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Tiger Cubs' Q2 run give them win versus Junior Maroons

By Ivan Saldajeno

UST used a second quarter blitz to storm past UPIS, 61-55, in the first game of Matchday 10 of the UAAP juniors basketball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City

UST outscored UPIS, 21-6, in the pivotal second period to open a 34-18 lead.

The Tiger Cubs held on to the lead despite a late Junior Maroons run in the fourth quarter that proved to be a bit too late.

Miguel Jison, Roald Mayor, Enzo Montes each scored nine points for UST.

Juan Gomez De Liano, on the other hand, led UPIS with a game-high 11 points.

Box Scores:

UST 61-Jison 9, Mayor 9, Montes 9, Luna 6, Ferrer 6, Salinas 6, Santos 6, Navarro 5, Balingit 3, Marcelo 2, Luna 0, Lapena 0, Narvasa 0, Pascual 0, Guevarra 0

UPIS 55-Ju. Gomez De Liano 11, Barraquias 8, Gregorio 7, Barles 7, Lina 6, Tupaz 4, Ja. Gomez De Liano 4, Vergiere 4, Labao 2, Lagahit 2, Jo. Gomez De Liano 0, Estrera 0

Quarterscores: 13-12, 34-18, 52-36, 61-55