UAAP 81 Jrs: NU decimates UST by 29 to stay undefeated
Philip Matel on Nov 25, 2018 01:12 PM
UST tried to cut to the lead but the Bullpups stifled every attempt for even a whiff of a comeback effort.
The Nazareth School of National University Bullpups remained spotless after three games as they blew out the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs, 84-55, at the continuation of the UAAP Season 81 juniors' basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym Sunday morning.
NU blew the game wide open in the second quarter, where they used a 12-0 run to lead by 19 just before halftime, 41-22.
UST tried to cut to the lead, but the Bullpups stifled every attempt for even a whiff of a comeback effort.
The Bullpups remain immaculate to start the season at 3-0 while the Tiger Cubs sink to 1-2.
Kevin Quiambao led last year's runners-up with 13 points and eight rebounds. Terrence Fortea swished three triples en route to 11 markers.
For the boys from Espana, Johnvic Casingcasing paced their offense with 19 points. Bismarck Lina meanwhile had a huge double-double of 10 markers and 19 boards.
Rookie Mark Nonoy had his first shooting slump, although he still contributed all-around numbers of 9 points 10 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Up next for the Bullpups are the UPIS Junior Fighting Maroons on Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. at the same venue while the Tiger Cubs will clash against the UE Junior Red Warriors at 1 p.m. of the same day.
Meanwhile, in the second game, the Adamson Baby Falcons avoided the upset ax and defeated the UE Junior Red Warriors, 56-44.
Down by as much as nine, Cyrus Nitura turned things around for Adamson as he scored five points in the third quarter to give his side the lead, 34-32.
Things were neck-and-neck in the fourth quarter before the now 2-1 Baby Falcons engineered an 8-2 run to provide cushion for themselves and never looked back.
After cutting the double-digit lead to seven, 51-44, with 1:31 left, Adamson responded with a 5-0 run for the icing on the cake.
Ap Manlapaz led the way for Adamson with 14 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists, their lone player in double-figures.
UE big man Jessie Sullano paced the Jr. Red Warriors' offense with 12 markers and 11 boards.
For Adamson, their next challenge will be against the FEU Baby Tamaraws, 11 a.m. UE meanwhile will try to get their first win in four tries against UST at 1 p.m.
NU (84) -- Quiambao 13, Fortea 11, Abadiano 10, Torres 10, Felicida 9, Gonzales 9, Alarcon 5, Tamayo 5, Enriquez 4, Buensalida 3, Abiera 3, Dayrit 2, Vinoya 0, Mailim 0, Songcuya 0.
UST (55) -- Casingcasing 19, Lina 10, Nonoy 9, Benzonan 5, Dolendo 3, Estrella 2, Marzan 2, Sumabat 2, Gamboa 2, Manabat 1, Barranco 0, Dumlao 0, Oliva 0, Javier 0.
Quarter Scores: 15-10, 41-25, 62-43, 84-55.
AdU (56) -- Manlapaz 14, Prodigo 8, Nitura 7, Capulong 7, Sabandal 5, Engbino 4, Doria An 4, Barcelona 4, Doria Ad 3, Padilla 0, Santos 0, Hanapi 0, Dominguez 0, Guarino 0, Tulabut 0.
UE (44) -- Sullano 12, Flores 9, Dichoso 7, Lima 7, Tajonera 4, Alinsoring 2, Agbas 2, Almacen 1, Villarta 0, Manaug 0, Tan 0, Escamilla 0, Santos 0.
Quarter Scores: 10-7, 17-21, 36-34, 56-44.