Red-hot Dela Torre keeps Arellano tied at the top with San Beda

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 11, 2016 05:24 PM
Dela Torre keeps Arellano tied at the top with San Beda
VIEW FROM THE TOP. Arellano is still atop the leaderboard in the NCAA 92 Juniors Basketball Tournament, but right there with them are San Beda and Malayan.

TEAM STANDINGS
ARELLANO 4-0
MALAYAN 4-0
SAN BEDA 4-0
CSB-LSGH 3-1
LETRAN 2-2
LPU 1-3
PERPETUAL 1-3
JRU 1-3
EAC 0-4
SAN SEBASTIAN 0-4

For the second game in a row, Guillmer Dela Torre was hitting on all cylinders. And for the fourth game in a row, Arellano High School is one of the league’s leaders.

With 24 points to his name, Dela Torre reinforced Arellano University’s standing in first-place following a 98-89 triumph over Emilio Aguinaldo College at the San Juan Arena, Monday.

The Braves got off to a slow start and dug a 10-point hole for themselves after one period before their high-scoring guard got it going and took over. Dela Torre spearheaded their torrid tear in the middle quarters where they outscored their opponents, 59-34.

Kerby Dulatre, who wound up with 30 points, did his best to let the Brigadiers keep pace, but Arellano just wasn’t stopping until they cemented their rise to 4-0. Little-known Aaron Fermin provided backup for Dela Torre with a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double.

Still right up there with the reigning runner-up Braves is defending champion San Beda High School who made quick work of University of Perpetual Help, 95-63.

Four Red Cubs were in double-digit scoring topped by Joshua Tagala’s 15. “It was a total team effort,” coach JB Sison said of his boys who are still spotless through four games.

Indeed, 49 points in the output of the Taytay-based team’s came from their starters while the other 46 points were courtesy of their bench.

Making the top of the standings even more interesting is Malayan High School who survived very game Lyceum of the Philippines University, 89-86, for also their third win in a row.

Sherwin Concepcion pounded in 30 points and 15 rebounds while Jasper Salenga had his own 24-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Red Robins who remain entangled with last year’s finalists.

Meanwhile, College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills broke off the deadlock for fourth after downing Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 69-56. Troy Mallinllin exploded for 36 points to help the Junior Blazers improve to 3-1.

In the day’s other game, Jose Rizal High School finally barged into the win column at the expense of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 68-60.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

JRU 68 – Torre 14, Guzman 12, Camua 10, Tolentino 7, Sta. Maria 6, Buno 6, Baliad 5, Sicat 4, Agustin 2, Berwite 2, Principe 0, Caballero 0, Buazon 0

SAN SEBASTIAN 60 – Pelias 9, Canoy 9, Selorio 9, Cuntapay 7, Villapondo 6, Binarao 6, Saliddin 5, Isidro 5, Tamparong 2, Jabagat 2, Espiritu 0

QUARTER SCORES: 21-11, 35-32, 55-47, 68-60

SECOND GAME

SAN BEDA 95 – Tagala 15. Abu Hijle 12, Etrata 10, Obenza 10, Nayve 8, Velasquez 7, Dela Rosa 7, Nelle 7, Mahinay 5, Garcia 4, Sese 4, Lagumen 3, Bonalos 3, Barbero 0

PERPETUAL 63 – Razon 11, Mendoza 9, Cuevas 8, Bongay 8, Rocero 8, Inliwan 8, Aquita 6, De Leon 4, Jaucian 1, Disquitado 0, Duka 0, Nunez 0, Sape 0

QUARTER SCORES: 24-15, 51-34, 72-50, 95-63

THIRD GAME

ARELLANO 98 – Dela Torre 24, Fermin 15, Sunga 13, Abadeza 13, Dulatre 9, Dimaunahan 7, De Leon 5, Batilier 4, Espiritu 2, Tamayo 2, Fornis 2, Velasco 2, Danas 0, Rivera 0, Camarillo 0

EAC 89 – Dulatre 30, Cruz 14, Boado 9, Baliquig 7, Beduria 6, Tapales 6, Calara 5, Oriondo 4, Matilde 3, Kwong 3, Tanque 2, Ligot 0, Mostoles 0, Anonuevo 0

QUARTER SCORES: 16-26, 42-41, 75-60, 98-89

FOURTH GAME

CSB-LSGH 69 – Mallinllin 36, Naboa 10, Cagulangan 8, David 5, Lao 5, Lepalam 2, Belgica 2, Espinosa 1, Marcos 0, Cruz B 0, Cruz R 0, David 0, Marquez 0, Magpantay 0

LETRAN 56 – David 16, Labrador 12, Cordero 11, Monje 6, Reyson 4, Tamayo 3, Boffa 2, Villanueva E 2, Villanueva M 0, De Loyola 0, Dolendo 0, Guarino 0, Montes 0, Barnachea 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-15, 37-36, 52-49, 69-56

FIFTH GAME

MALAYAN 89 – Concepcion 30, Salenga 24, Junsay 18, Gozum 9, Bonifacio 3, Garcia 2, Samudio 2, Encarnis 1, Lacap 0, Arcangel 0, Dagta 0

LPU 86 – Santos 25, Cunanan 15, Jungco 12, Guadana 8, Figueroa 7, Salazar 5, Ruiz 5, Umpad 3, Ortiz 2, Manuel 2, De Leon 1, Arenal 1, Dumon 0

QUARTER SCORES: 24-22, 44-38, 69-58, 89-86

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