Jalalon drops triple-double in Chiefs' 10th win
Mark Escarlote on Sep 11, 2015 06:30 PM
Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano University registered 18 points, 10 rebounds and season-high 17 assists.
Jiovani Jalalon dished out another monster production with his third triple-double of the season in leading the Arellano University Chiefs back to third spot after outgunning San Sebastian Stags, 86-76, Friday in the 91st NCAA seniors basketball competition at The Arena in San Juan.
Jalalon registered 18 points, 10 rebounds and season-high 17 assists in the Chiefs’ 10th win in 14 games –- half a game ahead of idle Perpetual Help.
“Of course it’s always a feat every time he gets a triple-double, we always try to celebrate. Of course it’s no joke na gagawin niya ang triple-double. Si Magic Johnson lang at Don Ramon (Fernandez) lang ang gumagawa ng triple-double,” said Arellano coach Jerry Codinera. “Minsan parang fan na lang ako ni Jiovani.”
The heady guard tied reigning Most Valuable Player Scottie Thompson of Perpetual for most number of assists this season.
Donald Gumaru had a breakout game with 17 points coupled by five boards and six assists, American center Dioncee Holts scored 11 markers with nine rebounds while Allen Enriquez got 10 points for Arellano, now on its third win in a row.
The Chiefs went to full throttle in the final four minutes of the game that saw 10 lead changes and 10 deadlocks. Arellano built an 86-74 lead with 1:34 left in the ballgame to secure the victory.
San Sebastian formally bowed out of the Final Four race, absorbing its 10 loss in 13 matches tied with College of St. Benilde Blazers.
Bradwyn Guinto posted a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Jeick Fabian and Michael Calisaan got 17 and 13 markers, respectively.
Arellano (86) --- Jalalon 18, Gumaru 17, Holts 11, Enriquez 10, Ortega 9, Salado 8, Bangga 6, Cadavis 5, Meca 2, Nicholls 0, Tano 0
San Sebastian (76) --- Guinto 19, Fabian 17, Calisaan 13, Costelo 8, Santos 5, Ortuoste 5, Capobres 4, Pretta 3, Bulanadi 2, Bragais 0, Alvarez 0
Quarter Scores: 26-22; 42-41; 67-63; 86-76
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