NCAA: David teams up with Calimag to tow LSGH to top spot

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 24, 2018 07:10 PM
NCAA: David teams up with Calimag to tow LSGH to top spot
Joshua David and RC Calimag got together to make sure CSB-LSGH stayed atop the standings (FILE PHOTO)

STANDINGS
LSGH 8-1
MAPUA 7-2
JRU 5-3
SAN BEDA 5-3
ARELLANO 4-4
PERPETUAL 4-4
SAN SEBASTIAN 4-5
LPU 3-6
LETRAN 2-7
EAC 1-8

Joshua David and RC Calimag did the heavy lifting as Joel Cagulangan and Inand Fornilos were only happy to watch them work on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

David flirted with a triple-double while Calimag tied his career-best scoring output as the Junior Blazers came out on top of upstart University of Perpetual Help, 89-83, to remain as the number one team at the end of its first round assignments in the 94th Season of the NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament.

Graduating guard David stuffed the stat sheet with 24 points, nine rebounds, and six assists and also came through when it mattered most with eight markers in the final frame.

Those proved to be just the answers the defending champions were looking for as the Junior Altas continued to pose problems in the endgame.

Calimag scored 25 points of his own, matching his previous high, to go along with six rebounds and three assists to help his team stretch its streak to seventh in a row.

Those two starred for now 8-1 CSB-LSGH, but Cagulangan also shone bright with 16 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists while Fornilos chipped in nine markers, 10 boards, and two blocks.

Perpetual lost for the third time in a row and now sees its record at an even 4-4. Emman Galman fronted their effort with 26 points, seven rebounds, and two assists while Ezdel Galoy contributed a 20-marker, 16-board double-double.

Leaping the Junior Altas in the standings is San Beda High School which sent another statement at the expense of Arellano High School, 95-68.

Kent Pelipel waxed hot with 29 points built on seven triples, 11 coming in their third quarter breakaway which eventually ended as their fifth win in the last six games and fifth overall out of eight.

By his lonesome, Pelipel outscored all of the Braves in the third, 11-9.

Rom Junsay paced Arellano with 15 points while main man Aaron Fermin struggled with only four points and eight rebounds. After a 3-0 start to the season, they have now lost four of their last five.

Meanwhile, Colegio de San Juan de Letran finally stopped its slide with a well-earned 65-63 win against Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Lenard Santiago paced the now 2-7 Squires with 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

Ron Encila topped the scoring column for the now 1-8 Brigadiers with 14 points.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

LETRAN 65 – Santiago 15, Argente 10, Romenez 8, Tabajen 8, Umali 8, Guarino 6, Tibayan 5, Yanes 5, Caugiran 0, Culanay 0, Lontok 0.

EAC 63 – Encila 14, Ilustrisimo 11, Lozano 9, Balowa 8, Boado 8, Murillo 4, Sumagaysay 4, Pascual 2, Sanosa 2, Rodrin 1, Calara 0, Papa 0, Quebral 0, Rivera 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 12-11, 20-29, 43-49, 65-63.

SECOND GAME

CSB-LSGH 89 – Calimag 25, David 24, Cagulangan 16, Fornilos 9, Sangco 8, Mosqueda 3, Natividad 2, Lao 1, Morales 1, Cortez 0, Lepalam 0, Palencia 0.

PERPETUAL 83 – Galman 26, Galoy 20, Kawamura 12, Orgo 11, Duka 7, Ogunsanya 5, Barcuma 2, Defante 0, Nunez 0, Romilla 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 14-14, 39-32, 60-54, 89-83.

THIRD GAME

SAN BEDA 95 -- Pelipel 29, Sanchez 14, Estacio 10, Llarena 9, Lazaro 8, Peregrina 7, Ynot 6, Valencia 5, Talampas 4, Alcantara 3, Andrada 0, Calibo 0, Coyoca 0, Oliva 0.

ARELLANO 68 -- Junsay 15, Fornis 10, Sunga 10, Espiritu 7, Templonuevo 6, Fermin 4, Javier 4, Recto 3, Sahali 3, Cabili 2, Liangco 2, Nepomuceno 2, Domingo 0, Tolentino 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 22-21, 41-40, 67-49, 95-68.

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