Chiefs continue to rise as they tear down Stags

By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM--Arellano capped an NCAA Friday full of blowouts as the team trounced San Sebastian, 104-92, at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

The Chiefs went for 35 fourth quarter points that helped them open a huge lead over the Golden Stags in the end.

Dioncee Holts had his second straight big game as he came up with 21 points to lead five Arellano players with at least 13 markers.

Jio Jalalon, on the other hand, eclipsed his own league season-high 15 assists from the Chiefs' win over the EAC Generals last week by dishing 16 on Friday.

Mark Tano went scoreless in his first NCAA game against his former team.

Bradwyn Guinto went for a game-high 26 markers along with 18 rebounds for San Sebastian, which dropped to 1-4.

The Chiefs became victorious for the fourth straight time and is now on a provisional tie for second place with the San Beda Red Lions and the Perpetual Help Altas.

Box Scores:

Arellano 104-Holts 21, Nicholls 13, Gumaru 13, Enriquez 13, Salado 13, Zamora 9, Jalalon 8, Ortega 5, Bangga 4, Meca 3, Cadavis 2, Ongolo 0, Tano 0

San Seabstian 92-Guinto 26, Calisaan 20, Ortuoste 17, Costelo 9, Pretta 9, Fabian 5, Bragais 2, David 2, Mercado 2, Sibal 0, Vera 0, Capobres 0

Quarterscores: 23-21, 43-39, 69-66, 104-92