PERPETUAL ALTAS OVERPOWER CSB BLAZERS TO CLINCH LAST SEMIS SPOT
JP Boral, John Abis, and Jielo Razon powered the Perpetual Help Altas to clinch the fourth and final spot in the semifinals of the NCAA Season 97 after outplaying the third seed College of St. Benilde, 76-64, on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The victory was a total team effort for the squad who were playing without Kim Aurin due to chickenpox.
Five Altas players have chipped in twin digit scores to set the mood for the wire-to-wire victory that secured them a semifinal spot against the top seed and unbeaten Letran Knights.
Abis led the campaign with 14 points while Razon contributed a double-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists.
Boral scored all of his 11 points to lead the early Altas aggression. Jeff Egan and Cris Pagaran both scored 13 points each.
Altas head coach Myk Saguiguit applauded his men for playing their best and sticking to their system during the game especially since the star guard is out of service who is averaging 14.44 points, 5.22 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per match in the eliminations
Perpetual Help 76 – Abis 14, Razon 13, Egan 13, Pagaran 12, Boral 11, Omega 6, Martel 4, Cuevas 2, Sevilla 1, Barcuma 0.
St. Benilde 64 – Cullar 18, Gozum 13, Flores 10, Nayve 8, Corteza 8, Lim 4, Lepalam 2, Marcos 1, Carlos 0, Sangco 0, Publico 0, Mosqueda 0, Davis 0.
Quarters: 21-14; 40-32; 59-47.