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NCAA: St. Benilde dumps JRU for 2nd win

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:22 PM July 31, 2018

Putting a premium on consistency after an up and down first three games, College of St. Benilde sustained its play from start to finish to pound Jose Rizal University, 81-66, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

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Cameroonian center Clement Leutcheu posted 20 points and 14 rebounds while Yankie Haruna added 15 points, including nine in the third quarter for the Blazers, who evened their record to 2-2.

“Before the game, what I told the guys was about consistency,” said CSB head coach TY Tang, whose squad came off a sorry loss to defending champion San Beda in a game the Blazers blew. “We’re a young team and we haven’t really played together that long.”

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“We weren’t really able to execute on our plays but it’s still a win.”

Leutcheu scored 10 points in the second period where the Blazers created separation and never looked back.

“I’m just trying to help my team as much as I can. Going into the game, I just want to be aggressive on both ends,” the 6-foot-7 Leutcheu said.

CSB shot a decent 48 percent from the field while also limiting JRU to 34 percent. The Blazers also dominated the rebounding department, 49-36.

Jed Mendoza paces the winless Bombers (0-4) with 16 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals. Mendoza, however, accounted for nine of his team’s 20 turnovers.

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