Perpetual frustrates CSB to fan playoff hopes in NCAA 95

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 04, 2019 02:25 PM
Perpetual frustrates CSB to fan playoff hopes in NCAA 95
(Photo by Josh Albelda)

Edgar Charcos couldn't buy a basket for University of Perpetual Help, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

That was until the last seven minutes when he scored five straight points that ultimately turned into a much-needed 85-83 triumph for the Altas over hapless College of St. Benilde.

The Las Pinas-based team trailed by as much as 15 in the first half before coming alive after halftime - except Charcos, that is, as he was scoreless, going 0-of-8 from the field and 0-of-2 from the line after three quarters.

With the two teams tied at 66-all inside the last eight minutes, however, the graduating guard hit a floater and then a triple to kickstart the killer 15-4 run that boosted them ahead, 81-70.

Carlo Young and the Blazers kept coming, however, and were still threatening at 81-83 in the dying moments, but Kim Aurin converted his couple of charities to keep them at bay once and for all.

Aurin wound up with a career-high 29 points on top of 11 rebounds while Jielo Razon and Tonton Peralta also added 15 and 11 markers, respectively.

Those two baskets would be the only makes by Charcos, but his five-point total, without a doubt, was a big boost as Perps arrested a five-game slide and ascended to 4-10 in the standings, still alive and kicking in the playoff race.

At the same time, they made sure CSB continued their downward spiral as it has now lost eight of its last nine following a school-best 5-0 start to the season.

Young topped the scoring column for them with 20 points while Justin Gutang also posted a 13-marker, 13-rebound double-double.

BOX SCORES

PERPETUAL 85 - Aurin 29, Razon 15, Peralta 11, Adamos 10, Labarda 10, Charcos 5, Giussani 3, Sevilla 2, Cuevas 0, Lanoy 0, Martel 0, Tamayo 0

CSB 83 - Young 20, Gutang 13, Carlos 13, Lepalam 10, Belgica 8, Haruna 5, Nayve 5, Sangco 5, Dixon 2, Naboa 2, Flores 0

QUARTER SCORES: 15-17, 33-44, 62-60, 85-83

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