JRU Bombers make it back-to-back wins with squeaker over UE Warriors
Tey Teodoro and the Heavy Bombers nip the Warriors after an opening-day win over the Archers. Dante Peralta

JOSE Rizal University slipped past University of the East, 67-62, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on Sunday in San Juan.

Tey Teodoro fired three three-pointers and finished with 20 points for the Heavy Bombers, who followed up a huge win over defending champion La Salle.

Ervin Grospe added 10 points.

UE dropped to 1-1. 

"Nandoon yung hinahanap kong extra pass. We're moving the ball, we're sharing the ball and we're able to break their press," said JRU coach Vergel Meneses.

The Heavy Bombers rode a strong third quarter, dropping 18 points to take a 59-48 lead but allowed the Warriors to slice to four.

"Supposed to be, pagdating ng third quarter and you're holding a big lead, you finish the game strong," said Meneses.

Alvin Pasaol was the lone bright spot for UE with 10 points and six rebounds.


The scores:

JRU 67 - Teodoro 20, Grospe 10, Dela Virgen 8, Mendoza 7, Lasquety 6, Abdulwahab 6, Poutouochi 4, Sawat 4, Estrella 2, Mate 0, Bordon 0, Astilla 0.

UE 62 - Pasaol 10, Derige 8, Maloles 7, Olayon 6, Manalang 6, Varilla 5, Conner 5, Cullar 4, Acuno 4, Magbuhos 2, Cruz 2, Armenion 2, Gagate 1, Abanto 0, Green 0.

Quarterscores: 19-16; 41-38; 59-48; 67-62.


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