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Chester Jungco, JRU avert meltdown against EAC, defend homecourt


Behind three unheralded Heavy Bombers, Jose Rizal University were able to protect their homecourt, avoiding a meltdown against the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 64-58, Thursday afternoon.

“Actually itong game na ito, it’s all about heart, These are young players pero yun nga, ang malaki sa kanila, na ‘di sila basta-basta papayag na matalo sila, lalo na homecourt namin,” said first-year JRU head coach Louie Gonzalez.

JRU were riding high in the first half leading by as much as 16 points, even limiting their guests to a field goal-less first quarter.

But the Heavy Bombers then saw themselves trail by as much as seven points before Chester Jungco, Thomas Vasquez, and Hommer Macatangay fired on all fronts. The trio powered a 16-2 spurt for a 54-47 lead with 4:11 remaining.

“Ang pinaghandaan namin, it’s a game of streaks,” said Gonzalez, who did not have Agem Miranda for the game due to a one-game suspension he incurred last Friday during their game against Lyceum.

Marwin Taywan and JP Maguliano tried to muster a rally, but they could not turn the momentum in their favor.

Jungco had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Vasquez and Macatangay combined for 10 points.

The JRU duo of John Amores and JL Delos Santos also delivered with the former scoring a game-high 16 points while the latter tallying 10 points and 10 rebounds to lift JRU to a 3-4 slate.

EAC, who fell to 1-5, had Taywan lead the way with 14 points. The backcourt duo of Jethro Mendoza and CJ Cadua added 11 markers each. Meanwhile, Maguliano was limited to just nine points on 1-of-8 shooting, but still grabbed 17 boards.

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JRU play their penultimate game of the round on August 9 against the CSB Blazers. On the other hand, EAC look to end their four-game skid against the San Sebastian Stags on the same day.


The Scores:

JRU 64 — Amores 16, Jungco 12, Delos Santos 10, Dela Rosa 8, Vasquez 6, Steinl 4, Macatangay 4, Dionisio 2, Aguilar 2, Arenal 0, Abaoag 0.

EAC 58 –– Taywan 14, Mendoza 11, Cadua 11, Maguliano 9, Gonzales 5, Carlos 4, Gurtiza 2, De Guzman 2, Estacio 0, Luciano 0, Boffa 0, Dayrit 0, Corilla 0, Martin 0, Tampoc 0.

Quarterscores: 12-4, 32-25, 38-45, 64-58.

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