UAAP 2018:

UP smashes NU, 82-71

November 3, 2018 – Ynares Center

by Rock Punzalan

UAAP News 2018: The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons smashed the National University Bulldogs, 82-71 to stay in contention in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 Men’s basketball this Saturday at the Ynares Center. Import Bright Akhuetie led the Maroons with his 21 markers and 10 boards, while Paul Desiderio added 12 buckets.

Notes:

UP is raring to enter the UAAP Final Four as they are now in solo fourth place in the standings behind UST and FEU (both at identical 5-6).

➤ Super rookie Dave Ildefonso starred for the losing Bulldogs with 24 points total.

➤ UP is now sporting a 6-6 win-loss record, while NU is nearing elimination as they are now at 7th place with a 3-8 slate.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 17-15, 40-30, 60-49, 82-71.

UP: 82

Akhuetie 21, Desiderio 12, Vito 10, Ju. Gomez de Liaño 10, Murrell 8, Manzo 8, Prado 6, Gozum 4, Ja. Gomez de Liaño 2, Diego 1, Jaboneta 0, Lim 0, Tungcab 0, Spencer 0.

NU: 71

D. Ildefonso 24, Sinclair 13, Gallego 9, Rike 7, Salim 6, S. Ildefonso 6, Clemente 5, Gaye 1, Yu 0, Diputado 0, Galinato 0, Tibayan 0.

Posted on November 4, 2018 - Ynares Center - Antipolo

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

Ateneo Blue Eagles smites NU Bulldogs, 72-46

September 22, 2018 – Araneta Coliseum

by Rock Punzalan

UAAP News 2018: Ateneo Blue Eagles flattened the NU Bulldogs, 72-46, this Saturday in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 Basketball at the Araneta Coliseum. Eagles spitfire Thirdy Ravena led with his 13 points and 4 boards.

Notes:

Enzo Joson was the lone double-digit scorer for the Bulldogs as he dropped 11 markers for the hapless National University.

➤ NU star Dave Ildefonso was limited to only 4 points, despite averaging 17 points a game.

Ateneo is now at 2-1 slate after losing their opening game to Adamson, NU fell to 1-2.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 11-9, 33-18, 49-30, 72-46.

ateneo: 72

Ravena 13, Asistio 9, Nieto Mi. 7, Wong 7, Verano 6, Go 6, Black 6, Belangel 5, Kouame 5, Andrade 3, Nieto Ma. 2, Daves 2, Mamuyac 1, Mendoza 0, Navarro 0, Tio 0.

nu: 46

Joson 11, Tibayan 8, Clemente 7, Gallego 6, Ildefonso D. 4, Ildefonso S. 4, Malonzo 2, Rike 2, Galinato 2, Sinclair 0, Diputado 0, Morido 0, Aquino 0, Yu 0, Gaye 0, Salim 0.

Posted September 22, 2018 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

NU Bulldogs mauls UST Tigers, 75-70

September 8, 2018 – MOA Arena

by Rock Punzalan

UAAP 2018: The National University Bulldogs mauled the University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 75-70, in the opener of the 2018 UAAP Season 81 basketball this Saturday at the MOA Arena in Pasay. The brothers duo of Dave and Shaun Ildefonso lifted the Bulldogs over the newly-mentored Tigers coached by Aldin Ayo. Dave starred for NU with 19 buckets, 7 boards and 4 dimes, while brother Shaun also made 10 markers and 11 caroms.

Notes:

➤ Reinforcement Senegalese Issa Gaye also contributed 6 points and 7 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

➤ The opening day loss is the first for coach Ayo under the UST squad as he once mentored the Letran Knights in the NCAA and the Green Archers in the UAAP.

➤ UAAP Juniors MVP CJ Cansino meanwhile led the losing Tigers with his stellar 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Renzo Subido copped 15 markers.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 14-14, 33-28, 54-37, 75-70.

nu: 75

Ildefonso D. 19, Ildefonso S. 10, Joson 8, Rike 6, Gaye 6, Clemente 6, Aquino 4, Galinato 4, Sinclair 4, Gallego 3, Yu 3, Diputado 2, Morido 0.

ust: 70

Cansino 20, Subido 15, Akomo 12, Caunan 6, Lee 6, Zamora 5, Huang 4, Bataller 2, Bonleon 0, Marcos 0, Cosejo 0.

Posted on September 8, 2018 - MOA Arena

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team