Bombers now tied for third after fifth win in a row

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 29, 2015 06:33 PM
Bombers now tied for third after fifth win in a row
ASCENT. With a fifth consecutive victory, JRU rose from a three-way logjam for fourth towards a two-way tie for third.

Just like that, from outside the top five, Jose Rizal University has kicked down the door and entered into a tie for third and fourth nearing the end of the elimination round in the NCAA 91 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Heavy Bombers won their fifth do-or-die game in the row, this time against the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates, 64-55, on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

The surging Shaw Boulevard-based squad led from start to finish as Teytey Teodoro scorched the nets once more with 32 points. The sophomore’s career-high matching output almost equaled, by himself, the total of the Pirate starters.

LPU attempted a rally and cut the deficit to just 48-51 in the fourth, but a personal 5-0 run by Teodoro swung the momentum back in the Bombers’ favor. JRU did not look back from there to ascend to 11-6 – tied with University of Perpetual Help inside the top four.

Vic Nguidjol and Joseph Gabayni had 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Pirates who sunk to 4-13.

BOX SCORES

JRU 64 - Teodoro 32, Pontejos 7, Poutouochi 7, Dela Virgen 6, Cruz 4, Estrella 3, Dela Paz 2, Grospe 2, Lasquety 1, Astilla 0, Sanchez 0.

LYCEUM 55 - Nguidjol 13, Gabayni 11, Marata 9, Mbida 9, Ayaay 4, Bulawan 4, Sunga 3, Soliman 2, Malabanan 0, Baltazar 0, Lacastesantos 0, Alanes 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 16-9, 34-25, 51-43, 64-55.

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