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Altas seek piece of lead vs Cardinals

/ 01:24 AM August 27, 2015

PERPETUAL Help seeks to forge a three-way tie at the top when it collides with Mapua today even as Jose Rizal U and Arellano clash in a duel that could prove crucial in the Final Four race in the 91st NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

A victory by the Altas in the 4 p.m. duel will boost them to a share of No. 1 with idle San Beda and Letran, which both tote 8-2 records.

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Running fourth and fifth in the standings, the Chiefs (6-3) and Heavy Bombers (5-4) take the floor at 2 p.m. with the winner gaining an inside track in the Final Four race.

Arellano finished the first round with an inspiring 88-84 upset of  five-time defending champion San Beda.

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Chiefs coach Jerry Codiñera has been squeezing out solid games from Dioncee Holts as well as ace guards Jiovani Jalalon and Michael Salado who joined forces in pinning a second loss on the Red Lions.

The Heavy Bombers endured a roller coaster first round that included a 78-61 win over the Chiefs.

The Altas are seeking a repeat of their 92-89 conquest of the Cardinals. Cedelf P. Tupas

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