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Filoil: Roque leads Perpetual's epic comeback over JRU

By Mon Valmoria 

MANILA—Alfred Roque played the hero role by leading the University of Perpetual Help Altas to an epic comeback against the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, winning, 80-78, in the 2023 Filoil EcoOil Preseason Cup at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City, Sunday.

The Altas fell into a deep 20-point deficit in the second quarter before uncorking a run bridging the third and fourth quarters to come as close as two points, 69-71.

This was when Roque displayed his heroics as he contributed five points in Perpetual's 7-0 run in the fourth that allowed them to seize the lead, 76-71, and eventually win the game.

"This was a very good game for us against JRU. Marami kaming natutunan. Nakita ko yung composure. Hindi kami bumitaw. We're on the right track," said Altas head coach Myk Saguiguit.

Roque had a brilliant all-around game with 24 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals as Perpetual extended their lead in the standings in Group A with a 5-1 record.

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