NCAA: Light Bombers take down Jr. Altas; LSGH still first

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 14, 2018 06:56 PM
NCAA: Light Bombers take down Jr. Altas; LSGH still first
John Amores has been piloting JRU to contention in NCAA Season 94

STANDINGS
LSGH 6-1
MAPUA 5-2
ARELLANO 4-2
PERPETUAL 4-2
SAN BEDA 3-2
JRU 4-3
SAN SEBASTIAN 3-5
LPU 2-5
LETRAN 1-5
EAC 1-6

Jose Rizal High School is streaking for the first time in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and with that, has sent a statement about its contention.

Following the lead of breakout player John Amores, the Light Bombers clobbered University of Perpetual Help in the earlygoing before holding on for a well-earned 84-72 win on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Amores tallied 18 points, seven rebounds, and three assists to show the Kalentong-based ballers the way to back-to-back wins – their first in the tournament.

Now on a win run, JRU is just right behind powerhouses College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Mapua High School, Arellano High School, and San Beda High School in the standings.

However, it was Marwin Dionisio who actually got the Light Bombers to a strong start by dropping all but two of his 10 points in the first quarter. He also totalled 12 rebounds just for good measure.

Of course, the Junior Altas kept coming, but Amores and Gab Baluyut just did enough to keep them at bay.

With the upset loss, Perps dropped to a  tie for third at 4-2. Main man Joshua Gallano struggled with just four points and three rebounds.

Meanwhile, CSB-LSGH retained its top spot in the standings by dropping a 32-point hammer on Emilio Aguinaldo College, 103-71.

Inand Fornilos turned in his best game of the season with a 26-point, 14-rebound double-double while Joshua David and RC Calimag each chipped in 12 markers for the now 6-1 Junior Blazers.

Joel Cagulangan was relatively quiet once more, but was still felt everywhere with his 10 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and three steals.

For the 1-6 Brigadiers, JR Ilustrisimo showed the way with 14 points and seven rebounds.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

CSB-LSGH 103 – Fornilos 26, David 12, Calimag 12, Cagulangan 10, Lao 8, Palencia 8, Cortez 7, Valenzuela 7, Sangco 4, Lopez 3, Morales 2, Arciaga 2, Natividad 2, Lepalam 0

EAC 71 – Ilustrisimo 14, Mejia 13, Rodrin 10, Encila 8, Boado 6, Murillo 6, Balowa 4, Sanosa 2, Quebral 2, Pascual 2, Sumagaysay 2, Calara 2, Lozano 0, Rivera 0

QUARTER SCORES: 25-14, 49-34, 84-47, 103-71

SECOND GAME

JRU 84 – Amores 18, Baluyut 18, Vasquez 13, Dionisio 10, Fortuna 7, Ganut 6, Bucoy 6, Delos Santos 4, Portales 2, Icban 0, Macatangay 0, Garcia 0

PERPETUAL 72 – Orgo 23, Barcuma 10, Coloma 8, Galman 6, Galoy 5, Nunez 5, Ogunsanya 5, Gallano 4, Defante 4, Duka 2, Romilla 0, Kawamura 0, Dela Cruz 0

QUARTER SCORES: 24-13, 40-25, 70-49, 84-72

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