NCAA Juniors: Cagulangan leads Greenies to start title defense on right track

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 13, 2018 08:50 PM
Cagulangan leads Greenies to start title defense right
CSB, Lyceum, and Perpetual notch wins in NCAA Season 94 Juniors' Basketball action.

STANDINGS
PERPETUAL 2-0
JRU 1-0
LSGH 1-0
SAN SEBASTIAN 1-1
LPU 1-1
ARELLANO 0-0
LETRAN 0-1
EAC 0-1
SAN BEDA 0-1
MAPUA 0-1

 

Defending champions CSB-La Salle Greenhills Greenies started their title defense on the right track as they defeated the San Sebastian Staglets, 93-80, Friday morning at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Floor general Joel Cagulangan paced the Greenies with  20 points on 58-percent shooting, including two three-pointers. He also dished out nine assists and stole the ball four times.

Milo Janao meanwhile led the Staglets in scoring with 16 points for 0-1 San Sebastian. 

After a close game in the first half, the Greenies pulled away in the third period after the NCAA Season 93 Juniors' Finals MVP and De La Salle recruit Cagulangan tallied 11 points in the third as his team l led, 71-56.

They never looked back and led the rest of the way for their first win of the season.

Meanwhile, the Lyceum Junior Pirates earned their first win in two tries as they stymied the EAC Brigadiers, 74-63. 

The now 1-1 Jr. Pirates were paced by John Barba's 22 points and 11 rebounds. Marj de Leon meanwhile added 10. The Brigadiers, who lost their season opener, were led by CJ Boado's 16 points, while Adrian Balowa added 10. 

It was all LPU most of the way as they led by as much by 18 points.

The Perpetual Jr. Altas momentarily rose to the top of the standings as they scored  a wire-to-wire 73-57 victory against the Letran Squires.

Perpetual, who improved to 2-0, led by as much as 18 points, and had three players in double-figures in scoring. Yukihiro Kawamura led the way with 18 points coming off the bench, while Mark Gallano and Ezdel Galoy added 14 and 12 markers, respectively.

Ralph Yanes meanwhile paced the Squires with 11 points.

Action resumes on Tuesday, July 17.

BOX SCORES: 

1st Game:

CSB-LSGH (93) -- Cagulangan 20, Cortez 14, Sangco 13, Calimag 12, Fornilos 11, David 6, Mosqueda 4, Natividad 4, Palencia 4, Lopez 3, Valenzuela 2, Arciaga 0, Lao 0, Lepalam 0, Morales 0.

SSC-R (80) -- Janao 16, Are 10, Dela Cruz 10, Baclaan 7, Balo 7, Loristo 6, Austria 6, Pinero 6, Bonalos 4, Timbancaya 4, Cortes 2, Suico 2, Perez 0, Solatorio 0.

Quarter Scores: 25-24, 49-43, 71-56, 93-80.

2nd Game:

LPU (74) --  Barba 22, De Leon 11, Guadana 9, Jugar 8, Ragasa 7, Gudmalin 5, Omandac 4, Tulabut 4, De Guia 2, Pagdanganan, 2, Caringal 0, Nocal 0, Santos 0.

EAC (63) -- Boado 16, Balowa 10, Ilustrisimo 9, Murillo 6, Sumagaysay 6, Lozano 4, Sanosa 4, Encila 3, Papa 2, Rodrin 2, Quebral 1, Calara 0, Pascual 0, Rivera 0.

Quarter Scores: 19-14, 41-27, 59-46, 74-63.

3rd Game:

PERPETUAL (73)– Kawamura 18, Gallano 14, Galoy 12, Coloma 8, Lauchengco 5, Duka 4, Barcuma 3, Orgo 3, Dela Cruz 2, Nunez 2, Romilla 2, Agbayani 0, Defante 0, Galman 0.

LETRAN (57) – Yanes 11, Romenez 9, Argente 7, Santiago 7, Umali 7, Saure 6, Tabajen 6, Tolentino 3, Tibayan 1, Cauguran 0, Culanay 0, Guarino 0, Lontok 0, Miranda 0, Omega 0.

Quarter Scores: 21-11, 40-25, 58-40, 73-57.

 

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