NCAA Season 94: Red Lions win seven straight, near Final Four spot

Mark Escarlote on Sep 27, 2018 06:01 PM
Red Lions win seven straight, near Final Four spot
Defending champion San Beda University secured at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.

Defending champion San Beda University joined Lyceum of the Philippines University on top of the standing and secured at least a playoff for a Final Four spot in the NCAA Season 94 seniors basketball competition.

Robert Bolick sparked the Red Lions’ telling run in the fourth quarter while JaVee Mocon buried two cold-blooded triples to break the backs of the San Sebastian College Stags for an 82-75 win Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Red Lions captured their seventh straight win for a 13-1 win-loss record tied with the Pirates.

"I really salute San Sebastian because they really played well tonight," said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez.

"We did a good job adjusting with our defense, the boys really did a good job," he added.

Mocon finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Bolick scored 18 for the Red Lions. Donald Tankoua got 16 markers and pulled down 14 boards for the Mendiola-based squad. 

Bolick scored five straight points to put San Beda back in the lead after trailing 64-65 early in the fourth. Mocon put the game away with consecutive treys that gave the Red Lions an 82-72 lead with 1:52 left.

The Stags saw their three-game winning streak snapped to fall to 4-10 slate.

Allyn Bulanadi got 23 markers while Regile Ilagan and Alvin Capobres finished with 20 and 12 points, respectively, for SSC-R.


Box score:

SBU (82) --- Mocon 20, Bolick 18, Tankoua 16, Kwetkuteye 10, Soberano 9, Nelle 4, Abuda 2, Cabanag 2, Eugene 1, Presbitero 0, Doliguez 0, Oftana 0, Cuntapay 0, Tongco.

SSC-R (75) --- Bulanadi 23, Ilagan 20, Capobres 12, Calisaan 7, Calma 7, Dela Cruz 3, Sumoda 3, Villapando 0, Isidro 0, Are 0, Valdez 0.

Quarterscores: 25-21, 47-37, 63-60, 82-75. 





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