FilOil: St. Benilde snaps UE's winning streak

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Posted at Aug 07 2022 03:25 PM | Updated as of Aug 07 2022 03:26 PM

Will Gozum led the way for CSB in their win against UE. Photo courtesy of FilOil EcoOil Sports.
Will Gozum led the way for CSB in their win against UE. Photo courtesy of FilOil EcoOil Sports.

MANILA - College of St. Benilde leaned on a balanced offensive effort to take down University of the East, 72-63, in the FilOil EcoOil Preseason Cup on Sunday at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan.

Will Gozum top-scored with 16 points on top of seven rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Miggy Corteza added 15 points and six rebounds. Two other players finished in double-digits.

The Blazers have now won back-to-back games in the preseason tilt since suffering a 56-point beatdown at the hands of the University of the Philippines last Wednesday.

"I'm happy with their effort. They bounced back. We're a lot sharper in these back-to-back wins," said head coach Charles Tiu, as they improved to 3-2.

"Ginawa talaga naming motivation yun. Every training, iniisip naming 'di na pwedeng pumayag na matalo kami nang ganun," said Gozum.

The Red Warriors came within seven points, 66-59, with still six minutes left to play but six straight points by Corteza and Robi Nayve gave the Blazers some breathing room, 72-59. 

Nayve finished with 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists.

After ending a three-year winless drought and stringing together back-to-back wins, UE suffered a fourth loss in six games in the preseason tournament.

Harvey Pagsanjan led the way for the Red Warriors with 24 points.

The scores: 

CSB 72 -- Gozum 16, Corteza 15, Nayve 11, Pasturan 11, Cullar 8, Sangco 3, Flores 3, Marcos 2, Davis 2, Mara 1, Mosqueda 0, Dimayuga 0, Cajucom 0.

UE 63 -- Pagsanjan 24, Payawal 12, N. Paranada 5, Beltran 4, K. Paranada 4, Remogat 4, Lorenzana 3, Alcantara 3, Sawat 2, Tulabut 2, Antiporda 0, Abatayo 0, Lingo-Lingo 0.

Quarters: 27-21, 44-42, 59-50, 72-63.