Aguilar, Desiderio star as University of the Philippines-QRS/JAM downs National Unversity-BDO
UP-QRS/JAM's Raymond Aguilar hits a triple with 26 second left to play. Dante Peralta

RAYMOND Aguilar registered a double-double, highlighted by a huge triple in the endgame, as University of the Philippines-QRS/JAM Liner defeated National University-BDO, 90-85, on Thursday in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

Aguilar broke an 81-81 tie with a triple for a four-point cushion, 89-85, with 26 seconds to play.

The 30-year-old Aguilar finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Paul Desiderio had 24 points, making 7-of-8 shots from beyond the arc, while Juneric Baloria had 16 points for QRS/JAM Liner, which has five Maroons in the lineup as part of a tie-up with UP.

“It was a different experience. It’s kinda hard to blend college  and professional guys together because it’s a different game. My guys are used to certain things so it’s tough,” said UP-QRS/JAM Liner consultant Joe Ward.

Gelo Alolino, another former NU Bulldog, had 11 points including a triple that tied the game at 81 before Aguilar took over.

JJay Alejandro had 21 points while Pao Javelona chipped in 13 points for the Bulldogs.

The scores:

UP-QRS/JAM Liner (90)—Desiderio 24, Aguilar 18, Baloria 16, Alolino 11, Ferrer 8, Batino 6, Soyud 5, Moralde 2, Dario 0, Asilum 0, Vito 0, Neypes 0, Harris 0.

NU-BDO (85)—Alejandro 21, Javelona 13, Tansingco 10, Aroga 10, Rono 10, Salem 8, Perez 4, Labingisa 4, Salim 3, Diputado 2, Yu 0.

Quarterscores: 15-23; 28-43; 66-63; 90-85.

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