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    Bullpups tame MVP leader CJ Cansino as Tiger Cubs suffer third straight defeat

    Jan 20, 2018
    Matthew Manalang kept the Bullpups rolling with 25 points. Dante Peralta

    NATIONAL University defeated University of Santo Tomas, 109-75, on Saturday in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

    Matthew Manalang had 25 points in the runaway victory by the Bullpups to hike their record to 8-2.

    NU also gained a three-game lead over Far Eastern University and UST, which dropped its third straight loss to fall to a 5-5 mark.

    The Bullpups trailed by one point, 26-25, at the end of the first period when they outscored the Tiger Cubs, 25-15, in the second canto. NU never relinquished the lead in the second half.

    Rhayyan Amsali had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Terrence Fortea and Winderlich Coyoca each had 12 points for the Bullpups.

    Leading MVP candidate CJ Cansino had 13 points and six rebounds, while Kobe Palencia also contributed 13 points for the Tiger Cubs.

    The scores:

    NU 109 - Manalang 25, Amsali 13, Fortea 12, Coyoca 12, Oczon 10, Malonzo 10, Javillonar 9, Gonzales 6, Minerva 6, Pradella 4, Pangilinan 2, Felisilda 0, Dayrit 0, Vinoya 0.

    UST 75 - Cansino 13, Palencia 13, Dolendo 10, Lina 7, Baquial 6, Narvasa 6, Manabat 6, Benzonan 5, Esplana 2, Estrella 2, Dela Cruz 0, Villapando 0, Biag 0, Co 0.

    Quarterscores: 25-26, 50-41, 80-61, 109-75.

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    Matthew Manalang kept the Bullpups rolling with 25 points. Dante Peralta
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