Varsity Sports Updates (NCAA Season 90 Game Day Review)- JRU Light Bombers cut hair short, score 3 straight wins; other Week 11 results

Team standings              W   L

Letran Squires               10   2

JRU Light Bombers       10   3

Mapua Red Robins        9    3

San Beda Red Cubs       9    3

LSGH                            8    6

San Sebastian                6    7

Arellano Braves             4    7

LPU Junior Pirates                  3    10

UPHSD                          3    10

EAC-ICA                       0    12

 

For Andrei Dada, having a clean-shaven look has definitely boosted the confidence of the Jose Rizal University Light Bombers.

 

“Ok naman bumalik ulit ang confidence ko,” said Andrei, who turns 17 next week, and on Sept. 14.

 

Dada talked about the JRU Light Bombers’ new hairdo right after the Light Bombers dispatched the Lyceum Philippines University Pirates, 67-58, on Sept. 1 Monday at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan.

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(Andrei Dada(left) double teams LPU’s Kent Pere with teammate Christian Anore(8)).

He said the team decided to cut their hair really short right after they had beaten the Emilio Aguinaldo College-Immaculate Concepcion Academy, 71-63.

 

They wanted to make a statement in their coming games in the second round of the 90th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) junior basketball tournament.

 

And they did.

 

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((Andrei Dada (9) tries get away from the grip of LPU’s Generoso Cecilio(17)).

 

On Friday, the Light Bombers have extended their winning run to three, and after they swamped the University of Perpetual Help Junior Altas, 86-74.

 

Dada said the team felt quite low when they took a 39-47 loss to the Letran Squires in their opening game of the second round.

 

“Para kasing bumaba iyung laro namin sa second round, pagkatapos naming matalo a Letran,” remarked Andrei, a fourth year student, and one of the four leaders of the team.

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(Darious Estrella (19) lays up past John Menil (15)).

 

Following their win over the Junior Altas, the JRU is now behind the Squires, who have a 10-2 win-loss record.

 

JRU is nearby with their 10-3 slate.

 

The team, according to Dada, is aware that they have a big chance at the Final Four this season.

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(Darious Estrella (19) in a rebound scramble with teammate John  Sta. Maria and two other LPU defenders.

And for them to really stay in contention, they have to maintain their position in the standings.

 

  • Week 11 Updates

 

It’s a quick and blurry week in the NCAA junior division this week.

 

Most of the games were no-bearing encounters, and were expected to be lopsided matches

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(LPU cager Generoso Cecilio tries to score past JRU’s Joco Estrada (13)).

 

So, here’s a quick summary on how things went.

 

On Sept. 1, Monday, Dada took charge with 21 points for the Light Bombers in their 67-58 smothering of the LPU Junior Pirates.

 

Darious Estrella and Christian Anore backed him up with 11 and 10 points.

 

Earlier in the day, Guilmer de la Torre exploded with 32 points for the Arellano University Braves, who won the Junior Altas, 92-85.

 

On Sept. 3, Ricci Rivero struck with 22 points for the La Salle Greenhills Greenies, and they went on to put away the San Sebastian Staglets, 81-78.

 

The evening, the Letran Squires drew 14 points from Klyve Dungan and subdued the EAC-ICA Brigadiers, 66-42.

 

Last Friday, Sept. 5, Dennel Aguirre struck with 18 points for the Mapua Red Robins as they got past the Junior Pirates, 94-48.

 

Mark de la Virgen tallied 22 points for the Light Bombers as they won over the Junior Altas, 86-74.

 

With their 8-6 record, the Greenies stayed on track in their bid to keep their hopes alive for a Final Four seat.

 

The scores:

 

Sept. 06 matches

 

CSB 88 – Rivero 32, Gob 22, Madrigal 11, Dela Cruz 9, San Juan 8, Velasco 3, Pagulayan 2, Salonga 1, Herrera 0, Alcala 0, Ollano 0.

