By WAYLON GALVEZ
Games Friday (The Arena, San Juan City)
8 a.m. – JRU vs EAC (Jrs)
10 a.m. – Mapua vs Letran (Jrs)
12 noon – JRU vs EAC (Srs)
2 p.m. – Mapua vs Letran (Srs)
4 p.m. – Arellano vs San Beda (Srs)
6 p.m. – Arellano vs San Beda (Jrs)
Allyn Bulanadi exploded for a career-high 32 points to power San Sebastian College-Recoletos to its fourth straight win with a 83-67 victory over College of St. Benilde in the NCAA Season 95 Thursday at The Arena in San Juan.
Bulanadi, who came into the game averaging a league-best 17.3 points per game, eclipsed his previous best of 31 points as he continued to deliver for the Stags.
The 6-foot-2 shooter, currently No. 3 in the MVP race, converted 11-of-21 from the field, including 5-of-12 from three-point territory in almost 30 minutes of action.
RK Ilagan also had a solid performance as he contributed 13 points with five rebounds and four assists, while Alvin Capobres added 12 points and six rebounds for the Stags.
With the win, San Sebastian has now moved up to second spot in the standings tied with Letran and Lyceum of the Philippines University, which is playing University of Perpetual Help System DALTA at press time.
SSC-R mentor Egay Macaraya said it was the effort of his players that allowed the team to get a crucial win, which avenged a 77-72 setback to CSB in their first round meeting last July 30.
“Alam nanan natin na lahat ang credit sa mga bata (We all know that all credits should go to the players). They worked hard playing defense, and it was all a team effort,” said Macaraya.
The setback gave CSB a 6-4 card and the Blazers have now dropped four of their previous five games after a 5-0 start. Yankie Haruna led St. Benilde with 16 points, while Robi Nayve had 10 points off the bench.
SAN SEBASTIAN 83 – Bulanadi 32, Ilagan 13, Capobres 12, Desoyo 8, Calahat 7, Sumoda 6, Calma 3, Tero 2, Isidro 0, Altamirano 0, Cosari 0, Suico 0
ST. BENILDE 67 – Haruna 16, Nayve 10, Gutang 9, Young 8, Naboa 7, Belgica 5, Leutcheu 3, Carlos 3, Sangco 2, Lepalam 2, Mosqueda 2, Flores 0, Lim 0
Quarters: 28-20; 48-39; 68-50; 83-67.