Harold Alarcon shows ‘huge improvement’ as UP wins anew
MANILA, Philippines—Harold Alarcon starred for University of the Philippines’ win in its all-UAAP affair with National University, 72-65, in the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup at San Juan Arena on Saturday.
Alarcon finished with 16 points for the Fighting Maroons, seven in the fourth quarter, to give UP a 5-2 record in the preseason.
“I think he’s been taking shots he’s been working on. The timing and getting of his shots, I think is a huge improvement,” coach Goldwin Monteverde said.
Pat Yu spearheaded the Bulldogs (3-2) with 16 points in a losing effort while Jolo Manansala also tallied a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.
Mapua, meanwhile, dealt Arellano a 92-76 beating behind the efforts of Warren Bonifacio.
Bonifacio continued his string of stellar performances in the preseason with a 16-point outing to go with eight rebounds as the Cardinals improved to a 4-2 card.
Joshua Abastillas finished with 11 markers for the Chiefs, who remained winless in six games.
College of St. Benilde also notched a win on Saturday after outlasting San Beda, 96-87, in a Season 98 Final Four rematch.
Migs Oczon and Robi Nayve were in their zones for the Blazers (5-2), as they finished with 24 and 25 markers, respectively.
Brian Sajonia starred for the Red Lions with 21 markers but they still crashed to a 2-4 record.
San Sebastian likewise got earned a 91-83 victory against Jose Rizal University in another of NCAA teams.
Reggz Gabat introduced himself in a big way for the Golden Stags (2-4) with 23 points, sinking five triples in the process.
Joshua Guiab was the silver lining for the Heavy Bombers, who crashed to a 1-4 record, with 17 points and four boards.