NCAA: San Beda stays unscathed, rips winless Benilde
San Beda remained unblemished in the NCAA Season 92 men’s basketball tournament, blasting St. Benilde, 90-63 Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Red Lions wasted no time breaking the game wide open, jumping to a 24-10 advantage after the first quarter and dominating the rest of the way.
Davon Potts ignited the rout, finishing with 19 points, 12 of which coming in the first half, as San Beda coasted to its fourth win in as many games.
Donald Tankoua also tallied a double-double with 17 markers, 14 rebounds, and three blocks, while Robert Bolick and Radge Tongco both had 11 points in the victory.
“Right now, we’re dedicated on playing defense and looking for the open man, on who’s hot, and looking for the open shot. Yung commitment namin to one another, that’s what’s working for all of us,” said coach Jamike Jarin.
It didn’t help that St. Benilde big man Christian Fajarito exited the game just before the halftime break with a sprained right foot after inadvertently stepping on teammate Clement Leutcheu.
The Senegalese big man also exited the game, falling awkwardly after a dunk attempt late in the game, that further gutted out the already thin Blazers frontcourt.
Leutcheu topped the still winless St. Benilde squad with 19 points and 15 rebounds.
Yankie Haruna also got 17 markers in the team’s fifth straight defeat, while Carlo Young had 10 points.
SAN BEDA 90 – Potts 19, Tankoua 17, Bolick 11, Tongco 11, Mocon 8, Noah 5, Presbitero 5, Adamos 4, Soberano 3, Carlos 2, Navarro 2, Bonsubre 1, Alas 0.
ST. 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.
Quarters: 24-10, 40-26, 61-36, 90-63.
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