Jalalon leads Arellano past NU for FilOil finals ticket
MANILA, Philippines – Led by clutch baskets and an all-round great performance from Jiovanni Jalalon, the Arellano University Chiefs secured their first trip to the FilOil preseason tournament finals after a 94-85 victory over the National University Bulldogs on Friday, June 10.
Jalalon finished with 34 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds, plus went a stretch where he scored 6 straight points late in the fourth period to secure the win for his club. Michael Salado also played well for AU with 18 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
The Bulldogs were led by the 24 points and 10 rebounds of big man Alfred Aroga.
The Chiefs will face the winner of the game between Ateneo and La Salle in the finals, while NU will face the loser in the battle for third game on Sunday, June 12. – Rappler.com