Ateneo bags 2018 Escandor Cup crown

ATENEO de Davao University outplayed Lamb of God Sped Academy, 72-61 to crown themselves as this year’s Escandor Cup basketball champs, Sunday at the Davao City Recreation Center.

The Matina-based Blue Knights overcame an erratic start behind 17-19 in the first canto before coming out strong in the second and third quarters to grab the lead for good 64-52 in the fourth and never looked back.

Lance Carr led the Blue Knights with 20 points while playmaker Jantu Rubiato added 16.

Miguelito Manuel led Lamb of God Sped Academy with 16 points on a losing effort.

On the other hand, Davao Jones Academy nipped St. Mary’s College of Tagum, 93-74 to settle third place.

Cash prizes and trophies were given to the winners right after the finals by SBP-XI Operations head Ronnel Leuterio and SBP regional commissioner lawyer Francis Calatrava.

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