Razonís star shines as Jr. Altas stop streaking Braves
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 15, 2017 11:58 AM
GET TO KNOW. Jielo Razon is showing he is more than capable to become the first prized prospect coming from Perpetual HS.
San Beda 5-2
San Sebastian 2-5
Just when Arellano High School finally had the momentum it was searching for all game long on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, Nino Tamayo’s triple try that would have tied the tally rolled around the ring and out.
University of Perpetual Help would not give them another chance.
Jielo Razon fired five of his 25 points in the last 30 seconds and finished off the Junior Altas stirring conquest of the Braves, 75-67, continuing the trend of upsets in the NCAA 93 Juniors Basketball Tournament.
The heady guard also collected eight rebounds, three steals, and two assists to lead the Las Pinas-based squad back onto the win column now at 3-4. “Siya naman talaga ang leader namin. Pinakita niya lang ang pagiging leader niya,” a satisfied head coach Michael Saguitguit said.
Perpetual played determined from the get-go and prevented their opponents from getting going. “Yung game plan namin, talagang nasunod,” the mentor expressed.
Their run game was in full effect in the second quarter where they blitzed Arellano with an 11-2 rush that ballooned a four-point edge into a 31-18 advantage. “I was observing Arellano and mahina sila sa transition. Sabi ko sa mga bata, whenever they get the ball, attack the basket,” Saguitguit said.
Still, the powerhouse Braves wasn’t going away that easy, and went on a 13-5 run to come as close as 67-68 inside the last three minutes.
After the two teams traded defensive stops, however, Jasper Cuevas challenged the defense of Aaron Fermin and made good on a layup to put the Junior Altas up by three, 70-67.
At the other end, Tamayo’s triple try went in-and-out, continuing Arellano’s misfortunes for the day.
Razon then sealed the deal once and for all with an and-one and a couple of charities.
In all, Perpetual made a living in points off turnovers, with a 22-8 edge in that department. With that, they put an end to their opponents’ two-game win run.
Fermin paced Arellano with 18 points, 26 rebounds, and three blocks, but was unable to stop, or even slow down, Razon.
Compounding their misfortunes was the fact that they missed field goals they usually made, ending with a subpar field goal percentage of 29. They didn’t help themselves either in missing 13 of their 25 freebies.
The Braves drop to 4-3 after the upset – following the likes of San Beda High School who fell to Jose Rizal University and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills who fell to San Sebastian College-Recoletos.
Meanwhile, Emilio Aguinaldo College finally got a taste of victory, grounding Jose Rizal University, 84-75.
Maui Cruz dropped 20 points on top of six rebounds, two assists, and one steal to show the Brigadiers the way onto a 1-6 standing.
On the other hand, the Light Bombers didn’t have the same fire the had in their upset of the Red Cubs a week ago and fell to 1-5.
In other results, Colegio de San Juan de Letran topped San Sebastian College-Recoletos in overtime, 85-74.
Squires now at 4-4 while Staglets now at 2-5.
PERPETUAL 75 – Razon 25, Cuevas 10, Umali 9, Rocero 8, Gallano 8, De Leon 6, Siegue 4, Maneze 4, Romilla 1, Duka 0, Inliwan 0
ARELLANO 67 – Fermin 18, Camacho 12, Bataller 9, Fornis 8, Domingo 6, Segura 4, Tamayo 4, Espiritu 3, Liangco 2, Velasco 1, Baltazar 0
QUARTER SCORES: 15-12, 31-21, 56-49, 75-67
EAC 84 - Cruz 20, Dulatre 17, De Quiros 15, Castillo 7, Baliquig 6, Satillian 6, Boado 5, Mananquil 4, Oriondo 3, Mubide 0, Tapales 0, Diaz 0
JRU 75 - Caballero 23, Agustin 18, Amores 8, Sumabat 7, Dionisio 6, Camua 6, Buazon 3, Buno 2, Sabado 2, Serrano 0, Maglalang 0, Tolentino 0, Vasquez 0
QUARTER SCORES: 21-20, 37-28, 60-44, 84-75
LETRAN 85 – Guarino 23, Reyson 21, Tolentino 16, Tamayo 9, Valdez 8, Ganapathy 4, Monje 2, Montes 2, Peralta 0, Aniban 0, Labrador 0, Fuentes 0, Cordero 0, Culanay 0, Tabajen 0
SAN SEBASTIAN 74 – Aguilar 18, Calahat 16, Rodriguez 13, Cuntapay 12, Villapando 8, Pasamante 4, Sumoda 2, Magbanua 1, Pelias 0, Are 0, Umayao 0, Timbancaya 0, Suico 0
QUARTER SCORES: 17-21, 31-38, 49-54, 64-64, 85-74 (OT)
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