The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Blazers tasted their first loss (76-68) in the 11th Filoil Flying V Pre-season Premier Cup versus the San Sebastian College – Recoletos (SSC-R) Golden Stags yesterday, May 10, at the Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan.
In the first quarter of the game, the Taft squad found themselves trailing by scoring only 12 points, compared to the 14 points of SSC-R. The series of fouls and turnovers in the second half gave advantage to the Stags to pull away with twenty points – their biggest lead – making it a challenge for newly installed coach Ty Tang and his team to catch up in the dying minutes of the game.
Photos by Nicole Constante
Blazers forward Edward Dixon led the team with 11 points and six rebounds while Yankie Haruna also contributed ten for the team. Despite the numbers from both rising stars, their efforts were not enough to outscore their opponents in the last quarter, giving the Stags their first win of the tournament (76-68).
The Blazers will attempt to recover and bounce back next Sunday, May 14, when they face the University of the Philippines at the Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan.