NCAA: Stags give Calisaan fitting sendoff by goring Chiefs
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 23, 2018 02:03 PM
Michael Calisaan was not going to lose in his last game for San Sebastian
Michael Calisaan has played his very last game for San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the last day of eliminations in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Calisaan gave everybody a reminder on Tuesday of what the Golden Stags would be missing from now on, fronting his team’s 91-63 stampede all over Arellano University in the middle of the Filoil Flying V Centre floor.
The graduating guard pounded in a 24-point, 12-rebound double-double to make sure he ended his collegiate career on the right note. “Surely, we will miss Michael. Yung leadership niya sa team is something na mami-miss ng team,” head coach Egay Macaraya said post-game, nothing but proud of his team leader.
Moreover, Calisaan also made sure that Baste wraps up what has been a disappointing season with a win. They finish their campaign with a 6-12 record.
Right there with him was RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi who scored 13 and 11 points, respectively. “The team showed na beterano sila,” coach Egay said.
It was also Ilagan who punctuated the massive 35-8 surge that erased a four-point deficit at the start of the second quarter and erected a 49-30 lead at halftime.
San Sebastian would never relinquish both the double-digit lead and the momentum from that point.
For the Chiefs, Rence Alcoriza showed the way with 10 points while graduating forward Michael Canete chipped in 10 markers of his own. They stand at 5-13 to end the season.
SAN SEBASTIAN 91 -- Calisaan 24, Ilagan 13, Bulanadi 11, Calma 9, Dela Cruz 9, Baytan 8, Valdez 4, Sumoda 4, Capobres 3, Are 3, Isidro 2, Desoyo 1, Villapando 0, Arciaga 0.
ARELLANO 63 -- Alcoriza 17, Canete 10, Sera Josef 8, Alban 6, Dela Cruz 6, Concepcion 4, Bayla 4, Ongolo Ongolo 3, Dela Torre 3, Segura 2, Sacramento 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 14-18, 49-30, 73-46, 91-63.
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