Bernas blasts off from long range as Tandang Sora High stuns youth basketball club

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Tandang Sora National High School banked on the hot shooting of Romulo Bernas to turn back youth basketball club Aristotle, 78-71, in the first game of the U-18 division of the QCYBA Gold Cup at the Victoria Park Covered Court on Saturday.

Bernas buried 10 triples overall, but it was his last four treys, all coming in the fourth quarter, that mattered for Tandang Sora High as it sparked the team's breakaway with the last shot panned Aristotle's late bid.

Bernas finished with 32 points, while Edmarc Columna added 10 points for Tandang Sora High.

Earl Chua Peck tallied 25 markers for Aristotle, which actually had a promising start and was even ahead by halftime before Tandang Sora took over for most of the second half.

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