Teytey Teodoro leads late charge as JRU foils Perpetual to bounce back after season opening loss

TEYTEY Teodoro led a late charge as Jose Rizal University picked up its first win with a 68-54 victory over Perpetual Help on Friday in the NCAA Season 93 seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Teodoro scored eight of his 26 points in the fourth period to turn the tide for the Heavy Bombers in taking a 62-52 lead.

The Heavy Bombers improved their record to 1-1 as they bounced back from a lopsided loss in their opening match against Lyceum.

Perpetual Help dropped to 0-2 in its first game after the Altas' win over College of Saint Benilde was forfeited for wearing the wrong jersey.

Teodoro, who doubled his scoring output from his previous outing, also had seven rebounds and three assists for JRU.

"Siguro it's a good sign na bumalik 'yung team namin," said JRU coach Vergel Meneses. "I challenged them to think about why we are successful in the preseason. We are passing the ball, we look for the open man. 'Yun ang nakita ko kay Teytey kanina."

Abdel Poutouchi scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Gio Lasquety got 11 points for the Heavy Bombers, who will take on Arellano on Tuesday.

JRU poured it on in the second period as the Heavy Bombers outscored Perpetual Help, 24-12, to grab a 39-30 lead at the half.

GJ Ylagan had 12 points, while Prince Eze had 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Altas.

The scores:

JRU (68) - Teodoro 26, Poutouochi 13, Lasquety 11, Grospe 8, Mendoza 4, Castor 4, Abdul Razak 2, Dela Virgen 0, David 0.

Perpetual Help (54) - Ylagan 12, Eze 12, Dagangon 9, Sadiwa 6, Pido 5, Coronel 3, Yuhico 3, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 1, Singontiko 0, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Clemente 0.

Quarters: 15-18, 39-30, 50-40, 68-54.

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