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    Smashing debut backs up Bulldogs stature as title contenders

    Jul 14, 2012
    Bobby Ray Parks had a fine all-around game with 16 points, six rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks for the NU Bulldogs. Jerome Ascano 

    NATIONAL University demolished University of the East, 90-55, on Saturday in one of the most emphatic victories posted in an opening game of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

    Bobby Ray Parks had a complete game with 16 points, six rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks for the Bulldogs, who exploded for 35 points in a breakaway second period while limiting the Warriors to only eight points during that span.

    It was an utter mismatch from there as the Bulldogs reinforced their pre-tournament billing as the team most likely to spoil Ateneo's quest for a fifth successive title.

    “We played very well as a team,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano. “Collectively, everybody stuck to the game plan, they were very disciplined in this game.”

    The win, witnessed by a capacity crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena, was the biggest posted in an opening game of the country's premier league since Far Eastern University downed UE, 89-61, on July 10, 2004.

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    Jeoffrey Javillonar led the Bulldogs in points and rebounds with 19 and 11, including a buzzer-being three-pointer that put the Bulldogs ahead, 48-23.

    Joshua Alolino, who scored the first basket of the season with a lay-up, finished with 12 points while Troy Rosario added 10 for the Bulldogs. Six-foot forward Mark De Guzman pulled down nine rebounds to go along with his eight points.

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    The Bulldogs’ Cameroonian reinforcement Emmanuel Mbe failed to play in the first half because of a problem with his jersey — it didn’t have a number on the front — but came up with four points in the first second half.

    UE had a fighting chance in the first quarter after Roi Sumang drilled a buzzer-beating triple for a 15-13 lead. But the Bulldogs came up with a 9-0 run to gain a 22-15 cushion. UE later went silent again and the Bulldogs dropped a 15-0 bomb for a 40-19 advantage.

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    The Bulldogs led 88-48 late in the fourth period.

    NU has practically dominated UE in their previous three contests, winning by an average margin of 37.5 points.

    The scores:

    NU 90 — Javillonar 19, Parks 16, Alolino 12, Rosario 10, De Guzman 8, Villamor 6, Mbe 4, Labing-isa 3, Ignacio 3, Betayene 3, Perez 2, Neypes 2, Celda 2, Singh 0, Rono 0, Khobuntin 0.

    UE 55 — Sumang 21, Razon 8, Galanza 8, Olayon 7, Santos 4, Belleza 2, Javier 2, Flores 2, Sumido 1, Alberto 0, Villarias 0, Valdez 0, Duran 0, Duncil 0.

    Quarterscores: 13-15; 48-23; 72-40; 90-55.

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