Charcos shoots Perpetual back into win column of NCAA 95

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jul 30, 2019 04:10 PM
Charcos shoots Perpetual back into win column of NCAA 95
Edgar Charcos' go-to floater proved to be the game-winner for Perpetual and the backbreaker for Arellano

Edgar Charcos put in his signature in the dying moments as University of Perpetual Help put a stop, at long last, to its downward spiral in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament with a well-earned 75-73 win against Arellano University, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Charcos' signature slash-to-score with 3.4 ticks to go proved to be the difference between the two teams while also capping off his 15-point, five-rebound performance. "That was for him talaga," head coach Frankie Lim said post-game.

Indeed, with the two teams all even and the tally tied at 73, the multi-titled mentor went to his graduating guard.

Getting the ball from the top of the key, Charcos blew by both Rence Alcoriza and Marlon Espiritu before rising for a floater right at the line. The ball touched nothing but net.

Gelo Sablan and then Alcoriza still had a couple of chances to make something happen for the Chiefs, but the former passed on an open shot while the latter got rejected by Kim Aurin.

That sealed the deal in the Altas' return to the win column following a three-game slide. "This was a good win for us after three losses. Sana, makatulong ito sa aming morale moving forward," coach Frankie said after they improved to 2-3.

In the end, Charcos was flanked by Aurin and Ben Adamos as the former finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals and the latter ended with a 16-marker, 11-board double-double.

Justin Arana paced Arellano with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and seven blocks while Sablan also added 13 markers and five boards. Kent Salado, only seeing limited action in this one, had 10 points, four assists, and two rebounds.

BOX SCORES

PERPETUAL 75 - Aurin 17, Adamos 16, Charcos 15, Egan 10, Peralta 7, Razon 5, Cuevas 4, Sevilla 1, Tamayo 0, Barasi 0, Martel 0

ARELLANO 73 - Arana 20, Sablan 13, Salado 10, Espiritu 7, Santos 6, Alcoriza 5, Concepcion 4, Bayla 4, Oliva 2, Gayosa 2, Segura 0, Talampas 0, De Guzman 0

QUARTER SCORES: 27-18, 41-39, 62-57, 75-73

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