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Chiefs outlast Blazers to end two-game skid

By J.P. Marquez

SAN JUAN, MM--Arellano University inched a win over the College of Saint Benilde, 85-73, on Friday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in NCAA Season 91 ahead of its battle against five-time champion San Beda.

Zach Nicholls led the way for the Chiefs as he contributed 19 points. He was hot from beyond the arc, hitting five treys.

The Chiefs set a high note in the first canto, leaving a 13 point advantage over the Blazers, 30-17.

Arellano continued to surged as they build a 26 points lead in the third period.

Jiovani Jalalon added a double-double performance 13 points and 10 dimes for the Chiefs.

The 24-point output of Jonathan Grey was not enough to put up a victory for the Blazers.

The Chiefs, which stopped a two-game losing streak, improved their record to 5-3, tying the Jose Rizal Univeristy Heavy Bombers for the fourth spot, while the Blazers ended the first round with a 2-7 record.

Box Scores:

Arellano 85—Nicholls 19, Jalalon 13, Salado 11, Gumaru 9, Holts 6, Ortega 6, Capara 4, Cadavis 4, Zamora 4, Enriquez 3, Meca 2, Bangga 2, Tano 2, Ongolo 0, De Guzman 0

CSB 73—Grey 24, Saavedra 16, J.J. Domingo 15, J.S. Domingo 6, Ongteco 4, Sta. Maria 4, Fajarito 3, Castor 1, Nayve 0, Deles 0, Young 0, San Juan 0

Quarterscores: 30-17, 49-35, 74-48, 85-73