Mapua replaces Lyceum at No. 1; Jacob Cortez shines anew for San Beda

Mapua Clint Escamis NCAA Season 99

Clint Escamis gestures after Mapua’s win over Lyceum.-NCAA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The panorama of the NCAA Season 99 males’s basketball match underwent a change on Saturday as Mapua moved atop the ladder after clipping erstwhile league chief, Lyceum, 87-83, at San Juan Enviornment.

The Cardinals, who hiked their win streak to 4, grabbed the highest spot with a 6-1 card however coach Randy Alcantara stated it wasn’t simple toppling the Pirates, who slid to 6-2.

“I advised them, ‘I already watched this,’” stated Alcantara in Filipino, pertaining to Lyceum’s comeback win over Arellano final week.



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“I watched Lyceum versus Arellano, that’s nearly precisely what they did at present. Arellano led however they bought again in additional time and gained. I advised them, if we turn out to be complacent, all our efforts within the first half can be wasted so it’s good that they stayed composed and we nonetheless executed the appropriate performs.”

Clint Escamis flirted with a triple-double with 20 factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists within the win. Warren Bonifacio scored 20 whereas Paolo Hernandez and Mark Cuenco had 15 and 13 to their names, respectively.

JM Bravo led the Pirates with 19 markers however the Pirates dropped their second straight recreation. Mclaude Guadaña and Enoch Valdez helped the trigger with 13 and 11 factors, respectively, however to no avail.

Jacob Cortez San Beda NCAA Season 99

San Beda’s Jacob Cortez tries to dribble previous his defender.-NCAA PHOTO

Jacob Cortez, in the meantime, had himself a stellar recreation as San Beda edged Jose Rizal College, 74-70.

With out coach Yuri Escueta on the sidelines after serving a one-game suspension, Cortez made certain the Crimson Lions wouldn’t falter with a 24-point outburst.

Additionally serving to the Crimson Lions rise to 4-2 are Peter Alfaro and Jomel Puno. Alfaro scored 12 factors whereas Puno posted 9 factors and 12 rebounds.

Shawn Argente had 14 factors for the Heavy Bombers (4-3), who additionally drew 13 factors from Marwin Dionisio.

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