La Salle, Adamson, NU all bounce back in Filoil Preseason

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at May 14 2019 07:43 PM

MANILA -- De La Salle University, Adamson University, and National University (NU) all barged back into the winner’s circle of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament following separate wins, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Encho Serrano made sure the Green Archers moved on from heartbreak, shooting his side to a 68-61 win over Mapua University.

The incoming second-year swingman had 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.

Andrei Caracut and Justine Baltazar brought the backup as the former had 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists and the latter nine markers, 12 boards, and three blocks.

That was more than enough for the Taft-based team to bounce back from a heartbreaking overtime loss to the University of the Philippines they suffered last Sunday.

For their part, the Soaring Falcons leaned on new foreign student-athlete Lenda Douanga to get the better of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, 82-75.

Congolese Douanga posted a powerful 19-point, 16-rebound double-double and was backstopped by the backcourt of Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerom Lastimosa who scored 17 and 16 markers, respectively.

Those three were on-point from start to finish and ultimately brought their team to a 2-1 standing. 

Also scoring a well-earned win are the Bulldogs who rallied by Far Eastern University (FEU), 82-77.

Dave Ildefonso topped the scoring column with 19 points on top of five rebounds as the Bulldogs rode a 29-9 final frame all the way to their first win after a tournament-opening loss.

With their respective losses, the Cardinals remained winless in three tries and the Blazers and Tamaraws both fell to 0-2.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

NU 82 -- D. Ildefonso 19, Minerva 14, Clemente 10, Gaye 9, Mosqueda 7, Oczon 7, Tibayan 6, Rangel 6, Galinato 2, Chatman 2, Abatayo 0, Diputado 0, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0.

FEU 77 -- Stockton 15, Comboy 13, Ebona 10, Tuffin 8, Alforque 8, Bienes 6, Flores 6, Nunag 5, Tchuente 4, Gonzales 2, Celzo 0, Gloria 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 21-28, 36-42, 61-68, 82-77.

SECOND GAME

ADAMSON 82 -- Douanga 19, Ahanmisi 17, Lastimosa 16, Camacho 9, Bernardo 6, Sabandal 6, Fermin 5, Yerro 2, Capulong 2, Manlapaz 0, Ad. Doria 0, V. Magbuhos 0, An. Doria 0.

CSB 75 -- Naboa 12, Pasturan 11, Leutcheu 10, Gutang 8, Dixon 8, Javillonar 6, Haruna 5, Nayve 4, Belgica 4, Carlos 3, Pangalangan 2, Young 2, Flores 0, Lepalam 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 13-15, 38-26, 57-55, 82-75.

THIRD GAME

LA SALLE 68 -- Serrano 15, Caracut 11, Baltazar 9, Cu 6, Lojera 6, Lim 5, Bartlett 4, Melecio 4, Manaytay 4, Manuel 2, Escandor 2, David 0, Bates 0, Bonggay 0.

MAPUA 61 -- Victoria 14, Serrano 10, Bunag 8, Aguirre 7, Pido 6, Lugo 5, Bonifacio 4, Gamboa 4, Garcia 3, Hernandez 0, Jabel 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 12-15, 31-30, 56-52, 68-61

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