UAAP Media streaked to its third straight victory with an 118-104 romp of season host National University Wednesday night in the UAAP Season 81 Goodwill Games at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Guest players RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi from San Sebastian as well as debuting player Anton Altamirano shone as the Chooks to Go-back Scribes remained unbeaten.
Ilagan was scorching hot from deep, drilling 11 of his 17 three-pointers to lead the UAAP Media with 41 points, eight assists, four steals, and three rebounds, while fellow Golden Stag Bulanadi provided the muscle with his monstrous double-double effort of 30 points and 11 boards to go with three assists and three steals.
Altamirano added eight points, eight rebounds and six assists in the winning effort.
Tiebreaker Times’ Arnold Cagang was also solid for the Scribes with 25 points, while ESPN5’s AJ Bolando and Rappler’s Mix Gatpandan gave quality minutes, teaming up for nine points.
UAAP Media also drew significant contributions from Spin.ph’s Christian Jacinto and Randolph Leongson, Inquirer’s Sherwin Vardeleon and Tristan Tamayo, ESPN5’s Yo Sarmenta, and Tiebreaker Times’ Joaqui Flores.
Playing-team manager Mel Macasaquit of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas also made his debut for the Scribes.
Isaac Lim paced the hosts (1-1) with 35 markers while Kevin De Castro added 21 points and 20 boards. Homer So and Julio Veloso contributed 19 and 13 points, respectively.
UAAP Media (118) – Ilagan 41, Bulanadi 30, Cagang 25, Altamirano 8, Bolando 5, Gatpandan 4, Macasaquit 3, Jacinto 2, Vardeleon 0, Tamayo 0, Sarmenta 0, Flores 0, Leongson 0.
NU (104) – Lim 35, De Castro 21, So 19, Veloso 13, De Mesa 8, Chua 4, Taclas 4.
Quarterscores: 30-26, 63-46, 83-75, 118-104
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