Estrella, Oraeme show way as Mapua Cardinals get back on track with big win over Lyceum Pirates
Allwell Oraeme comes up with a monster double-double of 27 points and 25 rebounds. Dante Peralta

ANDOY Estrella fueled a late rally, powering Mapua past Lyceum, 90-75, on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 92 basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Estrella scored all his 12 points in a 17-2 run for the Cardinals, who regained their winning ways as they climbed to a 7-4 win-loss record.

Allwell Oraeme had 27 points, 25 rebounds and four blocks, CJ Isit scored 19 and Laurenz Victoria added 15 points.

But it was the 23-year-old Estrella who starred for the Cardinals late in the game.

Estrella hit a triple that gave Mapua a double-digit lead, 78-68, with 3:1 left in the fourth and scored another lay-up with 57 seconds to play for a 16-point cushion, 86-70.

“Basta naglaro lang ako. Kung ano ’yung pinapagawa ng mga coaches, naka-tsamba uli,” said Estrella.

Wilson Baltazar chipped in 17 points for the Pirates, who fell to 5-6.

The scores:

Mapua 90 — Oraeme 27, Isit 19, Victoria 15, Estrella 12, Eriobu 8, Serrano 4, Biteng 3, Raflores 2, Menina 0, Bunag 0, Aguirre 0.

Lyceum 75 — Baltazar 17, Alanes 11, Ayaay 10, Soliman 10, Marata 9, Nzeusseu 7, Caduyac 5, Gabayni 4, Magbuhos 2, Alban 0, Malabanan 0.

Quarterscores: 21-16; 45-42; 62-60; 90-75.

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