NCAA 95: Perps a winner in its first game without head coach Frankie Lim

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 20, 2019 05:08 PM
Perps a winner in its first game without Frankie Lim
Ben Adamos came up clutch for Perpetual in their first game sans head coach Frankie Lim (Photo by Josh Albelda)

University of Perpetual Help warded off a very game Emilio Aguinaldo College, 88-87, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre for a much-needed morale-boosting win in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament.

Playing their first game without head coach Frankie Lim, said to be on leave, the Altas counted five players in double-digits as they barged back into the win column now at 3-5.

Tonton Peralta topped the scoring column with 18 points while Jeff Egan and Kim Aurin contributed 16 and 14 markers, respectively.

With the Generals still threatening at 84-86, however, it was Ben Adamos who hit his patented midrange jumper to grant Perpetual a more comfortable cushion.

CJ Cadua drilled a late trey to again pull EAC within one, but by then, only 1.5 seconds remained on the clock.

And so, even after Aurin botched his couple of charities, the Altas pulled through to gift interim coach Myk Saguguit his first win in the Srs. "Siguro, ito yung parang bawi ng team. After kasi ng loss sa San Beda, masyadong na-down yung team namin," he said post-game, talking about their 46-point loss at the hands of San Beda University last Friday.

He then continued, "We needed this win very badly kaya tinrabaho ng mga bata."

Adamos wound up with an 11-point, 13-rebound double-double while Jielo Razon chipped in 12 markers of his own.

For the Generals, Cadua tallied a career-best 22 points and was backstopped by Marwin Taywan who had 21 markers. Without enough time to complete the comeback, however, they fell for the sixth time in a row and fell to 1-7.

BOX SCORES

PERPETUAL 88 - Peralta 19, Egan 16, Aurin 14, Razon 12, Adamos 11, Charcos 6, Cuevas 4, Sevilla 3, Martel 3, Barasi 0, Tamayo 0

EAC 87 - Cadua 22, Taywan 21, Maguliano 15, Luciano 12, Mendoza 5, Gurtiza 4, Martin 3, Carlos 3, Dayrit 1, Tampoc 1, Estacio 0, Gonzales 0, De Guzman 0

QUARTER SCORES: 25-14, 47-39, 68-63, 88-87

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