Aljun Melecio shows the way anew as Junior Archers thump Tiger Cubs for solo second in UAAP
Aljun Melecio again starred in yet another win for the La Salle Zobel Junior Archers

ALJUN Melecio finished with 17 points and eight rebounds as De La Salle-Zobel beat University of Santo Tomas, 78-52, on Saturday in the UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Melecio got support from Miguel Fortuna, who had 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting from three-point range, to give the Junior Archers their seventh win in nine outings and solidify their hold of second place.

La Salle-Zobel took a one-game lead over Ateneo, which beat University of the Philippines Integrated School, 75-67, earlier in the day.

With La Salle seniors head coach Aldin Ayo in attendance, the Junior Archers pulled away for good after a 23-9 third quarter run.

The Tiger Cubs slipped to a 3-6 win-loss slate.

Standings: NU 9-0, DLSZ 7-2, ADMU 6-3, FEU 5-4, AdU 5-4, UST 3-6, UPIS 1-8, UE 0-9

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