NCAA: St. Benilde scores, Mapua ends season on high note
College of St. Benilde banked on a big third quarter run to dump Jose Rizal University, 84-68, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Blazers turned a three-point halftime lead into a commanding 67-46 buffer after they outscored the Heavy Bombers, 32-14, in the pivotal third period.
Yankie Haruna and Unique Naboa fired eight points apiece in that key stretch for CSB, which improved to 9-8.
In the second game, Mapua clobbered Arellano University, 91-78, to end its season on a winning note.
Cedric Pelayo set a career-high 21 points while Noah Lugo also had 21 for the Cardinals (6-12).
Haruna finished with 18 points and seven rebounds while Clement Leutcheu added 17 points and 19 rebounds and Justin Gutang collected 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
MJ Dela Vergen topscored with 25 points for the Bombers, who ended the season with the worst record at 3-15.