SAN JUAN City – San Beda College continued its winning ways at the 92nd National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball games by punishing listless College of Saint Benilde, 90-63, Thursday (July 15) at the San Juan Arena. All the Red Lions needed was a strong first period which they easily took, 24-10, and never looked back.
Rookie Davon Potts shone anew for San Beda with 19 points. Also contributing heavily were Donald Tankoua with 17 points and 14 rebounds and Robert Bolick and Ranbill Tongco with 11 markers apiece.
Clement Leutcheu paced the Blazers with 19 points and 15 rebounds followed by Yankie Haruna with 17 and Carlo Young with 10, the only players in twin digits. Saint Benilde is all alone at the bottom of the pack with no wins in five games.
San Beda 4-0
Mapua Tech 4-0
Perpetual Help 2-1
San Sebastian 1-2
Emilio Aguinaldo 1-3
Jose Rizal 1-3
Saint Benilde 0-5
In other games, Mapua Institute of Technology joined the Red Lions on the top of the standings with a 70-67 escape over Emilio Aguinaldo College. The Cardinals played sans Allwell Oraeme and then banked on a major turnover by EAC’s Francis Munsayac in the waning seconds to eke out their fourth straight win.
Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines barged into the win column after three false starts via a 69-66 upset of struggling Jose Rizal University. The Pirates were powered by the 24 points and 21 rebounds of big man Mike Harry Nzeusseu as the Heavy Bombers fell to 1-3 in a three-way tie with Lyceum and EAC.
How They Scored:
SAN BEDA (90) – Potts 19, Tankoua 17, Bolick 11, Tongco 11, Mocon 8, Presbitero 5, Noah 5, Adamos 4, Soberano 3, Carlos 2, Oftana 2, Navarro 2, Bonsubre 1, Alas 0.
SAINT BENILDE (63) – Leutcheu 19, Haruna 17, Young 10, JJ Domingo 8, Castor 4, Fajarito 2, Saavedra 2, Sta. Maria 1, Belgica 0, Dixon 0, JS Domingo 0, Pajarillaga 0, Pasamante 0, Pili 0, San Juan 0.
Period Scores: 24-10, 40-26, 61-36, 90-63.