John Lloyd Clemente leads way as NU Bullpups down San Beda Red Cubs in NBTC Division 1 final
National University's John Lloyd Clemente leads all scorers with 20 points. Jaime Campos

JOHN Lloyd Clemente scored 20 points to lead National University to an 84-74 win over San Beda on Thursday in the 2016 NBTC National Championship Division 1 final at the Mall of Asia Arena.

La Salle-bound Justine Baltazar added 12 points and 14 rebounds as the Bullpups capped their brilliant season with the NBTC high school title.

It was also a fitting send-off for NU head coach Jeff Napa, who has taken over as head coach of the Letran Knights.

The Bullpups showed their dominance in the wire-to-wire victory, leading by as many as 21 points.

NU, who took the UAAP Season 78 title with a 16-1 win-loss slate, went undefeated in the preliminaries and continued the dominance with victory over Chiang Kai Shek College in the semifinals.

San Beda settles for another runner-up finish after bowing last year to Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

The scores:

NU 84 - Clemente 20, Baltazar 12, Penano 12, Sarip 9, Manalang 8, Jugar 6, Atienza 6, Amsali 6, Coyoca 5, Callejo 0.

San Beda 74 - Bordeos 15, Nelle 14, Alfaro 12, Mahinay 11, Velasquez 10, Tagala 8, Lagumen 2, Nayve 2, Etrata 0, Abu Hijle 0, Dela Rosa 0.

Quarterscores: 16-10; 39-27; 61-45; 84-74.



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