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    Stags catch fire from deep as San Sebastian shoots down Mapua to end two-game skid

    Aug 4, 2017
    Allyn Bulanadi shot four of the Stags' 10 triples against the Cardinals. Dante Peralta

    SAN Sebastian arrested a two-game losing skid in beating Mapua, 75-66, on Friday in the NCAA Season 93 seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre on Friday.

    Allyn Bulanadi led the Stags in their three-point proficiency as he scored 18 points on 4-of-8 from behind-the-arc.

    In total, San Sebastian hit 10-of-37 threes in the game as the Stags improved their record to 2-3 after two straight setbacks.

    "'Yun ang mahirap kapag galing sa talo," said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya. "Mahirap kunin 'yung panalo, 'yung pag-bounce back sa basketball. I guess the boys did the right thing. Nakabawi kami ngayon."

    Ryan Costelo and RK Ilagan chipped in 10 points for the Stags' cause as they led by as many as 14 points in the contest.

    It was Bulanadi who helped the Stags pull away in the third when he scored three straight triples that brought their lead to 52-39 with 1:05 left in the canto.

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    Andoy Estrella was the lone double-digit scorer for Mapua with 27 points as the Cardinals fell to their third straight defeat and drop to 1-4.

    The Cardinals only scored five points in the first period but stormed their way back in the second period, until Bulanadi lit up in the third canto.

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    With the victory, San Sebastian is now in a four-way tie for fifth place with Arellano, Perpetual Help, and Jose Rizal University at 2-3.

    Mapua, meantime, is at the bottom along with College of Saint Benilde.

    The scores:

    SSC-R (75) - Bulanadi 18, Costelo 10, Ilagan 10, Calisaan 8, Gayosa 8, David 7, Calma 6, Baetiong 5, Navarro 3, Quipse 0, Mercado 0, Are 0, Capobres 0, Valdez 0.

    MU (66) - Estrella 27, Bunag 9, Aguirre 9, Raflores 8, Gabo 7, Nieles 3, Jimenez 2, Victoria 1, Orquina 0.

    Quarters: 14-5, 28-25, 54-42, 75-66.

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