San Beda, La Salle score convincing victories in Filoil Preseason
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 14, 2019 07:45 PM
San Beda and La Salle finished the elimination round 1-and-2
San Beda University and De La Salle University both ended their elimination round assignments in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament on the right note with separate convincing victories, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Red Lions battled back from 10 points down to frustrate University of Sto. Tomas, 75-73.
James Canlas fronted the rally and fired 21 points on top of three assists and two rebounds for the three-time NCAA champions who finished off an elims sweep with their seventh win in a row.
Donald Tankoua brought the backup with a 19-point, 14-rebound double-double while Ralph Penuela and Clint Doliguez chimed in eight and seven markers, respectively.
With the win, San Beda cemented its place as the top-seed in Group A.
Meanwhile, the Green Archers clinched Group A's second-seed with a well-earned 84-70 win at the expense of San Sebastian College-Recoletos.
The Taft-based team now turns its attention to Group B 3-seed Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the quarterfinals on Monday still at the same venue.
In the day's other game, Far Eastern University gored Jose Rizal University, 66-53.
Rookie playmaker Royce Alforque broke out with 14 points and three rebounds as the Tamaraws now charge into their quarters meeting with San Beda on a five-game win run.
The Growling Tigers and the Heavy Bombers bowed out of the preseason tournament with 2-5 and 1-6 records, respectively.
FEU 66 -- Alforque 14, Cani 12, Celzo 9, Nunag 6, Gloria 5, Tchuente 4, Eboña 4, Dulatre 3, Torres 2, Stockton 2, Tuffin 2, Casino 2, Tempra 1, Comboy 0, Mantua 0, Roman 0.
JRU 53 -- Miranda 14, Amores 10, Dionisio 8, Delos Santos 4, Dela Virgen 3, Vasquez 3, Bordon 3, Steinl 2, Jungco 2, Abaoag 2, Aguilar 2, Dela Rosa 0, Arenal 0, Dulalia 0, Aguado 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 20-19, 31-30, 49-39, 66-53.
SAN BEDA 75 - Canlas 21, Tankoua 19, Penuela 8, Doliguez 7, Nelle 6, Noah 6, Oftana 4, Bahio 4, Abuda 0, Etrata 0, Alfaro 0, Cuntapay 0, Obenza 0, Ejercito 0.
UST 73 -- Chabi Yo 24, Nonoy 15, Abando 13, Paraiso 10, Ando 5, Subido 3, Huang 3, Bataller 0, Tarranza 0, Cosejo 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 16-22, 30-40, 50-54, 75-73.
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