Jalalon bests Thompson as Chiefs down Altas in OT
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 04, 2015 07:08 PM
I GOT THIS. Jiovani Jalalon got the better of Scottie Thompson this time around as Arellano tied Perpetual in the standings.
Seeing his good friend and playmaking rival notch his fifth triple-double in the NCAA 91 Men's Basketball Tournament, Jiovani Jalalon did him one better and claimed his own triple-double all while completely taking over in the endgame.
Jalalon delivered 11 points in overtime and outscored their opponents all by his lonesome as the Chiefs claimed an 84-77 triumph over the University of Perpetual Help Altas on Friday at the San Juan Arena.
The contest was knotted at 68 at the end of regulation before the Cagayan de Oro native collected all but two points to go along with two assists in an 11-2 run that sent Arellano to 79-70 with 1:52 remaining.
After deferring to his teammates who failed to put points on the board, Thompson finally took the ball in his hands and scored five points in the last two minutes. However, Jalalon also made all four of his free throws to seal a third-place tie between the Chiefs and the Altas at 8-4.
Perpetual was actually ahead, 65-58, with 6:39 left in the final frame until Jalalon also had four points and one assist in Arellano’s 10-3 run to close regulation.
In a first for the league, two players from opposing teams had triple-doubles as Jalalon ended with 32 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 rebounds while Thompson finished with 24 markers, 11 dishes, and 12 boards.
Talking about his third-year guard who just turned in his best impersonation of the reigning MVP, coach Jerry Codinera said in his post-game conference, “He just reads what’s being given and he takes kung anong binibigay sa kanya.”
ARELLANO 84 – Jalalon 32, Nicholls 14, Holts 8, Enriquez 8, Meca 7, Bangga 6, Salado 4, Cadavis 3, Gumaru 1, Ortega 1, Capara 0, Tano 0
PERPETUAL 77 – Thompson 24, Eze 19, Coronel 16, Gallardo 6, Dagangon 4, Ylagan 3, Oliveria 2, Cabiltes 2, Dizon 1, Tamayo 0, Bantayan 0, Sadiwa 0, Elopre 0
BOX SCORES: 21-16, 39-40, 57-53, 68-68, 84-77 (OT)
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