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Generals come out of slump, snatch win over Stags

By Patrick Sutare

SAN JUAN, MM–Emilio Aguinaldo College finally got over the hurdle of close game letdowns.

The Generals relied on a huge second half to purloin the victory away from the San Sebastian College Stags, 73-67, and score just their second win of NCAA Season 92 at the FilOil Flying V Center, Friday afternoon.

SSC-R predominated the pace of the first 20 minutes of the game, leading by eight, 38-30, going to the break.

EAC then took the driver's seat in the third quarter after outscoring the Recto-based squad, 23-13, putting them ahead by two going to the final canto, 53-51. They stood composed till the final buzzer to snap their five-game losing streak.

The win positioned them up to 2-5 in the team standings.

Jorem Morado laid out laudable numbers with 18 points and four boards. Hamadou Laminou was once again a dominant force with 18 points and 16 rebounds.

The Stags continue their debacle as they dropped to solo ninth place with a 1-6 record.

Regille Ilagan struggled with 11 points in just 22 percent shooting. Michael Calisaan was the lone bright spot for SSC-R with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Box Scores:

EAC 73-Laminou 18, Morada 18, Onwubere 13, King 9, Corilla 5, Munsayac 4, Serrano 4, Neri 2, Pascua 0, Guzman 0, Diego 0

San Sebastian 67-Calisaan 15, Ilagan 11, Sera Josef 7, Bulanadi 7, Mercado 6, Capobres 6, Fabian 4, Costelo 4, Gayosa 3, Baetiong 2, Quipse 2, Valdez 0, Johnson 0

Quarterscores: 13-21, 30-38, 53-51, 73-67

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