NCAA: Red Robins avenge loss to Red Cubs via 33-point beatdown

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 07, 2018 12:55 PM
NCAA: Robins avenge loss to Cubs via 33-point beatdown
Clint Escamis and Mapua sent a statement at the expense of rival San Beda (FILE PHOTO)

STANDINGS
LSGH 9-1
MAPUA 8-2
SAN BEDA 7-4
JRU 6-5
PERPETUAL 5-5
ARELLANO 4-6
SAN SEBASTIAN 4-6
LPU 4-7
LETRAN 3-7
EAC 1-8

Mapua High School has gotten back at the team that gave it its biggest heartbreak in the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

On-point all game long on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, the Red Robins dropped a 33-point hammer on San Beda High School, 91-58, in a showdown between two of the top three teams in the tournament.

Clint Escamis showed the way as always with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals while Dan Arches also added 14 markers, seven dimes, and three boards.

Jonnel Policarpio posted a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double and Michael Diaz, starting in place of injured Briedyn Smith, also had his own 13 markers and 11 boards.

Behind that total team effort, Mapua scored no less than 23 points in the first three quarters. “Kelangan mag-send kami ng message na eto yung Red Robins ngayon na pwedeng lumaban sa top teams,” a more than satisfied head coach Randy Alcantara said post-game.

It was in the third quarter when they finally broke the game wide open, dominating San Beda by a score of 26-8.

They would not be threatened the rest of the way and ascended to solo second now at 8-2.

On a more personal note, the Red Robins exacted revenge on their rivals after the former lost to the latter in the first round. “Alam namin na medyo nag-relax kami nung first round so buti, nag-respond sila ngayon. Credit talaga sa mga bata,” coach Randy said.

For the Red Cubs, Yukien Andrada was the lone bright spot with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Dominated all game long, they absorb their fourth loss in seven games.

Meanwhile, Jose Rizal High School got back on track after sinking Lyceum of the Philippines University, 82-68.

John Amores returned to form with 17 points, six rebounds, and three assists while John Delos Santos contributed 13 markers, eight boards, and five dimes. With the win, the Light Bombers rose to solo fourth at 6-5.

John Barba paced the now 4-7 Junior Pirates with 25 points, four rebounds, and two assists.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

JRU 82 – Amores 17, Dionisio 14, Delos Santos 13, Baluyut 11, Vasquez 7, Portales 7, Icban 4, Bucoy 3, Fortuna 3, Ganut 3, Macatangay 0

LPU 68 – Barba 25, Guadana 10, Tulabut 7, Caringal 7, Jugar 7, Gudmalin 5, Nocal 3, De Leon 2, Omandac 2, Dejelo 0, Ragasa 0, De Guia 0, Cambi 0, Santos 0

QUARTER SCORES: 15-15, 45-27, 66-49, 82-68

SECOND GAME

MAPUA 91 – Escamis 21, Sarias 15, Arches 14, Diaz 13, Policarpio 10, Hernandez 8, Quimado 3, Lazarte 3, Mariano 2, Fransman 2, Dennison 0, Tagal 0, Samonteza 0, Chavez 0

SAN BEDA 58 – Andrada 12, Llarena 9, Alcantara 8, Talampas 6, Lazaro 6, Oliva 4, Estacio 4, Sanchez 3, Coyoca 2, Pelipel 2, Calibo 1, Valencia 1, Peregrina 0

QUARTER SCORES: 25-12, 48-30, 74-38, 91-58

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