UCSAA 8 hoops: Mighty Lions slay Grey Wolves in rousing debut; Junior Eagles mangle Junior Crusaders

UCSAA 8 hoops: Mighty Lions slay Grey Wolves in rousing debut; Junior Eagles mangle Junior Crusaders



By Dugout Philippines


PASIG—College of St. John Paul II Arts and Sciences issued a statement early on while junior’s champions First City Providential College started its repeat drive strong on opening day of the Universities, Colleges, and Schools Athletic Association (UCSAA) Season 8 at the Ynares Sports Arena on Friday.

The Mighty Lions sizzled right from opening tip then banked on Rannie Raymundo’s torrid scoring as it tore down Don Bosco-Mandaluyong, 103-55, for its breakthrough win in the league.

The boys of coach Kiko Flores pounced on Don Bosco’s shooting woes while firing a 36-9 first quarter edge., while preserving 30-point spread in the match to score the wire-to-wire victory.

Raymundo, the 6-foot-3 center, finished with a game-high 33 points, 22 coming from the first half where he almost outscored the whole Grey Wolves side (27 points).

Emil Alcantara and Jayson Mangulabnan were the onlt bright spots for Don Bosco, finishing with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

The Junior Royal Eagles, on the other hand, outplayed Pasig Catholic College, 77-67, in the lone juniors’ match-up to likewise start its campaign on a winning note.

Reigning Juniors’ MVP Matthew Bravo led three other Eagles in double figures with 22 points, while Theo Pabico issued 16 and Diaz 15.   

CSJP will return to action on Sept. 8 opposite Pasig Catholic College. FCPC, on the other hand, trade baskets with new team St. Theresa’s School of Novaliches on Sept. 4.  

The Scores:

Juniors
First City Providential 87 – Bravo 22, Pabico 16, Diaz 15, Moralejo 11, Villalobos 8, Pugoy 5, Pangan 3, Pio Roda 2, Escanilla 2, Banday 2, Pimentel 1, Serapion 0, Buenaventura 0, Dacillo.

Pasig Catholic 77 – Josme 28, Estil 18, Castro 8, Ballesteros 8, de Dios 8, Abuan 3, Pizarro 2, Cruz 2, Taguba 0, Garsula 0, Serapion 0, Samson 0, Buco 0, Salonga 0.

Quarterscores: 30-11, 42-33, 57-50, 87-77.

Seniors
Saint John Paul II 103 – Raymundo 33, Ilac 17, Cuenca 11, Lotoc 8, Cruz 6, Naval 6, Olea 5, Je Balena 4, Brusola 4, Jo Balena 4, Villar 3, Zapanta 2, Padullon 0, Geca 0,San Andres 0, Castro 0.

Don Bosco-Mandaluyong 55 – Alcantara 14, Mangulabnan 12, Huab 7, Naval 7, Roxas 4, Araullo 3, Ambrosio 3, Apilado 2, Lizarondo 2, Valmonte 1, Cabagui 0, Dumanglas 0, Orjaleza 0, Repuyan 0, Manaloto 0.

Quarterscores: 36-9, 63-27, 85-41, 103-55.


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