SAN JUAN City – Group A pacesetter San Beda College remained the only undefeated side in the 11th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup stretching their run to six games by smashing rival Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 75-63, at the FilOil Flying V Centre Sunday (June 11). Huge second half performances from Robert Bolick, Arnaud Noah and Jose Presbitero sealed the deal for the Red Lions.
“This game was all about pride,” said Coach Boyet Fernandez. “It could have been better if (Rey) Nambatac played today, the result could have been different.”
The Red Lions clung on to a 36-31 lead at halftime thanks to the efforts of AC Soberano and Toba Eugene who scored seven markers each. Come the second half, San Beda settled down and Bolick and Noah starred in their third period breakaway to lead entering the fourth, 59-47.
Bolick was not yet done as he joined Presbitero and JB Bahio in erecting the biggest lead of the game on a Presbitero drive with 1:52 to play, 72-56. The Knights fell to 1-6 to share the bottom of Group A with idle University of Santo Tomas.
Bolick finished with 17 points and three assists. Soberano was the only other Red Lion in twin digits with 10 but the rest of the team submitted a balanced scoring attack.
Jerrick Balanza led the Knights with 17 points. He was supported by Bong Quinto with 11 and Jeo Ambohot with 10.
How They Scored:
SAN BEDA (75) – Bolick 17, Soberano 10, Noah 9, Presbitero 8, Potts 7, Eugene 7, Bahio 6, Abuda 5, Tongco 4, Mocon 2, Doliguez 0, Bonsubre 0, Carino 0, Adamos 0.
LETRAN (63) – Balanza 17, Quinto 11, Ambohot 10, Calvo 6, Vacaro 6, Gedaria 4, Balagasay 4, Bernabe 3, Pascual 2, Taladua 0, Pamulaklakin 0, Mandreza 0, Caralipio 0.
Period Scores: 12-17, 36-31, 59-47, 75-63.