Akhuetie, Altas go streaking at expense of woeful Blazers

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 26, 2016 06:12 PM
Akhuetie, Altas go streaking at expense of woeful Blazers
BACK-TO-BACK. Bright Akhuetie and Perpetual are now on a two-game winning streak after making quick work of hapless CSB.

Bright Akhuetie and University of Perpetual Help weren’t going to let themselves turn in a letdown following their breakthrough win in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

On a morale-high after just having downed the defending champions, the Altas kept rolling with a 70-55 rout of hapless College of St. Benilde on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

Perpetual was never threatened and only trailed for a short while early on.

Still, the game was within reach for the Blazers who were only chasing down an eight-point deficit at halftime before Akhuetie ignited a 17-5 blast that put the Altas on top by their biggest margin at 20, 49-29. From there, the lead would not come down to single-digits.

Perpetual dominated several departments, including inside points, 40-26, and free throws made, 23-6. Leading that effort was Akhuetie who netted 21 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks.

Even with back-to-back wins that raises their record to 4-2, however, coach Jimwell Gican said his team still needs to work on quite a few things. “Hindi nga (easy win) e. Maganda ang depensa, pero ang opensa naman ngayon,” he said.

He then continued, “Yun talaga ini-improve namin ngayon.”

On the other hand, another loss again sends CSB to their worst start in 12 years. Now at 0-7, they clearly need much more help with Fons Saavedra the lone player in double-digits with 15 points.

BOX SCORES

PERPETUAL 70 – Akhuetie 21, Dagangon 16, Eze 10, Pido 7, Hao 7, Coronel 6, Dizon 2, Singontiko 1, Sadiwa 0, Gallardo 0, Oliveria 0, Yuhico 0

CSB 55 – Saavedra 15, Domingo 9, Youg 9, Haruna 6, Fajarito 6, Dixon 4, Belgica 3, Castor 2, Pajarillaga 1, San Juan 0, Pasamante 0, Pili 0

QUARTER SCORES: 15-6, 32-24, 57-39, 70-55

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