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Knights topple Blazers

Games today:
(Filoil EcoOil Centre)
12 p.m. — San Sebastian vs San Beda
3 p.m. — Arellano vs JRU

Letran College showed its championship poise during twilight zone, pulling off a 74-66 win over College of Saint Benilde in Season 98 National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan yesterday.

Down by three, 63-60, in the fourth quarter, Kurt Reyson led a 12-0 run as he capped the onslaught with a pair of free throws with 17.2 seconds left in the game, 72-63.

“I just made myself available. I’m a catch-and-shoot guy and I was given the green light to knock down shots when I’m open,” said Reyson, who had 14 points for Letran.

The Knights, who are now on top with an 11-3 win-loss record, banked on Louie Sangalang, who was a rebound shy of a double-double with 21 points.

Miggy Corteza had 14 points for the Blazers, who now hold a 9-3 slate.

Earlier, Lyceum of the Philippines University posted an 86-82 win over University of Perpetual Help System Dalta.

Enzo Navarro had 14 points, three rebounds and seven assists as Lyceum raised its record to 9-5.

Roque and Carlo Ferreras both had 16 points but couldn’t stop Perpetual from sinking to 5-8.

The Scores:

First game

LYCEUM (86) — Barba 20, Navarro 14, Guadana 14, Penafiel 8, Bravo 7, Valdez 6, Umali 6, Montano 6, Larupay 5, Cunanan 0.

PERPETUAL (82) — Ferreras 16, Roque 16, Razon 13, Egan 11, Omega 8, Flores 8, Abis 4, Nitura 4, Barcuma 2, Martel 0, Pagaran 0, Boral 0, Cuevas 0.

QUARTERS: 26-18, 47-40, 68-67, 86-82.

Second game

LETRAN (74) — Sangalang 21, Reyson 16, Go 9, Javillonar 8, Paraiso 7, Yu 5, Caralipio 4, Olivario 2, Monje 2, Tolentino 2, Santos 0.

SAINT BENILDE (66) — Corteza 14, Gozum 12, Pasturan 11, Cullar 10, Nayve 8, Oczon 4, Lepalam 3, Sangco 2, Carlos 2, Marcos 0, Flores 0, Sumabat 0, Dimayuga 0.

QUARTERS: 20-19, 41-36, 50-51, 74-66.

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