NCAA: San Beda outlasts EAC for 2nd win

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Posted at Mar 30 2022 05:23 PM | Updated as of Mar 30 2022 06:05 PM

From the NCAA Facebook page
From the NCAA Facebook page

(UPDATED) San Beda University survived a late-game assault by Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) to hack out an 85-81 win in the NCAA Season 97 men's basketball tournament on Wednesday.

James Canlas had 16 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the three-point area to go with his 6 rebounds for San Beda. JV Gallego added 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

The Red Lions appeared headed for a sure win after Rhayyan Amsali's putback gave San Beda an 85-78 cushion.

But Ralph Robin triggered a three just 5.1 seconds remaining to pull EAC to within 4 points.

Fortunately, the Red Lions were able to hold onto the ball until the final buzzer.

Robin finished with 19 points, while JP Maguliano added 14.

The Red Lions climbed to 2-0 for a share of the lead with archrivals Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

The Generals fell to 0-2.

Box scores:

SAN BEDA 85 -- Canlas 16, Gallego 15, Amsali 13, Penuela 13, Alfaro 9, Bahio 5, Andrada 4, Abuda 3, Sanchez 3, Ynot 3, Cuntapay 1, Cometa 0, Visser 0, Jopia 0, Villejo 0.

EAC 81 -- Robin 19, Maguliano 14, Taywan 13, Luciano 9, Liwag 7, Quinal 6, Fuentes 6, Ad. Doria 3, Bunyi 2, Gurtiza 2, Cosa 0, Umpad 0, An. Doria 0.

Quarters: 20-17, 41-41, 70-58, 85-81.