HAVING LOST their last six games in Season 95 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals look to end the first round of the competition with a victory when they collide with the San Sebastian Stags in league action today.
Currently bottom-scraping with a 1-7 record, the Generals are out to catch a break in their 4 p.m. match with the Stags (4-3) at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
After opening their campaign with a 1-1 record, Oliver Bunyi-coached EAC has seen things drop off for the team, losing six in a row, the last one at the hands of the Perpetual Help Altas, 88-84, on Aug. 20.
Leading the way for the Generals is Marwin Taywan who is posting numbers of 14.9 points and 4.9 assists per game followed by JP Maguliano with a double-double average of 13.9 ppg and 11.3 rpg.
Jethro Mendoza is the other General in double-digits in scoring with 10.5 points per game.
Out to add to the misery of EAC is San Sebastian, winner of its last two games.
The last victory of the Stags was over Perpetual Help, 107-90, on Aug. 23.
Allyn Bulanadi stepped up big time for the Stags in said game, dropping a career-best 31 points as they dominated the Altas right from the get-go.
Alvin Capobres backstopped Bulanadi with solid all-around numbers of 18 points, five rebounds and three assists with guard RK Ilagan adding 17 points, five boards and four dimes.
JM Calma had 14 markers to go along with seven rebounds for the Stags.
“The players really played hard and hopefully we get to continue with our winning ways,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya after their win.
Meanwhile, playing in the 2 p.m. game are the College of Saint Benilde Blazers (5-2) and Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers (3-5). — Michael Angelo S. Murillo