NCAA: Jr. Altas give home fans reason to cheer with W over Staglets
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 09, 2018 06:38 PM
Joshua Gallano-led Perpetual has been the most surprising squad thus far in the season
SAN BEDA 2-2
SAN SEBASTIAN 3-5
University of Perpetual Help successfully defended its home court as well as its winning streak in the 94th Season of the NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament.
Joshua Gallano’s game-long brilliance and clutch credentials proved to be the difference for the Junior Altas as they warded off very game San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 70-64, on Thursday at home at the Perpetual Gym in Las Pinas.
The tireless forward put up 20 points on top of 14 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and two steals and was backstopped by Emman Galman who had an 18-marker, 10-board performance of his own.
Still, the Staglets came charging and rallied in the last three minutes of regulation to force overtime.
With the tally tied at 62-all early in the extra period, however, Gallano made good on a booming triple that fronted an 8-2 finishing kick for his team.
Not long after, Perps was celebrating with its own crowd its second straight win and fourth overall in five games.
At 4-1, they stand alongside preseason favorites College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Arellano High School, and Mapua High School.
On the other hand, Baste’s downward spiral continues now at 3-5. Kean Baclaan and Milo Janao fronted their effort with 17 and 15 points, respectively.
PERPETUAL 70 – Gallano 20, Galman 18, Galoy 7, Barcuma 5, Nunez 4, Orgo 4, Kawamura 4, Duka 2, Defante 2, Dela Cruz 2, Romilla 2, Coloma 0, Oguinsanya 0
SAN SEBASTIAN 64 – Baclaan 17, Janao 15, Bonalos 9, Are 7, Pinero 6, Suico 4, Timbancaya 2, Perez 2, Austria 2, Balo 0, Loristo 0
QUARTER SCORES: 10-17, 24-30, 50-44, 60-60, 70-64 (OT)
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