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Kim Aurin scored 20-points capped by an impressive 4-of-6 shooting from the three-point range in the first half as the surging Perpetual Help Altas held off the Jose Rizal University (JRU) Heavy Bombers, 77-56, on Tuesday.

/ 30 March 2022

Jefner Egan had 14 points and Jielo Razon finished with 13 off the bench to help Altas win its first victory in its NCAA Season 97 campaign.

Aurin no longer scored in the second half, but Egan and Razon took over the scoring duty in the fourth quarter to seal its runaway win against the Heavy Bombers.

Altas’ first season win gave rookie coach Myk Saguiguit his first victory as the seniors’ coach of the squad after being promoted from an assistant to take over Frankie Lim’s responsibilities.

With the said triumph, Perpetual will now join San Beda, Mapua, Arellano, and defending champion Letran in the win column.

Meanwhile, John Delos Santos scored 17 points for JRU, whose bench was outscored, 31-11, and had fewer fastbreak points, 17-8.

The scores:

Perpetual Help (77) – Aurin 20, Egan 14, Razon 13, Abis 6, Pagaran 5, Omega 4, Nunez 3, Cuevas 2, Sevilla 2, Barcuma 2, Boral 2, Martel 2, Movida 2, Kawamura 0, Ferreras 0.

Jose Rizal University (56) – Delos Santos 17, Celis 11, Bongay 8, Agbong 7, Arenal 7, Estrella 3, Dionisio 2, Jungco 1, Macatangay 0, Aguilar 0, Guiab 0, Dela Rama 0, Gonzales 0.

Quarterscores: 26-9; 43-25; 64-38; 77-56.