Bombers go back-to-back after blasting Blazers by 28 points
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 18, 2017 06:40 PM
TOTAL TEAM EFFORT. Everybody from Ervin Grospe to Abdul Sawat contributed in JRU's wire-to-wire win.
For the first time in the 93rd Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Jose Rizal University is on a winning streak.
Everybody from Ervin Grospe to Abdul Sawat made it happen as the Heavy Bombers made quick work of luckless College of St. Benilde, 81-53, on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
“Sa wakas, naka-back-to-back din,” a more than satisfied head coach Vergel Meneses said.
Grospe scored 14 points on top of five assists to front the wire-to-wire win that hikes their record to 4-3.
Teytey Teodoro chipped in 13 markers of his own in just 10 minutes of action.
JRU’s top gun didn’t need to do much as they were already up by double-digits at halftime, 38-19.
It was in the second quarter where Meneses’ boys blew the game wide open as they outscored their opponents, 21-7.
The Blazers would not be able to threaten the rest of the way as Gio Lasquety did everything in his power to keep the Heavy Bombers way ahead. He would up with an all-around three points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and four steals.
The Shaw Boulevard-based squad showed its might on defense as new as it held CSB to measly 25 percent shooting.
With their first back-to-back wins in the season, JRU now finds itself at solo fourth – and breathing down the neck of 5-4 and third-running Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
For the Blazers, Carlo Young and Edward Dixon hit double-digit scoring with 14 and 13 points, respectively.
The rest of the team were offline, however, as they fell to 2-6 in the standings.
JRU 81 – Grospe 14, Teodoro 13, Mendoza 12, Sawat 10, Dela Virgen 8, Poutouochi 7, Bordon 6, Abdul Razak 6, Lasquety 3, David 2, Mate 0, Sibangan 0, Castor 0
CSB 53 – Young 14, Dixon 13, Sta. Maria 8, Naboa 6, Leutcheu 4, Johnson 4, San Juan 2, Castor 1, Pili 1, Velasco 0, Bunyi 0, Suarez 0
QUARTER SCORES: 17-12, 38-19, 70-44, 81-53
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