NCAA 95: Greenies, Staglets, Braves in three-way tie for third
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Oct 15, 2019 08:15 PM
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San Beda 16-1 (top-seed)
San Sebastian 10-7
JRU 8-9 (eliminated)
Letran 7-10 (eliminated)
Perpetual 6-11 (eliminated)
Mapua 5-12 (eliminated)
EAC 2-14 (eliminated)
With two game days remaining in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament, three playoff berths are still up for grabs.
San Sebastian College-Recoletos and College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills saw to that after much-needed wins at the expense different opponents, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Staglets stampeded to their eighth win in the last 10 games after stopping Arellano High School, 63-60.
Milo Janao came alive with 15 points, six rebounds, and two assists while Dylan Darbin had his own 14 markers and seven boards to go along with five steals.
Those two had all the answers for Baste in each and every uprising put up by the Braves.
In keeping its form golden, San Sebastian has also kept itself well in the thick of things, improving to 10-7 while also dragging down the Braves onto the same standing.
The Jr. Blazers then forced the three-way tie for the third spot after grounding Jose Rizal University High School, 76-72.
RC Calimag came up big as always for the boys from Ortigas with 23 points while Kobe Palencia stuffed the stat sheet anew with 18 markers, seven rebounds, and six assists.
With the loss, the Light Bombers have been officially ousted from contention, holding an 8-9 card.
Condrad Famaranco topped the scoring column for them with 16 points on top of five rebounds and four assists while Gholam Garcia and Vince Icban chimed in 12 markers apiece.
Arellano, meanwhile, has much more than a fighting chance even after it saw its four-game win run come to a close. Miguel Sahali and Marc Cuenco paced them in this one with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
The playoff picture may very well only be finalized in the last game day on Friday when Arellano takes on San Sebastian and CSB-LSGH takes on JRU.
Second-running and 11-6 Lyceum of the Philippines University isn't out of the woods yet as its final assignment is already top-seed San Beda High School.
In the day's other game, now-dethroned champion Mapua High School scored a much-needed morale booster with a well-earned 74-61 win against University of Perpetual Help.
Jonnel Policarpio just missed out on a triple-double with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists while John Parial also added 15 markers and 12 boards of his own as the Red Robins put a stop to their six-game slide and powered through to a 5-12 standing.
On the other hand, the Jr. Altas dropped to 6-11. Kyle Cuevas was the lone bright spot for them with 19 points and five rebounds.
MAPUA 74 - Parial 15, Policarpio 15, Galang 11, Fransman 10, Castor 9, Lugo 6, Tadeo 6, Jugo 2, Ejercito 0, Buenaflor 0
PERPETUAL 61 - Cuevas 19, Escalante 9, Manuel 9, Gelsano 6, Kawamura 5, Galoy 5, Ignacio 4, Orgo 2, Nunez 2, Banaticla 0, Barazuela 0
QUARTER SCORES: 22-13, 33-34, 59-47, 74-61
SAN SEBASTIAN 63 - Janao 15, Darbin 14, Barroga 10, Are 7, Concha 7, Aguilar 4, Una 4, Lustina 2, Perez 0, Besa 0
ARELANO 60 - Sahali 13, Cuenco 11, Lime 8, Nepomuceno 7, Recto 7, Lopez 3, Tolentino 3, Salinel 3, Tan 3, Sablaon 2, Villarante 0
QUARTER SCORES: 13-19, 31-26, 48-46, 63-60
CSB-LSGH 76 - Calimag 23, Palencia 18, Valenzuela 13, Manasala 7, Arciaga 6, Macalalag 4, Estil 3, Arguelles 2, Rivera 0, Panlilio 0, Quiambao 0, Reyes 0, Dimaunahan 0, Gagate 0.
JRU 72 - Famaranco 16, Garcia 12, Icban 12, Ganut 8, Medina 5, J. Sy 5, Joson 4, Lenon 3, W. Sy 3, Fortuna 2, Gentalan 2.
QUARTER SCORES: 22-18, 47-38, 60-53, 76-72.
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