NU takes home Filoil Crown undefeated
The NU Bulldogs swept the Filoil Ecooil 15th Preseason Cup (11-0), outlasting the FEU Tamaraws in their championship match, 56-46, Saturday at San Juan Arena.
Head coach Jeff Napa shared that winning the championship boosts their confidence in entering the next league.
“At least coming to our season they’re more prepared talaga, na alam nila kung ano yung papasukin naming giyera…”, he said.
Omar John and JM Galinato chipped in back-to-back baskets, giving the Bulldogs a 9-point lead to enjoy, 53-44 with under 2 minutes remaining in the final quarter.
Germy Mahinay led the Bulldogs with a double-double, putting up 15 points and 10 rebounds to hand the Gold and Blue its second championship since 2012.
Meanwhile, Team Captain, JLC was among the Mythical Five and was awarded the Preseason Most Valuable Player, averaging 13.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
The team is hopeful that this will translate in the coming UAAP Season 85 as it tips off in October.