SAN JUAN City – College of Saint Benilde put up an outstanding display of offense as they buried Jose Rizal University, 104-83, in continuing action from the 12th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Yankie Haruna and Frederick Pasturan came off the bench to continue the good plays of the starters for a smashing debut in the tournament.
The best the Heavy Bombers could do was to tie the count at 5-5. From there, it was an all-Blazers show as their lead ballooned to as much 27 markers early in the fourth, 87-60.
Haruna powered the Blazers with 16 points and four steals. Pasturan was next with 13 points same number as starter Edward Dixon.
Karl Bordon and MJ de la Virgen topped Jose Rizal with 15 points each. The Heavy Bombers fell to 0-2 in Group B play.
In the last NCAA season, the highest output of Saint Benilde was in their 94-84 overtime win over Emilio Aguinaldo College last October 12. In last year’s FilOil, the Blazers’ scoring high was in their 88-104 loss to National University on June 11.
How They Scored:
SAINT BENILDE (104) – Haruna 16, Dixon 13, Pasturan 13, Young 9, Gutang 8, Nayve 8, Domingo 7, Leutcheu 7, Ocampo 6, Naboa 5, Pagulayan 5, Barnes 4, Velasco 3, Carlos 0, Flores 0.
JOSE RIZAL (83) – Bordon 15, de la Virgen 15, Steinl 10, Mendoza 7, Dulalia 7, Estrella 6, Perez 5, Ramos 4, Ocay 4, Yu 3, de la Rosa 3, Silvarez 2, Esguerra 2, Serafica 0, de Guzman 0.
Period Scores: 32-13, 52-38, 80-58, 104-83.