NU knocks Gilas cadets out of FilOil contention

By Kevin Estrada

SAN JUAN -- National U sent Gilas cadets into early elimination in the FilOil tilt, overtaking them in the second half for a close 86-81 win tonight at the San Juan Arena.

The Bulldogs overcame the Nationals after being down at the half in a close game, taking the second half by storm and sent them to their 5th loss in six games,

John Lloyd Clemente led all scorers with 23 markers with John Galinato backing him up with 20 to give them back-to-back wins after starting their campaign with three straight defeats.

Kobe Paras carried the load for Gilas with 20 points which blew yet another half-time lead.

The Scores:

NU 86 --  Clemente 23, Galinato 20, Joson 14, S. Ildefonso 13, Aquino 6, D. Ildefonso 4, Mosqueda 2, Tibayan 2, Gaye 1, Yu 1, Diputado 0, Gallego 0, Mangayom 0, Oczon 0, Sinclair 0

Gilas Cadets 81 -- Paras 20, Tratter 16, Gomez de LiaƱo 13, Alejandro 11, R. Rivero 9, Ambohot 4, V. Tolentino 4, Tamayo 2, Tuffin 2, Go 0

Quarter scores: 21-26, 43-47, 66-63, 86-81

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