Enderun Titans, PCU Dolphins advance to NAASCU quarterfinals

ENDERUN College edged Rizal Technological University, 85-81, and Philippine Christian University overwhelmed Manuel Luis Quezon University, 89-70, to clinch quarterfinal berths in the NAASCU Season 17 basketball tournament at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate.

Michael Louise de la Cruz, Serge Wabo Captue and John Vidal showed the way as the Titans arranged a quarterfinal showdown with defending champion and Group A topnotcher St. Clare College-Caloocan.

De la Cruz scattered 20 points, including five in an 11-0 run that gave the Titans a 67-60 lead.

Wabo Captue also made his presence felt with a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds while Vidal had 14 points for the Titans, who now face a tough task of having to beat the Saints twice in the quarterfinals.

Cyrus Tabi had 34 points, hitting four three-point shots in 36 minutes of action for RTU.

Kerr Bangeles had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Nicole Liquanan added 12 markers.

PCU, meanwhile, advanced to the quarterfinals against Group B runner-up Colegio de San Lorenzo. 

Mike Ayonayon had 26 points, Yves Sason scored 24, while Von Tambeling added 15 for the Dolphins.

The Dolphins dominated the boards, 53-33, and hit 10 triples against only five by the Stallions.

Jayson Grimaldo led MLQU with 30 points and nine rebounds, while Nikko Lao had 17 and 10.

CdSL enjoys twice-to-beat advantage over PCU

 

The scores:

First game

Enderun 85 - Dela Cruz 20, Wabo Captue 17, Vidal 14, Cadavos 9, Grilli 6, Nuñez 6, Villar 6, Dungan 4, Francisco 3.

RTU 81 - Tabi 34, Bangeles 15, Liquinan 12, Flores 6, Estoce 5, Señires 4, Reyes 3, Tilos 2, Marks 0, Redondo 0.

Quarterscores: 26-17; 45-41; 56-60; 85-81.

 

Second game

PCU 89 - Ayonayon 26, Sason 24, Tambeling 15, Palattao 11, Castro 4, Malto 4, Okoronkwo 3, Mescallado 2, Saldua 0.

MLQU (70) - Grimaldo 30, Lao 17, Asturiano 12, Dela Cruz 9, Rivera 2, Dela Punta 0, Jamila 0.

Quarterscores: 26-14; 51-36; 70-48; 89-70. 

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