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NCAA: Jielo Razon delivers on promise to lead Perpetual Help to victory


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Perpetual Help’s Jielo Razon reacts during the game against San Sebastian in the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament. NCAA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Perpetual Help head coach Myk Saguiguit turned to his old trusty in Jielo Razon to lead the return of Altas on Saturday.

Razon did not disappoint, scoring 8 of his team’s top 14 points to lead the Perpetual Help Q4 rally, much to his mentor Saguiguit’s delight.

“Razon is like my adopted son. Since high school, he has been my player. Any day that we run into this situation, he is our go-to man,” Saguiguit said after 61-57 win over San Sebastian for the team’s third win of the season.

“He promised me in this match that we would win. He told me ‘coach don’t worry, we will win this game.’ “

The fourth-year keeper shot four of the nine attempts from the yard and also had two steals.

“Our loss to Lyceum was really painful so the other day I told him I’m not going to let us lose twice in a row,” Razon said.

The standout Altas scored a brace in their gruesome loss to the Lyceum on Wednesday with 18 points and 10 recoveries.

Razon says he doesn’t want to repeat that defeat, so he made sure to deal with his own problems in the final match.

“All I was thinking [in the fourth quarter] is we need to win. That’s the only thing on my mind.”

Razon also stepped up when Altas leader Kim Aurin couldn’t match with Altas due to a fever.

“We don’t have anyone suitable for this match (Aurin). Our next mover is definitely Coach Myk. We stuck with his system,” said Razon.

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