Defending Fil Oil Cup champion National University became the first team to reach the quarterfinals this season, posting a spotless 7-0 card after making mince meat of the dangerous Arellano University Chiefs last Saturday, 86-71.
As expected, the man behind the Bulldogs’ winning run is the incomparable Bobby Ray Parks Jr. After all, he has delivered his team from the brink of disaster twice already in this summer tournament. In their opening game against NCAA king San Beda, Parks sent the game into overtime with a buzzer-beating triple, and completed the kill with crucial baskets in the extra period to upend the Red Lions, 73-71. Five games later, he exploded for 28 markers and broke the 68-all deadlock with a jumper with just 3.2 seconds left to lift NU to a 70-68 overtime victory over the Adamson Falcons.
“I have two guardian angels looking over me,” was Parks reply when asked about playing another inspired season, obviously referring to his late father Bobby Parks Sr., who passedRead More »from Bulldogs still unbeaten in Fil Oil thanks to an inspired Parks