Bombers ground Altas as Teytey catches fire in Q4

By Ricky Manliguis

MANILA—Teytey Teodoro exploded in the clutch as Jose Rizal U booked its first win by grounding Perpetual Help, 68-54, in the first game of Friday action of Season 93 of the NCAA men's seniors basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. 

Teodoro spearheaded a spirited JRU endgame push, pumping in eight of his 26 points in the team's 14-5 windup. He capped off his heroics with a step-back triple off Keith Pido for a 66-52 edge in the last two minutes. 

JRU thus bounced back from its stinging loss last Tuesday for  a 1-1 record, while inflicting the Altas its second loss in as many games. 

The spitfire guard also finished with seven rebounds and three assists before fouling out with 1:13 left in the game. 

Abdel Poutouchi and Gio Lasquety provided the spark off the bench, collecting 13 and 11 markers, respectively. 

Prince Eze recorded a double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds, but he failed to bail out the Altas after losing their opening game by forfeiture.

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GJ Ylagan also had 12 markers, but failed to score in the second half. 

Box Scores:

JRU 68-Teodoro 26, Poutouchi 13, Lasquety 11, Grospe 8, Mendoza 4, Castor 4, Abdul Wahab 2, Dela Virgen 0, David 0

Perpetual Help 54-Eze 12, Ylagan 12, Dagangon 9, Sadiwa 6, Pido 5, Coronel 3, Yuhico 3, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 1, Singontiko 0, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Clemente 0

Quarterscores: 15-18, 39-30, 50-40, 68-54

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