LSGH Greenies blast CKSC Blue Dragons to clinch first spot in NBTC caging finale
Joel Cagulangan led the hot-shooting Greenies to the NBTC national finals championship game. 

LA Salle Greenhills advanced to  the NBTC National Finals championship game after beating Chiang Kai Shek College, 81-64, on Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Joel Cagulangan had 25 points, four rebounds, and six assists for the Greenies, who put on a shooting display in the second half to pull away from the game.

Jacob Lao had 17 points while Joshua Marcos had 15 markers, seven rebounds, and six assists for LSGH, which outscored CKSC, 26-11, in the third quarter.

LSGH led by as many as 23 points in the game.

The Greenies will face either National University or Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu in the finals slated on Friday.

John Galinato had 15 points, while Evan Agbong added 11 markers and 19 rebounds for the Blue Dragons, who were only down by three points at the half, 32-29.

The scores:

LSGH 81 - Cagulangan 25, Lao 17, Marcos 15, Fornilos 9, Mosqueda 8, Sangco 3, Espinosa 2, Natividad 2, Lapalam 0, Perez 0.

CKSC 64 - Galinato 15, Agbong 11, Ramirez 9, Lim 7, Banez 6, Luciano 4, Celis 4, Flores 4, Asuncion 4, Antiporda 0.

Quarterscores: 25-12; 32-29; 58-40; 81-64.

Follow the writer on Twitter: @reubensports