San Beda bounces back by frustrating luckless CSB

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 16, 2016 02:41 PM
San Beda bounces back by frustrating luckless CSB
BEGIN AGAIN. Donald Tankoua was the anchor as San Beda avoided what would have been their first losing skid of the season.

All was not right for San Beda College to begin the second round of the 92nd Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Fortunately for the league-leaders, all of it lasted for just one quarter.

College of St. Benilde got off to a blazing beginning before the Red Lions rediscovered and then re-asserted their deadly form in an 82-64 romp on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

The Blazers pulled off a surprising start and erected a 20-14 advantage in the first quarter. “We made a lot of mistakes maybe because of the break tapos we didn’t do much sa practice,” coach Jamike Jarin explained in his post-game conference.

He then continued, “We needed 20 minutes to wake up and do the right things.”

The Lions awoke from their slumber starting in the second and dominated their opponents, 43-25, in the middle periods. Donald Tankoua paved the way with a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double.

Davon Potts scored 15 of his own while Dan Sara played his best game of the season with 11 points to help San Beda rise from their first setback the last time around and now stand at 9-1.

On the other hand, CSB remained winless through 10 games. One more loss and they match the worst start for a squad in recent memory.

BOX SCORES

SAN BEDA 82 - Tankoua 17, Potts 15, Sara 11, Noah 11, Bolick 9, Mocon 8, Presbitero 6, Tongco 3, Soberano 2, Optana 1, Adamos 0, Alas 0, Bonsubre 0, Navarro 0.

CSB 64 - Young 15, Fajarito 12, Pasamante 9, Belgica 8, Dixon 6, San Juan 6, Pajarillaga 2, Castor 0, Domingo 0, Sta. Maria 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 14-20, 33-29, 57-45, 82-64

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