Knights in solo 2nd

24 08 2007

The San Sebastian Golden Stags almost had Letran’s number it but not quite. The Letran Knights prevailed, 67-63, at NCAA Season 83 of the Senior Men’s Basketball held at the Arena in San Juan.

In the 1st half, it was close all the way, Verfel Zulueta, Jim Viray and point guard John Raymundo carried the load for the Golden Stags to try and stop the combination of Bryan Faundo, Rafael Jazul, and Rey Dangcal from taking over the game. The 1st 20 minutes of action had 4 deadlocks and 3 leadchanges. The 1st half ended with the Knights slightly having the edge, 32-28.

After a 42-37 lead by the Golden Stags in the 3rd Quarter, the 4th quarter opened up with 4 straight baskets from Faundo to push the Knights out front, 45-44, with 6:52 minutes remaining. Another back to back field goals from RJ Jazul further increased the Letran margin to 6, 50-44 after5 1/2 minutes of action. Viray and Raymundo countered with a jumpre and 2 Free Throws respectively to tie the game at 50-all.

Viray took the lead back for the Golden Stags with a breakaway lay-up, 52-50. In the last 3 minutes of play in regulation, John Melegrito and Jazul combined for 4-points from the free throw line including a technical free throw plus ball possesion for the Knights due to the entry of Verfel Zulueta with 5 personal fouls. But Raymundo answered to tie the game once again at 54-all.

In the final moments of the ball game, Jazul will carry the load for the Knights all the way to the end including two bonus charities after a foul at the buzzer. Letran now has an 8-2 card and will face the Red Lions for the 2nd time, if not last, on August 31. San Sebastian will drop to 4-6 and will have no hope of catching up for the last Final Four slot.

CSJL – 67

Jazul 23, Faundo 18, Melegrito 7, Dangcal 5, Cabonce 5, Daa 4, Quinday 3, Guevarra 2, Ranises 0, Del Rosatio 0, Foronda 0, Gutilban 0

SSC-R

Viray 21, Raymundo 16, De Leon 10, Zulueta 9, Ballesteros 3, Aquino 3, Najorda 1, Del Rio 0 Bulawan 0, Delgado 0

Quarter Scores: 18-16, 32-28, 37-42, 67-63

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3 responses

25 08 2007
bedan loyalist

jru is like squatters. they play dirty and no respect.

30 08 2007
letranista_mataba

agree!!! i assume that there is something going on under the table of NCAA basketball…

31 08 2007
yellow_we

hehehe…
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