Mapua beats Ateneo for Filoil juniors title; NU wins bronze
Mapua topped Ateneo, 89-82, in the high school finals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Clint Escamis delivered an offensive assault for the Red Robins, finishing with a game-high 23 points to go along seven rebounds.
Escamis, though, wasn’t the lone Red Robin to punish the Blue Eaglets.
Mapua’s frontcourt duo of Warren Bonifacio and Will Gozum crushed Ateneo.
Bonifacio finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, nine of which came from the offensive glass, while Gozum had a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double.
Dave Ildefonso led Ateneo with 16 points and eight rebounds while Kai Sotto finished with 15 points and 14 boards.
National University also capped the preseason tournament with a piece of recognition after fending off University of Santo Tomas, 86-75, for the third-place trophy.
Rhayyan Amsali had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead NU.
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