Courtesy of Tey Teodoro and Abdel Poutuouchi, the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers downed the Lyceum of thr Philippines University Pirates, 68-58, in the second round of eliminations of NCAA Season 92, Friday afternoon, at the Filoil Flying V center in San Juan.
The duo combined for 19 of the total 22 points of JRU in the fourth quarter where they pulled away.
The combo guard Teodoro finished with 21 points including a long dagger three-pointer with 6.2 seconds remaining along with two assists while the Cameroonian Poutouchi had 14 points and seven rebounds. Erwin Gorospe was also commendable as he tallied 15 points and five rebounds.
“He took charge at tsaka si Abdel,” said JRU head coach Virgil Meneses of the duo. “But it was Gorospe. Kung napapansin niyo medyo lumayo din tayo because of Gorospe.”
For the Pirates, Adrian Alban’s 27 points and seven rebounds proved to be in vain as well as Mike Nzeusseu’s 10-point, 18-rebound output.
The Pirates are now 5-7 while the Bombers improved to 7-5.
JRU: Teodoro 21, Grospe 15, Poutouochi 14, Abdul Wahab 11, Mendoza 4, Dela Virgrb 3, Dela Paz 0, Pontejos 0, Lasquety 0, Cruz 0.
LPU: Alban 27, Nzeusseu 10, Ayaay 5, Alanes 4, Baltazar 4, Marata 4, Gabayni 4, Caduyac 0, Soliman 0, Serafico 0, Magbuhos 0, Malabanan 0.