Jr. Pirates bury Brigadiers by 34 points in their own home

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 10, 2017 05:14 PM
Jr. Pirates bury Brigadiers by 34 points in their own home
SAILING. Visiting LPU had no problems whatsoever against home team EAC.

STANDINGS
Malayan 6-0
CSB-LSGH 5-1
Arellano 4-2
San Beda 4-2
LPU 4-3
Perpetual 2-4
Letran 2-4
JRU 1-4
San Sebastian 1-4
EAC 0-6

Lyceum of the Philippines University gave no chance for Emilio Aguinaldo College to draw strength from its home crowd inside their home gym in San Marcelino, Manila on Thursday.

Detonating a 34-point blast in the opening salvo alone, the Junior Pirates torched the hapless Brigadiers and eventually ended with a 34-point rout, 111-77, for back-to-back wins in the NCAA 93 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

John Barba showed no mercy from the get-go and unleashed 15 of his 24 points in just the first eight minutes.

He wasn’t alone, however, as LPU’s other players also joined in on the fun as they mounted a 34-21 lead after the first quarter.

The visitors would not look back from there and even owned an advantage of as much as 40 early in the final frame.

In the end, seven Junior Pirates had more than seven points with seldom-used Marj De Leon and Sean Sandoval scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively.

LPU scorched the nets and made good on 54 percent of their attempts, including 12 long-range bombs that took the fight out of their opponents bit-by-bit.

So dominant was the Cavite-based squad that main men Vincent Cunanan and Mac Guadana didn’t even need to do much. Cunanan only had six points, five assists, and four assists while Guadana only had eight points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

With the 34-point rout, the Junior Pirates are now streaking with a 4-3 record.

Maui Cruz paced the Brigadiers with 26 points which still proved far from enough as they remained winless through six games.

BOX SCORES

LPU 111 – Barba 24, De Leon 12, Sandoval 11, Manuel 10, Salazar 9, Guadana 8, Jungco 8, Cunanan 6, Cuevas 5, Ruiz 4, Umpad 4, Caringal 3, Nocal 3, Arenal 2, Ortiz 2

EAC 77 – Cruz 26, Mananquil 10, Boado 7, De Quiros 7, Dulatre 7, Castillo 5, Oriondo 4, Satillian 4, Baliquig 3, Matilde 2, Diaz 2, Tapales 0, Mostoles 0, Ligot 0, Suniga 0

QUARTER SCORES: 34-21, 60-40, 84-55, 111-77

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