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    Perpetual topples LSGH for back-to-back wins vs last year's juniors finalists

    Jul 16, 2019
    Emman Galman teams up with Angelo Gelsano to lead the Junior Altas.
    PHOTO: dante peralta

    PERPETUAL Help continued to impress in the NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball tournament, taking down last year's runner-up CSB-La Salle Greenhills, 81-59, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

    Emman Galman and Angelo Gelsano set the tone for the Junior Altas' rout of the Greenies, anchoring their 23-point second quarter that made it a 34-16 affair at halftime.

    Perpetual extended the lead to as high as 25 as it cruised to its second straight victory.

    Galman paced the Junior Altas with 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one block, while Gelsano added 13 points and three boards.

    Shawn Orgo, John Escalante, and Edzel Galoy all had seven in the dominant victory for Perpetual.

    It was an impressive followup for the Junior Altas, which took down defending champion Mapua, 76-62, last week.

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    "This is another morale boosting win for us. Una, tinalo namin Mapua, defending champion tas ngayon yung runner-up naman. Napakalaking bagay nito kasi napatunayan na nila sa sarili nilang kaya nila," said coach Myk Saguiguit.

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    RC Calimag topped CSB-LSGH with 17 points, seven rebounds, and two steals, while Jiam Quiambao had 12 points, five boards, and three steals in the loss to fall to 1-1.

    The Scores:

    PERPETUAL 81 -- Galman 23, Gelsano 13, Orgo 7, Escalante 7, Galoy 6, Cuevas 6, Balazuela 6, Manuel 4, Nunez 3, Dela Cruz 2, Angeles 2, Banaticla 2, Kawamura 0, Berwite 0, Ignacio 0.

    CSB-LSGH 59 -- Calimag 17, Quiambao 12, Arguelles 6, Palencia 5, Macalalag 4, Valenzuela 4, Manansala 4, Panlilio 3, Estil 2, Dimaunahan 1, Torrijos 1, Rivera 0, Gagate 0, Reyes 0.

    Quarters: 11-6, 34-16, 58-41, 81-59.

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    Emman Galman teams up with Angelo Gelsano to lead the Junior Altas.
    PHOTO: dante peralta
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