JRU overcomes Adamson, enters semis in Filoil
Jose Rizal University booted Adamson University, 67-56, in the quarterfinal stage of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Thursday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.
The semifinals-bound Heavy Bombers will face the winner between San Beda and University of the Philippines in the other quarterfinals series.
Teytey Teodoro went off for the Heavy Bombers, erecting a game-high 23 points to go along five rebounds.
JRU head coach Vergel Meneses credited his team’s stingy defense, especially on the three-point area where the Falcons went dry hitting just 6-of-33.
“It’s our defense, our defense carried us the whole game,” said Meneses. “Even though we weren’t scoring, the other team wasn’t able to get on a big run.”
Ervin Grospe played lieutenant for the Heavy Bombers and put up 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Papi Sarr led Adamson with 19 points and 18 rebounds.
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