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Filoil Preseason: Kean Baclaan, NU send Ateneo to 0-2 start

NU Bulldogs' Ken Balcaan. –FILOIL PHOTO

NU Bulldogs’ Ken Balcaan. –FILOIL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Kean Baclaan poured in 26 factors as Nationwide College saved Ateneo winless with a 76-69 victory within the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup on Thursday at FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan Metropolis.

Baclaan set the tempo for the Bulldogs as he dropped 9 factors of their 20-8 begin within the first seven minutes. The Blue Eagles trimmed it all the way down to 4, 26-22, however coach Tab Baldwin was thrown out after getting slapped with two technical fouls in succession for steady complaining.

Ateneo nonetheless tied the sport at 57-all late within the third however Baclaan’s buzzer-beating triple ignited a 12-4 run for a 69-61 lead with 5 minutes left within the recreation.

The Blue Eagles, nonetheless, refused to go down with out a combat reducing it all the way down to a six-point recreation, 72-66, within the last 2:30 mark however John Lloyd Clemente and Mike Malonzo placed on the ending touches for the Bulldogs for his or her second straight win to enhance to a 3-1 card in Group II.

“We’re removed from happy. We’re right here within the preseason to excellent the issues we wish to do. Fortunately, my gamers are prepared to step up at present,” stated NUcoach Jeff Napa in Filipino. “I do know my gamers won’t ever be happy with their efficiency, too.”

Malonzo chipped in eight factors and eight rebounds for NU, whereas Clemente added seven factors as Baclaan additionally had six assists and 5 rebounds.

Ateneo remained winless in two video games following a blowout loss to College of the Philippines on Wednesday.

Jared Brown propelled the Blue Eagles with 13 factors, whereas Jason Credo and Kai Ballungay chipped in 10 factors every.

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin arguing with the game officials. –FILOIL PHOTO

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin arguing with the sport officers. –FILOIL PHOTO

In Group I, College of Perpetual Assist earned its sixth win to inch nearer to incomes an outright quarterfinals berth after beating Arellano, 94-81.

Arthur Roque dropped 11 of his 20 factors within the fourth quarter and completed with seven rebounds and three blocks to cleared the path for the Altas, as JC Abis put up a double-double of 13 factors and 17 boards to remain on high of their group with a  6-1 card.

Arellano remained winless in 5 video games regardless of Lars Sunga’s 25-point effort from the bench. He fired six triples and grabbed eight rebounds.

In the meantime, Far Jap College banked on Luke Felipe’s 27-point explosion to dominate Religion Schools of Batangas, 95-58, and regain its profitable methods in Group 2.

“The staff actually wants a participant like Luke. He’s our floor-spacer.  He nonetheless has so much to study however as soon as he finds his shot, it can proceed to fall,” stated FEU coach Denok Miranda of Felipe, who fired seven triples.

Apart from Felipe, Rojan Montemayor was additionally instrumental with 15 factors, 9 rebounds, and three assists for an improved 2-3 file.

The Bravehearts misplaced for the sixth time in as many video games, even after a 15-point outing from Lloyd Dimalaya.

San Beda overcame a 10-point second-quarter deficit earlier than beating Emilio Aguinaldo School, 84-78, with Emman Tagle exhibiting the best way with 24 factors, 5 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Transferee Bryan Sajonia additionally shone with 23 factors, six rebounds, 5 assists, and two steals because the Pink Lions rose to 2-3 in Group I.

“In a method, I can say I’m happy. However once more, we’re removed from the staff we wish to be. We’re utilizing the preseason leagues naman to offer all of the gamers the chance to play,” stated San Beda coach Yuri Escueta.

Nat Cosejo and Joshua Tolentino scored 16 factors apiece for the Generals, who dropped to 2-3.

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