Levi Hernandez, Jiovani Jalalon lead way as Foton beats UP to gain top seeding in FBA semifinals

LEVI Hernandez scored 32 points, former Arellano teammate Jiovani Jalalon had 10 assists in just 18 minutes, and the Pampanga Foton Tornadoes edged Quezon City-University of the Philippines, 99-94, recently to top the elimination round of the Filsports Basketball Association Unity Games in San Fernando City.

Jalalon, a late addition to the Tornadoes following an ACL injury to point guard Mikee Reyes, helped put Foton on top of the standings with a 9-1 win-loss slate.

Jalalon, however, was ejected following a disqualifying foul and could miss the semifinals against fourth-ranked Antipolo-Wang’s.

Metro Racal beat Mighty Malolos-Bulacan State University, 111-106, in overtime to claim the No. 2 spot in the semifinals.

The Artemis will take on the Fighting Maroons in the semifinals.

The Laguna Busa Warriors beat the Pilgrims, 82-80, for a three-way tie with UP and BulSu but wound up with the lowest tiebreak score. The Warriors would have advanced if they won by 12 points or more.

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