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NCAA: Arellano overcomes Perpetual for second win

/ 03:33 PM September 16, 2022
Arellano Chiefs in the NCAA season 98

Arellano Chiefs in the NCAA season 98.
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MANILA, Philippines—Arellano survived a feisty Perpetual Help, 61-59, in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Friday.

The Chiefs repulsed a strong third quarter  attack from the Altas and hung tough down the stretch, thanks to crucial baskets from Arellano’s backcourt.

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“They checked our defense in the third so we had to change it. Actually, for Perpetual, we prepared two defenses for today, our man-to-man and 1-2-2 zone,” Arellano head coach Cholo Martin said.

Arellano chased Perpetual in the fourth quarter to tie, 55-all, with 2:13 remaining.

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Then Axel Doromal and Shane Menina converted a jumper and a layup, respectively, to put the Chiefs in front for good, 59-56, with 1:22 remaining.

Doromal and Menina tallied 19 and 13 points respectively for Arellano, which moved up the standings with a 2-1 record.

The Altas, who dropped to a 1-1 card, trailed after a slow first half, 24-27, before unloading a pivotal 20-9 run to overtake the Chiefs, 44-36, in the third.

But Perpetual Help ran out of steam when it mattered most, failing to follow up on its win over Jose Rizal U. 

Kim Aurin flirted with a double-double on a losing effort for the Altas, posting 27 markers and nine rebounds.

NCAA: Arellano beats Perpetual Help

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Head coach Cholo Martin after Arellano’s win over the Perpetual Help Altas in #NCAASeason98 on Friday. | Rommel Fuertes/Inquirer Sports

Posted by Inquirer Sports on Thursday, September 15, 2022

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