Letran topples San Beda, nears NCAA Season 95 title

first_imgView comments MOST READ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees LETRAN 65—Batiller 12, Balanza 10, Yu 10, Ambohot 9, Muyang 7, Reyson 7, Mina 3, Ular 3, Caralipio 2, Sangalang 2, Balagasay 0, Olivario 0.SAN BEDA 64—Nelle 20, Canlas 11, Oftana 11, Tankoua 7, Soberano 6, Bahio 4, Doliguez 3, Etrata 2, Abuda 0, Cuntapay 0, Alfaro 0.Quarters: 17-18, 28-32, 47-44, 65-64 LATEST STORIES “It’s just the first game. Our rebounding was crucial. We were out-rebounded in the first half and we simply addressed that problem,” said Tan.The Red Lions, defending the title for the fourth straight time, came off a 26-day break after sweeping the eliminations, but San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez doesn’t believe rustiness was the cause of their downfall.“We didn’t make our three in this game,” said Fernandez after the Lions shot 6 of 40 from three-point range. “But I believe we are capable of bouncing back,” he added.Game 2 of their best-of-three series is scheduled on Friday with the Knights seeking to win their second championship since defeating the Red Lions in 2015.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Indonesia football squad gets first polio shots ahead of SEA Games 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust ‘People evacuated on their own’ Fran Yu again made the Knights really look good, pulling off a steal and a crucial rebound in the dying seconds, as they moved to the verge of winning the title.“He (Fran) is the most improved player this season and it added to his confidence,” said Letran coach Bonnie Tan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Yu plucked the leather off a Calvin Oftana miss with 1.6 seconds remaining that sealed the victory and ended the 18-game win streak by the Red Lions in the elimination round.Jerrick Balanza actually gave the Knights a taste of the lead with a three before Yu fed Larry Muyang with underneath that gave them a three-point cushion with less than a minute to go. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruptioncenter_img Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee The Letran Knights celebrate after taking down the San Beda Red Lions in Game 1 of the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball finals on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Letran is starting to make a habit of beating these highly-ranked teams.Less than a week after bundling out the Lyceum Pirates in a knockout semis encounter, the Knights dealt a confidence-deflating blow to the San Beda Red Lions, 65-64, to rule the opener of their best-of-three NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball championship Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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