EAC Generals subdue Mapua behind Garcia outburst

By Ricky Manliguis

MANILA—Jerome Garcia rode off to a sizzling first-half performance to power Emilio Aguinaldo College to an 85-72 win over the listless Mapua in the second game of Thursday action of the NCAA Season 93 senior’s basketball competitions at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Garcia exploded for 23 of his 27 points in the first 20 minutes of action for the Generals, now winners of five of its 11 assignments this season, and bounced back from a loss to San Sebastian College last week.

The transferee from Adamson also connected 9-of-19 field goal clip, including 6-of-12 from beyond the arc, while collaring six rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 30 minutes of playing time.

Garcia hit five of his triples in the first two quarters to give EAC a 53-39 lead at the break and never looked back since.

Sidney Onwubere atoned for his measly five-point performance against the Stags by adding a double-double of 16 points and 15 boards.

Mapua, now losers of 11 of 12 games, were led by Laurenz Victoria with his 15 points and eight rebounds, while JB Raflores and Almel Orquina chipped in 14 and 12, respectively.  

The scores:
EAC 85 — Garcia 27, Onwubere 16, Mendoza 9, Diego 8, Munsayac 7, Mendoza 6, Tampoc 5, Pascua 5, Guzman 2, Bugarin 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.

Mapua 72 — Victoria 15, Raflores 14, Orquina 12, Aguirre 8, Bunag 7, Estrella 6, Gabo 4, Pelayo 4, Nieles 2.

Quarterscores: 28-22; 53-39; 68-57; 85-72.  

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