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    Jalalon stars for Arellano, McCarthy shines for AMA in Republica Cup opener

    Jan 17, 2016
    AMA's Rashawn McCarthy leads all scorers on opening day.

    AMA Online Education and Arellano pulled off victories in the opener of the 2016 Republica Cup basketball tournament on Saturday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center.

    Fil-American player Rashawn McCarthy finished with 34 points to lead AMA to an 86-69 victory over Sta. Lucia Realty.

    Jiovani Jalalon scored 24 points as the Chiefs turned back Sea Lions-Alpha Dog, 88-79, in the opening game of the tournament featuring commercial, amateur, and collegiate teams.

    McCarthy was also supported by Jam Jamito, who added 13 points for AMA Online Education in a dominating performance in its first game of the tournament, a tune-up for its campaign in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.

    Jalalon carried the Chiefs in the endgame after the Bulacan-based squad Sea Lions-Alpha Dogs put on a touch challenge against the NCAA squad in the first three quarters.

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