Veteran point-guard of the CSJL Knights Boyet Bautista scored a season-high of 30 points yesterday in their duel with last year’s finals contender PCU Dolphins. The Knights went home undefeated and with smiles on their faces: 62-54.
Here are some quotable texts from the dailies today:
Height isn’t always might, especially if you ask Boyet Bautista.
The 5-foot-7 point guard for Letran College shamed bigger, taller defenders on Friday in leading the Knights to a 62-54 win over Philippine Christian University in the 82nd National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
In a rematch of last year’s Finals, Bautista dropped 30 points on the Dolphins—21 in the first half—on top of 6 rebounds, an assist and a steal for Letran.
He shot 8-of-22 from the field, making 7-of-13 from three-point territory, and was perfect from the free throw line, making all seven shots and four straight in the final three minutes that kept PCU at bay.
“If not for Boyet we don’t know where Letran would be in the standings. He’s the team leader,” Knights coach Louie Alas said of his prized point guard, who is playing his final year in the NCAA.”
Boyet Baustista erupted with a game-high 30 points, six rebounds, an assist and a steal for the Knights, who grabbed the solo lead with a clean 4-0 slate.
Bautista was at his best in the second period, as he knocked in 10 points in that stretch that enabled the Knights to pad their lead to 11, 39-28, by halftime.
Letran drew another huge number from Boyet Bautista who unleashed a shooting blitz as the defending champions downed Philippine Christian U, 62-54, yesterday to remain unscathed in the 82nd NCAA basketball tournament at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Bautista fired his season-best 30 points including 21 from behind the arc as the Knights solidified their grip of the top spot with four straight wins.
“He’s the heart and soul of this team, I’m always confident we’ll pull through if he’s around,” said Letran coach Louie Alas of his 23-year-old pointguard, who is turning pro this year.
Bautista came to his team’s rescue by scoring four points in an 8-0 splurge in the stretch that doused cold water on PCU’s last-ditch effort to steal the win.
Pivotman Boyet Bautista exploded for 30 points, 21 of them from downtown, and forward Andro Quiday added nine markers and nine boards to lead the Knights to their fourth straight victory.
Knowing their rivals will be eager to vindicate their finals loss last year, the Knights imposed themselves early and with Bautista unloading 21 points, Letran raced to a 39-028 halftime lead.
Now, for some statistics from UBelt.com:
- Boyet Bautista is now ranked 2nd in terms of POINTS with a value of 19.5 in 4 games played, just next to Khiel Misa of UPHDS with 21.6
- Boyet outshines everyone as he leads the stats for 3-POINTS category with a value of 3.8
- His EFFICIENCY RATING stands at 13.5, placing him 5th this season