NCAA: Jielo Razon rescues Perps from upset-conscious JRU

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 14, 2018 06:25 PM
NCAA: Jielo Razon rescues Perps from upset-conscious JRU
Jielo Razon, and AJ Coronel, shot Perpetual to joint third with Letran in the NCAA Season 94 (FILE PHOTO)

University of Perpetual Help has been the most surprising squad in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament – and much of it is because of its backcourt.

Jielo Razon and Edgar Charcos yet again showed their worth on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, getting together in the endgame to shoot the Altas over Jose Rizal University, 78-72.

Razon dropped back-to-back bombs set up by Charcos that proved to be the game-winning baskets in their second consecutive victory and fourth overall in six games. “Wala pa kaming easy win, but a win is a win,” head coach Frankie Lim said post-game.

Indeed, the rookie guard showed no fear in taking and making two triples inside the last two minutes.

Still, it was AJ Coronel who hit his own trey that tied the tally again for Perps after they were at the receiving end of a rally from their opponents.

Down by double-digits early in the final frame, Jed Mendoza carried the Heavy Bombers back into the game. In fact, he scored the first seven points in the 9-0 run that snatched away the advantage in favor of his squad, 72-69.

Off a timeout, though, Coronel rose and launched a three that found the bottom of the net and knotted the score at 72-all.

From there, the Perpetual defense stood strong and allowed no more makes just as Razon and Charcos got together.

Razon finished with 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Charcos ended with 25 markers, nine boards, and five dimes for the Altas who now have a share of third place.

On the other hand, JRU remained winless in seven games despite the best efforts of Mendoza who wound up with 21 points.

BOX SCORES

PERPETUAL 78 – Charcos 25, Razon 18, Coronel 16, Eze 7, Aurin 5, Peralta 5, Mangalino 2, Pasia 0, Cuevas 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0

JRU 72 – Mendoza 21, Bordon 10, Silvarez 9, Estrella 8, Padua 6, Mallari 5, Dela Virgen 5, Esguerra 4, Santos 2, Aguilar 0, Miranda 0

QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 34-30, 55-46, 78-72

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