MANILA, Philippines -- With San Sebastian College needing one more victory to secure a semifinals spot in the NCAA Season 95 tournament, veteran Allyn Bulanadi came through with a masterful performance for the Golden Stags.
The graduating forward dropped a career-best 44 points to power the Golden Stags to a thrilling 99-94 triumph over University of Perpetual Help last Friday, allowing them to clinch a ticket to the semis.
Bulanadi, who also added eight rebounds and four assists, scattered 15 of his total in the final frame, hitting timely baskets after timely basket to make sure Baste outlasted the Altas.
"Ginawa ko lang 'yung best ko. Sabi ko, 'Para 'to sa Baste, sa lahat ng bumubuo ng Baste," said Bulanadi, as the Stags returned to the playoffs after finishing in sixth place last year.
Bulanadi shot 14-of-26 from the field, including 7-of-12 from beyond the arc. He also made all nine of his free throw attempts. His show-stopping performance came just three days after the lefty stuffed the stat sheet with 19 points, eight rebounds, and six assists to carry San Sebastian to a crucial 85-82 triumph over Arellano University.
Bulanadi earned his second Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps NCAA Player of the Week award, tying San Beda University's Calvin Oftana as the only players to bag two weekly plums determined by writers from print and online covering the Grand Old League.
Through those two wins, the league's leading scorer posted per game counts of 31.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting from the field, including 37.5 percent from deep, while also putting up 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
Bulanadi bested Oftana, Arellano’s Kent Salado, and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde's Yankie Haruna for the recognition.
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