NCAA: LSGH stays hot as Cagulangan flirts with triple-double
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 06, 2018 01:59 PM
Joel Cagulangan, Inand Fornilos, and RC Calimag all did their thing as CSB-LSGH won its eighth game in a row
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All the weapons were firing on all cylinders as College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills strengthened its stranglehold on the top spot in the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament.
Joel Cagulangan just barely missed out on a triple-double, Inand Fornilos turned in his automatic double-double, RC Calimag remained red-hot, and the Junior Blazers made quick work of University of Perpetual Help, 96-82, on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Cagulangan was one point shy of double-digit scoring, but made his presence felt in playmaking and rebounding with 11 assists and 12 rebounds.
With him setting it all up, Fornilos and Calimag got easy looks for 16 and 23 points, respectively.
Fornilos also hauled in 10 rebounds as the Junior Blazers made a living in the paint – dominating the rebounds, 55-47, and inside points, 44-32.
Sydney Mosqueda also added 12 points as the defending champions stretched their streak to eight in a row following a 1-1 start to the season.
For the Junior Altas, Ezdel Galoy showed the way with 19 points and nine rebounds. The loss dragged them down onto a tie for fourth with also 5-5 Jose Rizal High School.
Meanwhile, Colegio de San Juan de Letran piled onto the woes of Arellano High School, 80-74.
CJ Saure topped the scoring column with 15 points while John Tabajen posted an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double in the Squires’ biggest win in the season.
Inspired by ailing Jerrick Balanza, the Intramuros-based squad led by as much as 26 before holding on to improve to 3-7 in the season – still very much alive and kicking for a playoff berth.
On the other hand, the Braves continued their downward spiral with their fifth loss in a row and sixth in the last seven games.
Rom Junsay gave it his all with 27 points, eight assists, five steals, and four rebounds while Aaron Fermin contributed 16 markers, six boards, and three blocks which were still not enough. After a 3-0 start to the season, they now stand at 4-7.
CSB-LSGH 96 – Calimag 23, Fornilos 16, Mosqueda 12, Cagulangan 9, Lao 8, Sangco 8, Natividad 8, David 5, Cortez 5, Morales 2, Palencia 0, Valenzuela 0
PERPETUAL 82 – Galoy 19, Orgo 17, Barcuma 12, Kawamura 11, Galman 8, Nunez 6, Dela Cruz 3, Defante 3, Lauchengco 3, Duka 0, Ogunsanya 0, Romilla 0
QUARTER SCORES: 23-24, 49-39, 69-58, 96-82
LETRAN 80 — Saure 15, Culanay 12, Tabajen 11, Argente 9, Romenez 9, Tibayan 8, Umali 8, Omega 5, Guarino 3, Caugiran 0, Lontok 0, Santiago 0, Yanes 0.
ARELLANO 74 — Junsay 27, Fermin 16, Espiritu 11, Recto 7, Fornis 4, Sahali 3, Templonuevo 3, Domingo 2, Sunga 1, Liangco 0, Nepomuceno 0, Tolentino 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 28-13, 53-32, 67-52, 80-74.
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