NCAA Season 95: Agem Miranda plays hero for JRU in win vs Arellano

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jul 19 2019 06:25 PM | Updated as of Jul 19 2019 07:07 PM

Agem Miranda was the hero in JRU's first win in NCAA 95. Josh Albeda, ABS-CBN Sports

Agem Miranda overcame cramps to hit the follow-up and then the corner triple that lifted Jose Rizal University over Arellano University, 80-77, and into the win column of the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Miranda dropped a career-best 25 points in efficient 10-of-17 shooting, none bigger than the follow-up that tied the tally and then the corner triple that proved to be the difference between the two teams who were fighting over win no. 1. "I prayed really hard na ibigay ang panalo dahil yung pag-earn sa trust nila, nandun pa rin kami sa proseso. We really struggled in the first three games, pero it's a process nga na dapat naming pagdaanan," head coach Louie Gonzalez said.

With that personal 5-0 run, the Heavy Bombers' two-point deficit with 36 ticks to go eventually ended as their first win in four games.

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