July 13, 2013
FilOil-Flying V Arena
Team Standings W L
San Beda 4 0
San Sebastian 4 0
LSGH 3 1
Mapua 2 2
Perpetual Help 2 2
Letran 1 3
Arellano 1 3
Lyceum 0 4
EAC-ICA 0 4
– LSGH 64, Letran 42
Jakarta-bound Rashleigh Rivero came up with a better than ever performance this time around.
Rivero made 29 points and 13 rebounds in leading the La Salle Greenhills Junior Blazers to a 64-42 pummeling of the Letran Squires last Saturday (July 13) at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan.
His huge effort came a few hours he and three other teammates flew to Indonesia to join the rest of the Philippine youth team in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association under-16 championships in Yogyakarta.
Another teammate Amando San Juan scored in double digits, making 14 points for the Junior Blazers.
Their efforts helped propel the Junior Blazers to their third straight win in four games in the ongoing 89th National Collegiate Athletic Association Junior Basketball Tournament.
Last July 11, Rivero dished out 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Junior Blazers as they won over the Jose Rizal University Light Bombers, 74-63.
With their latest victory, the Junior Blazers moved to lone second place behind the San Beda Red Cubs and the San Sebastian Staglets,
The Red Cubs and the Staglers currently share the lead with similar 4-0 win-loss cards.
Scoring from the outside, Rivero struck with 10 points in the first period, and his efforts proved instrumental as the Junior Blazers pulled away right away, 23-4.
Defense limited the Squires to nine points in the second canto, and the Junior Blazers went on to finish the half with a 36-9 spread.
Ten more points came from Rivero in the third canto as the Junior Blazers went on to take a 32-point advantage, 53-21.
-Coach John Flores on the Junior Blazers’ campaign
“We were lucky to have him around, especially when his outside shots began falling in. He made himself the center of the opponent’s defense. And this gave opportunities for our other shooters to score,” said Junior Blazers coach John Flores.
Unfortunately for Rivero and three other teammates, they will no around when the Junior Blazers meet the Arellano Braves on Thursday.
His other teammates who are with him are Kobe Paras, Richlee Rivero, Dino San Juan and Michael de la Cruz.
Flores said they made an appeal to the management committee so that the schedule will be changed.
But, the Mancom would not budge.
“One game lang silang mawawala. They are making some sacrifices for flag and country. But they don’t want to adjust the schedule,” added Flores.
– UPHSD 85, Lyceum 64
Shaq Imperial shot 30 points and hauled down 13 rebounds for the University of Perpetual Help Altalettes as they won over the Lyceum Philippines University Junior Pirates, 85-64.
The Altalettes improved their win-loss record to 2-2, and they now share third place with the Mapua Red Robins.
Imperial tallied 10 in the first 10 minutes, as the Altalettes went on to take charge 14-11.
They moved away by 13, 39-27, in the third, and off a 17-point tally of Kristian Tan, Dexter Costanilla, John Umali and Sean Neri.
UPHSD 85- Imperial 30, Entrampas 11, Costanilla 10, Sison 9 Neri 8, Udal 6, Tan 5, Umali 4, Ampoloquio 2.
LPU 64- Cecilio 24, Menila 14, Soriano 14, Lagman 4, Berroya 4, Moreno 4.
Quarterscores: 14-11, 39-27, 60-44, 85-64.
LSGH 64- R. Rivero 26, San Juan 14, Ramilo 9, Paras 7, Barrera 4, Gob 2, R. Rivero 2.
Letran 42- Villanueva 11, Ramirez 7, Gedaria 10, Sazon 4, Gonzales 2, Castro 1.
Quarterscores:23-4, 36-9, 53-21, 64-42.