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JRU bolsters semis bid, rips EAC

Jose Rizal University bolstered its Final Four bid with a 77-64 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Marwin Dionisio leads the way for the JRU Heavy Bombers. (NCAA Media)

The Heavy Bombers went full throttle in the fourth quarter as they suffocated the Generals with relentless defense which resulted in a 14-1 scoring in the final six minutes of the game.

JRU improved to a 10-6 win-loss record for fourth place in the standings.

Marwin Dionisio fired 16 points with eight rebounds and two assists while Jonathan Medina backstopped him with 11 points.

Also providing support were Joshua Guiab and Vince Sarmiento who posted similar double-double efforts of 11 points and 11 rebounds, and 10 points and 10 rebounds, respectively.

EAC was able to level the score at 63 apiece courtesy of Joshua Tolentino’s layup. But Guiab answered back with a three-pointer then another long bomb from Ry dela Rosa to make it a 69-63 spread. From there, the Generals were caught in a dry spell, which the Heavy Bombers capitalized on the other end.

Nat Cosejo and JP Maguliano paced EAC with 12 points each while King Gurtiza couldn’t duplicate his splendid showing in their last contest as he was held to 11 points and on a measly 1-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

The Generals dropped to 8-8.


JRU 77– Dionisio 16, Medina 11, Guiab 11, Sarmiento 10, Miranda 8, Delos Santos 7, Dela Rosa 6, Pabilo 5, Arenal 2, De Leon 1, Argente 0, Ramos 0, Sy 0

EAC 64– Cosejo 12, Maguliano 12, Gurtiza 11, Luciano 6, Tolentino 6, Angeles 5, Robin 4, Quinal 3, Loristo 2, Umpad 1, Bacud 0, Cosa 0

Quarterscores: 25-23; 42-39; 59-57; 77-64

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