Bullpups clobber Jr. Warriors by 64 to claim UAAP 82 playoff incentive
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 26, 2020 01:23 PM
(Photo courtesy of UAAP)
Bullpups 11-0 (twice-to-beat)
Baby Tamaraws 9-1 (Final Four)
Blue Eaglets 6-5
Tiger Cubs 6-5
Baby Falcons 4-6
Jr. Archers 3-7
Jr. Warriors 3-8
Jr. Maroons 0-10
Carl Tamayo and Reyland Torres had their way all around the Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday as Nazareth School of National University manhandled University of the East by 64 points, 124-60, for its 11th win in as many games in the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament.
Tamayo poured in 17 points, including three triples, and eight rebounds while Torres pounded in a 17-marker, 10-board double-double on top of four assists and four steals to fuel the Bullpups' drive to the first twice-to-beat advantage in the tournament.
Even more, the versatile forwards only needed 15 minutes of playing time to deal damage as the defending champions wasted no time putting the game away with a 38-13 opening salvo.
The Jr. Warriors would not be able to recover as Terrence Fortea and Harold Alarcon only joined in on the fun with the former finishing with 13 points and six assists and the latter ending with 10 markers and three steals.
Kevin Quiambao was then the fifth player in double-digits with 10 points on top of nine rebounds, five assists, and two steals as National U came closer to a sweep of the elimination round and an automatic advance into the Finals.
Meanwhile, Ateneo de Manila High School came out on top of University of Sto. Tomas, 79-74, in a crucial contest between playoff hopefuls.
Lebron Lopez was a force with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks - with 19 markers, six boards, and a block coming in the second half.
Lopez was at the forefront of a 32-point third quarter that saw the Blue Eaglets come alive and ultimately come away with their second straight win and sixth overall in 11 outings.
It was also the talented transferee who went 3-of-4 from free throws in the endgame to make sure the kids from Katipunan dragged down the Tiger Cubs into a tie for the third spot.
Jacob Cortez, Lopez's former teammate in La Salle Green Hills, turned in his best game for the black and gold with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. Bismarck Lina then posted a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double only to see their four-game win run come to a close.
For UE, CJ Austria was the lone bright spot with 20 points, five rebounds, and four steals. They drop to 3-8 with the double-digit defeat.
NU 124 - Tamayo 17, Torres 17, Fortea 13, Alarcon 10, Quiambao 10, Laure 9, Abadiano 8, Mailim 7, Tulabut 7, Abiera 6, Felicilda 6, Buensalida 4, Enriquez 4, Songcuya 4, Duremdes 2.
UE 60 - Austria 20, Cruz 13, Marasigan 7, Caliwag 4, Montecastro 4, Pelipel 4, Cabili 3, Castillo 3, Mara 2, Ortiz 0, Peralta 0, San Juan 0, Serrano 0, Tan 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 38-13, 64-34, 93-47, 124-60
ATENEO 79 - Lopez 23, Espinosa 17, Padrigao 12, Lazaro 8, Salvador G 8, Ladimo 6, De Ayre 3, Salvador M 2, Corral 0, Jaymalin 0, Pangilinan 0
UST 74 - Cortez 24, Lina 14, Montemayor 10, Ascutia 7, Villarez 7, Bugarin 5, Escoto 5, Javier 2, Calivozo 0, Maliwat 0, Salazar 0
QUARTER SCORES: 13-12, 25-32, 57-50, 79-74
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