Jessie Saitanan powers Mapua to beat San Sebastian

Manila, Philippines - Mapua outlasted San Sebastian, 89-81, through the magnificent performance of Jessie Saitanan in the NCAA Season 90 men’s basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Saitanan scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help the Cardinals capture their first win after starting 0-6.

Aside from the offense, the Cardinals defense had effectively shut down the offense of the Stags. It was a tight game early but the Cardinals showed tight defense in the fourth quarter to separate themselves over the Stags

CJ Perez scored 22 points and John Ortuoste added 16 points.

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