Ateneo, La Salle-Zobel post 40-point wins in UAAP juniors basketball play

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Ateneo and La Salle-Zobel stomped their dominance against their respective opponents by blowing them out in their UAAP juniors basketball games at the Blue Eagle Gym on Saturday.

The Blue Eaglets bludgeoned the UE Pages, 91-51, in a match played at noontime.

Ateneo opened a double-digit lead over UE early on and never looked back.

Jolo Mendoza led the Blue Eaglets with 19 points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Later in the day, the Junior Archers scored an even bigger rout by trouncing the UST Tiger Cubs, 96-43.

La Salle-Zobel also opened a huge advantage over UST in the first quarter and forced a lot of errors on its opponent, limiting it to only 42 field goal attempts the entire game, making only nine.

Aljun Melecio played more of a facilitator this time, only finishing with 16 markers but had five assists along with seven boards and two steals even as Marco Sario led the Junior Archers with 20 points.

Meanwhile, NU remained unbeaten after downing FEU-FERN, 70-56, while Adamson banked on a solid third quarter to keep UPIS winless, 76-65.

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