NCAA: MVP Calisaan, Team Saints impose will on Team Heroes

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 31, 2018 07:31 PM
NCAA: MVP Calisaan, Team Saints impose will on Team Heroes
Michael Calisaan had his way against Team Heroes

Team Saints was the legitimate all-star side in the NCAA 94 All-Star Game.

The merger of archrivals San Beda University and Colegio de San Juan de Letran as well as double-double Michael Calisaan proved as much on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

San Sebastian College-Recoletos main man Calisaan powered his way to a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double and was backstopped by Red Lion Javee Mocon and Knight Bong Quinto as the Team Saints bested Team Heroes for the second straight season, 94-89.

Mocon also had 15 points and five rebounds while Quinto contributed 10 markers, seven boards, and two assists to make sure Team Saints repeated their feat from a year ago. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa players ko kasi naglaro sila. At least, nag-enjoy sila tapos nanalo kami,” head coach Boyet Fernandez said.

Allyn Bulanadi also added 10 points while Robert Bolick collected five markers, six rebounds, and four assists for the fully-loaded side made up of San Beda, Letran, San Sebastian, College of St. Benilde, and University of Perpetual Help.

That was more than enough to overcome the Team Heroes which was without the likes of MJ Ayaay, CJ Perez, and even supposed head coach Topex Robinson. “Thank you rin sa Heroes. Sayang lang wala si coach Topex, si CJ, at si Ayaay, pero they still have us a good game,” coach Boyet said.

Indeed, Jaycee Marcelino had 15 points and five rebounds all while doing his all to keep Team Heroes close. Ian Alban was right there with him with 12 markers.

In the end, however, the firepower of Team Saints was just too much.

Calisaan fronted it all and wound up with the All-Star MVP – the first Golden Stag to be recognized as such.

BOX SCORES

TEAM SAINTS 94 - Calisaan 17, Mocon 15, Quinto 10, Bulanadi 10, Capobres 8, Razon 7, Aurin 6, Calvo 6, Bolick 5, Dixon 4, Coronel 2, Fajarito 2, Tongco 2, Velasco 0.

TEAM HEROES 89 - Marcelino JC. 15, Alban 12, Cinco 8, Mendoza 7, Bordon 7, Cañete 6, Marcelino JV. 6, Bonifacio 5, Pelayo 5, David 4, Victoria 4, Dela Cruz 3, Garcia 3, Bautista 2, Diego 2.

QUARTER SCORES: 26-28, 52-40, 78-69, 94-89

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