MANDALUYONG CITY – San Sebastian College made short work of University of the Philippines-Diliman, 93-84, and move on to the championship game of the National Capital Region qualifiers for the 2018 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Jose Rizal University Gym Wednesday afternoon. Waiting for the Stags are Colegio de San Lorenzo which secured its spot a day earlier.
Key baskets from Michael Calisaan and RK Ilagan in the final 1:18 secured the win for the Stags. San Sebastian subdued PATTS College of Aeronautics the other day, 90-67, to set up the knockout date with the UP Maroons.
Calisaan was all over the court with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Ilagan supported him with 14 points on four of nine shooting from three-point distance.
Paul Desiderio paced the Maroons with five triples for 23 points. Juan Gomez de Liano, who sank eight triples in their win over PATTS two days ago, had only three this time for 18 points and six rebounds.
The Stags and Griffins will play for the eighth and final spot in the PCCL on Thursday at the same venue starting at 3:00 PM. The winner will join early qualifiers San Beda College, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Visayas, De La Salle University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Naga College Foundation and Holy Trinity College of General Santos.
How They Scored:
SAN SEBASTIAN (93) – Calisaan 21, Ilagan 14, Capobres 13, David 12, Navarro 10, Baetiong 7, Calma 6, Are 4, Bulanadi 2, de la Cruz 2, Valdez 2, Cosari 0.
UP-DILIMAN (84) – Desiderio 23, Ju Gomez de Liano 18, Murrell 14, Dario 8, Ouattara 7, Ja Gomez de Liano 5, Manzo 5, Webb 4, Lim 0, Tungcab 0.
Period Scores: 25-17, 37-40, 68-60, 93-84.