His winning run at St. Benilde extends to four, and in the process Miguel Corteza finds another go-to guy who played the best game of his young career with the Blazers.
The Boulders native came off the bench with 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Blazers beat Perthual Altas 83-73 in the NCAA Season 97 Men’s Basketball at the La Hale Greenhills Gym on Saturday.
Cortez stopped playing his career, though it wasn’t a big deal.
“We will just focus on the next game,” he said. “I mean, it’s a good win, but we have to think about the next one [game]. This is the first game I’ve ever played. “
After the game, Emilio Aguinaldo’s fielding day was at Jose Rizal, 60-65, for his second win in five games. The generals were not threatened all day for a fifth defeat at the hands of heavy bombers.
Marvin made 14 points, five assists and five rebounds from the Taiwan bench for the generals, who chose to start with a 5-foot-5 Charles Cadua in the point guard position. Khing misses Gurtizar’s service due to EAC injury. The JRU defeat ruined Jason Cellis’ 26-point season-best scoring.
Trust the system
Cortezza, who moved 6-foot-3 from La Salle, credited St. Benil’s coach Charles Tu’s system for their winning streak, trailing their undefeated leader San Beda and defending champion Latron 4-1.
“We simply rely on the system and put the team above our personal agenda; As players we will be able to give our best and be expected to be 100 percent, ”he said.
Cortezza received substantial support from Filipino-American AJ Benzene, like the St. Benilde starters, who scored 16 points with a bulk coming from behind a three-point arc.
“We just go on a ride; It was a crazy run, ”said the 6-foot-5 forward. “You know basketball, it gives you ups and downs; You just have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. “
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