NU Bullpups rout lowly UE Junior Warriors to gain twice-to-beat advantage in Final Four
Cyril Gonzales and the Bullpups make it 10 wins in 12 games. Marlo Cueto

NATIONAL University clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals, beating University of the East, 83-64, on Sunday in the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball at the Blue Eagle Gym.

Rhayyan Amsali had 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Bullpups improved to 10-2 to secure second spot and a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs.

RJ Minerva also had 10 points in the wire-to-wire win

Shane Dichoso had 27 points, while Andrei Dulalia added 13 points and 11 rebounds for UE, which slid to 1-10.

UE’s lone victory was actually a forfeiture over NU in the first round after the UAAP declared one of the Bullpups who suited up for the match was ineligible to play this season.

The scores:

NU 83 - Amsali 13, Minerva 10, Malonzo 8, Javillonar 7, Fortea 7, Gonzales 6, Vinoya 6, Oczon 5, Coyoca 5, Manalang 4, Felisilda 4, Dayrit 4, Pradelia 2, Pangilinan 2.

UE 64 - Dichoso 27, Dulalia 13, Miranda 6, Policarpio 6, Virata 4, Lopez 3, Villarta 2, Santos 2, Tajonera 1, Angeles 0, Almacen 0, Varon 0.

Quarterscores: 27-14; 51-33; 69-52; 83-64.

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