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Filoil: Allyn Bulanadi, RK Ilagan power unbeaten Stags past Cardinals in OT

Filoil: Allyn Bulanadi, RK Ilagan power unbeaten Stags past Cardinals in OT

MANILA, Philippines—San Sebastian remained perfect in Group A after fending off Mapua in overtime, 100-95, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Golden Stags climbed to 3-0 to stay atop Group A while the Cardinals slipped to 1-4.

Allyn Bulanadi and RK Ilagan came up big, scoring eight points apiece for the Golden Stags in overtime effectively brushing off their collapse in the fourth quarter.

San Sebastian squandered a 79-70 lead late in the fourth after Eric Jabel drilled back-to-back threes to spark the Cardinals’ comeback.

“The good thing about this win was they didn’t give up, one thing for sure the boys didn’t play well but because of the character that they didn’t want to lose we bounced back,” said Stags head coach Egay Macaraya.

Bulanadi finished with a game-high 28 points with seven rebounds while Ilagan had 22 points.

Warren Bonifacio put up 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals.