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The Saint Louis University (SLU) Navigators outlasted the University of the Cordilleras (UC) Jaguars, 69-64, in Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League’s (BBEAL) main game Saturday, October 19, 2019 at their home floor.
Justin Paul Madriaga (Number 10 in photo) sank a triple with about a minute left in the third and Barrientos drove to the basket against two Jaguar defenders in the ensuing play to push SLU ahead from a close game and give the Navigators a 14-point cushion, 57-43, going into the fourth to the delight of the home crowd.
The Jaguars responded with full court presses to close the gap and last threatened at 67-62 with a minute and a half remaining.
The Navigators, however, called time and were able to find their man, Gonzales, wide open underneath the basket in the inbound to seal the win.
By Armando M. Bolislis