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Saints, Heroes battle in NCAA All-Star game


Game today:

(Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan)
2 p.m.- Skills Challenge, Shooting Stars, 3PT Shootout, Slam Dunk
4 p.m.- Saints vs Heroes

San Beda’s Robert Bolick and Letran’s Bong Quinto will be the players to watch out for when the Saints clash with the Heroes today in the Season 94 NCAA All-Star Game at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Just last week, Bolick and Quinto shared the spotlight with the former unleashing a 50-point effort and the latter dropping two straight triple-double performances and should ride on it for the Boyet Fernandez-coached Saints at 4 p.m.

Bolick’s scoring splurge set a new record as the second highest scoring output in a game next to the late Lim Eng Beng’s 55 points in 1974 while Quinto’s was the first triple-double game since Arellano U’s Jio Jalalon accomplished such feat three seasons back.

Bolick and Quinto will play side by side with San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan and Allyn Bulanadi, Letran’s JP Calvo, San Beda’s Javee Mocon and CSB’s Edward Dixon.

Completing the cast are CSB’s JJ Domingo and Luigi Velasco, Letran’s Christian Fajarito, San Beda’s Ranbill Tongco, San Sebastian’s Alvin Capobres, and Perpetual Help’s Jielo Razon, AJ Coronel and Kim Aurin.

Aurin and Razon were last-placed replacements for Prince Eze and Edgar Charcos.

Perez, who has a strong chance of winning a second straight MVP award as he leads the race, was not included in the roster along with Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu for the Heroes, who will be led by LPU twins Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino.

Also part of the Topex Robinson-mentored Heroes are Arellano U’s Levi dela Cruz, Ian Alban and Michael Canete, Emilio Aguinaldo’s Jerome Garcia, Enrico Diego and Jesse Bautista, Jr., Mapua’s Warren Bonifacio, Lawrence Victoria and Cedric Pelayo, LPU’s Kim Cinco, and Jose Rizal’s Jed Mendoza, Karl Bordon and Richard David.

Former league stars Jio Jalalon of AU and Rey Nambatac of Letran and ex-MVP John Wilson of JRU will spice up the one-day festivity, which aims to generate funds to fund NCAA athletes loaned to the national teams as well as its charitable missions, as they compete in the shooting stars.