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Benilde sparks run to beat Adamson, 71-66
MANILA, Philippines – The CSB Blazers closed the game on a 10-0 blitz to score a come-from-behind victory over the Adamson Soaring Falcons, 71-66, in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup at The Arena in San Juan today.
Robert Bartolo, Carlo Lastimosa and Paolo Taha all came up huge at clutch, with Bartolo scoring the go-ahead basket with 40.9 seconds left in the game.
Lastimosa then sealed the win for Benilde with four straight free throws following two missed attempts by the Falcons.
"The players showed maturity by making big shots," Benilde coach Richard del Rosario said. "We have more (scoring) options this year, not just Carlo (Lastimosa).”
Sophomore big man Robert Bartolo led the Blazers with 17 points and nine rebounds, holding his own against Adamson's prized big man Eric Camson.
Lastimosa, for his part, had an all-around performance with 16 points, seven boards and six dimes while Paolo Taha added 12 markers for Benilde.
Camson finished with 23 points and eight rebounds to pace the Falcons, who missed the services o coach Leo Austria.
Btw, Team Romancon made the Sandugo CDL Semis, finishing in the 3rd spot. They played 2-seed Informatics (who holds twice to beat advantage) earlier today, who knows the results of that game?
Wow, Blazers beating UAAP powerhouse Adamson?!!? Bartolo is really showing the moves. Good pick for you guys.
Bartolo showed hoops in this game! And Coach RDR is relishing in this rare come-from-behind victory! A win is a win! Hope they avoid the Fil-Oil cellar by winning more games!
I was a very very proud Benildean yesterday. Ang galing ng team, Taha sparked the run and Carlo sealed the deal. :bd
Kaso Tolentino threw another wide open three kaso airball nanaman.
And Tolentino seems to share that same inconsistency with Paolo at times when the Blazers need that extra firepower if Lastimosa is heavily guarded. I wouldn't rely on JT alone to lift this team much like we relied on Carlo before. If they play well as a team then they're bound to creep closer or make an upset that will make Coach RDR smile and laugh all the way to AKTV.
FilOil2012: Blazers smash Pirates
by Mike Abasolo of inboundpass.com
The College of St. Benilde Blazers defeated the Lyceum Pirates, 78-71 for their 3rd win in 7 outings in the 2nd game of the FilOil Flying V Preseason tournament on May 26, 2012.
The Blazers took an early 11-point lead with a 6-0 run at the 5:15 minute mark then the pirates closed in by 4-points, 20-16 with less than two minutes left in the 1st quarter.
Joel Tolentino’s 5-points in the 2nd quarter extended CSB’s lead to 13-points, 39-26, to finish the 1st half.
The Pirates were able to break the double-digit barrier with a 5-0 run from Shane Ko and Floricel Guevarra to cut the lead to within 8-points, 48-40 with 6:07 remaining in the 3rd quarter but the Blazers were able to hover at a manageable 12-points margin with Jan Tan scoring 6 points, all in the 4th period, to put them in a comfortable 64-51 lead at the 7:55 minute mark.
Lyceum tried to make a comeback with a 7-0 run with less than 5 minutes remaining but Carlo Lastimosa and Mark Romero, who led CSB with18-points, anchored the Blazers offense in the final 2 minutes of regulation. Lastimosa was the 2nd leading scorer for CSB in this game with 16-points and 6 rebounds.
Ko had 19-points and 7 assists for Lyceum followed by 18-points from Guevarra and Cayabyab with 12-points.
The Blazers out-rebounded Lyceum, 50-39 and had more assists, 22-11. CSB have a 3-4 slate in Group B while Lyceum are in the cellar with 1-7.
CSB – 78 Romero 18, Lastimosa 16, Sinco 15, Tan 6, Bartolo 6, Tolentino 6, Grey 3, Deles 3, Ongtengco 2, Carlos, Taha 1
Hmmm, looks like they've adjusted to their respective roles and responded well in winning this game! Hopefully they can continue to improve in scoring and rebounding! It also helps that their last encounter last season with LPU was controversial to say the least! Revenge is sweet!
Glad to see Mark Romero as the top scorer. Buti nalang talaga bumalik siya.
They will have to prove their worth in their last game, and probably a last chance to crack at a semis slot. Against the JRU Bombers, they may need to work again as a team, spread the floor, share the ball, and grab those vital rebounds that they missed for so many seasons. Bartolo is our stabilizer in the middle and I hope he sustains that intensity. Romero, Lastimosa, Taha, Tan, and Tolentino will have their work cut out for them.
sayang talaga yun game vs EAC.... we shuld have been 4-3 already and secured of a spot on the top 4 of group B..
Technically they have a chance against JRU since they both share identical 3-4 standings so it's a do-or-die moment. They must familiarize themselves of the pressure and intensity that they should prepare for. You should watch that post-game interview of Coach RDR in the inboundpass website where I got the write-up! Coach knows the Blazers have to get over the "pressure" defense of the Bombers and the mindset is to mimic a possible NCAA scenario for a semis slot. And the players responded well in this game so we will just have to keep our fingers crossed that they can go the distance. Best of luck to the Blazers on wednesday!
Pasali ako Actuall infairness sa Blazers eh sila ang so far nakikita kong pinakamalakas na All Filipino NCAA team, medyo kulang lang sa tulak minsan kasi napapansin ko sa kanila pag maganda ang simula nila pagdating ng 3rd at 4th medyo nagrerelax sila eh, tapos minsan naman pag sila naghahabol pag malapit na nilang maabutan *** score ng kalaban eh parang kotse sila na nauubusan ng gas.
^^we still need to win vs JRU to make this a reality. once we win, we'll need to get past SBC who is sporting an 8-0 record in group a.
We play JRU for our last game today, with a chance to finish .500 in years. Plus a quarter's slot to boot.
Just after I posted the message, news came that the Blazers beat the JRU Bombers, 67-63. We finished the elims 4-4 and locked a quarterfinals slot!
Great news indeed! I think they're on a roll and they feel the need to make a statement to the rest of the teams that they can go the distance with this victory!
Ewan ko lang kung makakalusot pa sila sa SBC, but I'm really happy for them that they are working hard to win games in this tourney! Best of luck to them again!