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Eze joins elite club with triple double…


Prince Eze became the fifth player to tally a triple-double in the PBA D-League when Perpetual Help sent JRU crashing with an 88-72 rout in their Aspirants Cup clash at the Pasig Sports Center in Pasig on Monday night.

Eze did a rare kind of triple-double as he imposed his will inside the paint.

The 6-foot-11 beanpole made 24 points on 12-of-18 shooting, 20 rebounds, and 11 blocks to lead the Altas slowly but surely blast the Heavy Bombers.

John VIllanueva added 18 points, seven boards, four assists, and two swipes for Perpetual Help, which scored its second straight win.

Leonardo Esguerra dropped 21 markers, eight boards, and one interception for JRU, which fell to tie its tormentor at 2-1.

Box Scores:

Perpetual Help 88—Eze 24, Villanueva 18, Coronel 11, Aurin 9, Jimenez 9, Peralta 8, Charcos 7, Antonio 2, Mangalino 0, Tamayo 0

JRU 72—Esguerra 21, Apinan 14, Mendoza 11, Grospe 6, Perez 6, Yu 6, Dela Virgen 5, Bordon 2, Mvogo 1, Padua 0, Pontejos 0, Tayongtong 0

Quarterscores: 17-11, 41-29, 62-53, 88-72 (PNA)