Kent Salado was in the driver's seat as Arellano University kept College of St. Benilde reeling in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament with a 75-69 decision, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Chiefs bucked a slow start and buried the Blazers in the middle periods to bag their fourth win in 14 games.
Down 2-9 early on, they outscored their opponents, 44-32, in the second and third quarters and then had a 17-point lead in the final frame.
Only, Justin Gutang willed the Taft-based team to as near as three, 69-72, with 45.7 ticks to go only to see Salado keep them at bay once and for all with two free throws. "Kanina, pressure talaga, pero sabi ko, kalma lang," head coach Cholo Martin said post-game.
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