JRU Bombers survive scare from Benilde to stay in hunt for NCAA Final Four berth
Tey Teodoro leads the Heavy Bombers to their eighth victory in 14 outings.

TEY Teodoro finished with 17 points, John Grospe had eight of his 10 points in the final period, and Jose Rizal University defeated College of Saint Benilde, 73-69, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 91 seniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

The Heavy Bombers came out with the win in a tight match-up against the Blazers to improve their record to 8-6 and stay in contention for the Final Four berth.

JRU spoiled the effort of Jonathan Grey, who scored 34 points kept the Blazers in contention until the final minutes before falling to their 11th loss in 14 games.

“May pag-asa pa,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses. “Medyo lumilinaw ang chance. Pero we need to win our next four games.

Paolo Pontejos had 13 points while Abdoul Poutouchi had 13 points and 15 rebounds for JRU.

The scores:

JRU (73) — Teodoro 17, Pontejos 13, Poutouochi 13, Balagtas 10, Grospe 10, Sanchez 4, Abdul Wahab 3, Estrella 2, Dela Paz 1, Lasquety 0, Cruz 0, Dela Virgen 0.

CSB (69) — Grey 34, Ongteco 10, J.J. Domingo 9, Deles 7, Jonson 3, Nayve 3, Fajarito 3, S. Domingo 0, Castor 0, Saavedra 0, Young 0, San Juan 0.

Quarters: 12-12, 35-32, 57-52, 73-69.

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