REIGNING UAAP juniors champion Far Eastern University outclassed Jose Rizal University, 65-49, to grab the solo lead while Chiang Kai Shek finally barged into the win column of the 6th FCBL-Freego Cup on Saturday at the Philippine Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.
With Bradley Bienes and Marvin Lee presiding over the team’s torrid third-quarter onslaught, the Baby Tamaraws pulled away for good from a slim 30-23 halftime lead on the way to clinching their fourth straight win.
Bienes led three other FEU players in double figures with 13 points to emerge as Freego Player of the Game.
Lee and JS Domingo also posted significant numbers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
But the day’s worthiest win was engineered by Mapua which trounced University of Santo Tomas, 95-75, for its third straight win in the tournament also sponsored by Smart, Fresh Gear, Colt Commercial, Powerbest Mrkg. Inc., Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, Hapee Toothpaste, and Insular Square of Cebu.
Drawing another inspired plays from Noah Lugu, the Red Robins leaned on a hot first-quarter performance where they outscored the Tiger Cubs, 33-17, to stay unbeaten.
The CKSC Dragons, on the other hand, trounced the hapless University of the East Junior Warriors, 81-41, while the National University Bullpups clobbered the University of Perpetual Help Altalettes, 73-53.
Mosayed Ascano and Mohamad Salim starred in CKSC’s mighty attack to finally arrest a three-game skid.