CSB scores win vs hapless JRU in NCAA 94
Philip Matel on Oct 16, 2018 04:19 PM
St. Benilde zoomed to a 26-9 run to close the period and never looked back, a far cry on what was an up-and-down first half.
The College of St. Benilde Blazers torched the nets in the second half as they get a 84-68 win and send the Jose Rizal Univ. Heavy Bombers home on a sour note in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Tuesday afternoon.
Just leading by four midway through the third quarter, 41-37, St. Benilde zoomed to a 26-9 run to close the period and never looked back, a far cry on what was an up-and-down first half.
"I thought we started out slow this game but we were able to pick it up in the second half. I've been telling them that whatever happens this season, we should end up with a win. We have two more games and we are hoping to win those games," CSB head coach TY Tang said after the game.
CSB currently sits at fifth place with a 9-8 record but could be bound for the playoffs if the NCAA Management Committee decides to void Perpetual's wins due to eligibility issues regarding some of its players.
They end their double-round robin against the Final Four-bound Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights next Tuesday, Oct. 23.
JRU ends its season at the bottom of the standings with a 3-15 record, the worst in coach Vergel Meneses' nine-year stint with the team.
Yankie Haruna led CSB in scoring with 17 points, coupled with 7 rebounds. Clement Leutcheu meanwhile added 17 markers and 19 boards.
MJ Dela Virgen ended his final game of the season with 25 points, 15 in the first half.
Jed Mendoza, in what could be his final game for JRU, contributed 12 points.
ST. BENILDE 84 -- Haruna 18, Leutcheu 17, Young 13, Gutang 12, Naboa 8, Dixon 7, Carlos 6, Velasco 2, Nayve 1, Belgica 0, Pagulayan 0.
JRU 68 -- Dela Virgen 25, Mendoza 12, Aguilar 12, Estrella 6, Padua 5, Esguerra 4, Bordon 2, Ramos 2, Silvarez 0, Mallari 0, Santos 0, Miranda 0, David 0.
Quarters: 16-15, 35-32, 67-46, 84-68.
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