San Beda downs Benilde; Letran stays winless

San Beda Jacob cortez NCAA sEason 99

Jacob Cortez celebrates after scoring towards School of St. Benilde within the NCAA Season 99 males’s basketball match.-NCAA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Further motivated, Jacob Cortez led San Beda again into the win column on the expense of School of St. Benilde, 83-77, within the NCAA Season 99 males’s basketball match on Sunday at San Juan Enviornment.

Cortez scored a game-high 20 factors constructed on 4 3-pointers to associate with six rebounds, three assists and a steal for the Pink Lions (2-1), who had been eradicated by the Blazers within the Closing 4 final season.

“Final season, Benilde was the one who eradicated us within the Closing 4 so ever since, I used to be already specializing in our recreation towards them this season. It’s good that we gained however that is simply the primary spherical. There’s one other spherical to go,” stated Cortez.



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It was a giant bounce-back win by San Beda, which was coming off a loss to Mapua on Friday.

“Greater than the stats, the win was because of how we reacted after the powerful loss to Mapua. That recreation was uncharacteristic of us. I instructed my gamers that was actually unacceptable. Each time you placed on a Beda jersey, you must by no means play that means,” stated coach Yuri Escueta.

“Scheme-wise, figuring out CSB and coach Charles (Tiu), the coaches actually ready the sport plan figuring out we solely had a day to organize. The gamers, we challenged them, saying we don’t wish to embarrass ourselves in entrance of the San Beda neighborhood.”

Yukien Andrada and James Payosing helped San Beda’s trigger with 15 and 13 factors, respectively.

The Blazers, who dropped to a 1-2 document, was led by Miggy Corteza with 15 factors. Reigning MVP Will Gozum snagged a double-double with 14 markers and 11 boards however to no avail.


Whereas San Beda received again on monitor, defending champion Letran was left trying to find its first victory after falling to Emilio Aguinaldo School, 75-65.

King Gurtiza powered the Generals, who remained unbeaten at 2-0, with 23 factors whereas JP Maguliano added a double-double of 14 factors and 11 rebounds.

The Knights, who slipped to 0-3, had been paced by Deo Cuajao with 11 factors. Kurt Reyson struggled mightily with simply seven factors on 1-of-12 taking pictures from the sector.

In the meantime, host Jose Rizal College improved to 2-1 after topping Mapua, 70-61.

Patrick Ramos got here a rebound shy of a double-double with 18 factors and 9 boards whereas Agem Miranda tallied 15 factors.

Clint Escamis had 19 within the los for the Cardinals (2-1).


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