NCAA: San Beda reinforces dominance with 22nd straight victory vs EAC

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Sep 10 2019 02:59 PM

San Beda reinforces dominance with 22nd straight vs EAC. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA -- San Beda University extended its reign over Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), sweeping their season series in the NCAA 95 men's basketball tournament with a 98-66 blowout win, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

As always, the Red Lions starters dominated and drove their side to a 10th win in as many games. "We're No. 1 and hopefully, we could sustain this," head coach Boyet Fernandez said post-game.

The win also kept the red and white's slate spotless against the Generals -- with the former having gone 22-0 against the latter since 2008.

After a tight first quarter, the two-time defending champions just turned it on in the second period, blasting away their opponents by a score of 38-9.

They would only keep at it and ultimately record the biggest lead of the game as the winning margin of the game.

Much of that was thanks to their red-hot shooting from outside, making good on 15 of their 29 triple tries. Clint Doliguez accounted for four of those and totaled 13 points and seven rebounds. 

"My players really come to practice every day with the mindset that they have to improve their shooting and skills," Fernandez said.

Evan Nelle and AC Soberano had three treys apiece. Nelle finished with 13 points, 11 assists, four steals, and two rebounds, while Soberano ended with 12 markers.

Donald Tankoua was also there with 13 points and eight rebounds as Calvin Oftana, newly named as the MVP frontrunner, chipped in 12 markers and eight boards of his own.

For EAC, Maywin Taywan topped the scoring column with 19 points to go along with five assists, three rebounds, and three steals while JP Maguliano chimed in 17 markers and seven boards.

Box scores:

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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