NCAA Jrs: Perps downs San Beda for first time in recent memory

Jrs: Perps downs San Beda for first time in recent memory
Powerhouse San Beda has fallen to upstart Perpetual for the first time in recent memory (FILE PHOTO)

STANDINGS
Perpetual 1-0
San Sebastian 1-0
Arellano 0-0
EAC 0-0
JRU 0-0
Letran 0-0
LPU 0-1
LSGH 0-0
Mapua 0-0
San Beda 0-1

University of Perpetual Help accomplished what its seniors counterparts failed to do as it shocked San Beda High School, 72-69, on Sunday at the start of the 94th NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Mark Gallano and Edzel Galoy led the Junior Altas with 16 points apiece and it was the two who made the game-winning plays with the former assisting to the latter in scoring the baskets that broke a 69-all deadlock.

Yukihiro Kawamura then split his free throws right after the Red Cubs bungled their last play to seal the deal.

“The boys showed heart,” said Perpetual coach Michael Saguiguit in Filipino.

It was the Junior Altas' first victory against San Beda in recent memory.

Ato Badolato, who coached the Red Cubs for decades but has retired and has turned as athletic director, said he can’t remember the last time San Beda lost to Perpetual.

“I can’t remember anymore, maybe in the early 90s,” he said.

The Junior Altas also avenged the Altas’ heartbreaking 65-67 defeat to the Red Lions in the league inaugurals last Saturday.

In the other game, San Sebastian College-Recoletos edged out Lyceum of the Philippines University, 69-68, to join Perpetual at the helm.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

PERPETUAL 72- Gallano 16, Galoy 16, Kawamura 15, Orgo 11, Barcuma 6, Duka 3, Nunez 3, Coloma 2, Defante 0, dela Cruz 0, Lauchengco 0, Romilla 0

SAN BEDA 69- Estacio 20, Alcantara 12, Pelipel 9, Coyoca 7, Sanchez 7, Ynot 5, Talampas 5, Valencia 4, Compolente 0, Llarena 0, Oliva 0

QUARTER SCORES: 21-18; 34-33; 59-48; 72-69

SECOND GAME

SAN SEBASTIAN 69- Janao 22, Balo 12, Baclaan 10, Perez 8, dela Cruz 8, Are 4, Timbancaya 3, Solatorio 2, Bonalos 0, Cortes 0, Suico 0, Austria 0

LPU 68- Barba 27, de Leon 14, Jugar 11, Gudmalin 7, Tulabut 4, de Guia 3, Omandac 2, Caringal 0, Dejelo 0, Nocal 0, Pagdanganan 0, Santos 0

QUARTER SCORES: 11-17; 34-42; 53-57; 69-68

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