NCAA: Stags charge past Bombers and back to win column

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 24, 2018 03:55 PM
NCAA: Stags charge past Bombers and back to win column
San Sebastian has bounced back big-time via a convincing victory versus JRU

San Sebastian College-Recoletos is back on track in the 94th Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Alvin Capobres came up big off the bench while Allyn Bulanadi and Michael Calisaan put up their usual numbers as the Golden Stags gored hapless Jose Rizal University, 86-76, on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Capobres turned in his best game in a while with 16 points on top of six rebounds, three assists, and one steal. “Maganda yung laro ni Aljon ngayon,” head coach Egay Macaraya, a little more jovial than usual in the post-game conference.

He also scored 13 points in the second quarter that keyed Baste’s breakaway.

San Sebastian would not look back from there all the way to a wire-to-wire win.

Bulanadi also added 14 points, six rebounds, and two steals while Calisaan had a 10-point, 13-rebound double-double to help the Golden Stags improve to 2-2. “Team effort din talaga kasi nagawa nila yung dapat nilang gawin,” Macaraya said.

For the Heavy Bombers, MJ Dela Virgen fronted the effort with 14 points, five assists, and five rebounds. They remain winless in three games.

BOX SCORES

SAN SEBASTIAN 86 – Capobres 16, Bulanadi 14, Ilagan 13, Calisaan 10, Valdez 9, Are 7, Calma 6, Dela Cruz 4, Villapando 4, Sumoda 2, Desoyo 1, Arciaga 0

JRU 76 – Dela Virgen 14, Padua 13, Mendoza 8, Miranda 8, Ramos 8, Esguerra 7, Mallari 7, David 4, Santos 3, Bordon 2, Silvarez 2, Estrella 0, Aguilar 0, Dela Rosa 0

QUARTER SCORES: 27-15, 51-34, 65-56, 86-76

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