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NCAA 98: Perpetual drags JRU out of Final Four race


University of Perpetual Help System DALTA ended Jose Rizal University’s final four hopes after a 72-60 beatdown on Sunday in the NCAA Season 98 Seniors Basketball Tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City.

The Altas improved to 7-9, while the Heavy Bombers’ playoff doors are now close with 6-9 win-lose record.

Only holding a two-point lead, 52-50 to enter the payoff period, Perpetual boosted their lead to double digits, 64-54 following a Rey Barcuma sidestep with 4:10 remaining.

Ry Dela Rosa was able to cut it to as close as seven after a triple, 57-64 with 3:45 left, but Jeff Egan knocked down a dagger three from the right wing with 52-ticks left to seal the ball game.

“Sabi ko sa kanila, yung remaining games namin bigyan natin yung mga sarili natin pareparehas, kung pano ulit tayo maglalakad sa basketball. So we get the job done,” said Perpetual head coach Myk Saguiguit.

JRU actually started the game strong as they were even holding a five-point, 30-25 lead going into the second half.

Perpetual, however, started to turn things around in the third canto after scoring 27 points in the said quarter to finally take the lead.

Egan and Ferreras both had 14 points for the Altas. The former finished with four rebounds and eight assists while the latter added three boards and five dimes.

Rey Barcuma also contributed 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists

For the Heavy Bombers, Joshua Guiyab had a game-high 16 points together with nine boards. Agen Miranda had 11 markers.

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Jielo Razon and Cyrus Nitura sat down on this one after feeling under the weather.

Perpetual will be facing Arellano University on Tuesday, 3 PM. JRU on the other hand will take on Lyceum of the Philippines University on Wednesday at 3 PM.

The Scores:

Perpetual 72 –– Egan 14, Ferreras 14, Barcuma 13, Roque 12, Abis 7, Boral 6, Omega 3, Pagaran 3, Flores 0, Cuevas 0, Movida 0, Martel 0, Orgo 0.

JRU 60 — Guiab 16, Miranda 11, Dela Rosa 8, Celis 5, Dionisio 4, Medina 4, Abaoag 4, Tan 2, Villarin 2, De Jesus 2, Delos Santos 2, Mercado 0, Gonzales 0.

Quarterscores: 7-15, 25-30, 52-50, 72-60.

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