Jose Rizal College (JRU) began its marketing campaign within the new season of the NCAA males’s basketball event the identical means it ended final 12 months’s version: with a victory over defending champion Letran.
Agem Miranda and Marwin Dionisio got here up big within the additional interval and completed with 17 factors every because the Heavy Bombers shocked the erratic Knights, 85-79, on Sunday at Mall of Asia Area in Pasay Metropolis.
JRU ended final season’s troubled marketing campaign with an 87-71 upset of Letran, however it was a earlier encounter throughout final season that was on high of the Bombers’ minds all sport lengthy.
“Within the fourth quarter, we thought we received however it was the [game followed the same] course from final season. We had been up by three and so they sank a triple so when that occurred earlier, I bought shocked,” mentioned Miranda.
“I mentioned ‘right here we go once more,’ however once we bought to additional time, I believed that may’t occur once more. What is going to occur now must be totally different. We should always win now.”
Final 12 months, Letran took the opening sport between each squads in additional time, 101-97.
On Sunday, JRU led, 73-70, earlier than Deo Cuajao sank a game-tying triple which compelled additional time with 3.2 ticks to go, very like Kurt Reyson’s shot compelled additional time of their first match final season.
This time, the Heavy Bombers stayed with the move in additional time, starting the additional interval with a Dionisio triple that allowed JRU to dictate the tempo till the buzzer.
The Knights had been inside some extent late within the sport however Joshua Guiab sank a midrange dagger for an 82-79 lead with 37 seconds to go.
Miranda then made three of his subsequent 4 free throws to seal the deal.
“This time must be totally different, it must be us successful now … I wanted to step as much as lead our staff and that’s precisely what occurred right here,” mentioned Miranda.
Reyson had an all-around sport of 18 markers, six boards and 4 dimes however he additionally had seven turnovers within the course of for Letran, which dedicated 29 turnovers within the sport. INQ
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