SAN JUAN City – University of Perpetual Help System-Dalta grabbed the solo leadership of Group A of the 2016 FilOil Flying V Premier Cup by crushing Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-52, at the resumption of play Wednesday (May 11) at the San Juan Arena. The Altas improved to 3-0 while the Generals fell to the bottom of the table at 0-2.
The Altas though found the Generals a tough nut to crack as they could not stage a breakaway until the final period. EAC’s Igee King tied the score for the last time on a triple with 5:46 left, 44-44, and that was the cue for the Altas to go on a 10-2 run led by two triples by Gab Dagangnon for an unassailable 54-46 cushion nearing the three-minute mark.
The Generals tried to close in but the Altas always had a ready answer. Guard Jon Yuhico then connected on a field goal followed immediately by a Bright Akhuetie dunk to ice the game.
“All games are not the same,” observed Perpetual Help coach Nic Omorogbe. “I’m happy with the way we played in the second half after a sloppy first half.”
Dagangon made eight of his 12 points in the fourth period. Akhuetie also had 12 points to go with 11 rebounds and a steal.
Jervin Guzman topped the Generals with 12 points. The quartet of King, Hamadou Laminou, Sidney Onwubere and Jeric Diego all had seven markers each with Laminou hauling 13 rebounds.
How They Scored:
PERPETUAL HELP (61) – Dagangon 12, Akhuetie 12, Yuhico 9, Eze 8, Singontiko 8, Lucente 8, Ylagan 4, Dizon 0, Coronel 0, Sadiwa 0, Pido 0.
EMILIO AGUINALDO (52) – Guzman 12, King 7, Laminou 7, Diego 7, Onwubere 7, Munsayac 5, Pascua 3, Mendoza 2, General 2, Morada 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0, Estacio 0.
Period Scores: 13-9, 28-26, 38-34, 61-52.