Haunting defeat?

first_imgThe Knights kept a stranglehold of third spot with an 89-79 drubbing of the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers, after the Altas zoomed to a fourth straight win at the expense of Mapua, 88-71.The Blazers’ worst fears came to life when an inspired but already out of it Emilio Aguinaldo College squad escaped with a gutsy 69-67 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe results meant the Knights kept third spot with a 10-4 record. The Altas, still on a high following their stunning upset of Lyceum last week, improved to 9-5 for fourth, but the Blazers, in the midst of one of their finest seasons since 2014, fell to fifth a full game behind with an 8-6 record.Kim Aurin poured 23 points and dished out four assists, while Jielo Razon finished with 19 markers on four triples for the Altas. Prince Eze had another big game with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ayo scores first victory Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Letran and Perpetual Help revved up their chase for a Final Four berth, but another contender, St. Benilde, faltered in a defeat that could come back to haunt the Blazers late in the NCAA Season 94 basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We want to keep on winning to reach the Final Four,” said coach Frankie Lim, the architect of the Altas’ stunning turnaround this season.The Altas, however, face a steep climb with potential banana skins against San Sebastian and Emilio Aguinaldo next week, before they battle Letran and San Beda in their last two games.“We are playing Baste (San Sebastian College-Recoletos) next week then EAC (Emilio Aguinaldo College) and those games are must-win,” Lim added.It was JP Magullano who spoiled the Blazers’ fightback with a crucial basket over Clement Leutcheu with over a minute remaining. Magullano had 14 points with half of which coming in the last five minutes as the Generals ended a seven-game slide.“This game was also important to us because if we lost, we would be in last place,” said EAC coach Ariel Sison, whose team jacked up its record to 3-11, just a game ahead of last placed JRU.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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