San Beda exacts sweet revenge on Arellano

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 19, 2016 05:07 PM
San Beda exacts sweet revenge on Arellano
RIGHT BACK AT YOU. San Beda left no doubt in getting back at the only team that had defeated them in the tournament.

TEAM STANDINGS
SAN BEDA 17-1
MALAYAN 13-3
CSB-LSGH 13-4
ARELLANO 13-5
LPU 9-9
LETRAN 7-11
PERPETUAL 5-13
EAC 4-13
JRU 4-13
SAN SEBASTIAN 2-15

Already having wrapped up the top-seed, there was only one item left on San Beda High School’s to-do list in the elimination round of the NCAA 92 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

“Kelangan pa naming makabawi sa Arellano,” coach JB Sison expressed.

The Red Cubs did just that on Monday at the San Juan Arena in humbling once league-leaders Arellano High School with a 92-74 beatdown.

The seven-time champions scored the matchup’s first two baskets and never looked back. Five points was the closest they let their opponent come and cruised all the way to their 10th consecutive victory.

The wire-to-wire win avenged San Beda’s only loss through 18 games in the elimination round. “We really prepared well for this game. Nagkaisa kami na kelangang makabawi kami,” Sison said in his post-game conference.

Evan Nelle turned in a second straight strong showing with 19 points built on five triples while Sam Abu Hijleh posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double to his name. The Cubs capitalized on the 21 miscues of their runners-up last year with a 26-8 advantage in turnover points.

San Beda’s total team effort was on full display with 22 assists and all 12 players sent in contributing in the scoring column.

Bullied from start to finish, Guilmer dela Torre was the lone bright spot for the Braves with 20 points. With their fourth loss in a row, they end the eliminations at 13-5 and are in danger of falling to the fourth-seed after pacing the tournament for a long time.

The second-seed and the remaining twice-to-beat advantage is still being disputed by Malayan Institute of Technology and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills as of press time.

Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines University made sure they finished their campaign strong with a 76-72 overtime victory versus University of Perpetual Help.

Mclaude Guadana scored 29 points as the Junior Pirates registered the best record in school history at 9-9. On the other hand, the Junior Altas continued their downward spiral and ended the elimination round at 5-13.

In other results, Jose Rizal High School (4-13) scored back-to-back wins for the first time in the season with a 61-54 win against Colegio de San Juan de Letran (7-11) while Emilio Aguinaldo College (4-13) trumped fellow cellar-dweller San Sebastian College-Recoletos (2-15) in overtime, 81-74.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

EAC 81 – Cruz 32, Dulatre 16, Beduria 12, Oriondo 6, Boado 5, Baliquig 4, Tanque 4, Calara 2, Matilde 0, Tapales 0, Andaya 0, Kwong 0, Ligot 0

SAN SEBASTIAN 74 – Rodriguez 19, Pelias 18, Isidro 10, Cuntapay 9, Binarao 5, Tamparong 4, Saliddin 4, Selorio 3, Competente 2, Villapondo 0, Jabagat 0, Canoy 0, Cortes 0

QUARTER SCORES: 19-15, 38-31, 53-54, 67-67, 81-74 (OT)

SECOND GAME

JRU 61 – Buno 17, Agustin 15, Sta. Maria 10, Torre 7, Baliad 5, Sicat 5, Buazon 2, Caballero 0, Camua 0, Guzman 0, Principe 0, Tolentino 0

LETRAN 54 – Cordero 10, Labrador 9, Villanueva M 9, Montes 6, Reyson 5, David 4, Guarino 4, Monje 4, Villanueva E 2, De Loyola 1, Barnachea 0, Boffa 0, Culanay 0, Dolendo 0

QUARTER SCORES: 20-15, 28-30, 37-39, 61-54

THIRD GAME

LPU 76 – Guadana 29, Manuel 12, Santos 7, Udal 5, De Leon 5, Ruiz 5, Cecilio 4, Cunanan 4, Jungco 3, Figueroa 2, Ortiz 0, Salazar 0, Duman 0, Arenal 0

PERPETUAL 72 – Cuevas 19, Razon 17, Honra 11, Jaucian 9, Duka 8, Bongay 4, De Leon 2, Inliwan 2, Aquiatan 0, Mendoza 0, Sta. Teresa 0, Sape 0, Nunez 0

QUARTER SCORES: 19-8, 37-25, 51-47, 64-64, 76-72 (OT)

FOURTH GAME

SAN BEDA 92 – Nelle 19, Nayve 16, Abu Hilje 10, Velasquez 9, Lagumen 8, Etrata 6, Mahinay 6, Alfaro 4, Barbero 4, Dela Rosa 2, Obenza 2.

ARELLANO 74 – Dela Torre 20, Sunga 11, Fermin 8, Danas 7, Abadeza 6, Batilier 6, Espiritu 5, Fornis 4, Tamayo 3, Dimaunahan 2, Dulatre 2, De Leon 0, Velasco 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 22-18, 46-38, 70-61, 92-74

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