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    Mapua Red Robins post back-to-back wins as San Beda Red Cubs keep top spot

    Aug 16, 2019
    Rhayyan Amsali picks up from where he left off after a one-game suspension.

    DEFENDING champion Mapua finally strung two wins in a row in the NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball tournament, outlasting Jose Rizal University, 72-65, in overtime Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

    Rookie Megan Galang exploded for nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, as he teamed up with Jonnel Policarpio's 15 to rescue the Red Robins after trailing by as many as 12, 50-38, in the payoff period.

    The duo's heroics late paved the way for Mapua stealing the game in the extension.
    Galang also grabbed nine rebounds, while Policarpio had 14 points and two blocks to boot to lead the Red Robins to improve to a 3-5 card.

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    Dan Parinas registered a double-double with his 12 points and 12 boatds in the Mapua victory.

    Celsus Fortuna scored 11 points for the Light Bombers (4-4) in the losing cause.

    Earlier, San Beda whipped Perpetual, 95-76, to fortify its stronghold of the top spot at 6-1.

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    Yukien Andrada paced the Red Cubs with 19 points, while Rhayyan Amsali, in his first game back from a one-game suspension, tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks.

    Yuki Kawamura led the Junior Altas with 21 points as he held the fort without Emman Galman.

    Perpetual suffered its fifth straight loss and fourth in its last five to drop down to a 2-5 card.

    The Scores:

    First Game:

    SAN BEDA 95 -- Andrada 19, Amsali 16, Nicdao 15, Sanchez 12, Cabanero 12, Ynot 9, Llarena 6, Delfino 4, Oftana 2, Pascual 0, Peregrina 0.

    PERPETUAL 76 -- Kawamura 21, Cuevas 18, Gelsano 8, Escalante 8, Nunez 7, Angeles 7, Orgo 4, Banaticla 2, Ignacio 1, Dela Cruz 0, Balazuela 0.

    Quarters: 28-11, 53-27, 73-50, 95-76.

    Second Game:

    MAPUA 72 -- Galang 20, Policarpio 15, Parinas 12, Castor 10, Jugo 3, Fransman 3, Mercado 3, Lugo 2, Echavia 2, Tadeo 2, Ejercito 0, So 0.

    JRU 65 -- Fortuna 11, Icban 9, Garcia 9, Gentalan 9, B. Sy 8, Medina 7, Joson 6, Ganut 3, Ramirez 3, Famaranco 0, Lenon 0, Pallares 0.

    Quarters: 9-17, 26-36, 38-50, 62-62, 72-65.

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