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    Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero quick to atone as UP Maroons drub Arellano

    May 7, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    JUN Manzo and Ricci Rivero conspired to lead University of the Philippines to its first win in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at the expense of Arellano, 78-69, on Tuesday.

    The backcourt duo posted 19 points and five rebounds apiece as the Fighting Maroons rebounded from a 75-66 defeat to San Beda back in opening day last Sunday.

    Kobe Paras also had himself 16 points and six boards as UP shot 40 percent from deep.

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    Transferee Justin Arana led the new-look Arellano with a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds.

    Daniel Bayla and Rence Alcoriza both had 14 points each in the losing effort for the Chiefs in their first game under new head coach Cholo Martin.

    The scores:

    UP 78 - Manzo 19, Rivero 19, Paras 16, Murell 8, Webb 5, Spencer 4, Gob 4, Prado 3, Longa 0, Gozum 0.

    ARELLANO 69 - Arana 16, Bayla 14, Alcoriza 14, Salado 10, Segura 6, Concepcion 4, Sablan 3, Santos 2, Espiritu 0, Gayosa 0.

    Quarters: 25-18, 38-35, 59-56, 78-69.

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