San Beda escapes Las Pinas with victory vs Perpetual

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 17, 2017 06:39 PM
San Beda escapes Las Pinas with victory vs Perpetual
WELL-EARNED WIN. San Beda came out on top in their defensive struggle against Perpetual.

Robert Bolick’s shot went missing inside the UPHSD Gym in Las Pinas on Thursday.

Still, he was more than capable of doing all the other things.

Bolick’s offensive rebound and free throws with under seven seconds remaining coupled with Clint Doliguez’s clutch three pushed San Beda College past pesky home team University of Perpetual Help, 57-53, and all the way to a fifth consecutive victory in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Experiencing for the first time the NCAA on Tour, head coach Boyet Fernandez was nothing but satisfied that they came away with a well-earned win that raises their record to 7-1. “Even if this is an ugly win, I’ll take it,” he told reporters post-game.

It almost wasn’t meant to be, however, as Gab Dagangon and Kieth Pido got together to give the home team a 53-52 lead with 1:13 left on the clock.

In the ensuing possession, the defending champions were unable to find a good look until the ball went to the hands of Doliguez who was standing behind the arc. “Like I always said, Clint always steps up,” his mentor said.

With the shot clock running out, the versatile swingman launched a trey over the outstretched arms of Keith Pido. The ball then found the bottom of the net, swinging the lead back to San Beda, 55-53.

Following a timeout, the Altas pounded the ball down low to Prince Eze who was then fouled and sent to the line.

However, the Nigerian botched both of his free throws.

Not long after, Bolick sealed the deal for the Red Lions with an offensive rebound of a missed triple by Jomari Presbitero and a couple of charities.

The King Lion scored 10 points, but only made two of his 13 attempts from the field and turned the ball over eight times.

However, he was also just three assists shy of a triple-double with 11 rebounds and seven assists.

Doliguez also added 11 points and eight rebounds while Javee Mocon had eight points and 10 rebounds. “I’m really happy the other guy are stepping up,” Fernandez said.

On a six-game win run, San Beda now turns its attention to a Finals rematch with Arellano University on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

On the other hand, Perpetual goes back to the drawing board as the loss drops their record to 3-5.

Gab Dagangon turned in his best performance of the season with 17 points and eight rebounds while Prince Eze posted an 11-point, 17-rebound double-double.

GJ Ylagan was shut down, however, and only had seven points in abysmal 19 percent shooting.

BOX SCORES

SAN BEDA 57 – Doliguez 11, Bolick 10, Presbitero 9, Mocon 8, Tankoua 6, Potts 5, Noah 4, Adamos 3, Bahio 1, Abuda 0, Soberano 0, Carino 0, Tongco 0, Oftana 0

PERPETUAL 53 – Dagangon 17, Eze 11, Pido 11, Ylagan 7, Hao 3, Coronel 2, Mangalino 2, Yuhico 0, Lucente 0, Clemente 0, Tamayo 0

QUARTER SCORES: 10-9, 21-20, 37-35, 57-53

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