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Pinoyliga: Sean Alter makes UP debut vs Perpetual

Sean Alter made his University of the Philippines debut during their 83-76 victory over the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in Group Edge of the 2023 Pinoyliga Collegiate Cup on Sunday at the UPHSD Gym.

The 6-foot-8 Fil-Am tallied four points, six assists, two rebounds, and one steal in his first game with the Fighting Maroons.

Francis Lopez powered UP with a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, to go with three assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Team captain CJ Cansino scored high with 19 points, two steals, and an assist. Meanwhile, Chicco Briones had 13 points, two assists, and a steal, as well for the winning side.

UP is still undefeated with a 5-0 record and is now sitting in the top spot.

Cyrus Nitura showed the way for the Altas with 15 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Carlo Ferreras and JP Boral contributed 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the losing cause. Jielo Razon chipped in 12 points.

Perpetual snapped its three-game winning streak, dropping its record to 3-2.

In another Group Edge battle, Albert Libago pushed Enderun Colleges to get its first win after walloping an eight-man San Beda University team, 81-49.

Libago produced 13 points, nine rebounds, two steals, and an assist for the 1-5 Titans. Jalen Garcia scored 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Rejoice Jimenez had 12 points and five rebounds.

Joshua Devara and Francis Sacundo provided support with 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Enderun.

On the other hand, only two Red Lions scored in double-digits, with Zed Etulle tallying a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Leandro Manloloyo got 10 points, six rebounds, and two steals.

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San Beda dropped to its second straight loss with a 1-4 record.

Meanwhile, in Group Prime action, De La Salle University routed San Sebastian College-Recoletos, 76-65, to snap its three-game losing streak and rise to an even 3-3 record.

Jcee Macalalag led the charge for the Green Archers with 16 points, a rebound, an assist, a steal, and a block. Meanwhile, Joaqui Manuel backstopped him with 11 points, three rebounds, and three assists.

Bright Nwankwo and Rhyle Melencio both had nine points each, with the former nearly getting a double-double with nine rebounds and two assists.

Ameer Aguilar, on the other hand, paved the way for the Golden Stags with a game-high 19 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Migs Pascual had 11 points and two steals.

San Sebastian absorbed its third straight loss with a 3-4 record.

In the other Group Prime match, Warren Bonifacio powered Mapua University to escape from Guang Ming College, 76-75, and gain its fourth consecutive win.

Bonifacio led the way for the Cardinals with 16 points, three rebounds, and an assist. Paolo Hernandez scored 15 points with four rebounds, and three assists.

Jopet Soriano and Cyrus Cuenco chipped in 13 points each for Mapua.

The Cardinals improved their record to 4-0 and now sit at the top spot, while the Flying Dragons suffered their third straight loss, 2-5.

Kingsley Ududo paced GMC with a double-double of 18 points, 13 rebounds, an assist, and a block. Joshua Jamias registered a game-high 22 points, five rebounds, and two assists.

Jerover Cabilla also provided 18 points and three rebounds in the losing cause.

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The Scores:

First Game
Enderun 81 — Garcia 15, Libago 13, Jimenez 12, Devara 11, Sacundo 10, Fransman 8, Manese 5, Castro 4, Guissani 3, Dumana 0.

San Beda 49 — Etulle 11, Manloloyo 10, Dimaculangan 9, Teruel 5, Pascual 5, Peregrina 5, Alloso 2, Maghirang 2.

Quarterscores: 31-14,45-30, 65-40, 81-49.

Second Game
La Salle 76 — Macalalag 16, Manuel 11, Nwankwo 9, Melencio 9, Gollena 7, Estacio 7, Agunnane 7, B. Phillips 6, Agustin 3, Alian 1, M. Phillips 0.

San Sebastian 65 — Aguilar 19, Pascual 11, Felebrico 7, Escobido 7, Una 6, Castor 6, Concha 3, Segovia 3, Paglinawan 2, L. Gabat 1, Suico 0, Barroga 0, Velasco 0.

Quarterscores: 17-12, 41-20, 57-47, 76-65.

Third Game
Mapua 76 — Bonifacio 16, Hernandez 15, Soriano 13, Cuenco 10, Escamis 7, Dalisay 6, Igliane 4, Garcia 3, Rivera 2, Agustin 0.

GMC 75 — Jamias 22, Ududo 18, Cabilla 18, Pecolera 5, Lactaotao 5, Ihebem 2, Pujeda 2, Dumalangan 2, Lozada 1, Janio 0, Caasalan 0.

Quarterscores: 17-14, 34-33, 56-62, 76-75.

Fourth Game:
UP 83 — Cansino 19, Lopez 15, Briones 13, Alarcon 7, Torculas 6, Felicilda 6, Gagate 5, Alter 4, Cagulangan 4, Pablo 2, Torres 2, Andres 0.

Perpetual 76 — Nitura 15, Ferreras 13, Razon 12, Boral 10, Roque 9, Pagaran 8, Abis 7, Barcuma 2, Nunez 0, Movida 0, Sevilla 0, Cuevas 0.

Quarterscores: 37-16, 54-36, 69-60, 83-76.

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