Knights down Defenders

February 11, 2019

SAN JUAN made it two wins in a row by  humbling Novo Ecijano, 92-80, even as Quezon City made a rousing debut with a 92-84 overtime win over San Mateo in the  2019 Community Basketball Association (CBA) Founder’s Cup at the San Juan gym. 

Noah Lugo, Joshua Saret, Lester Reyes, Christian Bunag, Jonard Clarito and Joseph Ubalde provided the firepower  for San Juan of team owners Joey Valencia and  Jay Cancio and coaches Randy Alcantara.and Yong Garcia.

Lugo topscored with 19 points, including 3-of-5 from the rainbow territory, in less than 24 minutes for the Knights Exile, who debuted with a 103-74 win over Malabon last Feb. 3.

Saret added 16 points, Reyes contributed 12 points and nine rebounds  and Bunag, Clarito and Ubalde had eight  points apiece to underscore  San  Juan’s balanced production.

Juan Romano Tolentino finished with 19 points, Stephen Cudal had  nine points and seven rebounds and Clarence  Santos had nine points in Novo Ecijano’s losing efforts.

Actualy,the  Knights made 37-of-81 shots for 45 percent against the Defenders’  29-of-69 for 42 percent.

PJ Barua fired 21 points  and three other players also scored in double figures  for Quezon City, which  outscored San Mateo, 20-12, in the extra period.

Clark Derige  added 15 points, Mon Mabayo had 14 points and  13 rebounds and Jaco Tayongtong had 13 points and  six assists  for the Capitals.

Danny Marilao had a double double of 18 points and 12 rebounds for San Mateo, which won over Malabon, 87-75, to become the first-ever winner of the newly-formed league.

The CBA is established by actor-director Carlo Maceda,  with Pido Jarencio as consultant and Beaujing Acot as operations head.

Last Jan. 27,  One San Mateo subdued Malabon, 87-75, in the first-ever game of the  newly-formed league.

The scores:

First game

Quezon City (92) —Barua 21, Derige 15, Mabayo 14, Tayongtong 13, Raflores 8, Belosillo 6, Gabo 6, Castro 5, De Guzman 4, Alday 0, Palma 0. 

San Mateo (84) —Marilao 18, Sevilla 17, Lasco 17, Salcedo 14, Urganay 7, Castillo 6, Magalangcom 5, Duran 0, Egea 0.

Quarterscores: 15-13, 40-36, 57-56, 72-72, 92-84

Second game

San Juan (92) —Lugo 19, Saret 16, Reyes 12, Bunag 8, Clarito 8, Ubalde 8, Bonifacio 6, Marquez 4, Gabawan 4, Astrero 3, Acol 2, Aguirre 2, Resopa 0, Arcusa 0, Garcia 0.

Novo Ecijano (80) —Tolentino 19, Cudal 9, Santos 9, Ferreria 8, Je Jilos 8, Cabigao 7, Poblete Jr. 4, Baldeh 4, Reyes 3, Villamayor 2, Mendoza 2, Jomento 2, Corpuz 1.

Quarterscores: 19-16, 50-37, 67-54, 92-80.