JUNERIC Baloria had 22 points while Earl Thompson and Justine Alano chipped in 14 each as University of Perpetual Help stayed unbeaten in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup after drubbing University of San Carlos on Saturday, 71-61, at The Arena in San Juan.
Harold Arboleda grabbed 16 rebounds in the win that saw the Altas outplay another import-laden team in the Cebu-based Warriors to hike their record to 2-0 and show the way in Group A.
“All-Filipino kami kaya nagsisikap kami bawat isa na patuloy ‘yung panalo,” said Alano. “Hirap kami dahil maliliit kami. Masaya dahil nagtutulungan kami at walang inggitan sa amin.”
The Altas, who defeated Nigerian center Cedric Akomo and the University of Visayas Green Lancers in their first game, led the rest of the way after posting an early 20-9 advantage in the first quarter.
Cameroonian import Olago Shooster had 16 points, nine rebounds, and five blocks for the Warriors, who lost for the second time in three games.
The team will head back to Cebu where the Warriors will finish their Filoil campaign in a series of out-of-town games by the league.
In the first seniors game, Wilson Baltazar led five players in double figures with 17 points as Lyceum defeated St. Clare College, 85-82.
Rhoel Maconocido had 15 points, Dexter Zamora added 14, and Guy Mbida and Shane Ko chipped in 11 for the Pirates, who are now 2-0 in Group B to join San Beda on top of the standings.