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Perpetual Help shocks Kevin Alas-led Knights

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Sunday, 26 April 2009 15 Comments

PUSHOVERS no more.

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta made this strong statement with a huge 76-72 upset of the Letran Knights in the 2009 Filoil Flying V Manny V. Pangilinan Cup last April 25 at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

2008 NCAA Mythical Five team member Raffy Ynion and JM Sicat delivered the killer blows in the endgame as the Altas gave new head coach Boris Aldeguer a resounding debut victory against the NCAA’s winningest team.

It was a seesaw battle as the Altas, who led by as much as eight points at the 7:48 mark of the second period, saw themselves trailing by four at the half.

The Knights still had their rhythm going at the start of the third period before the Altas unleashed a 7-0 run, which was capped by a Jason Salvado jumper at the end of the quarter. Letran, led by rookie Kevin Alas and Jaypee Belencion, teamed up for 13 straight points at the beginning of the payoff period to offset the Perpetual Help onslaught.

Nat Salanga, who scored 16 points for the Altas, then crashed into the base of the coliseum basket after a Kirk Del Rosario foul at the three-minute mark of the final period. The big man was stretchered off the court.

In the final two minutes, Salvado and Sicat converted on a pair of charities each and Ynion scored on a crucial drive to seal the game for the Las Piñas quintet. Ynion led his team to the win with 17 points.

Alas, who made his debut for the Knights in the tournament, scored a game-high 20 points, while Belencion and Reymar Gutilban each netted 16.

Letran coach Louie Alas missed the services of chief gunners RJ Jazul and Rey Guevarra, both of whom are training with the Philippine development team in the United States.

In the postgame interview, Aldeguer said, “I’ve been with the boys for only six months, they’re still adjusting to my system. Most of them are fresh from high school and some are third stringers from last season. My team has lost a number of players who will not see action in the preseason games and the NCAA due to injuries. Today’s win is all about heart, how determined they are to win and show their worth. Somehow, when Nat Salanga had a minor injury late in the fourth, it inspired my players to pull off a win today.”

The scores:

Perpetual Help 76 – Ynion 17, Salanga 16, Salvado 14, Elopre 10, Vivero 7, Sicat 4, Carullo 3, Liaz 3, Roño 2, Hainga 0, Villadoes 0.

Letran 72 – K. Alas 20, Belencion 16, Gutilban 16, Cortes 9, Foronda 5, Malabago 4, J. Alas 2, Taplah 0, Datang 0, del Rosario 0, Roguel 0.

Quarter scores: 13-11, 29-33, 51-44, 76-72


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15 Comments

  • ILoveBasketball says:

    Can they bring this Intensity in the NCAA?

  • BasketballPro-tozoa says:

    @ILoveBasketball: Amen to that bro!

  • jpmalpas says:

    They can, that’s for sure, nasa sa kanila na lang kung paano.

  • KNIGHT says:

    ano kayang outcome ng game if RJ Jazul & Rey Guevarra played together with Kevin Alas? Imagine Kevin, RJ & Rey playing together. I hope Kevin Alas will be in the Knights line up pagdating ng NCAA, pwede naman sigurong may exception sa 1 year Team B rule ni Coach Louie.

  • i_am_rizal says:

    @sunnavaBitz
    sabi mo: Come on JRU, you know you won’t win this tournament. Why bother joining at all? I bet in the next NCAA season, you won’t even enter the semis. All you’re players are nothing but airheads, Sena especially. That attitude won’t lead you to anything.

    ok sige yun yung pinaniniwalaan mo eh. Let’s see kung ano mangyayari next season! goodluck na lang sa beloved team mo! and reagarding dun sa sinabi mo na airheads players ng jru uhmmmm….tingin ko ikaw yun eh. try mo ule basahin comment mo. yung YOU’RE mo di ba dapat YOUR yun?isip isip bago manlait!:D

  • i_am_rizal says:

    @sunnavaBitz
    sabi mo: Come on JRU, you know you won’t win this tournament. Why bother joining at all? I bet in the next NCAA season, you won’t even enter the semis. All you’re players are nothing but airheads, Sena especially. That attitude won’t lead you to anything.

    ok sige yun yung pinaniniwalaan mo eh. Let’s see kung ano mangyayari next season! goodluck na lang sa beloved team mo! and regarding dun sa sinabi mo na airheads players ng jru uhmmmm….tingin ko ikaw yun eh. try mo ule basahin comment mo. yung YOU’RE mo di ba dapat YOUR yun?isip isip bago manlait!:D

  • Knight Rider says:

    Kevin Alas, plus RJ Jazul and Rey Guevarra… simply mind boggling triumvirate. The baton will be passed this year to the younger generation of Knights and hopefully in the process, together with the unprecedented 18th championship crown for the Knights. Arriba!

  • blue knights says:

    Letran’s big THREE: Alas, Jazul and Guevarra!!

  • bakal says:

    Plus the improving Belencion, there will be four. let’s hope the others will improve as well. May 2 months pa bago ang NCAA wars. To the 17th crown! ARRIBA!

  • DUGONG BUGHAW says:

    THRIPLE THREAT plus Belencion, Cortez and Foronda.
    No doubt this is a championship caliber team…
    Arriba to ARRIBANATION!

  • Knight Rider says:

    It looks like Belencion and Cortez have stepped-up with nary a signs of rookie jitters seen in last season’s games. With Kevin Alas playing like a seasoned veteran under the aegis of his coach father, plus Jazul and Guevarra, mabigat at matindi ang team na ito. This team will go all the way to snare the crown.

  • alas says:

    WOhhhhhhhhh..ehhe..ARRIBA LETRANISTA!!!ALAM NA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Knight says:

    ARRIBA LETRAN!

  • basketboy22124 says:

    sabi sa line-up 6’2″ at 6’3″ daw ang alas brothers.. totoo ba ito? parang maliit lang sila e pramizz

  • ILUVJMSICAT! says:

    haha!! BASTA AKO LOVE O C JM SICAT!! 2 YEARS KO NA XANG CRUSH!!

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