NCAA Season 94: Generals bring down Chiefs
Mark Escarlote on Oct 02, 2018 03:48 PM
Emilio Aguinaldo College showed Arellano University the exit door in the race for a Final Four spot.
Emilio Aguinaldo College's Final Four hopes ended games back.
With nothing to lose, the Generals played the spoilers' role and showed Arellano University the exit door in the semis race with a 78-70 win on a rainy Tuesday in the NCAA seniors basketball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
EAC won its fourth game in 15 outings and second straight but remained at ninth spot, just half a game behind the Chiefs, the Mapua University Cardinals and San Sebastian College Stags' three-way logjam at 4-10 win-loss slates.
Graduating Jerome Garcia led the Generals' charge with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists and drilled the crucial triple to douse cold water on Arellano's run to give EAC a 75-66 lead with 1:30 left in the payoff period after the Chiefs moved within six with two minutes left.
"Buti na lang 'yung freethrows namin ngayon kahit papaano, 50-50. Nakakahati kami sa freethrows namin every freethrow," said Generals coach Ariel Sison of their charities that kept the Chiefs at bay in the fourth.
JP Magullabo registered a double-double with 15 markers and 10 rebounds while Hamadou Laminou posted 14 points for the EAC.
The Generals entered the fourth period with a 13-point lead, 63-50, but needed to weather Arellano’s comeback attempts before securing the win.
Levi Dela Cruz got 15 points, Adrian Alban had 14 while Guilmer Dela Torre and Archie Concepcion had 12 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Chiefs.
EAC (78) --- Garcia 25, Magullano 15, Laminou 14, Bautista 6, Neri 6, Bugarin 4, Mendoza 3, Tampoc 2, Gonzales 2, Corilla 1, Cadua 0, Diego 0.
AU (70) --- Dela Cruz 15, Alban 14, Dela Torre 12, Concepcion 10, Alcoriza 6, Canete 4, Bayla 4, Sacramento 2, Ongolo Ongolo 1, Villoria 1, Segura 1, Sera josef 0.
Quarterscores: 21-11, 48-30, 63-50, 78-70.
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