San Beda beats down on Grey-less CSB

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 28, 2015 02:50 PM
San Beda beats down on Grey-less CSB
BACK-TO-BACK. San Beda has ridden two consecutive victories all the way to first place.

Even a field goal-less first five minutes couldn't keep San Beda College down in the continuation of the 91st Season of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

The Red Lions only hit one free throw in the earlygoing before exploding for 51 points in the second half to drop a 26-point hammer on the College of St. Benilde Blazers, 89-63, on Friday at the San Juan Arena.

CSB blazed to an 8-1 start before the five-peat champions finally settled down to take a 13-12 lead after the opening salvo. There was no stopping San Beda from there as they scored no less than 24 points in each of the next three quarters.

Six Lions ended in double-digits fronted by Art Dela Cruz who had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Talking about the balanced attack that moved his team into solo first (Letran can tie them with a win later) at 9-2, coach Jamike Jarin said in his post-game conference, “I like it this way. Ever since, I liked selfless basketball.”

Coming off an MVP performance in the All-Star Game, Jonathan Grey sat out due to injury. In his stead, rookie JJ Domingo led the way for the now 2-8 Blazers with 20 markers.

BOX SCORES

SAN BEDA 89— Dela Cruz 17, Soberano 12, Adeogun 12, Koya 11, Tongco 11, Tankoua 10, Cabanag 7, Mocon 4, Reyes 3, Bonsubre 2, Sara 0, Sorela 0, Sedillo 0.

CSB 63— J.J. Domingo 20, Fajarito 11, Saavedra 10, Young 9, Ongteco 3, Deles 3, Jonson 2, Sta. Maria 2, San Juan 2, Flores 1, Nayve 0, Castor 0, Dixon 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 13-12, 38-31, 62-42, 89-63

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