6,432 guests

FEU-NRMF in easy win vs Jamfy-Secret Spices

  • Written by People's Tonight
  • Published in Basketball
  • Read: 288

Games today:

(Rizal Coliseum)

7 p.m. -- Wang’s Ballclub vs. San Jose

8:30 p.m. -- Macway vs. Jamfy

FEU-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation showed too much class in beating Jamfy Pioneers-Secret Spices, 103-63, for its third straight win in the 2016 MBL Open basketball tournament at the Aquinas gym in San Juan.

Christian Manalo, Clay Crellin and Dexter Zamora alternated at the firing end for FEU-NRMF, which used several long scoring splurges in the third and fourth quarters to turn a close contest into a rout.

Manalo, a 5-11 hospital employee, scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in second half as the Pido Jarencio-mentored FEU-NRMF outscored Jamfy, 28-5, in the fourth period to win pulling away.
Manalo scored most of his points on daring drives to the basket and impeccable shooting from the rainbow  area in the tournament sponsored by Smart Sports, Ironcon Builders, Star Bread,  Dickies Underwear and Gerry’s Grill.
Crellin, the high-flying Fil-Canadian sensation, added 17 points, while Zamora, the cat-quick guard out of Lyceum of the Philippines,  contributed 14 points for FEU-NRMF.
Ex-PBA players Egay Billones and Roider Cabrera and Joseph Gabayni and Francis Camacho added eight points apiece
Former Ateneo mainstay John Apacible finished with 14 points and Mel Mabigat added 12 points for Jamfy of coach Jigs Samaniego and manager Macky Villarta.
Anthony Cuevas, Jamfy’s ‘Tower of Power’, was limited to only six points by FEU-NRMF’s tall frontline.
The game was close in the first half with both FEU-NRMF and Jamfy slugging it out on the offensive floor.
Only a late back-to-back three-point binge by Crellin and Billones on successive turnovers by Jamfy enabled FEU-NRMF to take a double-digit lead at the end of the half.
FEU-NRMF never looked back.
The scores:
FEU-NRMF (103)  -- Manalo 26, Creelin 17, Zamora 14, Biliones 8, Cabrera 8,  Gabayni 8, Camacho 8, Rodriguez 5, Asoro 4, Tan 3, Raymundo 2.
Jamfy (63) -- Apacible 14, Mabigat 12, Castro 9, Cuevas 6, Jimenez 5, Diaz 5, Murillo 3, T.Santos 2, K.Santos 2, Castillo 2, Basco 2,  Zapanta 1, Fernandez 0, Sy 0, Llabres 0.
Quarterscores: 19-17, 45-32, 75-58, 103-63.