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    Ateneo takes solo lead in PCABL after Nieto double-double in Eaglets' win over Staglets

    May 5, 2014

    ATENEO rolled to its third straight win by downing San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 59-56, while Chiang Kai Shek College debuted in grand style by edging past many-time UAAP champion Far Eastern University in the PCABL (Philippine Chinese Amateur Basketball League) 7thFreego Cup at the Phil. Buddhacare Academy gym in Quezon City.

    Mike Nieto, who also starred for the team’s 73-62 win over Adamson along with Jolo Mendoza and Matt Nieto, scattered 18 points aside from grabbing 12 boards as the Eaglets grabbed the early lead with their third straight win.

    In their victory over the Baby Falcons, Mendoza sizzled for 28 points while Mike and Matt Nieto combined for 28 points and 20 boards.

    After a scary 69-61 win over the SSC-R Staglets last week, the Mapua Red Robins demolished University of the Philippines, 92-77, on Saturday to tie La Salle-Zobel for second with 2-0 marks in the event presented by Freego.

    Getting 20 points from Jonas Tibayan and 17 from Fran Yu, the CKSC Dragons made their presence felt with a 73-67 victory over the Baby Tamaraws in the event also sponsored by Smart Telecom, Fresh Gear (FG), Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Colt Commercial, K Tech Sports, Insular Square of Cebu and Cebu Pioneer Auto Supply.

    Reigning UAAP champion National University also improved to 2-1 by outlasting Jose Rizal University, 81-78, thanks to the 22-point performance of Mark Dyke.

    Jordan Sta. Ana and Philip Manalang also shone for the Bulldogs by scoring 18 and 15 points, respectively.

    Other winners during the weekend games were Letran which clobbered University of Santo Tomas, 77-58, and JRU, which crushed Lyceum, 67-42.

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