NCAA 95: Perps, Baste rock the boat with upsets of LSGH, LPU

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 12, 2019 02:25 PM
NCAA 95: Perps, Baste rock the boat with upsets of LSGH, LPU
(Photo by Josh Albelda)

STANDINGS
San Beda 9-1
LPU 7-4
CSB-LSGH 6-4
Arellano 5-5
JRU 5-5
Perpetual 5-5
San Sebastian 5-5
Letran 4-6
Mapua 3-6
EAC 1-9

The middle of the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament just got a lot more muddled after University of Perpetual Help and San Sebastian College-Recoletos both took down favored foes, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Emman Galman's hot hands, Ezdel Galoy's resounding return, and Anthony Gelsano's clutch conversions propelled the Jr. Altas past second-running Lyceum of the Philippines University, 93-88.

Galman posted a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double while Galoy, playing his first game since breaking his nose, stuffed the stat sheet with 20 markers, nine boards, and five assists.

When push came to shove, however, it was Gelsano who came up big - first, hitting a baseline jumper to break off the last tied tally in the game and then firing a midrange jumper for a more comfortable cushion.

Perps was well on its way to a win until John Barba just turned it on and kept coming for the Jr. Pirates.

Time and again, though, they were turned away by Gelsano who had 21 points and 12 rebounds of his own to lift his side to joint fourth at 5-5.

Sporting the same slate are the Staglets who pulled the rug from under third-running College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills, 90-86.

Baste has total team effort to thank as six different players were in double-digits led by Nikko Aguilar and Kim Bulasa with 17 and 16 points, respectively.

James Una also had an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double all while standing as the paint presence that helped San Sebastian hold off the Jr. Blazers' late rally.

Failing to take care of business, CSB-LSGH fell to 6-4 in the standings - still third, however.

This, even though RC Calimag dropped 33 points to go along with 10 rebounds while Lennox Valenzuela and Kobe Palencia also added 14 and 12 markers, respectively.

Still ahead of the green and white is LPU which remained at solo second even though it dropped to 7-4 in the standings.

Barba showed the way for them with 32 points, seven rebounds and three assists while Mac Guadana contributed 25 markers, six dimes, five boards, and four steals.

With the game day decisions, San Beda High School is still way ahead as the Jr. Pirates and the Jr. Blazers follow suit.

There is then a four-team logjam for fourth to seventh among Perps, Baste, Arellano High School, and Jose Rizal University.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME

SAN SEBASTIAN 90 - Aguilar 17, Bulasa 16, Una 11, Are 11, Perez 10, Barroga 10, Concha 6, Janao 6, Darbin 2, Brizo 1

CSB-LSGH 86 - Calimag 33, Valenzuela 14, Palencia 12, Quiambao 11, Arguelles 4, Gagate 4, Manansala 3, Macalalag 2, Estil 2, Torrijos 1, Panlilio 0, Rivera 0, Reyes 0, Arciaga 0, Dimaunahan 0

QUARTER SCORES: 16-29, 45-45, 70-57, 90-86

SECOND GAME

PERPETUAL 93 - Galman 24, Gelsano 21, Galoy 20, Kawamura 8, Dela Cruz 8, Orgo 6, Nunez 4, Escalante 2, Angeles 0, Cuevas 0

LPU 88 - Barba 32, Guadana 25, Omandac 9, Montano 7, Ragasa 4, Caringal 4, Gudmalin 3, Garing 2, Panganiban 2, Garro 0, Dumon 0, Dejelo 0, Gamlanga 0

QUARTER SCORES: 17-18, 37-38, 64-56, 93-88

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