Robi Nayve powered College of St. Benilde over the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, taking a wire-to-wire, 91-78 win in the Group A of the 15th FilOil EcoOil Preseason cup, Friday in San Juan City.
Nayve shot the lights out scoring 26 points on 10-of-15 from the field together with seven rebounds, six assists, a steal, and a block, helping the Blazers bounce back from their 56-point loss against University of the Philippines on Wednesday.
“Well, first off… siyempre, we wanted to bounce back. We had an embarrassing loss against UP… I missed that game. Worst for me I also lost at the PBA Game no?” said Blazers head coach Charles Tiu, who is also an assistant coach for the Meralco Bolts.
“But that was an embarrassing loss for us, it shouldn’t happen to any team. UP is a great team, but I don’t think they are 50 points better than us. So, I’m happy that the boys somehow responded [today],” he added.
The lead grew as big as 26 in the 7:10 mark of the third, 64-38 following a Nayve bucket.
Joining the party for Benilde was Miguel Corteza 18 points on an efficient 69-percent shooting with two boards and two swipes. Mark Sangco also added 10 points (eight in the 2nd frame), five rebounds, a dime, and two swats.
Before that, Mark Omega was slapped with a disqualifying foul at the 2:52-mark of the second canto after hitting Michael Maga with an elbow to the head.
Carlos Sumabat was also called for an automatic ejection with 29.6-ticks left in the fourth after a close fist to the stomach of John Boral.
For Perpetual, Carlo Ferreras had a game-high 27 points, six rebounds, and two assists on a losing effort.
CSB (2-2) will take on UE (2-3) on Sunday at 11 AM, while UPHSD (1-3) will look to bounce back against AU (0-4) on August 9, 11 AM.
CSB 91 – Nayve 26, Corteza 18, Sangco 10, Marcos 7, Pasturan 7, Mosqueda 7, Davis 6, Mara 5, Cullar 3, Cajucom 2, Gozum 0, Sumabat 0, Dimayuga 0, Jarque 0, Dionela 0, Serrano 0.
UPHSD 78 – Ferreras 27,Nitura 16, Razon 11, Egan 9, Boral 7, Martel 6, Omega 2 Barcuma 0, Roque 0, Flores 0, Cuevas 0, Abis 0, Orgo 0, Nunez 0, Cauguiran 0, Aurin 0.
Quarterscores: 23-17, 53-38, 69-53, 91-78
The entire 2022 Filoil Ecooil Preseason Cup will stream LIVE on Smart Sports Facebook page