In a battle of two also-ran squads, the Perpetual Help Altas scored an impressive wire-to-wire win over the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 77-66, in the NCAA Season 95 Seniors Basketball Tournament, Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Though the Altas rose to seventh with a 5-10 record, Frankie Lim could not help but lambaste the officials of this game.
“Two things ah. The referees should be under control sa ganun[g] games. The fouls naman resulted to early penalties. Ganun talaga sila maglaro eh,” said Lim.
Late in the opening frame, Aurin — who was having an excellent start with six points — was disqualified from the game after giving Chester Jungco a retaliatory hit.
“Isang player nila [Jungco] ‘yung nasaktan niya, binabale ‘yung thumb niya. What did he expect to do? Sa ‘kin lang, play with class! Manghawak ka ng uniporme, manghila ka, okay lang. Pero yung ganun? Anong klaseng basketball ‘yun?” rued Lim.
Aurin will serve a one-game suspension on Friday against Letran.
With Aurin and Ramli Lanoy — who also served a suspension — out, Tonton Peralta stepped up, dropping 25 points on 7-of-13 shooting and nine rebounds.
“I have to put him in the game for more than 30 minutes. Wala akong choice eh. Malaking bagay sa amin ‘yun, tapos suspended pa si Ramli. He deserves the career-high with the way he played,” Lim expressed.
Perpetual led by as much as 15 points in the game in which they dominated. Perpetual shot 36-percent from deep while knocking down 16 of their 24 freebies. JRU, on the other hand, only knocked down four triples while attempting just 14 charities.
Edgar Charcos added 13 markers, while Ben Adamos tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds.
JRU, who dropped to 4-11, was led by Agem Miranda’s 16 points. JL Delos Santos added 12 points, eight rebounds, three steals, and two assists.
UPHSD 77 – Peralta 25, Charcos 13, Adamos 11, Giussani 9, Razon 6, Aurin 6, Labarda 4, Sese 3, Tamayo 0, Martel 0, Sevilla 0, Cuevas 0.
JRU 66 – Miranda 16, Delos Santos 12, Dionisio 10, Vasquez 7, Dela Rosa 6, Jungco 5, Arenal 4, Amores 4, Aguilar 2, Abaoag 0, Macatangay 0.
Quarterscores: 21-16, 40-33, 61-51, 77-66.