NCAA 95: Balanza's career-high 31 points carries Letran into win column

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jul 12 2019 06:32 PM

Jerrick Balanza put Letran on his back and carried them into the win column. Josh Albeda, ABS-CBN Sports

Jerrick Balanza’s game-long brilliance shone the way for Colegio de San Juan de Letran past Arellano University, 81-72, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre and into the winners’ circle in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Balanza scored an NCAA career-best 31 points, 13 coming in the final frame, to go along with three rebounds and two assists to seize win no. 1 for the Knights following a season-opening loss.

"Actually, everyone stepped up sa second half. We're just happy to win this game," head coach Bonnie Tan said after his first win in the Grand Old League since Season 90.

Read the entire recap on ABS-CBN Sports here.