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Perpetual survive late JRU rally to tie Letran

Edgar Charcos exploded for 25 points as Perps put away JRU. Franchesca Nicole Collantes/Dugout Philippines (file)
By Kevin Estrada

SAN JUAN -- Perpetual Help nearly blew their 13-point lead in the game but clutch buckets by Jielo Razon gave the season hosts another close win, fending off JRU's challenge for 78-72 win tonight at the FilOil-Flying V Centre.

The freshman guard drilled back-to-back triples to cap off a 9-0 finishing kick to tie Letran at third with identical 4-2 cards, while keeping the Heavy Bombers winless to fall further down the cellar at 0-7.

But th Altas gets the third, courtesy of their win over the Knights earlier in the season.

Razon came off the bench to score 18 points, with Edgar Charcos leading all players with 25 and had a rebound  shy of a double-double.

Jed Mendoza paced JRU with 21 points on a 40% shooting, including his own 9-0 rally that gave them a 72-69 lead with less than three minutes to go.

The Scores

Perpetual Help 78 – Charcos 25, Razon 18, Coronel 16, Eze 7, Aurin 5, Peralta 5, Mangalino 2, Pasia 0, Cuevas 0, Sese 0, Tamayo 0

JRU 72 – Mendoza 21, Bordon 10, Silvarez 9, Estrella 8, Padua 6, Mallari 5, Dela Virgen 5, Esguerra 4, Santos 2, Aguilar 0, Miranda 0

Quarter scores: 18-13, 34-30, 55-46, 78-72

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