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FEU spoils Saavedra's return, clips CSB


By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--FEU bucked a slow start to trip CSB, 64-55, in their FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup match-up at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Sunday.

The Tamaraws slowly crawled back from an 8-13 deficit after the first period and eventually got past the Blazers, who are still groping for form with their retooled lineup as the NCAA set to begin next month.

Prince Orizu had 12 points, ten rebounds, three blocks, and one block while limiting Clement Leutcheu to only ten points and three rebounds.

Richard Escoto also finished with 12 points along with six rebounds and one steal for FEU, whose head coach Nash Racela is expected to return on Friday when they take on EAC following a successful gold medal conquest in the SEABA Stankovic Cup last week.

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Former FEU-FERN Baby Tamaraw Christian Fajarito made ten markers, nine boards, two blocks, and one steal, while returning player Fons Saavedra also had ten markers with six caroms for CSB, which further dropped to 1-5.

Box Scores:

FEU 64-Orizu 12, Escoto 12, Comboy 9, Trinidad 9, Bienes 5, Arong 4, Ebona 4, Nunag 4, Delos Santos 3, S. Holmqvist 2, IƱigo 0, Tuffin 0, Lee u 0, Delfinado 0

CSB 55-Fajarito 10, Saavedra 10, Leutcheu 10, Young 9, Haruna 5, JJ Domingo 3, Belgica 2, Sta. Maria 2, Pajarillaga 2, JS Domingo 1, Pasamante 1, San Juan 0, Dixon 0, Suarez 0

Quarterscores: 8-13, 26-23, 43-38, 64-55

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