NCAA 95: Amores makes sure JRU defends home court vs EAC
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 01, 2019 06:35 PM
JRU got back on track after jumping on visiting EAC
Jose Rizal University wielded its young guns and then proceeded to gun down Emilio Aguinaldo College, 64-58, in its home court in Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong on Thursday to barge back into the win column of the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament.
Without Agem Miranda, serving a one-game suspension, it was prized rookie John Amores who took charge for the Heavy Bombers as they got off the ground once more for their third win in seven games.
That was hard to see in the earlygoing where the two teams just couldn't buy a basket.
The Generals actually had the lead at 1-0 before Amores scored eight points in a row to punctuate the home team's 17-3 rush that boosted them in front, 17-4.
The home team would take its foot off the pedal, however, and allowed pint-sized playmaker CJ Cadua energize the Generals back into the game.
Cadua even sparked his side to a seven-point edge, 45-38, entering the final frame before JRU unleashed its own energizer off the bench in Chester Jungco who rallied them to a 16-2 surge for a 54-47 lead inside the last five minutes.
JP Maguliano yet again pulled the visitors to within six, 54-60, with under two minutes to play before Amores and JL Delos Santos kept them away once and for all by making good on 4-of-6 free throws.
Amores wound up with 16 points and six rebounds while Jungco had 12 markers, eight boards, two assists, and two blocks.
Delos Santos then chimed in a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double to help the Heavy Bombers already total their win total from a year ago.
For EAC, Marwin Taywan topped the scoring column with 14 points, five steals, three rebounds, and two assists. After running out of gas in the endgame, though, they absorbed their fourth loss out of five games.
JRU 64 -- Amores 16, Jungco 12, Delos Santos 10, Dela Rosa 8, Vasquez 6, Steinl 4, Macatangay 4, Dionisio 2, Aguilar 2, Arenal 0, Abaoag 0.
EAC 58 -- Taywan 14, Mendoza 11, Cadua 11, Maguliano 9, Gonzales 5, Carlos 4, Gurtiza 2, De Guzman 2, Estacio 0, Luciano 0, Boffa 0, Dayrit 0, Corilla 0, Martin 0, Tampoc 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 12-4, 32-25, 38-45, 64-58
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