Filoil Preseason Cup: Arellano picks up big win heading into NCAA season | Inquirer Sports

Filoil Preseason Cup: Arellano picks up big win heading into NCAA season

/ 11:12 AM August 20, 2022
Arellano Chiefs Filoil Preseason Cup

Arellano Chiefs. Filoil Preseason Cup

MANILA, Philippines—A determined Arellano University denied Perpetual Help a quarterfinals berth, 84-66, in Group A of the Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup on Saturday.

After losing six of their seven games, Chiefs head coach Cholo Martin was pleased to pick up a significant victory heading into the upcoming NCAA Season 98.

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“I’m happy that we played well. We have learned from many things. This is huge for us because we have no tune-up games, these are our only games,” Martin said.

The Chiefs foiled the Altas’ quarterfinals bid and dealt them their third loss in four games. Both teams finished with a 2-6 win-loss record.

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Up 65-58, in the third quarter, the Chiefs uncorked a pivotal 11-0 run to them ahead for good, 76-58.

Arellano’s lead ballooned to as many as 21 late, 84-63.

Wilmar Oftana finished the game with 20 points for the Chiefs while Cade Flores notched a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

The Altas were spearheaded by Rey Barcuma’s 15 points and seven boards. Jasper Cuevas also contributed 13 and five assists in the loss.

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