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    Mapua Red Robins start title-retention bid with tight win over Arellano Braves

    Jul 9, 2017

    DEFENDING champion Mapua fended off Arellano University, 78-75, on Sunday in the opening match of the NCAA Season 93 junior’s basketball tournament at Letran Gym.

    Jeff Sapinit scored 15 points while Warren Bonifacio added 14 points for Mapua.

    Will Gozum scored 12, Clint Escamis added 11 points and Joaqui Garcia chipped in 10 for the Red Robins.

    "Malakas ang Arellano siguro nakatsamba lang kami. Binibigay ko 'yung credits sa players kasi kahit medyo nag-collapse nung huli nakadepensa pa rin kami. Nabutas lang talaga namin trap nila kaya kami nakalamang," said Mapua head coach Randy Alcantara.

    Aaron Fermin and Kobe Camacho scored 19 apiece for the Chiefs while Fred Segura added14 markers.

    "Overall nahirapan talaga kami sa Arellano. Pero ayun huhusayan lang namin sa practice lalo na sa depensa at rebounding namin tsaka 'yung unnecessary foul iiwasan na namin 'yon," added Alcantara.

    The scores:

    Mapua 78 — Sapinit 15, Bonifacio 14, Gozum 12, Escamis 11, Garcia 10, Lacap 4, Jabel 4, Enriquez 2, Ramos 2, Arches 2, Socias 2, Dennison 0

    AU 75 — Fermin 19, Camacho 19, Segura 14, Espiritu 6, Velasco 6, Bataller 4, Tamayo 4, Fornis 2, Camilosa 1, Liangco 0, Manacho 0, Codinera 0, De Leon 0, Baltazar 0.

    Quarterscores: 14-14; 33-33; 58-56; 78-75.

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