CSB Blazers 84 – EAC Generals 71
The Benilde Blazers got timely production from a veteran guard as they downed the EAC Generals for their third win in seven games. JJ Domingo played his best game in a long time, dropping 22 points and grabbing seven boards to lead his team. The rest of the team provided ample production as six players scored at least six points in the game.
The Blazers found themselves down early in the game. They fell behind by six points to start the first quarter and took a two-point deficit heading into the second quarter. Benilde came alive in the second period as they went on a 13-0 run midway through the quarter. They took a two-point lead and turned it into a 15-point cushion. The Blazers got back to attacking the hoop and playing fast-paced basketball.
Domingo kept the Blazers ahead in the second half. He was confident getting to the basket and setting up his teammates. When given an opportunity, he didn’t hesitate to launch his shot. Even the ejection of Clement Leutcheu due to technical fouls couldn’t stop Benilde’s momentum. They kept their double-digit safe all the way to the end of the game.
UPHSD Altas 78 – JRU Heavy Bombers 72
Another game, another clutch performance from the Perpetual Altas. After their buzzer-beating play last game, the Altas downed the JRU Heavy Bombers with clutch baskets to extend their winning streak to two games. Edgar Charcos continues to lead the way for the Perps as he scored 25 points and dished out five assists. Jielo Razon played a key role in the game as well. He scored 18 points on four treys.
The Heavy Bombers, desperate for a win, mounted a fourth quarter comeback after falling behind by nine points in the third period. JRU took a three-point lead in the final few minutes and looked primed for an upset. But the Altas had the answers. Razon found Jeff Coronel on the win for a three-pointer to tie the game at 72. After that assist, it was Razon’s turn to be on the receiving end of some nice passes by Charcos.
With the score knotted at 72 and the clock winding down, Charcos used a crossover to lose his defender on a screen. He faked a shot before firing a pass to Razon for a long bomb to give Perpetual the lead. The Altas defense helf steady leading to another Charos to Razon connection for the dagger three-pointer with 34 seconds left in the game. That was enough to seal the win for Perpetual.