EAC pulls away in the second half to beat San Sebastian
MANILA, Philippines – The EAC Generals used a massive rally in the second half to beat the San Sebastian Stags on Monday, August 11, at the San Juan Arena to improve to 3-6, ending the first round of the NCAA’s 90th season with a victory.
After using a quick 5-0 burst to finish the game’s first 20 minutes with a 33-28 edge, EAC let SSC-R score the first four markers of the third period before clamping down on defense.
Keeping the score low, the Generals were hard-nosed defensively and managed to muster enough production on the other side of the court to build a double-digit lead and send the Stags to their fifth straight loss.
EAC point guard John Tayongtong headlined the scoring department with 17 markers, while All-Star Jan Jamon provided 16 markers, 10 of which came in the first half.
CJ Perez, also an All-Star, spearheaded the losing side with 18 points and was the team’s lone double-digit scorer.
EAC (71): Tayongtong 17, Jamon 16, Noube Happi 13, Arquero 12, Serrano 4, Onwubere 4, Santos 2, Saludo 2, Aguilar 1, Mejos 0, General 0, Pascual 0
SSC-R (56): Perez 18, Dela Cruz 9, Yong 9, Guinto 8, Pretta 5, Ortuoste 3, Balucanag 2, Calisaan 2, Camasura 0, Fabian 0, Aquino 0, Costelo 0, Mercado 0, Santos 0
Quarter Scoring: 14-15, 33-28, 49-42, 71-56
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