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UP makes FilOil debut in style, defeats Mapua

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--UP's new recruits showcased what they can offer to the table as the team beat Mapua, 80-72, in the resumption of the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Friday.

The Fighting Maroons blasted the Cardinals in the final quarter, outscoring them, 26-11, to pull the comeback.

Ibra Quattara led UP with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and one assist, while fellow rookie Juan Gomez De LiaƱo added 12 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Transferee Jun Manzo chipped in 13 markers, one dime, and one steal in his FilOil debut with State U.

Laurence Victoria tallied 14 points, five rebounds, six assists, and one steal for Mapua, which fell to 0-4.

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