NU Bulldogs knock Gilas Cadets out of playoff contention in Filoil Preseason Cup

ByAllan Lim


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The NU Bulldogs dealt the Gilas Cadets the death blow in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup via 86-81 comeback win, Tuesday night at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

John Lloyd Clemente led the up and coming Bulldogs with 23 points, including the dagger jumper to give his team a comfortable 85-79 lead with time down to 12.9 seconds. The former Bullpup pulled down 7 rebounds, issued 3 assists and shot 5 out of 10 from long distance.

Rookie John Galinato added 20 points, spiked by 3 triples, and 3 assists.

The Bulldogs, which also got significant numbers from Enzo Joson and Shaun Ildefonso as the duo combined from 27 points, improved to 2-3 in Group A.

Kobe Paras paced the national team with 20 points while Abu Tratter and Juan Gomez de Liano contributed 16 and 13 points respectively.

Gilas absorbed its 5th loss of the tournament to bow out of playoff contention.

The scores:

NU Bulldogs 86 — Clemente 23, Galinato 20, Joson 14, S. Ildefonso 13, Aquino 6, D. Ildefonso 4, Mosqueda 2, Tibayan 2, Gaye 1, Yu 1, Diputado 0, Gallego 0, Mangayom 0, Oczon 0, Sinclair 0.

Gilas Cadets 81 — Paras 20, Tratter 16, Gomez de Liaño 13, Alejandro 11, R. Rivero 9, Ambohot 4, V. Tolentino 4, Tamayo 2, Tuffin 2, Go 0.

Quarters: 21-26, 43-47, 66-63, 86-81.

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