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La Salle, FEU close in on QF berth

By: Jonash Dannug

Mark Dyke and the De La Salle Green Archers were able to fend off the pesky University of the East Red Warriors, 71-62, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup presented by Chooks-to-Go on Friday evening.

Dyke pitched in five points in the Archers’ 10-2 spurt in the final frame, to deny the Red Warriors their second win.

The former Bullpup finished with 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Green Archers, who now sit atop Group A with a 5-0 record.

“’Pag binibigyan ako ng opportunity ni coach, kahit ilang minutes lang ako binibigay ko pa ‘rin ‘yung best ko. Lalo na ngayon, maraming may injury sa amin,” said Dyke, who has been tearing it up for the Green Archers.

“Kapag pinasok na ako, gagawin ko ‘yung best ko,” he added.

Taane Samuel added 12 points and nine boards for the Green Archers while Justine Baltazar notched 11 markers.

Alvin Pasaol led the Red Warriors with 20 points and five boards while Philip Manalang and Jason Varilla chipped in eight points apiece.

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The Far Eastern University Tamaraws escaped the clutches of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 86-82, behind Richard Escoto’s big defensive stop in crunch time.

Escoto stole the ball with 33 seconds remaining in the game to prevent the Tigers a chance to tie the game. Escoto was then fouled with 16.5 seconds, and splits his free throw to ice the game, 86-82.

Joseph Nunag led the Tamaraws with 16 points with 6-of-6 shooting from the field. Escoto added 15 points, while Wendell Comboy added eight points.

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Zachary Huang scored 23 points, while CJ Cansino and Kenneth Zamora added 20 and 16 respectively for UST who fell to 1-5.

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Coming off from a lost to the FEU Tamaraws last Tuesday, the Adamson University Falcons survived a late-game scare from the Arellano University Chief, 67-61.

With 1:58 seconds remaining in the game, the Chiefs were able to trim the deficit to a solidary point through an Archie Concepcion lay-up. However, Jerome Lastimosa drained a three-pointer with 42.5 seconds remaining, which gave Adamson a comfortable six-point cushion.

Papi Sarr scored 15 points and grabbed eight boards for the Falcons. Jonathan Espleta notched 12 points, while Jerrick Ahanmisi added 11. Adamson booked their third win of the tournament for a 3-1 standing in Group B.

The Chiefs, who now stand at 2-3, were led by Guilmer Dela Tore with 16, while Archie Concepcion scored 11.

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The Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights whitewashed the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers in a lopsided victory, 94-71, in the first game of the afternoon.

JP Calvo notched 18 points, seven assists, and five rebounds to steer the Knights to their third win in Group B. Bong Quinto scored 17 points, while Jerrick Balanza added 11 points for Letran.

Meanwhile, Darius Estrella led the Jose Rizal University with 17 points, while Jed Mendoza added 11. The Heavy Bombers remain winless in the tournament with a standing of 0-6.

Daniel Aguirre of the Mapua University Cardinals upset John Lloyd Clemente of the National University Bulldogs, 11-6, in the Hanes 1-on-1 King of the Hardcourt. Aguirre will face Zachy Huang of UST in the quarterfinals.

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The Scores:

First Game:

CSJL (94) – Calvo 18, Quinto 17, Balanza 11, Batiller 10, Ambohot 9, Taladua 8, Fajarito 6, Agbong 5, Balagasay 4, Celis 4, Mandreza 2, Yu 0, Galvelo 0, Pambid 0

JRU (71) – Estrella 17, Mendoza 11, Bordon 10, Dela Rosa 8, Esguerra 6, Padua 5, David 4, Ramos 4, Mallari 2, Steinl 2, Silvarez 2, Dela Virgen 0, De Guzman 0

Quarterscores: 20-9, 49-32, 71-61, 94-74

Second Game:

AdU (67) – Sarr 15, Espleta 12, Ahanmisi 11, Lastimosa 9, Mojica 7, Manganti 4, Orquez 4, Magbuhos 2, Zaldivar 2, Colonia 1, Camacho 0, Bernardo 0, Magbuhos 0, Maata 0

AU (61) – Dela Tore 16, Concepcion 11, Dela Cruz 8, Sera-Josef 5, Alcoriza 5, Abdurasad 4, Ongolo Ongolo 2, Meca 2, Abanes 2, Camacho 2, Santos 2, Dumagan 1, Bayla 1, Chavez 0, Labarda 0, Cahigas 0, Filart 0, Codinera 0, Alban 0

Quarterscores: 19-15, 34-28, 50-38, 67-61

Third Game:

DLSU (71) – Dyke 18, Samuel 12, Baltazar 12, Caracut 9, Santillan 6, Melecio 5, Corteza 4, Go 2, Capacio 2, Lim 2, Manaytay 0, Tolentino 0, Pastor 0

UE (62) – Pasaol 20, Manalang 8, Bartolome 8, Varilla 8, Acuno 4, Maloles 3, Lacap 3, Strait 2, Gallardo 2, Gagate 2, Antiporda 2, Dimayuga 0, Sobrevega 0, Conner 0, Cullar 0

Quarterscores: 16-12, 30-30, 52-46, 71-62

Fourth Game:

FEU (86) Nunag 16, Escoto 15, Comboy 8, Stockton 7, Inigo 6, Gonzales 6, Orizu 6, Ramirez 6, Cani 4, Ebona 4, Tolentino 4, Parker 2, Bayquin 2, Bienes 0, Alas 0, Casino 0, Jopia 0, Tempra 0

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UST (82) – Huang 23, Cansino 20, Zamora 16, Lee 8, Marcos 6, Lorenzana 4, Consejo 2, Agustin 2, Asuncion 2

Quarterscores: 30-18, 49-38, 71-60, 86-82

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