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Mocon scores double-double as San Beda blasts Mapua

Javee Mocon stepped up for San Beda as they tore Mapua to shreds. Rick Johnsen Dela Cruz/Dugout Philippines
By Kevin Estrada

SAN JUAN -- San Beda banked on a season-best game of Javee Mocon as the defending NCAA champions tore Mapua to pieces in the first of the Friday tripleheaders this afternoon at the FilOil-FlyingV Centre.

The Gilas Cadet scored a season-high 22 markers and hauled down 16 rebounds for a monster double-double as the Red Lions remained spotless in the first round with their fourth win on the trot.

Fellow Cadet Robert Bolick had a season low eleven points but made up with his best passing game, dropping 8 out of the season high 18 dimes made by the Mendiola side.

San Beda nearly wasted their thirty-point first quarter outburst in the next period when Cedric Pelayo exploded for a dozen to reduce their lead to just four points heading into the break.

However, Mocon roared back in the second half when he fired a dozen of his own in the third to put the Red Lions home and hosed with a 10-point cushion in which they never relinquished.

The Scores:

SAN BEDA 88 – Mocon 22, Tankoua 17, Bolick 11, Oftana 10, Canlas 9, Doliguez 6, Tongco 6, Nelle 5, Eugene 2, Carino 0, Cuntapay 0

MAPUA 70 – Bonifacio 19, Pelayo 15, Lugo 8, Serrano 7, Gamboa 6, Victoria 5, Jabel 5, Bunag 2, Aguirre 2, Salenga 1, Biteng 0, Pajarillo 0, Carandang 0

Quarter Scores: 30-17, 46-42, 68-58, 88-70

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