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    No collapse this time as Mapua Cardinals hold on to stun lackluster Altas

    Aug 27, 2015

    MAPUA downed University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 70-65, on Thursday in the NCAA Season 91 seniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

    Allwell Oraeme had 19 points for the Cardinals, who improved to 5-5 despite missing pro-bound Josan Nimes and CJ Isit due to injuries.

    Mapua led 59-42 at the end of the third quarter and survived a fourth-quarter fightback by Perpetual Help.

    The Altas squandered an opportunity to tie idle teams Letran and San Beda (8-2) at the top of the standings to fall to 7-3 win-loss.

    Bright Akhuetie had 18 points while Scottie Thompson, fresh from being picked by Barangay Ginebra in the PBA draft over the weekend, added 14 markers for the Altas.

    The scores:

    Mapua (70) — Oraeme 19, Biteng 12, Serrano 11, Nieles 9, Menina 9, Brana 4, Que 4, Aguirre 2, Dela Rosa 0, Raflores 0.

    Perpetual Help (65) — Akhuetie 18, Thompson 14, Dagangon 11, Dizon 5, Eze 4, Oliveria 4, Sadiwa 3, Bantayan 2, Coronel 2, Gallardo 2, Cabiltes 0, Elopre 0, Tamayo 0, Ylagan 0.

    Quarterscores: 20-13, 46-29, 59-42, 70-65

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