Posted on September 21, 2022 5:18 PM
Updated September 21, 2022 5:36 pm
Ry Dela Rosa dunked the biggest basket of the game as he led Jose Rizal University to a 70-67 squeaker over Arellano University in NCAA Season 98 on Wednesday at the FilOil EcoOil Centre.
With the game tied at 67, Dela Rosa knocked down a thunderous three-point corner of a JL Delos Santos plate to give the Heavy Bombers a three-point lead with 4.8 seconds left in the game.
With the win, JRU improved to 2-2, while Arellano saw their winning streak cut short in two games, dropping to 3-2.
Joshua Guiab led the JRU with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while William Sy had 13 – all of them in the Heavy Bombers’ remarkable fourth quarter, where they beat the Chiefs 25-11.
JL Delos Santos also had a great game, with 10 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Dela Rosa, meanwhile, finished with just four points, including a triple clutch.
Axel Doromal scored 24 points and Shane Menina scored 13 for Arellano’s side.
JRU got off to a hot start, leading 11, 17-6, after the Heavy Bombers dunked four trebles. But Axel Doromal unleashed a 9-0 personal run to give Arellano the lead, 18-17, before another bucket of him made a 36-33 spread.
Arellano went into the break with a 36-35 lead.
The Chiefs, eager to stretch their streak, stepped on the gas in third with Joshua Abastillas taking a 55-39 lead to Arellano. A division of Agem Miranda had JRU behind by 11 at the end of the frame, 56-45.
But the Heavy Bombers opened the comeback period with a furious 18-0 run led by rookie Willliam Sy, whose massive triple at the 5:44 mark gave JRU a much-needed 63-56 lead.
Arellano team captain Kai Oliva gave his team their first field goal by completing a three-point play, 63-59, with 5:28 to go.
Arellano will get his much-needed break before playing De La Salle-College de Saint Benilde next Wednesday, while JRU also faces the Blazers on Sunday.
JRU 70 – Guiab 17, Sy 13, Dionísio 12, Delos Santos 10, Miranda 7, Dela Rosa 4, Celis 3, Amores 2, Arenal 2, Villarin 0, Joson 0, Medina 0, De Jesus 0.
Arellano 67 – Doromal 24, Girl 13, Flores 8, Mallari 7, Tolentino 7, Olvia 6, Abasstillas 2, Punzalan 0, Sunga 0, Oftana 0, Domingo 0.
Quarters: 23-21, 35-36, 45-56, 70-67.
—JMB, GMA News