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NCAA: Escamis, Cuenco fueled the Cardinals for its 5th win Last Oct 11 against the Letran Knights

By: AC Bautista

Clint Escamis and Marc Cuenco were unstoppable as they led the Mapua Cardinals to a 77-71 win against the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights on Wednesday, October 11.

The Cardinals are now on a 3-game winning streak, earning them the solo second spot with a 5-1 slate. The Letran Knights go down to 0-6.

Improving their offense in the third quarter, the Knights outscored the Cardinals 20-7. With 1:09 left, Cuajao and Reyson gave the Knights hope, bringing the score to 69-76. However, that’s the closest they could go as the Cardinals stopped their momentum in the fourth quarter, as Cuenco sealed the win for the Cardinals.

Clint Escamis fueled the Cardinals with 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and eight steals, together with Marc Cuenco, who also got 20 points and 10 rebounds. Warren Bonifacio also chipped in 11 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals.

With victory at arm’s reach, Vince Cuajao led the Knights with 20 points and one rebound. Kurt Reyson had 16 points and four rebounds.

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