Red Robins take flight anew in NCAA 95; LSGH downs Arellano

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 13, 2019 01:51 PM
Red Robins take flight anew in NCAA 95; LSGH downs Arellano
Mapua is back on track in NCAA 95, but both CSB-LSGH and Arellano remain well above the defending champions in the standings (Photo by Josh Albelda) (FILE PHOTO)

STANDINGS
San Beda 5-1
CSB-LSGH 5-2
Arellano 5-2
LPU 4-2
JRU 4-3
Perpetual 3-4
Letran 3-5
San Sebastian 2-4
Mapua 2-5
EAC 1-6

Mapua High School is finally getting going in its title defense, winning for the second time in its last three games in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament, this one at the expense of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-68, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Rookie guard Megan Galang spearheaded the attack with 16 points on an efficient 6-of-8 shooting while main man Jonnel Policarpio did his thing once more in posting a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double.

Policarpio turned in nine of his scoring output in the final frame, making sure the Red Robins improved to 2-5 in the standings.

The defending champions have now won half of their games with their do-it-all forward back in tow after he dealt with personal problems and missed their first three assignments.

Still, two of the top three teams in the tournament remain to be College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills and Arellano High School.

And with CSB-LSGH and Arellano pitted against one another, the former got the better of the latter, 71-66.

RC Calimag and Kobe Palencia, as always, showed the way as the former finished with 19 points, four rebounds, and two assists and the latter ended with 17 markers as well as four boards and two dimes of his own.

It was also those two who were both the engine and the fuel in the Jr. Blazers' running attack that set the tone in the game as they outscored their opponents, 17-6, in terms of fastbreak points.

Gian Arciaga and Jan Manansala then took care of the pain with a combined 16 points and 18 rebounds, helping the green and white rise to a share of second now at 5-2.

Even after the loss, the Braves sport the same slate. Rodman Templonuevo paced them in this one with 16 points and six rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Brigadiers fell to 1-6 even after a 21-point performance from Adrian Balowa.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

MAPUA 83 - Galang 16, Policarpio 16, Echavia 11, Parinas 9, Lugo 8, Fransman 7, Jugo 6, Castor 4, Tadeo 2, Ejercito 2, So 2, Buenaflor 0, Mercado 0, Sarmiento 0

EAC 68 - Balowa 21, Sanosa 19, Ilustrisimo 10, Banuelo 4, Dandoy 4, Rodrin 4, Cabuhat 2, Macaraya 2, Calipco 2, Encila 0, Sollestre 0, Reyes 0

QUARTER SCORES: 22-14, 36-33, 57-54, 83-68

SECOND GAME

CSB-LSGH 74 - Calimag 19, Palencia 17, Quiambao 13, Arciaga 10, Manansala 6, Macalalag 6, Valenzuela 3, Dimaunahan 0, Rivera 0, Gagate 0, Torrijos 0, Estil 0, Panlilio 0

ARELLANO 66 - Templonuevo 16, Rellama 13, Recto 12, Tolentino 10, Lopez 6, Nepomuceno 4, Lime 3, Sahali 2, Salinel 0, Villarte 0, Cuenco 0, Sablaon 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-11, 37-30, 58-48, 74-66

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