San Beda sends statement to Perpetual ahead of NCAA 94 Final Four
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 23, 2018 04:04 PM
San Beda and Perpetual will meet again in just three days time
Just like their first meeting, San Beda University just had more weapons that University of the Perpetual Help in the two teams’ matchup in the second round of the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Three different players conspired in what proved to be the decisive run that propelled the Red Lions right through the Altas, 80-72, on Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
With the tally tied inside the last five minutes, Donald Tankoua, Jeramer Cabanag, and Robert Bolick got together for nine unanswered points that mounted an 80-71 advantage in favor of the defending champions.
That would be more than enough as the Altas just ran out of gas in the endgame.
In the end, Tankoua had a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double while Bolick had 12 markers and five boards of his own. Seldom-used Cabanag was also a welcome surprise with a season-high 16 points in this one.
Javee Mocon didn’t even have to do much with nine points and yet, San Beda ended the elimination round at 17-1.
Showing off that depth, there is no doubt that they will remain to be a problem for their Final Four opponent.
That opponent? The very same Perps squad which they had just swept in the eliminations.
For Perpetual, Prince Eze fronted the effort as always with 12 points and 12 rebounds while Kim Aurin and Edgar Charcos scored 18 and 17 markers, respectively. They head into the playoffs with an 11-7 record.
SAN BEDA 80 – Tankoua 23, Cabanag 16, Bolick 12, Mocon 9, Presbitero 6, Canlas 6, Doliguez 2, Nelle 2, Oftana 2, Soberano 2, Abuda 0, Carino 0, Eugene 0, Tongco 0.
PERPETUAL 72 – Aurin 18, Charcos 17, Eze 12, Coronel 9, Razon 8, Sese 5, Pasia 3, Cuevas 0, Mangalino 0, Pedrosa 0, Peralta 0, Tamayo 0, Jimenez 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 15-18, 38-30, 55-58, 80-72.
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