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Jun Manzo, Ricci Rivero lead UP, spoil Kent Salado’s Arellano return


Behind the returning Jun Manzo, the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons decimated the Arellano University Chiefs in their second game in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup, 78-69, Tuesday evening.

Manzo, who missed UP’s game versus San Beda last Sunday, dropped 19 points in the victory.

Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras finished with 19 and 16 markers respectively, as UP go to 1-1 in Group A.

Former UST Growling Tiger Justin Arana led Arellano with 16 markers. Meanwhile, Kent Salado, who missed the NCAA Season 94 tournament due to an ACL tear, managed to put up 10 markers.

Earlier in the day, the Adamson Soaring Falcons and the Letran Knights picked up wins over the EAC Generals and the JRU Heavy Bombers, respectively.

Behind a spectacular debut by Aaron Fermin, Adamson routed EAC, 89-65, in Pool B action.

Fermin, a rookie out of Arellano High School, tallied 21 points, five rebounds, and two blocks in just 19 minutes of gametime.

Incoming senior Jerrick Ahanmisi had 17 points built on three triples, while Papi Sarr added 11 points and seven boards.

Former Arellano Chief Marwin Taywan was the sole double-digit scorer for EAC with 10 points.

Continuing his stellar preseason play, Jerrick Balanza led Letran to a 78-67 win to spoil Louie Gonzalez’s JRU debut.

Balanza had 25 points in the victory in the second Group B game of the day.

Former Light Bomber John Delos Santos paced JRU with 16 markers.

On Friday, San Beda square off against Mapua to open the day in their final game before leaving for Las Vegas at 11:00am. Lyceum then take on Adamson at 2:00pm befoer Letran faces FEU at 4:00pm.


The Scores:

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First Game:

ADU 89– Fermin 21, Ahanmisi 17, Manlapaz 12, Sarr 11, Camacho 9, Lastimosa 6, Sabandal 4, V. Magbuhos 3, Bernardo 2, Colonia 2, Capulong 2, Yerro 0, Zaldivar 0, Ad. Doria 0, Albason 0, An. Doria 0, Fuentebella 0.

EAC 65 –– Taywan 10, Luciano 8, Corilla 8, Gonzales 8, Maguliano 6, Boffa 6, Martin 5, Fuentes 4, Carlos 3, Estacio 2, Tampoc 2, Cadua 2, Padilla 1, Mendoza 0, Neri 0, De Guzman 0, Oppong 0, Gartiza 0.

Quarterscores: 21-19, 43-27, 71-41, 89-65.

Second Game:

CSJL 78– Balanza 25, Ular 13, Pambid 6, Sangalang 6, Mina 6, Muyang 5, Yu 4, Olivario 4, Ambohot 4, Pascual 3, Balagasay 2, Reyson 0, Gallano 0.

JRU 67 — Delos Santos 16, Estrella 10, Bordon 10, Miranda 9, Padua 5, Arenal 4, Dionisio 3, Dela Rosa 3, Dulalia 2, Dela Virgen 2, Steinl 1, Aguilar 1, Ramos 1, Amores 0, Vasquez 0, Umali 0.

Quarterscores: 17-11, 40-27, 62-52, 78-67.

Third Game:

UP 78 — Manzo 19, Rivero 19, Paras 16, Murell 8, Webb 5, Spencer 4, Gob 4, Prado 3, Longa 0, Gozum 0.

AU 69 — Arana 16, Bayla 14, Alcoriza 14, Salado 10, Segura 6, Concepcion 4, Sablan 3, Santos 2, Espiritu 0, Gayosa 0.

Quarterscores: 25-18, 38-35, 59-56, 78-69.

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