NU routs defending champ FEU; Kieffer Alas dominates in UAAP juniors

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De La Salle-Zobel’s Kieffer Alas shoots a jumper in opposition to UE within the UAAP Season 86 highschool boys basketball match.–UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Nationwide College Nazareth College opened its redemption tour with a 70-56 win over titleholder Far Jap College-Diliman within the UAAP Season 86 highschool boys basketball match Tuesday on the Amoranto Area.

Debuting Nigerian large man Collins Akowe lived as much as the billing, producing monster numbers of 17 factors, 21 rebounds, and three blocks whereas Mac Mac Alfanta chipped in 14 factors for the Bullpups, who have been eradicated by the identical group a season in the past within the semis.

“Kanina very comfortable kasi yung mga gamers ko kanina nag step up. Really, wala yung dalawang level guards ko kanina si (Klein) Tagotongan and si (Thomas) Pillado,” mentioned second 12 months Bullpups head coach Kevin De Castro as Tagotongan was nursing a sprained proper foot whereas Pillado had the case of the hen pox.



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“They lived as much as the problem na madala yung group kahit undermanned. Sabi ko, kahit defending champion kalaban natin, gawa tayo ng assertion right now.”

Even with the commencement of final season’s MVP Reinhard Jumamoy, NUNS seemed sharp as ever boosted by Akowe’s presence within the center.

“Malaking bagay si Collins sa amin on each ends. Siya yung anchor namin kaya we depend on him,” mentioned De Castro. “Kahit papano, nagmamature na siya kasi alam natin na iba yung Philippine basketball fashion. We simply instructed him to play his recreation.”

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NU Bullpups’ Collins Akowe.–UAAP PHOTO

Jedric Daa and Liam Salangsang had 11 and 10 factors, respectively for the Child Tamaraws, who trailed by as a lot as 22 factors.

Whereas FEU-Diliman stumbled in its first match, final season’s runner-up Adamson College had a successful begin.

Gabe de Jesus shot 20 factors whereas Earl Medina added 17 factors, six steals, 5 rebounds, and two steals because the Child Falcons spoiled Manu Iñigo’s teaching debut for College of Santo Tomas with a 95-81 victory.

Kieffer Alas, the Fiba Underneath-16 Asian Championship 2023 Legendary Crew member, produced a strong all-around recreation of 32 factors, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and two steals as De La Salle-Zobel outlasted College of the East, 79-76.

Transferee Ziv Espinas debuted with 19 factors, 15 rebounds and 6 assists as Ateneo scored a 93-86 victory over UP Built-in College.

Motion resumes Tuesday on the Adamson Gymnasium, with the Junior Archers taking up the Child Tamaraws at 1 p.m., adopted by the three p.m. conflict between the Bullpups and the Junior Warriors.

“We’ll keep on with our system. No less than now we have per week of preparation para sa kanila,” mentioned De Castro concerning the retooled Pink Warriors.

The Scores:

First recreation

Ateneo (93) – Espinas 19, Ebdane 17, Porter 15, Urbina 8, Madrangca 6, Prado 6, Lagdamen 5, Delos Santos 5, De Guzman 4, Domangcas 3, Suico 2, Tupas 2, Ong 1, Asistio 0.

UPIS (86) – Valdeavilla 30, Tubongbanua 20, Melicor 16, Egea 9, Gomez de Liaño 9, Hernandez 2, Coronel 0.

Quarterscores: 35-25, 52-48, 74-65, 93-86

Second recreation

NUNS (70) – Akowe 17, Alfanta 14, Barraca 11, Reroma 8, Yusi 8, Palanca 6, Nepacema 5, Solomon 2, Cartel 0, Usop 0, Napa 0, Figueroa 0.

FEU-D (56) – Daa 11, Salangsan 10, Miranda 9, Cabonilas 8, Miller 4, Mecha 4, Pre 3, Habito 3, Gordon 2, Burgos 2, De Guzman 0, Cabigting 0, Gemao 0, Godoy 0, Castillejos 0, Pascual 0.

Quarterscores: 19-17, 34-28, 55-41, 70-56

Third recreation

DLSZ (79) – Alas 32, Dimaano 11, Espina 10, Daja 9, Dabao 6, Atienza 4, Pabellano 3, Gubat 2, Favis 2, Lopez 0, Cruz 0, Domangcas 0, Arboleda 0, Sta. Maria 0, Manganaan 0.

UE (76) – Sabroso 16, Lagat 16, Alejandro 13, De Leon 9, Nurjadden 8, Farochilen 6, Sarza 2, Erlance 2, Despi 1, Suria 1, Malonzo 0.

Quarterscores: 11-22, 35-41, 54-51, 79-76

Fourth recreation

AdU (95) – De Jesus 20, Medina 17, Garcia 11, Abayon 9, Bonzalida 9, Tumaneng 8, Reyes 5, Perez 5, Carillo 3, Artango 3, Esperanza 2, Sajili 2, Umali 1.

UST (81) – Bucsit 18, Dungo 15, Buenaflor 12, Verzosa 12, Ludovice 9, Manding 5, Zanoria 5, Lim 4, Reyes 1, Ronquillo 0, Loreto 0, Velasquez 0.

Quarterscores: 31-17, 51-35, 75-61, 95-81


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