NCAA: St. Benilde zooms to 3-0 start, routs Perpetual Help | Inquirer Sports

NCAA: St. Benilde zooms to 3-0 start, routs Perpetual Help

/ 03:30 PM September 20, 2022
Perpetual's Lean Martel vs St. Benilde's Will Gozum in the NCAA Season 98.

Perpetual’s Lean Martel vs St. Benilde’s Will Gozum in the NCAA Season 98. –NCAA/GMA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—College of St. Benilde continued its hot season opening run at the expense of Perpetual Help, 81-64, in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Tuesday.

The Blazers moved up to 3-0 as the league’s lone undefeated team so far but Benilde’s head coach Charles Tiu said it was nothing to celebrate about.


“It’s only been three games, we have a long way to go. We still haven’t faced Letran, San Beda and Mapua, those three teams are consistent Final Four contenders so still a long way to go for us,” Tiu said.

The Blazers were stuck on a tight affair with the Altas at the end of the first half, 33-32, but unloaded a 23-8 surge, including six triples, early in the third quarter to take an insurmountable lead, 56-40.


The Altas could not find their beat in the final period where they trailed by as much as 25, 69-44.

Will Gozum powered Benilde with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Miguel Corteza finished with 15 markers while Rob Nayve helped with 12.

Rey Barcuma scored 14 on a losing effort for Perpetual Help as Kim Aurin and Cyrus Nitura tallied 13 and 12 markers, respectively.


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