Unbeaten Red Lions continue dominance, rip Generals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUpdated 2:13 a.m., Sept. 11, 2019MANILA, Philippines — San Beda showed too many weapons in the Red Lions’ most dominant triumph so far in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Azkals drub Guam for first win in World Cup Qualifiers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ato Ular came a basket short of tying his career-high of 19 points in the Letran win, which was a lot closer than what the final score indicated.This year’s hosts, the Chiefs, fell to 2-8 while the Heavy Bombers absorbed their seventh defeat in 10 games.AC Soberano and Calvin Oftana also came up with solid contributions as well as Filipino-Canadian James Canlas, all of them conspiring in a huge second-quarter run that took the sting out of the Generals for good, 54-23.With a first-rate defense that closed out on EAC’s shooters, the Lions limited the Generals to just eight points while unloading a scoring binge on the other end for that imposing 31-point advantage at halftime.They were never threatened after that and even widened the gap, 89-48, with still four minutes remaining.The scores:SBU 98 – Nelle 13, Tankoua 13, Doliguez 13, Soberano 12, Oftana 12, Canlas 9, Alfaro 8, Bahio 7, Etrata 3, Carino 3, Cuntapay 2, Noah 1, Obenza 1, Visser 1, Abuda 0EAC 66 – Taywan 19, Maguliano 17, Luciano 7, De Guzman 5, Cadua 3, Mandoza 3, Carlos 3, Martin 3, Estacio 2, Gurtiza 2, Dayrit 2, Corilla 0, Boffa 0, Gonzales 0Quarterscores: 16-14, 54-23, 75-42, 98-66. Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago Citycenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But more importantly, the unbeaten Lions are now 10-0, inching their way to a comfortable position going into the Final Four.“Our main objective is to make it to the top two right away, so that we’ll be twice-to-beat in the semis,” said Fernandez.Sophomore guard Evan Nelle dished out 13 points and 11 assists, and gunslinger Clint Doliguez and beefy forward Donald Tankoua also scored 13 each as the Red Lions sent the Generals to their ninth defeat in 10 games.Lyceum and Letran later downed their respective rivals to forge a two-way tie for second place at 7-3.The Pirates survived the hard-fighting Arellano Chiefs, 93-90, while the Knights subdued the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers, 81-61.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments And the superior performance immediately came after coach Boyet Fernandez issued a stern warning that no team in the league should be taken lightly.Fernandez raised the alarm of complacency after the Lions scraped past the Mapua Cardinals last week to sweep the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4His Lions responded in an unforgiving way.“It’s still a long way to go, but I hope we can sustain this type of game that we played today,” said Fernandez after the Lions dumped Emilio Aguinaldo College for the 22nd consecutive time with a 98-66 win at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan Tuesday. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistlast_img

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