UAAP 81: Ildefonso on rookie showdown vs. Cansino: "Kulitan lang sa court"

Paul Lintag on Sep 08, 2018 07:17 PM
Ildefonso on rookie showdown vs. Cansino:
Both rookies shined in their debuts with Ildefonso firing 19 points, seven rebounds, and three assists while Cansino, the reigning juniors MVP, going for a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds.

It didn't take long for the UAAP to see two new stars on the court.

In only the second game of the 81st season, everyone saw a glimpse of the present and future as National University's Dave Ildefonso and University of Santo Tomas' CJ Cansino duked it out on the floor.

Both rookies shined in their debuts with Ildefonso firing 19 points, seven rebounds, and three assists while Cansino, the reigning juniors MVP, going for a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds.

While Cansino won the individual game, Ildefonso took the team battle, leading the host Bulldogs to a strong 75-70 opening win.

"Alam naman natin si CJ, really great player, MVP last year sa juniors," Ildefonso said of Cansino.

"Yung laban namin kanina, it was really a great game between us since may bond na kami, we really know each other well," he added.

Both rookies shined in the fourth quarter, with Cansino scoring 10 points to lead UST's comeback.

Ildefonso countered with seven points as he helped the Bulldogs hold on for the win.

It was a show, for sure.

"May sagutan man dun, kulitan lang yun sa court," Ildefonso said.

More of that then. Good game, rooks.

 


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