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Onwubere, bench hand Generals close win over Cardinals

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Syndney Onwubere stamped his might with game high 22 points as Emilio Aguinaldo College edged Mapua, 77-72 in another exciting encounter in Season 93 of the NCAA at the Filoil Arena in San Juan.

Onwubere rifled a dagger three in the closing minutes of the game to secure an even 2-2 win loss slate for the Generals.

Emilio Aguinaldo’s bench also played a key role in the game when its starters faltered.

Jervin Guzman, Jesse Bautista and Raymund Pascua came off the bench to score in double figures.

The Cardinals fell to their third setback in four games.

The boxscores:

EAC 77 – Onwubere 22, Guzman 13, Bautista 12, Pascua 11, Garcia 8, Mendoza J 6, Munsayac 3, Laminou 2, Tampoc 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0, Altache 0

Mapua 72 – Gabo 19, Raflores 17, Estrella 12, Bunag 8, Victoria 7, Aguirre 6, Nieles 3, Orquina 0, Jimenez 0

Quarterscores: 13-17; 36-30; 52-46; 77-72

By Erel Cabatbat