Bulanadi shoots Che'Lu-Baste back on track

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 15, 2018 06:41 PM
Bulanadi shoots Che'Lu-Baste back on track
Allyn Bulanadi wasn't going to let Che'Lu-San Sebastian keep sliding downward

Allyn Bulanadi caught fire and drained six threes to anchor Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College-Recoletos to a 74-67 conquest of Jose Rizal University, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig.

Catching fire in the third quarter, the swingman fired 11 of his 26 points in the frame as the Revellers slowly erected its lead that got to its peak at 16, 66-50, midway in the payoff period.

The Heavy Bombers tried to mount a late rally, but fell flat as the uprising only got them within five, 61-66, before Samboy de Leon doused that comeback with a killer three in the last 2:03.

Jeepy Faundo added 13 markers and nine boards while Michael Calisaan got nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocks as Che’Lu-San Sebastian leveled its standing at 3-3.

“Talagang big relief ito,” said coach Stevenson Tiu. “Kung matalo kami dito, I don’t think we have a chance sa quarters.”

Jeckster Apinan topscored for the skidding JRU (1-3) with 14 points and eight rebounds, as they now succumb to their third straight loss.

BOX SCORES

CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 74 — Bulanadi 26, Faundo 13, Calisaan 9, De Leon 7, Jeruta 7, Capobres 5, Ilagan 4, Batino 3, Costelo 0, David 0, Lao 0, Santos 0.

JRU 67 — Apinan 14, De Guzman 9, Esguerra 9, Dela Virgen 8, Mendoza 8, Pontejos 7, Ramos 7, Yu 5, Sawat 0, Tobiano 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 25-13, 35-26, 57-45, 74-67.

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