Red Robins, Jr. Blazers still tied for first; San Beda stops skid

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 15, 2017 08:32 PM
Red Robins, Jr. Blazers tied for first; San Beda stops skid
TOP OF THE CHARTS. Malayan and CSB-LSGH are still setting the standard for the league.

STANDINGS
CSB-LSGH 10-2
Malayan 10-2
Letran 7-4
San Beda 7-5
Arellano 5-6
San Sebastian 5-6
LPU 5-7
Perpetual 4-7
JRU 3-8
EAC 1-10

Defending champion Malayan High School of Science and oncoming College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills still have a score to settle in the NCAA 93 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

The two teams remain in each other’s throats for first-place following separate wins on Thursday and Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

The defending champion Red Robins made quick work of the Brigadiers, 82-68, last Thursday.

Team captain Warren Bonifacio showed the way with 19 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks while Clint Escamis also contributed 12 markers, seven boards, and one pilfer.

They were never threated all throughout and waltzed their way onto a 10-2 standing.

Tying them there once more are the Junior Blazers who rode Joshua Marcos’ career-best 22 points to go along with 12 rebounds past University of Perpetual Help, 82-69, on Friday.

Marcos was backstopped by three other teammates in double-digits en route to a share of first.

Court general Joel Cagulangan orchestrated the offensive with a total of 10 points, eight assists, and four rebounds.

Their respective losses dropped the Junior Altas to 4-7 and the Brigadiers to 1-10.

Meanwhile, San Beda High School finally got back on track following a gritty overtime victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 85-78.

Evan Nelle was the difference, scoring eight points and assisting on five others in his team’s 13-6 extra period.

The Red Cubs lost three in a row before the much-needed win. They now stand at 7-5, still solo fourth.

Strengthening their stranglehold of third spot, however, is Colegio de San Juan de Letran which grounded Jose Rizal High School, 91-87.

Kurt Reyson had 20 points to lead a total of four Squires in double-digits as they improved to 7-4.

Their respective losses dropped the Staglets to 5-6 and the Light Bombers to 3-8.

Also still in the running is Lyceum of the Philippines University which added to the woes of Arellano High School, 89-82.

Mac Guadana topped the scoring column for the Junior Pirates with 19 points. They rose to 5-7 with the win.

At the same time, LPU continued to drag down the Braves who are now 5-6 following back-to-back losses.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME, FRIDAY

LPU 89 – Guadana 19, Sandoval 15, Arenal 10, Cunanan 10, De Leon 8, Barba 8, Ruiz 6, Salazar 6, Jungco 4, Caringal 3, Ortiz 0, Cuevas 0, Umpad 0

ARELLANO 82 – Camacho 21, Fermin 18, Bataller 12, Tamayo 7, Segura 5, Espiritu 4, Domingo 4, Fornis 3, Camarillo 3, Rivera 3, Velasco 2, Liangco 0

QUARTER SCORES: 17-18, 53-38, 69-67, 89-82

SECOND GAME, FRIDAY

CSB-LSGH 82 – Marcos 22, David 14, Fornilos 12, Cagulangan 10, Lao 6, Pedrosa 5, Mosqueda 2, Bordeos 2, Lepalam 2, Perez 2, Cruz 2, Belgica 2, Dela Cruz 1, Sangco 0, Morales 0

PERPETUAL 69 – Razon 17, Siegue 11, Bongay 8, Inliwan 8, Cuevas 6, De Leon 5, Maneze 5, Romilla 4, Umali 2, Rocero 2, Gallano 1, Duka 0, Sta. Teresa 0, Cajayon 0, Jaucian 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 34-27, 63-45, 82-69

THIRD GAME, FRIDAY

SAN BEDA 85 – Etrata 14, Nelle 14, Tagala 13, Sese 11, Abu Hijleh 7, Alfaro 6, Garcia 5, Mahinay 4, Obenza 4, Lagumen 3, Velasquez 2, Nayve 2, Oliva 0

SAN SEBASTIAN 78 – Villapando 15, Desoyo 14, Calahat 10, Cuntapay 10, Pelias 9, Sumoda 9, Are 4, Pasamante 3, Aguilar 2, Magbanua 2, Umayao 0, Rodriguez 0

QUARTER SCORES: 7019, 22-29, 50-48, 72-72, 85-75 (OT)

FIRST GAME, THURSDAY

LETRAN 91 – Reyson 20, Tolentino 16, Cordero 13, Tamayo 12, Valdez 8, Monje 7, Aniban 5, Peralta 3, Guarino 3, Ganapathy 2, Labrador 2, Montes 0, Tabajen 0

JRU 87 – Agustin 36, Caballero 17, Tolentino 10, Serrano 9, Camua 5, Delos Santos 4, Dionisio 3, Buazon 2, Sicat 1, Buno 0, Amores 0, Sumabat 0

QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 43-44, 68-63, 91-87

SECOND GAME, THURSDAY

MALAYAN 82 – Bonifacio 19, Escamis 12, Garcia 10, Lacap 8, Jabel 8, Gozum 8, Socias 6, Sarias 5, Enriquez 5, Malaluan 1, Ramos 0, Dennison 0, Arches 0, Sarmiento 0

EAC 68 – Cruz 21, De Quiros 12, Castillo 11, Boado 8, Satillian 5, Dulatre 3, Baliquig 2, Oriondo 2, Tapales 2, Diaz 2, Mananquil 0, Matilde 0, Mostoles 0, Suniga 0, Ligot 0

QUARTER SCORES: 25-13, 43-30, 68-51, 82-68

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