FilOil: May 3 Juniors Recap

2017 FilOil Flying V Premier Cup     SAN JUAN City – Action in the Juniors Division of the 11th FilOil Flying V Cup got underway Wednesday (May 3) with UAAP champion Far Eastern University clipping NCAA champion Malayan High School of Science, 60-58, in the featured matchup at the FilOil Flying V Centre.  In the opening game, University of Santo Tomas edged Jose Rizal University, 79-71.

The Baby Tamaraws built enough cushion behind the late baskets from Daniel Celzo, Ramish Alforque and the dagger triple from Xyrus Torres.  The Red Robins came roaring back but Will Gozum’s final field goal attempt at buzzer missed.

Torres led the Baby Tams with 10 of his 15 points in the second half.  RJ Abarrientos was next with nine markers.

Joaquin Garcia topped the Red Robins with 14 points and two steals.  Brian Lacap followed with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Tiger Cubs banked on the fine fourth period performances of Val Fornilos and Timothy de la Cruz to carve out the victory.  The Light Bombers were a last-minute entry after Arellano University backed out before the start of the tournament.

Fornilos scored eight of his 21 points in the final period on top of seven rebounds.  Gian Benzonan followed with 10 points.

How They Scored:

First Game

SANTO TOMAS (79) – Fornilos 21, Benzonan 10, Hernandez 7, T. de la Cruz 6, Esplana 6, Baquial 5, S. de la Cruz 5, Lina 5, Co 4, Angeles 3, Dolendo 3, Balingit 2, Narvasa 2, Manabat 0, Cabili 0.

JOSE RIZAL (71) – Fortuna 16, Camua 15, Buno 8, Sicat 8, Serrano 8, Caballero 6, Buazon 4, Tolentino 4, Maglalang 2, Sabado 0, Mendoza 0, Agustin 0 Mangio 0.

Period Scores: 22-16, 36-30, 55-54, 79-71.

Second Game

FAR EASTERN (60) – Torres 15, Abarrientos 9, Celzo 8, Ra. Alforque 7, Mariano 4, Ro. Alforque 4, Ona 4, Bautista 3, Escoto 3, Alamendez 2, Barasi 1, Boc 0, Gonzales 0, Lara 0, Sevilla 0, Rocha 0, Baclay 0.

MALAYAN SCIENCE (58) – Garcia 14, Lacap 10, Escamis 8, Jabel 8, Enriquez 7, Gozum 5, Penaredondo 2, Ramos 2, Sarmiento 2, Dagta 0, Tagal 0.

Period Scores: 13-8, 27-23, 42-40, 60-58.

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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