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San Beda blasts Perpetual Help, enters NCAA finals against Arellano

By Ivan Saldajeno

PASAY—San Beda booked its 11th consecutive NCAA men's basketball finals appearance with a 77-63 win against Perpetual Help in the knockout semifinal at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday.

The Red Lions broke out of a poor start and pulled away for good in the fourth quarter to earn the right to face Arellano in the best-of-three finals starting on Thursday at the said venue.

Down by as much as nine in the first half, San Beda ended the half on a 20-4 run to lead for good, 37-30.

The team then started the fourth quarter on a 9-2 run to pull away for good.

Davon Potts led San Beda with 16 points, nine in the fourth including five in the deciding 9-2 rally, while Robert Bolick added 14, 10 coming in the game-turning 20-4 rally.

Javee Mocon had an all-around game of 12 points, 15 rebounds, one assist, three blocks, and one steal.

Gab Dagangon had 16 markers for Perpetual Help.

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