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    Bulldogs book quarterfinals berth with emphatic win over Blazers

    May 30, 2014
    Jeth Rosario capped his scoring effort for National University with a two-handed slamdunk. Dante Peralta

    NATIONAL University secured a spot in the quarterfinals of the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup after downing College of St. Benilde, 77-64, at The Arena in San Juan on Friday.

    Jeth Rosario and Glen Khobuntin came away with 14 points each, while Jayjay Alejandro and Gelo Alolino added 11 and 10, respectively, for the Bulldogs, who improved to a 5-1 (win-loss) record in Group C, just a game behind unbeaten Centro Escolar University (6-0).

    “We played better as a team, the players were very relaxed but they didn't lose focus on defense,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano.

    “I really think na magaling dumepensa ang St. Benilde. They played physical on us, pero that is the type of game in the NCAA,” noted Altamirano.

    Mark Romero finished with 16 points for St. Benilde, while Jonathan Grey added 15 and Paolo Taha 14.

    The Blazers evened their win-loss slate at 3-3, but failed to make it to the next round of the pre-season meet. 

     

    The scores

    NU (77) --Rosario 14, Khobuntin 14, Alejandro 11, Alolino 10, Aroga 9, Celda 8, Neypes 4, Javelona 2, Betayene 2, Perez 2, Diputado 1, Salim 0, Tansingco 0.

    St. Benilde (64) -- Romero 16, Grey 15, Taha 14, Bartolo 5, Sinco 4, Ongtengco 2, Nayve 2, Argamino 2, Jonhsnon 2, Altamirano 2, Saavedra 0, Flores 0.

    Quarterscores: 22-12; 42-29; 62-49; 77-64.

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    Jeth Rosario capped his scoring effort for National University with a two-handed slamdunk. Dante Peralta
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