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UST pounces JRU at start of FilOil juniors

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--UST turned back JRU, 79-71, at the start of the juniors division of the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Wednesday.

The Tiger Cubs got things going in the fourth quarter to hold off the Light Bombers.

UST got off to a good start, opening a 22-16 lead over JRU after the first quarter.

The Cubs somehow slowed down in the next two frames, making only 14 points in the second period while letting the Bombers drop 24 on them in the third and cut the lead down to one, 55-54, entering the fourth.

UST, however, caught second wind and outscored JRU, 24-17, in the final quarter to seal the win.

Val Fornilos led the Tiger Cubs with 21 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks.

Gab Fortuna tallied 16 markers, four caroms, and one assist for the Light Bombers.

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