UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help romped to its third straight victory and kept defending champion University of the East winless in the 2014 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup on Monday at The Arena in San Juan.
Reigning NCAA Rookie of the Year Juneric Baloria came up with 28 points as the Altas won, 83-78, over the Red Warriors.
Justine Alano added 25 and Harold Arboleda chipped in 20, including five triples, for the Altas, who are unbeaten in three games and are alone on top in Group A.
“Sinasabi kasi ko walang star sa team,” said Perpetual Help coach Aric del Rosario. “Pare-pareho ang score namin, kalat-kalat, lahat gumagawa kaya maganda ang takbo ng team.”
Alano noted they are motivated to work hard, especially against teams reinforced by foreign players.
“Lahat kasi kami gusto manalo, walang petiks sa amin at motivation namin na all-Filipino kami, wala kaming import,” said Alano.
Roy Sumang finished with 16 points, Pedrito Galanza added 15, Leonean import Charles Mammie chipped in 13 and Cameroonian reinforcement Moustapha Arafat contributed 10 for UE.
It was the second loss in two outings for the Red Warriors, who fell to the La Salle Green Archers, 62-69, in their opening game.
UPHSD 83 - Baloria 28, Allano 26, Arboleda 20, Thompson 8, Dagangon 1, Gallardo 0, Dizon 0,, Sadiwa 0, Oliveria 0, Jolangcob 0, Bantayan 0, Cabiltes 0
UE 78 - Sumang 16, Galanza 15, Mammie 13, Arafat 10, Javier 8, Caparida 6, Palma 4, Charcos 4, Jumao-as 2, Varilla 0, Hernandez 0, De Leon 0
Quarterscores: 17-17; 34-36; 59-58; 83-78.