National U, Ateneo clash as UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball tournament resumes

NATIONAL University resumes its bid in the UAAP Season 78 juniors basketball tournament against Ateneo on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Bullpups look to continue their unbeaten ways against the Blue Eaglets in their 11 a.m. encounter in a rematch of last season’s finalists.

Led by John Lloyd Clemente and Justine Baltazar, NU ended the first round unbeaten in seven outings before the league took a respite for the holidays.

Clemente is third in the league in scoring with 17.3 points, while Baltazar is averaging a double-double of 12.3 points and a league-best 12 rebounds per outing.

In other matches, second-running De La Salle-Zobel faces Far Eastern University-Diliman at 3 p.m. The Junior Archers have a 5-2 win-loss card, tied with the Blue Eaglets, while the Baby Tamaraws are in fourth with a 4-3 card.

Winless University of the East takes on University of Santo Tomas at 9 a.m. to open the quadruple header while Adamson battles University of the Philippines Integrated School at 1 p.m.

The second round will run until February 6 with all the games to be played at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

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

 

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