Gallant Knights resume quest vs Stags
Letran seeks to sustain its strong start as it squares off with a dangerous San Sebastian squad even as San Beda tries to regain its winning ways in the 91st NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
A victory by the Knights in the 4 p.m. showdown with the Stags will forge a two-team tie at the top with the idle Perpetual Help Altas.
The Red Lions, gunning for a sixth straight crowns this season, shoots for a third win in four games as they battle the Lyceum Pirates at 2 p.m.
San Beda can forge a two-way tie for third spot with Arellano with a victory. But the Lions will be without guard Baser Amer, who is expected to be sidelined for the next three months after dislocating his shoulder.
Under rookie coach Aldin Ayo, the Knights quickly installed themselves as a favorite by opening the season with three victories, including a 93-80 triumph over San Beda.
It hasn’t just been the result that’s impressive, but the way the Knights have beaten their foes that has the league taking notice.
The Knights have been disruptive on defense, choking teams to submission, while finding their range from beyond the arc. They shot 10 of 21 against the Lions.
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