AMBOHOT SCORES CAREER-HIGH 20, LETRAN OUTLASTS ARELLANO 96-67
Jeo Ambohot delivered a career-high performance to lead Colegio de San Juan Letran Knights to a 96-67 victory over Arellano University Chiefs on Wednesday at La Salle Greenhills.
It was the second straight win for the Knights to take an early lead in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 97.
Ambohot set a new record for his collegiate career as he tallied 20 markers to go along with eight rebounds, three assists, and a block.
Letran took advantage of the absence of Justin Arana, who sat the game out due to an ACL sprain on his right knee.
The defending champions outscored the Chiefs by nine points in the second quarter, turning a 20-17 lead into a 41-26 advantage. The Knights sustained their lead and continued to hoop their baskets to take away the victory.
“We have to take advantage,” said Knights coach Bonnie Tan.
“People are looking at us on how we can respond to the absence of Arana, the top center in the NCAA. I really want my team to post a convincing win.”
Tommy Olivario added 15 markers and five assists while Rhenz Abando delivered with 11 points and seven boards.
Axel Doromal and John Carandang scored 11 points apiece as Arellano dropped to 1-1.
LETRAN 96 – Ambohot 20, Olivario 15, Abando 11, Sangalang 10, Caralipio 9. Reyson 6, Javillonar 6. Mina 5, Paraiso 4, Lantaya 4, Fajarito 3, Guarino 3, Yu 0, Tolentino 0.
ARELLANO 67 – Doromal 11, Carandang 11, Sablan 9, Caballero 7, Cruz 7, Valencia 6, Oliva 4, Steinl 4, Abastillas 3, Sta. Ana 3, Talampas 2, Uri 0, Dela Cruz 0, Concepcion 0.