FilOil: National d. EAC, 72-68

10th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup     SAN JUAN City – National University earned its third straight win the hard way with a strong second half and subdue Emilio Aguinaldo College, 72-68, at the 2016 FilOil Flying V Premier Cup Sunday morning (May 29) at the San Juan Arena.  The Bulldogs improved to 4-1 while the Generals dropped to 1-5 in Group A action.

Center Mohammad Salim scored on a layup in traffic with 1:33 to give National an unassailable 71-65 advantage.  EAC gave the Bulldogs a brief scare with Raymond Pascua answering with a triple in the ensuing play, 68-71.

Defense saved the day for National as they held EAC scoreless from that point onwards.  JV Gallego added a free throw for the final tally with 29 ticks to go.

Salim made nine of his 13 points in the second half as the Bulldogs rallied from a 27-38 halftime deficit.  Chino Mosqueda followed with 11 and Adven Jess Diputado added 10.

Francis Munsayac led the Generals with 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists.  Hamadou Laminou submitted a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds.

How They Scored:

NATIONAL (72) – Salim 13, Mosqueda 11, Diputado 10, Gallego 7, Morido 6, Go 6, Yu 5, Aroga 5, Aquino 4, Abatayo 3, Labing-isa 2, Lastimosa 0, Salem 0, Cauilan 0.

EMILIO AGUINALDO (68) – Munsayac 14, Laminou 11, Onwubere 10, Guzman 7, Corilla 6, Mendoza 4, Aguas 4, Diego 3, Neri 1, General 0.

Period Scores: 13-24, 27-38, 54-53, 72-68.


About Anthony E. Servinio

A long-time television sportscaster, magazine writer, photographer and college professor from the Philippines finally gives blogging a try after more than a decade of on-line presence. Read on folks!
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