Knights, Lions take a different path to share

Knights, Lions take a different path to share
San Beda and Lateran claimed their fourth win on Friday in a reverse fashion that speaks to the wide disparity between NCAA Season 97 men’s basketball title favorites.

Especially ticking in the danger zone at the last minute, San Beda needed last-second heroism from JB Bahio to survive San Sebastian, 61-60 and still remain unbeaten in the tournament.

Rommel Kalahat scored four points in the final minute, with a short stabbing in the final 6.8 seconds to give them a 60-59 San Sebastian lead, losing for the third time in their four games on the outside put-back stags.

And while the victories are getting harder and harder for the Red Lions, their arch-rivals the Knights have become coastal with a win over the former undefeated Mapua Cardinals, 80-60.

“It simply came to our notice then. We can take it to our next games, “said Range Abando, who scored 14 points for the Knights.

The win was a big statement for the defending champion Knights who pulled the route at the expense of the previous undefeated Cardinals. Latron improved to 4-0, while Mapua fell to 3-1.

The Red Lions and Knights will face off on April 29, the last day of the extermination.

It took Latron a short time to break the game এটি it took a 20-12 lead after the first quarter, which saw the Knights’ Louis Sangalang throw the ball in the middle after throwing it to Cardinal Warren Bonifacio.

Mapua guard Adrian Nkum sprained his ankle later in the quarter and denied the cardinals their top playmaker and scorer for most of the game.

“We want to win the championship but we have a lot of respect for the other team,” Abando said.


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