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    NCAA: Arellano adds to JRU woes to snap own skid, gift Ablan first win

    Oct 5, 2018
    Ian Alban catalyzed the Chiefs' early breakaway.
    PHOTO: dante peralta

    ARELLANO gave interim coach Junjie Ablan his first win in the NCAA Season 94 following an 86-70 rout of Jose Rizal University on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

    Ian Alban sparked a fiery start for the Chiefs as they jumped on a 23-3 lead and never looked back as they ended their five-game slump in style.

    Levi dela Cruz then joined the onslaught in the second quarter draining three consecutive treys to give the Chiefs a 38-14 lead just when the Heavy Bombers were starting to build a little momentum.

    "Yung gameplan namin ginawa talaga ng mga players. Kahit yung small details ginawa nila. They really wanted to win this game," said Ablan who won his first game in four tries after taking over the reins from from Jerry Codiñera.

    Dela Cruz led the way for the Chiefs as he finished with 19 points anchored on five triples.

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    Dela Cruz said that they're now beginning to embrace the system of Ablan.

    "Masakit yung mga pagkatalo namin. Naniwala lang kami sa sistema ni coach. Kanina, nakita namin na maganda yung sistema niya," said Dela Cruz.

    Rence Alcoriza added 11 points as Michael Canete, Guillmer dela Torre, and Dariel Bayla chipped in 10 points apiece.

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    Mark Mallari and Leo Esguerra led the way for the Heavy Bombers with 17 points apiece as the Heavy Bombers played without Jed Mendoza since midway through the first period after getting poked in the left eye.

    The Heavy Bombers dropped their eighth straight game to fall to 2-14.

    The scores:

    ARELLANO 86 – Dela Cruz 19, Alcoriza 11, Canete 10, Dela Torre 10, Bayla 10, Segura 9, Alban 8, Concepcion 4, Sera Josef 3, Ongolo Ongolo 2, Sacramento 0, Codinero 0, Santos 0

    JRU 70 – Mallari 17, Esguerra 17, Aguilar 12, Doromal 9, Estrella 4, Santos 4, Miranda 3, Padua 2, Mendoza 2, Bordon 0, Ramos 0, Silvarez 0, David 0, Dela Virgen 0

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    QUARTERS: 25-7, 48-32, 75-50, 86-70

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    Ian Alban catalyzed the Chiefs' early breakaway.
    PHOTO: dante peralta
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