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Generals stun Stags for 2nd NCAA victory

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA

Games Tuesday
(The Arena, San Juan City)
10 a.m. – LSGH vs EAC (Jrs)
12 noon – Perpetual vs JRU (Jrs)
2 p.m. – CSB vs EAC (Srs)
4 p.m. – Perpetual vs JRU (Srs)

Winning is getting to be a good habit for Emilio Aguinaldo College.

EAC’s Juju Bautista (right) celebrates with Cj Cadua after the latter scored a huge basket in their NCAAmatch with the Mapua Cardinals yesterday at The Arena in San Juan City. The Generals won, 89-85, for their second straight win. (Rio Deluvio)

EAC’s Juju Bautista (right) celebrates with Cj Cadua after the latter scored a huge basket in their NCAAmatch with the Mapua Cardinals yesterday at The Arena in San Juan City. The Generals won, 89-85, for their second straight win. (Rio Deluvio)

The Generals notched their sec­ond straight win with an 89-85 win over the Mapua Cardinals yester­day in the NCAA men’s basketball at The Arena in San Juan City.

Cameroonian big man Hama­dou Laminou and Jess Bautista came through with double-double performances as the Generals im­proved to 2-4.

Their first win was a 79-77 thrill­er over the San Sebastian Stags.

Laminou pumped in 17 points and hauled 12 rebounds while Bau­tista fired 13 markers and grabbed 13 boards. The 6-foot-9 Laminou also made six blocks.

Jan Natividad unloaded 10 of his 12 points in the third period as the Generals closed in on at 63-60.

Back-to-back baskets from Philip Tampoc gave them a 70-68 lead with 7:33 left for good.

Mapua skidded near the bottom after absorbing its fifth loss in seven outings despite a 24-point explosion from Noah Lugo.

Warren Bonifacio had 15 points and 11 boards even as Laurenz Vic­toria added 11 markers in futile at­tempts for the Cardinals.

In juniors’ action, last year’s fi­nalist Mapua survived EAC, 80-79, while JRU toppled Arellano, 79-64.

EAC 89 – Laminou 17, Garcia 14, Bautista 13, Natividad 12, Cadua 10, Tampoc 7, Neri 5, Gonzales 4, Diego 3, Mendoza 2, Robin 2, Maguliano 0, Bugarin 0.

MAPUA 85 – Lugo 24, Bonifacio 15, Victoria 11, Pelayo 11, Gamboa 8, Jabel 8, Biteng 4, Aguirre 2, Bunag 2, Serrano 0, Garcia 0.

Quarters: 18-16, 33-39, 60-63, 89-85.

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