University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Altas
Updated Wednesday June 25, 2014 - 5:00am

Perpetual Help hopes to ride high on a solid preseason performance as they eye bigger things in the 90th NCAA basketball tournament unfurling on June 28 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.

The Altas are among teams with the next best performance of the summer leading into the NCAA cage wars, topping the Fr. Martin Summer Cup just recently.

San Beda, of course, was the best-placed NCAA team in Filoil after finishing second to eventual winner La Salle.

Perpetual Help along with Jose Rizal also own the distinction of being the only teams who dealt La Salle, the reigning UAAP and PCCL champion, its only losses in Filoil.

But Altas coach Aric del Rosario said it's too early to celebrate.

"Iba yung preseason at NCAA. Hindi pa nagsisimula ang laban (The pre-season and the NCAA are two different things. The fight hasn't started)," said Del Rosario.

Ola Adeogun, title favorite San Beda's Nigerian import, disagrees.

"Based on what I saw in the preseason, Jose Rizal and Perpetual are teams to watch out for this NCAA because they really played well," he said.

For Perpetual, it will have to make do with returnees Justin Alano, Harold Arboleda, Earl Scotty Thompson, Joel Jolangcob and Juneric Baloria to fill the vacuum created by the departure of Nigerian scorer Nosa Omorogbe.

Del Rosario was particularly impressed by Baloria, who exploded for 41 points in a shock win over La Salle in Filoil.

"He's a better player now after last year's experience," said Del Rosario of Baloria. - Joey Villar

Roster

  1. Alano, Justine Matthew M.
  2. Arboleda, Harold Miguel D.
  3. Baloria, Juneric D.
  4. Bantayan Jr., Nestor D.
  5. Dagangon, Gabriel S.
  6. Dizon, Gerald L.
  7. Gallardo, Ric C.
  8. Jolangcob, Joel C.
  9. Lucente, Kervin V.
  10. Oliveria, Kevin G.
  11. Pido, Kieth Llovvel G.
  12. Sadiwa, Flash Gordon H.
  13. Tamayo, Antonio Romulo G.
  14. Thompson, Earl Scottie C.
  15. Ylagan, John Genmar L.
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TEAMS WIN LOSS
AU Chiefs 13 4
SBC Red Lions 13 5
UPHSD Altas 12 6
JRU Heavy Bombers 12 6
CSB Blazers 11 6
CSJL Knights 8 9
LPU Pirates 6 11
SSC Stags 5 13
MIT Cardinals 4 14
EAC Generals 4 14

 

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