The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws overpowered the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Generals, 73-52, during the 2016 FilOil Flying V Pre-season Premier Cup elimination round at the San Juan Arena on Friday.
With the win, FEU is now through the playoff round of the group stage with a record of four wins and three losses while EAC has a 1-6 win-loss card.
It was the reigning University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) champions who took the early lead 17-15.
The Tamaraws started to pull away farther in the second quarter, 34-18, limiting the Generals to a single point output.
EAC tried to bounce back in the third period but the Tamaraws kept the lead, 51-34, with just 10 minutes left to play.
FEU sustained their stabs on the Generals’ defense until the end of the fourth period to seal their fourth win in seven games in the elimination round.
Monbert Arong led the Tamaraws with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Steve Holmqvist had 19 points while Richard Escoto and Joseph Nunag had seven markers each in the victory of the Morayta-based team.
EAC center Hamadou Laminou finished with 15 points, 17 boards and six blocks while teammates Francis Munsayac and Jervin Guzman posted 14 and 10 points, respectively.
In the second game, the San Sebastian College Recoletos (SSCR) Golden Stags defeated the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, 82-72.
Regile Ilagan powered the Stags to win with 16 points including three converted shots from beyond the arc while forward Alvin Capobres had 12 markers and four boards.
The guard duo of Ryan Costelo and Jerick Fabian also came out with double-digit outputs for San Sebastian posting 11 and 10 points each, respectively.
Paul Desiderio and Jett Manuel led UP with 26 and 10 points, respectively.
San Sebastian currently holds a record of four wins and three losses in Group A while UP ends their campaign in this year’s FilOil Cup with just two wins in seven games.