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NU wallops UPIS to continue unbeaten start

By Dugout Philippines

SAN JUAN, MM--National University coasted to a 77-65 win over UP Integrated School and streak its perfect run to four games on Tuesday in the UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

John Lloyd Clemente had a superb all-around performance of 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists while Justine Baltazar tallied another double-double effort of 16 points and 17 rebounds.

Joint second placers De La Salle-Zobel, Ateneo and Far Eastern University-Diliman, meanwhile, posted their third victories to keep within distance of NU.

Aljun Melecio shot 18 points as the Junior Archers blasted University of the East, 107-79, Jolo Mendoza came through with 20 points in the Blue Eaglets' 79-56 thumping of University of Santo Tomas, while the Baby Tamaraws, behind LJ Gonzales' 14 points, nipped Adamson University, 51-49.

It was the third straight victory for defending champion Ateneo after a season-opening loss to La Salle-Zobel.

The Tiger Cubs dropped to fifth spot at 2-2, while the Baby Falcons stumbled to their third defeat in four outings. The Junior Maroons and the Junior Warriors remained winless in four contests.

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