SSC-R's Bulanadi sinks game-winning dagger to upset San Beda
Mark Escarlote on Aug 23, 2016 02:39 PM
WINNING BASKET -- Allyn Bulanadi unleashes the game-winning basket for San Sebastian College.
Allyn Bulanadi played the hero’s role for San Sebastian College, sinking the game-winning long jumper in transition with 3.8 ticks remaining to upset the San Beda Red Lions, 72-71, Tuesday in the 92nd NCAA seniors basketball competition at The Arena in San Juan.
An empty trip to the line by by Roldan Sara in the last 9.6 seconds gave the Stags enough window to steal the win. Bulanadi grabbed the rebound off the miss of Sara and ran to their side of the court before pulling up for the dagger after stepping a foot inside the arc.
San Sebastian forced an error on the next play to escape with its third win in 12 outings while handing the Red Lions their second loss for a 10-2 slate.
Bulanadi led the charge of the Stags in the fourth quarter scoring nine of his game-high 16 points. Alvin Capobres had 13 markers while Michael Calisaan had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Recto-based squad, which squandered a 37-27 lead at halftime to trail San Beda, 47-58, heading to the fourth.
“Big victory. The boys didn't give up. I’m very happy because they are showing character right now,” said Stags coach Egay Macaraya.
“They really wanted to win. ‘Yun ‘yung outcome ng game. We wanted it more. A good shot from Allyn. We’re very happy right now,” he added.
San Sebastian made a huge run in the fourth quarter with Bulanadi tying the game at 68 with a clutch triple under two minutes remaining.
The Red Lions regained the lead, 71-68, on a Davon Potts basket. Bulanadi cut SSC-R’s deficit to one with two-for-two charities with 11.1 seconds to go before the Stags intentionally brought Sara to the line.
Javee Mocon had 15 points and 11 boards, Sara finished with 13 markers while Benedict Adamos had 11 points for San Beda, which played without injured big man Donald Tankoua (ACL tear).
SSC-R (72) – Bulanadi 16, Capobres 13, Calisaan 11, Ilagan 9, Fabian 6, Valdez 6, Mercado 5, Costelo 2, Serajosef 2, David 2, Baetiong 0, Gayosa 0.
San Beda (710 – Mocon 15, sara 12, Adamos 11, Bolick 9, Tongco 9, Potts 7, Soberano 6, Noah 2, Alas 0, Bahio 0, Bonsubre 0, Carlos 0, Navarro 0.
Quarter scores: 13-17; 37-27; 47-58; 72-71.
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