Stags submit Generals in blowout

Mark Escarlote on May 17, 2017 05:30 PM
Stags submit Generals in blowout
San Sebastian College snatched its second straight win.

San Sebastian College steamrolled past the hapless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 79-54, Wednesday for its second straight victory in the 2017 FilOil Flying V Pre-season Premier Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.      

The Stags already had the game in the bag right after the opening quarter as SSC-R choked the Generals with stinging defensive display. The Stags improved their record to 2-1.

The Recto-based squad limited EAC to only six points in the first 10 minutes of play before heading into halftime with a commanding 44-25 lead. SSC-R was in total control all throughout the second half.    

Stags coach Egay Macaraya praised the energy and effort of his boys on defense especially in keeping the ball away from EAC’s Cameroonian center Hanmadou Laminou. 

“Alam naman natin na ang advantage lang namin doon is hindi makatangap ng bola si Laminou at ma-pressure namin ‘yung point guard nila para at least man lang ma-delay,” the mentor said. “I guess the game plan worked.”

Lorenzo Navarro led the Stags with 11 points he spiked with five assists and two steals while Mark Sangalang scored 10 and came up a rebound short for a double-double. Ryan Costelo, Kevin Baytan, Jason David and Michael Calisaan all chipped in with eight points. 

“The boys played very well hindi lang sa first group because yung second group ganoon pa rin ang nangyari. The boys did their best at ito ang resulta,” Macaraya said.

The Generals dropped their third straight match in as many outings.

Jerome Garcia had 14 points while Laminou finished with 10 points, eight coming off free throws, for EAC.


Box scores:

San Seastian (79) -- Navarro 11, Sangalang 10, Costelo 9, Baytan 8, Calisaan 8, David 8, Calma 7, Are 5, Gayosa 4, Fabian 4, Capobres 3, Mercado 2, Valdez 0, Baetiong 0, Bulanadi 0.

EAC (54) -- Garcia 14, Laminou 10, Munsayac 6, Mendoza 6, Tampoc 6, Onwubere 5, Bautista 3, Diego 2, Alitche 2, Pascua 0, Corilla 0, Mendoza 0, Neri 0, Guzman 0, Gonzales 0, Bugarin 0.

Quarterscores: 24-6, 44-25, 64-39, 79-54

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