Blue Eagles repulse Bombers in Fr. Martin
MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Eagles banked on the hot hands of Kiefer Ravena, Tonino Gonzaga and Nico Salva in turning back the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 77-71, last Sunday in th 19th Fr. Martin Summer Cup tournament.
Ravena tallied 18 points, while Gonzaga and Salva had 15 points apiece. The Blue Eagles posted their second straight win at the Dom Placid gymnasium inside the San Beda College campus.
In another senior game, the Informatics Icons rode the game-long brilliance of Eric Acuna, who fired 10 of his 18-point output in the third period to put away the Ateneo-B team, 80-62.
In the juniors division, the Far Eastern University-FERN Baby Tamaraws walloped the Jesus is Lord Christian Fellowship side, 99-79, for their second consecutive triumph.
The Baby Tamaraws now share the Group A leadership with the NCAA juniors champion San Beda Red Cubs.
Meanwhile, in the women’s division, the Lyceum Philippines University Lady Pirates got double-digit outputs from Janelle Mendoza, Diane Vichauco and France Mae Cabinbin as they demolished the De La Salle Lady Archers, 78-48.
It was the Lady Pirates’ second consecutive triumph, putting them ahead of the Adamson Lady Falcons in the team standings.
The Lady Falcons also booked a victory after defeating the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 68-61.