Defending champion San Beda University routed Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), 98-66, to stretch its unbeaten run to 10 games in Season 95 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seniors basketball tournament on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan City.

After a slim, two-point lead, 16-14, at the end of the first quarter, the Red Lions ignited a 38-9 blast in the second canto that resulted in a hefty 54-23 halftime advantage. San Beda was not threatened from that point onward.

NCAA20190911 - San Beda routs EAC for 10-0 record
Calvin Oftana of San Beda (No. 7) scores with a layup as EAC’s Adrian De Guzman looks on during Season 95 NCAA senior basketball game on Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan City. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA

“As what I’ve always said, we are really doing extra work on our skills. Our players diligently practice to improve their shooting skills,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez of his team’s performance from beyond the arc.

San Beda registered 51.72 percent (15-of-29) from the three-point zone against the 31.82 percent (7-of-22) of the Generals.

Evan Nelle posted 13 points and 11 assists while Donald Tankoua and Clint Doliguez contributed 13 points each. AC Soberano and Calvin Oftana scattared 12 points apiece also for the Red Lions.

Marwin Taywan and JP Maguliano finished with 19 and 17 points for the Generals, whose win-loss record dropped to 1-9.

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SAN BEDA 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 0.

EAC 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 0.

Quarter scores: 16-14, 54-23, 75-42, 98-66


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