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FilOil 2012: Ateneo, JRU edge foes, Lyceum gain 1st win

Monday, 7 May 2012 62 Comments

In the 1st game, the Ateneo Blue Eagles stonewalled a persistent Mapua Cardinals squad for their 4th consecutive win, 78-75.

Ateneo were productive on the break with 8 fastbreak points compared to none for Mapua in the 1st 20 minutes of play.

Nico Salva had 27-points and 6 rebounds for Ateneo. Far behind was Greg Slaughter with 16 but had  10 rebounds followed by Keifer Ravena with 12 points and assists.

Josan Nimes led the Cardinals with 24-points including 4 of 12 attempts shooting from the 3-point area followed by Gab Banal with 15-points and 6 rebounds.

The Blue Eagles had 17 assists compared to the Cardinals’ 10. 

Ateneo are at 6-1, while Mapua fell to 1-3 in Group A.

In the 2nd game, the Lyceum University of the Philippines finally got their 1st win of the preseason tournament at the expense of the EAC Generals, 59-47.

After being tied at 37-all in the 3rd quarter, the Pirates turned on the heat with a 22-point outburst in the final period. 

Cris Cayabyab led all scorers with 18-points and 8 rebounds followed by Floricel Guevarra with 13-points and Shane Ko with 10-points.

EAC had 21 turnovers with only 14 for Lyceum.

In the 3rd game, the JRU Heavy Bombers (3-1) played the spoilers role by denying current PCCL Champions and NCAA Season 87 runner-up, the San Sebastian Golden Stags, the red carpet, 79-65, in their much awaited preseason tournament debut.

Though the Golden Stags led in both 2nd chance points and fastbreak points, 10-2 and 14-4 respectively, they committed 18 turnovers while Heavy Bombers’ had 13.  Overall JURU shot better from the floor with 39% against San Sebastian’s 33%.

Alex Almario led JRU with 22-points followed by Nate Matute with 15-points plus a 4 of 8 shooting from 3-point land.

The Golden Stags were led by Ian Sangalang with 18-points,10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots while Calvin Abueva had 16-points and 7 rebounds and Michael Juico had 11-points.

ADMU 78 – Salva 27, Slaughter 16, Ravena 12, Tiongson 8, Buenafe 5, Gonzaga4, Elorde 4, Erram 2
MIT 75 – Nimes 24, Banal 15, Ighalo 8, Parala 7, Taha 7, Brana 4, Estrella 3, Chien 3, Banal 2, Stevens 2

LPU 59 – Cayabyab 18, Guevarra 13, Ko 10, Laude 7, Zamora 6, Ambohot 2, Edding 2, Azores 1
EAC 47 – Happi 9, Yaya 9, Monteclaro 7, Sanchez 5, Morada 5, Jamon 4, Munsayac 4, Chiong 2, Acebron 2

JRU  79 – Almario 22, Maute 15, Lopez, 7, Dela Paz 7, Mabulac 6, Camasura 6, Monserat 6, Paniamogan 2, Villarias 2, Carampil 2, Maconocido 2, Salaveria 1
SSC-R 65 – Sangalang 18, Abueva 16, Juico 11, Miranda 6, Maiquez 4, Antipuesto 4, Dela Cruz 2, Vitug 2, Balucanag 2, Rebollos 1

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Mike is a former NCAA Game analyst under Studio 23. He was also a former Game Analyst for the 2005 Collegiate Champions League (CCL), 2008 Philippine Collegiate Championships (PCC), 2005 and 2006 National Basketball Conference (NBC) and 2005 Global Destiny Basketball League (GBDL). Started writing about College Basketball with Follow me on Twitter: michaelabasolo


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