NCAA: Mapua bests San Sebastian to conclude Season 98 stint

Mapua Cardinals in the NCAA Season 98 men's basketball tournament. –

Mapua Cardinals in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament. –NCAA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Mapua finished its NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament with a win over San Sebastian, 75-67, at San Juan Arena on Wednesday.

The Cardinals wrapped up their campaign with a 7-11 record, just one win behind the Golden Stags who also played their final game and finished with an 8-10 card.

“I told them, if we wanted to win this game, we had to defend them especially because of their energy. We saw that we were soft and we had lots of lapses on defense, so I asked them to show me if they really wanted to win,” coach Randy Alcantara said. 

Alcantara’s squad limited the Stags to 19 team turnovers and an abysmal 36.2 percent shooting clip as a team.

With the game tied at 62 in the fourth, Adrian Nocum took matters into his own hands for Mapua, launching a three-point…

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