Ateneo, San Beda flex muscles in FilOil Cup
MANILA, Philippines -- Ateneo and San Beda continued to gain momentum, UP lost in its debut game and Arellano registered win #1 on Day 3 of the 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup at the Arena.
In the other divisions, the loaded NU Bullpups and the Adamson Lady Falcons also won their respective assignments in their own classes on Friday, April 19.
NU vs UPIS: In the first game, John Cauilan and RP-Youth mainstay Hubert Cani paired up for 33 points to lead last season’s UAAP Juniors bridesmaids, the NU Bullpups, to a resounding win over the UPIS Junior Maroons, 83-54. NU used a crippling 27-10 attack in the second period to break the game open and put the result beyond doubt even before the halftime break. Diego Dario led UPIS with 16 points, while lanky forward Raymart Sablan hauled down 13 rebounds.
ADU vs UP: The second game was a marathon match as the Adamson Lady Falcons beat the UP Lady Maroons in double overtime, 93-88. Jinkie Balasta led Adamson with 24 markers, while Janille De Castro and Marirane Tongco scored 19 and 17 points respectively. Shifty guard Bea Daez led the Lady Maroons with 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.
AU vs UPHSD: In the third game, the Arellano Chiefs registered their first win by beating the UPHSD Altas, 74-65. Newcomer Gio Jalalon had a great debut with 12 points, 4 steals, and 3 assists, while Levi Hernandez and James Forrester combined for 25 points. One revelation was former JRU Light Bomber Keith Agovida, who resurfaced in the college scene with 11 points for Arellano U. The Altas struggled from the get-go and were led by Juneri Baloria’s 23 markers.
San Beda vs UP: The fourth game featured a much stronger San Beda Red Lions squad devouring the youthful UP Fighting Maroons, 70-58. Rome Dela Rose ran rings around the Maroon defenders, scoring 18 points on 6-of-7 FG shooting to lead the Bedans, while Ola Adeogun had 12 points and 7 boards. Young gun Francis Abarcar also did well for coach Boyet Fernandez, scoring 10 points in just 17 minutes. Balik-UP player Tata Marata led the Maroons with 13 points, but he shot only 4-of-12 from the floor.
Ateneo vs EAC: The last match of the day saw Ateneo get its third win at the expense of the EAC Generals, 80-67. A trio of former Eaglets spearheaded the Blue & White – Kiefer Ravena, Von Pessumal, and Juami Tiongson all scored at least 15 points for new coach Bo Perasol. On the other end of the floor, Igee King and John Tayontong each tossed in 13 markers to lead EAC, while big man Gigi Manga Hiole was limited to just 10 points in 38 minutes of action. The smaller Ateneo frontline came up big as the Eagles surprisingly outrebounded the Generals, 50-38. - Rappler.com