 

Arellano 77- Dela Torre 23, Zamora 18, Strait 15, De Lara 12, Juico 7, Enriquez 2, Clemente 0, Cabahug 0, Balbarona 0.

 

Quarterscores: 23-15, 36-34, 66-49, 88-77.

 

Sept. 05 matches

 

Second game

 

JRU 86- Garcia 23, DelaVirgen 22, Estrella 13, Dada 11, Anore 9, Anonuevo 4, Agustin 2, Sta.Maria 2, Estrada 0.

 

UPHSD 74- Chavez 30, Sison 19, Umali 9, Alarcon 6, Villaceran 6, Yaco G 2, Yaco ) 2, Balisi 0, Manaligod 0, Neri 0.

 

Quarterscores: 24-15, 41-39, 67-58, 86-74.

 

First game

 

MIT 94 – Aguirre 18, Enriquez 13, Victoria 10, Pascua 9, Lugo 8, Salenga 8, Velvez 7, Concepcion 6, Cabural 4, Calderon 3, Dela Cruz 3, Rivera 3, Russel 2, Bonifacio 0, Yco 0.

 

LPU 48 – Santos 14, Guadaña 12, Menil 5, Cecilio 5, Bautista 3, Lagman 3, Castaneda 2, Romanes 2, Agdon Jass. 1, Jungco 1, Agdon Jast. 0, Glipo 0, Pere 0, Tropicales 0, Wong 0.

 

Quarterscores: 20-9, 46-26, 72-38, 94-48

 

Sept. 3 games

 

Second  game

 

Letran 66 — Dungan 14, Balanza 12, Villasis 10, Gonzales 7, Gedaria 6, Rubite 5, Ramirez 4, Magsino 2, Marasigan 2, David 2, Dava 2, Caunan 0, Bernardo 0, Maneze 0, Reyes 0.

 

EAC42– Castillo 11, Cruz 7, Tayomora 7, Montilla 6, Catusalem 6, Cayabo 2, Beduria 2, Ligot 1, Baliquig 0, Falcon 0, Gentile 0, Justan 0, Dungca 0, Bacani 0.

 

Quarterscores: 18-9, 31-16, 45-27, 66-42.

 

First game

 

LSGH 81 — Rivero 22, Gob 17, Dela Cruz 13, Madrigal 10, Alcala 9, San Juan 6, Velasco 2, Bunyi 2, Herrera 0, Salonga 0, Manuel 0.

 

SSCR 78 — Cruz 24, Ilagan 21, Magno 14, Navarro 8, Sera Josef 3, Mercado 3, Alfaro 2, Paclarin 2, Malamug 1, Bonleon 0, Causon 0, Miasco 0, Ong 0.

 

Quarterscores: 21-14, 49-32, 61-46, 81-78.

 

Sept. 1 games

 

Second game

 

JRU 67 – Dada 21, Estrella 11, Anore 10, Estrada 6, DelaVirgen 5, Garcia 4, StaMaria 4, Anonuevo 2, Agustin 2, Astrero 2.

 

LPU 58 – Cecilio 14, Menil 14, Guadana 12, LAgman 4, Castaneda 4, Bautista 4, Glipo 4, Jassen Agdon 2, Pere 0, Jastin Agdon 0, Wong 0, Romanes 0.

 

Quarters: 22-8, 41-24, 55-38, 67-58.

 

First game

AU 92 – Dela Torre 32, Zamora 15, Juico 14, De Lara 12, Strait 12, Clemente 5, Manaloto 2, Balbarona 0, Bataller 0, Cabahug 0.

 

UPHSD 85 – Chavez 32, Sison 18, Umali 10, Villaceran 10, Tan 9, Neri 5, Manaligod 1, Alarcon 0, Balisi 0, Yaco 0.

 

Quarterscores: 25-13, 41-36, 62-61, 92-85.

 

 

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