USJR enters win column after trouncing EAC

By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--USJR finally notched a win in its maiden journey in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with an 85-74 rout of EAC on Friday at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

The Jaguars pulled away for good in the third quarter but still had to weather a late rally by the Generals to take their first win in three tries.

Kevin Villafranca led USJR with 16 points and seven rebounds, while James Regalado added 15 markers, two rebounds, two assists, and a block.

Sidney Onwubere had a game-high 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block.

Box Scores:

USJR 85-Villafranca 16, Regalado 15, Gastador 10, Labares 10, Nzuzi 8, Suano 8, Villarias 3, Bayhonan 3, Navarra 2, Catipay 2, Lajato 0, Dinolan 0

EAC 74-Onwubere 23, Aguilar 11, Munsayac 8, Mbang 7, Mejos 7, Serrano 6, Laminou 4, Pascua 4, Estacio 2, Morada 1, Diego 1, Esplana 0, Pascual 0, Corilla 0

Quarterscores: 19-12, 37-26, 61-48, 85-74