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Huge fourth quarter lifts Arellano over CSB

By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM—Arellano banked on a solid fourth quarter to get past CSB, 86-82, in their NCAA second round meeting at the FilOil Flying V Arena on Tuesday.

Trailing 55-60, after the first three periods, the Chiefs opened the final ten minutes of the game on a 15-5 run to take a 70-65 advantage with 6:27 left.

They would hold off the mini-rallies of the Blazers in the end to cap a 31-22 fourth canto and boosted their playoff bid.

Jio Jalalon led Arellano, now in solo fourth with a 7-4 slate, with 20 points, six rebounds, and nine assists, while Allen Enriquez had a career-high 14 markers and 11 boards.

Jonathan Grey scored 22 points, six rebounds, and five assists for CSB, which further dropped to 2-9.

Box Scores:

Arellano 86-Jalalon 20, Holts 15, Enriquez 14, Salado 12, Nicholls 11, Gumaru 11, Bangga 2, Cadavis 1, Tano 0, Meca 0, Zamora 0, De Guzman 0

CSB 82-Grey 22, J.J. Domingo 16, Saavedra 14, Jonson 13, Nayve 9, Ongteco 5, Fajarito 2, Sta. Maria 1, Castor 0, San Juan 0, Deles 0

Quarterscores: 16-22, 38-37, 55-60, 86-82