Saturday, 21 April 2012 4,494 Views / 112 Comments
Arellano 89, Lyceum 81
“Positive Attitudes, produce positive results”, said Arellano Chiefs Head Coach Koy Banal even if his team were under siege until the 8:35 minute mark of the 4th quarter when they had their first taste first lead after 1 14-0 run , 70-68. Arellano’s late 4th quarter comeback was boosted by Adam Serjue with 22-points who shot a remarkable 4 for 4 from beyond the arc, followed by Isaiah Ciriacruz with 17-points, Nard Pinto with 13-points and 16-year old rookie from Cebu, Julius Cadavis with 10-points and 7 rebounds.
The Pirates were led by Shane Ko with 18-points, followed Cris Cayabyab with 17-points, Vence Laude with 13-points and Mark Francisco with 10-points. Arellano out-rebounded Lyceum, 48-34, and had more 2nd Chance points 10-4. The Pirates dropped to 0-2 while the Chiefs are 1-0.
EAC 77, CSB 72
After trailing the Blazers at the end of the 1st half, 36-29, with CSB leading the turnover points category with 15-points, the Generals out-scored the Blazers in the 4th quarter, 21-15 to eventually push the game into overtime at 68-all. Then EAC started to find its rythm in in the extra period on the defensive end to put this game away for good.
Noube Happi had a monster performance for the Generals with 15-points and a whopping 18 rebounds, followed by John Monteclaro with 12-points, John Tayongtong with 11-points and Russel Yaya with 10-points but it was the diminutive rookie point guard Francis Munsayac that kept the ball game alive for EAC down the stretch with 9-points, including 4 crucial free throws to ice the game. Carlo Lastimosa led the Blazers with 15-points, followed by Jan Tan with 13-points and Mark Romero with 10-points. EAC improved to 1-1 while CSB are 0-1.
San Beda 63, Ateneo 61
After trailing by as much as 16-points, 12 by the end of the 1st quarter, then 13 at the end of the 1st half, including a 12-0 run by the Blue Eagles in the 1st period, the Red Lions roared back at the 4:00 minute mark in the 4th quarter to take the driver’s seat, 55-54, with sophomore combo guard, Baser Amer taking charge with 14-points and 3 steals down the stretch including two crucial free throws with 19 secs remaining to seal the game for the Red Lions.
Ola Adeogun, with only 2-points in the 1st half, scored a total 16-points and 13 rebounds to lead the Red Lions attack in the 2nd half. Greg Slaughter had 24-points and 13 rebounds (11-points in the 1st half) to lead Ateneo, followed by Keifer Ravena with 10-points. San Beda had 17 2nd chance points compared to Ateneo’s 10.
The Red Lions also had more turnover points than the Blue Eagles, 12-6. “Because we played together as a team”, said 1st season Red Lions Head Coach, Ronnie Magsanoc, in the dugout after the scintillating win and a 3-0 win-loss slate while Ateneo dropped to 2-1.