Blazers lose to JRU. Greenies win big

In their first game without Carlo Lastimosa, College of St Benilde lost badly to the JRU Heavy Bombers 78-63 yesterday. Lastimosa, the Blazers’ leading scorer has reportedly withdrawn from the school.

Here is CSB’s official statement

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, represented by its Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Relations, Br. Dante Jose Amisola, FSC, in dialogue with Mr. & Mrs. Danilo and Patricia Lastimosa, wishes to officially announce the formal withdrawal of their son, Mr. Carlo Dan T. Lastimosa, from the College.
While both the College and the family have mutually accepted this decision with a heavy heart, they are, likewise, mutually convinced that this decision, based on various personal reasons, will only redound to the best interests of the young man.
De La Salle-CSB wishes then to acknowledge at this point, and with much gratitude Carlo’s meaningful involvement with student life on campus whilst in the College, and especially recognizes his exceptional contributions to its basketball team.
The College wishes Carlo all the best in life and sends him her fervent prayers as he moves forward, and strongly requests that his personal space and privacy be now respected and given utmost consideration by everybody.

The absence of Lastimosa (14.7ppg) is a big blow to the Blazers’ campaign as they are still in the running for the last spot in the semis. The team is already without their 4th leading scorer Mark Romero who migrated to the US a couple of weeks ago.

In juniors basketball, La Salle Greenhills thrashed JRU 85-51 to remain in solo second with an 11-3 record.

Box scores:
LSGH 85 – Bonleon 24, Vito 14, Torres 13, Laigo 8, Barrera 8, Villaruz 6, Mercado 6, Manzano 3, Sta Clara 2, Ramilo 1, Yao 0, Tesorero 0, Sy 0, Paras 0

JRU 51 – Molina 15, Custodio 9, Saumanguid 7, Fernandez 6, Cortez 6, Montenegro 4, Fegidero 3, Faundo 1, Zuniga 0, Victorino 0, Rosales 0, Castor 0, Barrameda

Quarterscores: 23-5;40-19;68-32;85-51

JRU 78—Apinan 17, Kabigting 14, Matute 11, Lopez 10, Villarias 9, Almario 7, Paniamogan 4, Montemayor 4, Monserat 2, Mendoza 0.

CSB 63—Taha 14, Pate 13, Grey 12, Tan 10, Altamirano 4, McCoy 4, Dela Paz 4, Sinco 2, Musngi 0, Deles 0, De Guzman 0, Carlos 0, Nayve 0.

Quarterscores: 20-22;40-35;66-52;78-63.

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