Teodoro saves the day for JRU against fighting EAC

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 21, 2016 04:12 PM
Teodoro saves the day for JRU against fighting EAC
DOWN THE WIRE. Teytey Teodoro one-upped Francis Munsayac to gift JRU a much-needed W.

Teytey Teodoro was, by no means, letting Francis Munsayac get all the glory on Thursday at the San Juan Arena.

Just seconds after Munsayac gave Emilio Aguinaldo College a one-point lead, Teodoro drained his own clutch shot that proved to be the difference in a much-needed 60-59 win for Jose Rizal University in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The two teams were neck-and-neck all throughout in a matchup that had six ties and 22 lead changes. The Heavy Bombers went ahead, 58-57, inside the last minute before Munsayac found an opening for a jumper at the elbow that granted EAC a 59-58 lead with 11 ticks on the clock.

With his name called for in the succeeding timeout, Teodoro came through for JRU and made good on his own jumper over Munsayac’s outstretched arms. The shot eventually ended up as the game-winner with Munsayac’s last heave only grazing the front of the rim.

The Bombers’ third-year gunslinger wound up with 21 points to help his team overcome a woeful shooting day of 29 percent. They made up for their shooting woes by registering crucial advantages of 17-6 in assists and 63-50 in rebounds.

In evading a second straight setback, JRU improved to 2-3. Coach Vergel Meneses, however, wasn’t happy at all in saying , “Wala akong nakitang positive the way we played today.”

On the other hand, the Generals lost for the fourth time in a row following a tournament-opening win. Their latest loss laid to waste power performances from Hamadou Laminou who had 14 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists as well as Sidney Onwubere who had 18 points and 19 rebounds.

BOX SCORES

JRU 60 – Teodoro 21, Cruz 14, Grospe 6, Dela Paz 5, Poutouchi 4, Abdul Wahab 4, Lasquety 2, Mendoza 2, Evardo 2, Dela Virgen 0, Astilla 0, Pontejos 0

EAC 59 – Onwubere 18, Laminou 14, King 7, Serrano 7, Guzman 6, Munsayac 4, Morada 3, Pascua 0, Diego 0, Corilla 0, Mendoza 0

QUARTER SCORES: 19-10, 29-30, 45-44, 60-59

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