CSB Blazers escape JRU Bombers behind Carlos, Gutang
MANILA, Philippines—Prince Carlos buried a crucial three from the corner and Justin Gutang slammed it home off a steal to secure College of St. Benilde’s scrambling 66-58 win over Jose Rizal University on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.
Gutang then capped the Blazers’ eighth victory in 17 games overall with two free throws in the final 23 seconds after Marwin Dionisio accidentally tripped him in a rebound scuffle.
Already out of contention for the semifinals, the Blazers will end their season against Mapua in an important tiff for the Cardinals on Friday.
Rookie John Amores drilled successive threes from the same angle that pulled the JRU within one, before Carlos and Gutang finished them off with lucky breaks in the end.
The Heavy Bombers dropped to 4-13 and will complete their campaign opposite the Chiefs come Friday.
CSB 66—Carlos 13, Naboa 13, Sangco 11, Gutang 9, Belgica 7, Dixon 7, Flores 4, Nayve 2, Haruna 0, Leutcheu 0, Lim 0, Mosqueda 0, Young 0.
JRU 58—Delos Santos 10, Amores 10, Aguilar 9, Dela Rosa 7, Abaoag 6, Arenal 6, Vasquez 4, Dionisio 3, Miranda 3, Macatangay 0.
Quarters: 8-10, 19-17, 48-30, 66-58
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