10 September 2019
By Maxine Louise Lagman
MANILA, Philippines – San Beda University stays unbeaten in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament after a 98-66 victory over Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
With this win, the Red Lions kept a perfect 10-0 win-loss record this season. This is also the team’s 22nd victory over the Generals since 2008.
“We’re no. 1 and hopefully, we could sustain this,” San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez said after the game. “My players really come to practice every day with the mindset that they have to improve their shooting and skills.”
The Generals were within two in the first quarter, 14-16, but the defending champs went for a 38-9 blast to end the first half with a big advantage, 54-23.
San Beda proved to be too strong for EAC as they easily cruised to victory from there.
Evan Nelle, Clint Doliguez, and Donald Tankoua led San Beda with 13 points each, the former with 11 assists, four steals and two rebounds, Doliguez with seven more boards, and big man Tankoua had eight rebounds in his name.
AC Soberano added 12 points, while Calvin Oftana also had 12 markers, along with eight rebounds.
For EAC, Maywin Taywan topped with 19 points, five assists, three rebounds, and three steals, while JP Maguliano added 17 markers and seven boards in the losing effort.
SAN BEDA 98 – Nelle 13, Tankoua 13, Doliguez 13, Soberano 12, Oftana 12, Canlas 9, Alfaro 8, Bahio 7, Etrata 3, Carino 3, Cuntapay 2, Noah 1, Obenza 1, Visser 1, Abuda 0
EAC 66 – Taywan 19, Maguliano 17, Luciano 7, De Guzman 5, Cadua 3, Mandoza 3, Carlos 3, Martin 3, Estacio 2, Gurtiza 2, Dayrit 2, Corilla 0, Boffa 0, Gonzales 0
QUARTER SCORES: 16-14, 54-23, 75-42, 98-66
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