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Archers, Eagles botch Filoil debuts

January 20, 2020

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We were lucky down the stretch,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “We made crucial stops and our players just didn’t give up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meneses now hopes to see consistency from the Bombers.“Honestly, I don’t have a good team and we’re not strong, but if we play the same way every game in the NCAA the way we played against La Salle, we’ll go places,” he added.The Pirates showcased a balanced offensive with six players, led by newcomer Jaycee Marcelino, finishing in twin digits.Former Ateneo recruit CJ Perez, who sat out last season to comply with the NCAA’s residency requirement, had 13 points for the Pirates but gave the Eagles an opportunity to snatch the game with a turnover.Mike Nieto missed a triple at the buzzer, though, allowing the Pirates to open their campaign on a high note.ADVERTISEMENT Showing renewed confidence, NCAA upstarts Jose Rizal U and Lyceum pulled off stunning victories on Monday at the start of the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers defied the odds by shocking a surprisingly misfiring La Salle squad, 85-81, before the Pirates survived a late Ateneo onslaught to nip the Blue Eagles, 90-89.ADVERTISEMENT The results were unexpected considering La Salle and Ateneo played in the finals of the UAAP last season with the Archers coming out on top. The victors failed to even make the Final Four of the NCAA.The Heavy Bombers seized control of the game early, stifling La Salle’s attack while leaning on Tey Teodoro’s hot start. Teodoro finished with 17 points while Jed Mendoza added 15 for JRU, which forced the Archers to 4-of-32 shooting from beyond the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnReigning UAAP Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala tallied 22 points and grabbed 15 boards, but Ricci Rivero and Aljun Melecio combined for 10-of-35 shooting from the field, typifying La Salle’s woes.“We knew we had nothing to lose and plenty to gain against La Salle,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Fifa seat for nonong Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ View commentslast_img

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