Stags send Blazers to worst record in school history
Santino Honasan on Sep 08, 2016 06:50 PM
San Sebastian's Ryan Costelo dropped ten points and pulled down five boards in their win over College of Saint Benilde
The San Sebastian Stags survived a late-game mini-rally to edge out the College of Saint Benilde Blazers, 66-57, in their NCAA Season 92 men's basketball tournament second round matchup, Thursday evening at the San Juan Arena.
The Stags, led by Allyn Bulanadi who tallied 17 points and Ryan Costelo who scored ten points and pulled down five rebounds controlled the pace for majority of the game, but the Blazers, still in search of a win, began to fight back in the final frame.
With around two minutes left in the game, CSB managed to cut the lead to just eight points.
Bulanadi slowed down any hopes of a Benildean comeback however, draining a dagger three with around 90 seconds left.
With less than a minute left, CSB attempted one more fightback, cutting the San Sebastian lead down to 62-55.
With an opportunity to trim the lead even more, Haruna found himself on the line for two free throws, but missed both, and Bulanadi scored on a breakaway layup to seal the win.
Stags head coach Egay Macaraya touched on his team's defense, saying it was the biggest factor in their win.
"The boys played good defense. Yun naman ang bottomline eh. Di kami nag-give up," Macaray told the press after the game. "Kita naman na bumabalik pa rin ang St. Benilde, pero na-stop pa rin ng mga bata. It's all about our defense."
Clement Leutcheu led the way for the Blazers with eleven points and eleven rebounds.
The Stags improve to 6-10, while CSB drops to a school-worst 0-15. Both teams are no longer in contention.
SSC-R: Bulanadi 17, Costelo 10, David 8, Ilagan 8, Fabian 7, Capobres 5, Calisaan 4, Valdez 4, Calma 2, Quipse 1, Baetiong 0, Johnson 0, Mercado 0, Serajosef 0
CSB: Leutcheu 11, Fajarito 10, Pasamante 8, Domingo JJ 6, Dixon 5, Castor 3, Sta Maria 3, Young 1, Belgica 0, Domingo JS 0, Pajarillaga 0, Pili 0, Saavedra 0
QUARTER SCORES: 18-9, 27-24, 46-39, 66-57