NCAA 95: Amsali makes presence felt as Red Cubs make it two in a row

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 12, 2019 12:08 PM
Amsali makes presence felt, Red Cubs make it two in a row
Rhayyan Amsali dominated in his very first game for San Beda and in the NCAA Jrs. (FILE PHOTO)

STANDINGS
San Beda 2-0
LPU 2-0
Perpetual 1-0
CSB-LSGH 1-0
Arellano 1-1
JRU 1-1
San Sebastian 0-1
Mapua 0-1
EAC 0-2
Letran 0-2

Rhayyan Amsali wasted no time in announcing his arrival, putting San Beda High School on his back in their 99-80 rout of Jose Rizal University High School, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

The first-year forward, fresh off a tour of duty with Gilas Youth, dropped 29 points in efficient 11-of-18 shooting, including 4-of-5 from triples, in his first game in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament.

Following his lead, the Red Cubs blasted off right out of the gates with 50 points in the first half and never looked back en route to back-to-back wins.

Amsali also hauled in seven rebounds and three assists and was backstopped by Justine Sanchez and Hans Nicdao who combined for 13 and 10 markers, respectively.

On the other hand, Gholam Garcia paced the Light Bombers with 21 points to go along with six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Without an answer for the Gilas Youth forward, however, they suffered their first setback following a season-opening win.

Now sporting the same slate is Arellano High School which used total team effort to overwhelm Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 79-72.

Three Braves all scored 14 points in Miguel Sahali, Rodman Templonuevo, and Chris Recto while Marc Lopez and Danren Templonuevo both also added six markers and 10 rebounds.

Arellano made a living on the boards where they dominated their opponents in second chance points, 25-14, and offensive rebounds, 28-19, before marching forward to a 1-1 standing.

For the Squires, Joshua Ramirez, in also his first game back home from Gilas Youth, showed the way with 23 points on top of seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Even so, they remain winless through two tries.

Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines University continued its strong start to the tournament by downing Emilio Aguinaldo College, 85-76.

Mac Guadana was at the vanguard of the attack with 20 points while Jae Omandac posted a 17-marker, 10-rebound double-double for the Jr. Pirates second straight win.

The still winless Brigadiers were led by Joshua Dandoy who had 16 points.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

SAN BEDA 99 - Amsali 29, Sanchez 13, Nicdao 10, Andrada 8, Pelipel 8, Perigrina 8, Delfino 7, Alcantara 6, Valencia 5, Oftana 2, Llarena 2, Pascual 2, Alao 0

JRU 80 - Garcia 21, Femaranco 16, Medina 14, Sy J 9, Fortuna 9, Gentalan 4, Joson 3, Ramirez 2, Pilares 2, Sy W 0, Lenon 0, Ganut 0, Castelo 0, Icban 0

QUARTER SCORES: 26-18, 50-39, 76-62, 99-80

SECOND GAME

ARELLANO 79 - Sahali 14, Templonuevo 14, Recto 14, Salinel 8, Sablaon 8, Lopez 6, Nepomuceno 6, Tan 5, Villarte 2, Lime 2, Tolentino 0, Cuenco 0, Rellama 0

LETRAN 72 - Ramirez 23, Umali 17, Saure 15, Romenez 7, Santiago 4, Argente 3, Omega 2, Cauguiran 1, Tibayan 0, Tolentino 0, Lim 0, Cabal 0, Flauta 0

QUARTER SCORES: 25-17, 43-35, 63-53, 79-72

THIRD GAME

LPU 85 - Guadana 20, Omandac 17, Montano 12, Garing 11, Ragasa 9, Garro 7, Santos 3, Dejelo 2, Gamlanga 2, Dumon 2, Gudmalin 0, Caringal 0, Caduyac 0, Panganiban 0.

EAC 76 - Dandoy 16, Sanosa 13, Sollestre 10, Balowa 9, Calipco 8, Ilustrisimo 5, Mejia 4, Rodrin 3, Cabuhat 2, Baruelo 2, Lomogda 2, Encila 2, Macaraya 0, Reyes 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 30-20, 49-38, 66-54, 85-76.

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