10, Mina 10, Pambid 9, Reyson 6, De Villa 4, Sangalang 4, Domingo 2, Cordero 2, Solera 2, Gonzales 2, Favilla 2, Pamulaklakin 0

FEU 39 – Senining 16, Domingo 6, Jopia 3, Casino 3, Tempra 2, Abarrientos 2, Roxas 2, Floria 2, Davis 2, Celzo 1, Roman 0, Ferrer 0, Laigo 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-10, 30-19, 45-28, 53-39

SECOND GAME

LYCEUM 82 – Remulla 16, Ayaay 9, Perez 8, Pericas 6, Yong 6, Marcelino JV 6, Lumbao 5, Tansingco 5, Cinco 4, Ibanes 4, Mahinay 4, Serrano 4, Pretta 3, Guinto 2, Marcelino JC 0

MLQU 47 – Peralta 19, Zulueta 13, Fabila 6, Jamila 4, Alimasa 3, Gula 2, Hermosa 0, Pastor 0, Verzosa 0, Sual 0, Teobengco 0

QUARTER SCORES: 26-9, 41-23, 60-30, 82-47

THIRD GAME

UP 59 – Tungcab 19, Manzo 10, Murrell 10, Prado 8, Jaboneta 5, Dario 2, Espanola 2, Vito 2, Gomez de Liano 1, Lim 0, Santiago 0, Longa 0

ARELLANO 57 – Villoria 23, Serajosef 9, Dela Cruz 7, Concepcion 5, Bayla 5, Sacramento 2, Dumagan 2, Alcoriza 2, Meca 2, Abanes 0, Santos 0, Ongolo-Ongolo 0, Abdurasad 0, Segura 0, Chavez 0, Labarda 0

QUARTER SCORES: 14-12, 20-30, 34-37, 59-57

THURSDAY GAME

FEU 85 – Tchuente 10, Domingo 9, Casino 8, Gloria 8, Mallari 8, Tuffin 7, Laigo 6, Jopia 6, Celzo 4, Comboy 4, Tempra 4, Roman 4, Cade 3, Gabane 2, Ferrer 2, Senining 0

UA&P 25 – Gutierrez 11, Navarro 5, Santiago 3, Chotrani 2, Levy 2, Bautista 2, Jimenez 0, Sy 0, Mallare 0, Real 0

QUARTER SCORES: 19-6, 31-16, 59-19, 85-25

FRIDAY GAME

LA SALLE 76 – Samuel 15, Dyke 12, Santillan 11, Melecio 7, Manuel 7, Bates 6, Corteza 4, Go 3, Caracut 2, Lim 2, Tolentino 2, Capacio 0, Manaytay 0, Pastor 0, Alcala 0

NU 45 – Flores 10, Atienza 9, Malonzo 7, Minerva 6, Salim 6, Sistoza 3, Penano 2, Puray 2

QUARTER SCORES: 19-13, 35-21, 63-34, 76-45

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