Posted: 9/10/2012 12:32:15 AM
In the seniors matches, the Mapua Cardinals will again meet the San
Sebastian Stags. In their previous match, the Cardinals prevailed, 61-54
with rookie Joseph Eriobu leading all scorers with 15 markers.
The Cardinals looks to keep their Final Four dream alive with a win
today after coming off a devastating 59-57 loss last Thursday against
Last August 6, the Stags were held to what could be their lowest output in two quarters at 15 points at the half.
This time around, aside from having a new coach, San Sebastian is out
to avenge their first round loss. Back to their true form, the Pinatubo
Trio of Ian Sangalang, Calvin Abueva and Ronald Pascual will try to
contain Joseph Eriobu, Mike Parala and Josan Nimes.
In the other game, an explosive return is expected from Joel
Tolentino of St. Benilde, who is coming off a three-game suspension.
The suspension came after the EAC-CSB melee in the first round that
also gave EAC Coach Gerry Esplana, Rhoel Maconocido, Jorem Morada and
Francis Munsayac one-game suspensions.
Tolentino led the Blazers to a 77-60 win over the Knights last July 9 after scoring a team-high 17 points.
Letran played without Jam Cortes (one-game suspension), Jamil
Gabawan, Joel Gabriel and Raymund Almazan (due to injuries) in that
With a complete lineup, Coach Louie Alas said, “Kahit 1 point lang
kami manalo ok lang basta mailaro nila yung gusto kong ilaro nila. This
will be a good matchup.”
The Knights still have a shot to catch the Final Four bus now that
they are just half-a-game behind fourth placer JRU. Letran has a 7-6
record while the Heavy Bombers has an 8-5 slate.
CSB’s Coach Richard Del Rosario said, “We just don’t want to end up
at the last place. We’re not thinking of the Final Four anymore. The
team said, they just want to improve and gain their confidence back in
the next games.”