September 25, 2017, 1:38 am
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Bombers bolster semis bid

JOSE Rizal University bolstered its Final Four bid by scoring a 77-68 victory over Letran yesterday in the 93rd NCAA men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Teytey Teodoro and Ervin Grospe scored 15 points apiece while Jed Mendoza and MJ Dela Virgen added 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the Bombers posted their seventh victory in 11 games.

The Heavy Bombers bounced back from a tough 109-115 double overtime loss to Arellano University last week and opened a two-game lead over the Knights (5-6). 

The Bombers took a 36-27 advantage at halftime and posted their biggest lead at 64-48 on a Dela Virgen lay-up at the 7:34 mark of the third period.

“We cannot outscore the other team. Defense is our main offense,” said coach Vergel Meneses.

JP Calvo came through with 21 points, Rey Nambatac had 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists while Bong Quinto had a double-double outing of 11 points and 12 rebounds for Letran, which absorbed its third straight defeat.
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