Red Cubs, Bullpups gain q’finals

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    NCAA titlist San Beda University inched closer a fourth title showdown with UAAP and defending champion National University by sweeping its group in the 8th PSSBC-Freego Cup Monday at the SGS Stadium in Quezon City.

    The Red Cubs advanced to the quarterfinals of the annual cagefest dubbed as the Tournament of Champions with a 91-86 win over the stubborn Adamson Baby Falcons to complete a two-game sweep of Group D.

    The Bullpups waylaid the La Salle Greenies 99-81 in a rematch of last yea’rs finals and topped Group A.

    In the quarterfinals of the event also sponsored by Poly-Gloss, IronCon Builders, Macbeth Underwear, Happy Toothpaste, Jumbo Plastic Linoleum, MEC Networks and Blackwater Sports, NU will face Lyceum while the Red Cubs collide with the San Sebastian Staglets next.

    The Junior Pirates advanced to the next round after Far Eastern University beat Chiang Kai Shek College in Group C while the Staglets finished No. 2 in Group B after edging Hope Christian High School 74-72.

    In other quarterfinal pairings, the FEU Baby Tamaraws, which drew 23 points from Vincent Sadua, will face the Greenis while Group B topnotcher Ateneo tackles Adamson in the event that also has the backing of Molten, Gerry’s Grill, Cherrylume, Sumo GI Sheet and Choi Garden.

    Limited to just five points in the team’s 109-82 win over La Consolacion College, Batang Gilas veteran Carl Tamayo imposed his will inside this time and finished with 18 points and seven rebounds.

    Terrence Fortea led the team with 23 points on top of six rebounds and five assists while Kevin Quiambao and Gerry Abadiano combined for 23 points.