MANILA, Philippines—Mapua made fast work of San Beda, 75-57, within the NCAA Season 99 males’s basketball match at San Juan Enviornment on Friday.
The Cardinals, who now share the highest spot with Lyceum with a 2-0 file, got here out scorching as early as the primary quarter, and that power from the starters was contagious to the second and third-stringers.
“We began with good protection and the youngsters simply introduced it upon themselves to be composed with each possession. The opposite aspect had counters so we simply bought prepared, even our third group. The principle key, although, was sharing the ball,” stated coach Randy Alcantara.
“It was about staff effort. Every part labored. We began with these two guys (Clint Escamis and Paolo Hernandez) and the power was excessive and it turned contagious to the purpose the place even the second unit labored.”
Hernandez (17) and Escamis (14), who each began the sport within the guard positions, mixed for 31 factors within the win. Additionally they shared the ball successfully to register 4 and eight assists, respectively.
The Cardinals’ onslaught didn’t cease on the intermission, as they restricted the Crimson Lions to solely 11 third quarter factors.
Alcantara’s wards served as pests for San Beda, as they snagged 12 steals leading to 22 turnovers.
Mapua additionally suffocated San Beda on protection for a lowly 30.6 % taking pictures clip from the sphere, as a staff. The Crimson Lions have been additionally restricted to simply six made buckets from past the arc.
Alex Visser high scored for the Crimson Lions, who dropped to a 1-1 card, with 10 markers. Jacob Cortez and Yukien Andrada adopted go well with with 9 and eight factors to their names.