Alfaro comes up big as San Beda claws UST out of PCCL 2020
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 15, 2020 02:52 PM
(Photo by Richard Esguerra)
San Beda University continues to prove it's still a force to reckon with as it continues its campaign in the 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League.
The Red Lions remain alive and kicking in the nationwide tournament after Peter Alfaro stepped up to the plate and got together with Calvin Oftana in their well-earned 77-68 win against University of Sto. Tomas, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
Alfaro totaled 13 points and six rebounds, with four markers and two boards coming in the endgame.
With the Growling Tigers battling back to just within five, 62-67, inside the last five minutes, the second-year guard outmuscled Mark Nonoy for an offensive rebound and a follow-up basket.
After Nonoy and Soulemane Chabi Yo botched all but one of their free throws, Alfaro was yet again at the right place, at the right time for another follow-up basket as well as a bonus.
Not long after, Oftana's fastbreak layup put up San Beda, 74-63, with under two minutes to play.
CJ Cansino's couple of charities cut UST's deficit to single-digits once more, but the NCAA 95 MVP shut the door on them once and for all with a booming triple.
Oftana wound up with six points, four rebounds, and three assists while James Canlas chimed in 14 markers, seven boards, seven dimes, and four steals.
The Red Lions now march forward to a semifinal showdown with the University of the Philippines scheduled on March 7 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
For the Growling Tigers, Cansino showed the way with 21 points and nine rebounds.
SAN BEDA 77 - Canlas 14, Alfaro 13, Penuela 11, Carino 10, Etrata 7, Oftana 6, Villejo 6, Visser 4, Ejercito 3, Abuda 2, Bahio 1, Fornis 0, Cuntapay 0.
UST 68 - Cansino 21, Paraiso 12, Concepcion 10, Nonoy 9, Chabi Yo 6, Manaytay 4, Asuncion 3, Cuajao 2, Manalang 1, Bataller 0, Ando 0, Pangilinan 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 19-13, 39-27, 62-46, 77-68.
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