ATENEO de Davao University scored a 78-50 rout of Jose Maria College on Sunday to open its campaign in the 4th Emilio Escandor Cup at the Davao City Recreation Center.
Francis Gabriel Escandor once again led the Blue Knights’ assault with 16 points as they look to add to the SM NBTC Davao title they won last week.
The Blue Knights, who will be representing Davao in the NBTC Nationals next month at the MOA Arena, took an 18-12 first quarter lead and extend it to 38-21 by halftime.
Axel Doromal also shone for Ateneo with 12 markers, while Dariel Manliguez and Ion Angeles chipped in 11 apiece.
Davao Jones Academy gave newcomer Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School a rude welcome with a 106-61 rout, while Ford Academy of the Arts dropped Agro Industrial Foundation College 71-53. Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas board member Glenn Escandor formally opened the tournament held in honor of the late Col. Emilio Escandor.