MANILA, Philippines – Star point guard Jiovanni Jalalon had his worst game of the NCAA season yet the Arellano Chief still managed to easily defeat the Mapua Cardinals, 96-75, Tuesday, July 19, at the San Juan Arena.
Jalalon finished with only 8 points on 3-of-16 shooting, but did grab 7 rebounds and dish out 9 assists. Four other players scored in double-figures for the Chiefs, led by the 20 points and 9 boards of Michael Salado.
Arellano used a 33-22 third period to build a lead comfortable enough to keep Mapua at bay. It was in that quarter as well where the Cardinals lost league reigning MVP Allwell Oraeme after he picked up his fifth foul.
Oraeme had 9 points and 11 boards. Andrew Estrella led the Cardinals with 20 points.
Arellano improved to a 3-1 record, while Mapua, which suffered its first loss of the season, fell to 4-1. – Rappler.com