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Ateneo blasts Letran to sweep PCCL UAAP- NCAA Challenge

by Niel Victor Masoy, February 15, 2020 5:12pm

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) trashed Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL), 79-61, to sweep the Philippine Collegiate Championship League (PCCL) - University Athletic Association of the Philippines/ National Collegiate Athletic Association (UAAP/ NCAA) Challenge on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

With the victory over the Knights, the PCCL Final Four bound Blue Eagles went 3-0 and bagged the tournament's championship.

Dwight Ramos led the way for Ateneo with 16 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.

Troy Mallillin backstopped him with 16 points and six rebounds, while SJ Belangel put up 10 markers and three boards.

Ange Kouame chipped in five points, 12 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in the win.

After a back-and-forth first half that ended in a 35-deadlock, Ateneo broke the game wide open with a 30-4 third period run highlighted by a 20-0 blast to take a 26-point, 65-39 lead, heading into the fourth quarter.

The Blue Eagles never relented since, pounding on the Knights in the final canto to cruise to the win.

Paolo Javillonar paced Letran with 15 points and seven boards as Christian Fajarito turned in 10 points and five rebounds.

Fran Yu produced nine points, two rebounds, and two assists in the loss.

The Knights bowed out of the competition with a 0-3 slate.

The scores:

Ateneo 79 -- D. Ramos 16, Mallillin 16, Belangel 10, Credo 8, Daves 6, Fornilos 6, Kouame 5, Tio 5, Navarro 4, Mamuyac 2, E. Ramos 1, Chiu 0, P. Maagdenberg 0, Berjay 0, E. Maagdenberg 0.

Letran 61 -- Javillonar 15, Fajarito 10, Yu 9, Brutas 6, Mina 5, Pambid 5, Guarino 5, Rocacurva 4, Reyson 2, Ambohot 0, Banez 0.

Quarters: 11-16, 35-35, 65-39, 79-61.

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