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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Benefits of township living The Altas leaned on Edgar Charcos in an 80-78 squeaker over the Mapua Cardinals in the other game.“Lessons were learned from that experience. Our goal this season is to stay healthy for a chance to be in the Final Four,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.Macaraya’s “staying healthy” goal suffered a hit already after forward Allyn Bulunadi, the other half of San Sebastian’s fearsome scoring duo, played limited minutes following a dislocated shoulder he sustained prior to the season.Ilagan’s long three from half court gave the Stags a 35-22 advantage, setting the tone for a carnage that upset the Bombers and their debuting coach, Louie Gonzales.St. Benilde coach TY Tang, meanwhile, wasn’t too happy with his team’s victory.ADVERTISEMENT “We barely survived. They held us down with their zone defense. We just couldn’t execute and get a basket,” said Tang, whose Blazers squandered a 17-point lead before holding on in the end.Injuries also hobbled the Blazers at the start of the season with Clement Leutcheu and Yankie Haruna watching at the sidelines.The cat-quick Charcos scored 11 points in the final six minutes, lifting the Altas, who lost Season 94 league MVP Prince Eze to graduation. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division MOST READ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Reshaped Thurman going for KO, nothing less MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES “I always give my 100 percent whenever I play. Luckily for me today, my shots went in,” said Ilagan in Filipino after tallying 25 points built around five three-pointers and several incursions in the lane.Ilagan is raring to bounce back from a sorry stint last season when the Stags forfeited their first two victories after the explosive 5-foot-11 shooting guard played in a tournament outside of the NCAA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCollege of St. Benilde and University of Perpetual Help also joined SSC, defending champion San Beda and Lyceum for the early lead.Jimboy Pasturan came through with 19 points while Justin Gutang had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who prevailed, 69-66, after surviving a gutsy stand from the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted RK Ilagan hinted of good things to come after he unexpectedly swished a looping three from the middle of the floor just a few ticks away from halftime.From that point on, everything went on smoothly for the San Sebastian Stags in a runaway, 82-51, victory over the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img

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