Paolo Pontejos shows the way as JRU Bombers outsteady FEU Tamaraws
Paolo Pontejos and the Heavy Bombers come up with a fine performance on opening day. Czeasar Dancel

PAOLO Pontejos scored 19 points as Jose Rizal University defeated Far Eastern University, 57-55, on Saturday in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Chris de la Paz scored 11 points, while Abdel Poutouochi had pulled down 11 rebounds and two blocks for the Heavy Bombers to start their campaign on a high note.

Raymar Jose had 18 points and 13 rebounds while Mike Tolomia added 15 points for the Tamaraws, who failed to convert on a game-winning play when Achie Inigo missed on a lay-up in the dying seconds.

The scores:

JRU (57)—Pontejos 19, Dela Paz 11, Balagtas 10, Teodoro 5, Grospe 5, Sanchez 3, Lasquety 2, Poutouochi 2, Abdulwahab 0, Aurin 0, Dela Virgen 0, David 0.

FEU (55)—Jose 18, Tolomia 15, Ri. Escoto 6, Inigo 4, Trinidad 4, Arong 3, Tamsi 3, Bienes 2, Orizu 0, Liwag 0, Delos Santos 0, Holmqvist 0, Comboy 0, Roxas 0, Ugsang 0.

Quarterscores: 13-10; 32-22; 47-36; 57-55.

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