Blazers rout Altas, 81-64, nonetheless unbeaten in Season 98

WILL Gozum of the CSB Blazers leads the group with 16 factors. — NCAA/SYNERGY/GMA

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THE COLLEGE of St. Benilde (CSB)  Blazers went into their sport towards the College Perpetual Assist (UPHSD) Altas with one factor of their minds — vengeance.

They served it chilly.

“For us, we form of need to get again at Perpetual for some time now as a result of they form of eradicated us. We might have made it to the Last 4 final season however we went brief due to them,” stated CSB coach Charles Tiu following their 81-64 smashing of UPHSD in NCAA Season 98 yesterday on the Filoil EcoOil Centre.

Mr. Tiu, again within the fold after a one-game absence as a result of well being causes, was referring to the Blazers’ 76-64 defeat to the Altas within the Season 97 play-in early this 12 months that denied the previous of their first Last 4 look in precisely 20 years.

They made certain it didn’t occur once more.

“We keep in mind that,” stated Mr. Tiu.

Whereas Mr. Tiu was pondering of revenge, his participant Will Gozum is dreaming of a championship, which might be the varsity’s first since profitable its one and solely league crown 22 years again in the event that they find yourself getting the job executed this season.

“We simply performed composed and the group is in the identical web page as a result of we need to contend for the championship,” stated the 22-year-old massive man who went on a rampage with 16 factors, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

It was CSB’s third win that fortified its maintain of the solo lead.

It was additionally made extra spectacular by this one coming because the Blazers’ second blowout after whitewashing the Lyceum of the Philippines U Pirates, 86-69, final Sept. 11. It might have been a 3rd had CSB not blown a 26-point benefit versus San Sebastian that led to a 100-94 win Friday.

“My aim for this group is to enhance each sport regardless of the place we play and hopefully we study from errors of the previous,” stated Mr. Tiu.

On at the present time, CSB needed to wrestle with its shot within the first half when it led by only a hairline, 33-32. However it stored at it within the ultimate quarters that it simply finally fell.

“Our pictures weren’t falling early. Finally it did. I wouldn’t take any credit score, I’d take credit score to the gamers,” stated Mr. Tiu.

The Altas slipped to 1-2. — Joey Villar

The Scores:

CSB 81 — Gozum 16, Corteza 15, Nayve 12, Marcos 7, Flores 7, Oczon 6, Pasturan 6, Cullar 2, Sangco 2, Dimayuga 2, Cajucom 2, Davis 2, Mara 2, Carlos 0, Lepalam 0

UPHSD 64   Barcuma 14, Aurin 13, Nitura 12, Flores 8, Abis 6, Omega 4, Martel 3, Egan 2, Razon 2, Ferreras 0, Cuevas 0, Roque 0

Quarterscores: 13-17; 33-32; 65-42; 81-64

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