NCAA: EAC nips Arellano for back-to-back wins, Perpetual routs San Sebastian

King Gurtiza celebrates after victory over Arellano. –NCAA Photo

King Gurtiza celebrates after victory over Arellano. –NCAA Photo

MANILA, Philippines—Following a stunning win on Wednesday over Lyceum, Emilio Aguinaldo notched another win in the NCAA Season 99 men’s basketball tournament after beating Arellano, 79-76.

King Gurtiza paced the Generals with 14 points built on three buckets from beyond the arc to help the Generals rise to a 4-2 record, much to the delight of coach Jerson Cabiltes.

“Actually, all of them can take the shots. Whoever’s open for us, that’s what we’ll look for. Luckily for us, King was open in these situations and he’s always ready for that moment,” said the top coach in Filipino.

“He always practices those extra.” 

Helping Gurtiza on the offensive end for EAC are JP Maguliano and Ralph Robin with 19 and 15 points, respectively.

Over at the Chiefs’ side, Jade Talampas top scored with 20 points and seven rebounds but they still fell to a 1-5 card. Lorenz Capulong added a double-double with 10 markers and 11 boards in a losing effort.

Perpetual picks up 2nd win

Perpetual Help's Jielo Razon calls for a play in their match against San Sebastian

Perpetual Help’s Jielo Razon calls for a play in their match against San Sebastian. –NCAA

Earlier, Perpetual Help routed San Sebastian, 64-50.

Jielo Razon spearheaded the Altas to a 2-4 record with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Christian Pagaran and Marcus Nitura also helped the cause, scoring 14 and 13, respectively.

Romel Calahat was the sole double-digit scorer for the Golden Stags with a double-double of 13 markers and 11 boards as they slid to  2-4.

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