Salado powers Arellano past Mapua for 1st win

first_imgView comments GALLERY: NCAA Season 93 Opening Ceremonies LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano silenced Mapua for the better part of the final six minutes to pull out the 91-82 victory to open its NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament campaign Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Kent Salado posted 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists to carry the Chiefs to their first win, showing the league that they are still a force to be reckoned with despite the departure of ace guard Jio Jalalon.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Cañete added a double-double in tune of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Brylle Meca had nine points and four rebounds off the bench.“The win tastes so sweet,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “It’s hard to get the first game because there’s always jitters. Everything is new. They can feel the pressure, so I’m glad that we’re able to pull this off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Andoy Estrella got the Cardinals within one, 80-79, with 6:17 remaining, but that proved to be Mapua’s last hurrah as Arellano clamped down on defense and extended the lead to as high as 12, 91-79. Laurenz Victoria paced the Cardinals with 23 points and five rebounds, but committed six turnovers in the game. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Estrella, meanwhile, got 19 markers, nine boards, and five assists, but turned the ball over seven times as Mapua committed 25 miscues in the tiff.The Cardinals missed the services of comebacking guard Leo Gabo, who is serving the last of his four-game suspension dating back to 2014, and injured big man Kenneth Magboo.The Scores:ARELLANO 91 – Salado 24, Cañete 17, Meca 9, Dela Cruz 8, Enriquez 8, Villoria 7, Flores 5, Nicholls 5, Abanes 3, Alcoriza 3, Concepcion 2, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Padilla 0.MAPUA 82 – Victoria 23, Estrella 19, Orquina 9, Aguirre 8, Nieles 8, Raflores 8, Pelayo 7, Buñag 0.Quarters: 19-23, 44-46, 72-71, 91-82.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LSU title parade draws massive crowds For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more