Cyril Gonzales drops 30 on UE Junior Warriors as NU Bullpups forge four-way tie for Freego lead
Cyril Gonzales scored 30 points to lead the Bullpups past the Junior Warriors. Marlo Cueto

Far Eastern University downed erstwhile unbeaten Adamson, 68-61, even as National University forged a four-way tie for the early lead in the 11thFreego Cup held recently at the Buddhacare gym in Quezon City.

Brian Sajonia and Jarick Bautista finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, as FEU snapped a two-game slide while handing the Baby Falcons their first defeat in in three starts.

Despite its defeat, Adamson stayed on top with three other teams – Malayan University, Jose Rizal University and National University – all with similar 2-1 records.

The NU Bullpups, on the other hand, outlasted the University of the East Junior Warriors, 91-82, thanks greatly to the 30-point performance of Cyril Gonzales.

Two other NU players scored in double figures to hand UE its second straight loss.

Getting 20 points from Clint Escamis in the tournament also backed by Choi Garden, CW Home Depot, Powerhouse, and Hapee Toothpaste, the MU Red Robins downed the JRU Light Bombers, 84-72.

Meanwhile, La Salle Greenhills, drawing 23 points from Sydney Mosqueda,  outsteadied University of Perpetual Help, 81-73, for its first win in two games.

Perpetual’s defeat was its second straight since stunning NU in the opener.

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