Filoil: Balanced FEU sends Perpetual to first loss
Still finding its new leaders, a balanced Far Eastern University dealt Perpetual Help its first loss in the 2016 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup with a 62-57 decision at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Brandrey Bienes had 10 points off the bench in the Tamaraws’ all-out attack.
Steve Holmqvist and Wendell Comboy also added eight points apiece in FEU’s second win in five games.
“I’m happy not because of the win, but because I see improvements. It’s something that we always preach to them, so every day is a chance to improve,” said coach Nash Racela.
FEU held a 60-51 lead in the final 2:15 before a late surge from the Altas trimmed the lead to just three, 60-57, in the last 13.1 seconds thanks to a three pointer from Gab Dagangon and a fastbreak layup from AJ Coronel.
But Perpetual refused to give a foul in the ensuing possession, allowing the Tamaraws to run the clock down with Holmqvist canning two freebies in the end.
Coronel carried Perpetual (4-1) with 13 points and four rebounds, while Dagangon had 12 markers and six boards in the defeat.
FEU 62 – Bienes 10, S. Holmqvist 8, Comboy 8, Orizu 7, Escoto 7, Tuffin 5, Delos Santos 3, Trinidad 3, Delfinado 3, Arong 2, Inigo 2, Lee Yu 2, Nunag 2, Ebona 0.
PERPETUAL 57 – Coronel 13, Dagangon 12, Sadiwa 10, Eze 9, Akhuetie 6, Ylagan 3, Singontiko 2, Lucente 2, Pido 0, Yuhico 0, Hao 0.
Quarters: 15-9, 28-22, 49-35, 62-57.
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