Perpetual protests forfeiture of win vs St. Benilde
Slighted by the NCAA’s decision to forfeit its 69-65 victory over St. Benilde on Tuesday, Perpetual filed its own protest before the league’s management committee (Mancom) on Thursday.
The Altas are appealing to reverse the NCAA’s earlier decree and uphold their win as they argued that the team were penalized twice for bringing the wrong set of uniforms.
Designated as the light team for the game, Perpetual played in their maroon jerseys against St. Benilde.
The game still pushed through, but a technical foul was called on the Altas and Matthew Johnson drilled the technical free throw to start the duel.
Perpetual is questioning why was it penalized twice, first for the technical and latter on, the forfeiture of the win.
NCAA Mancom chairman Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR, of host San Sebastian said that the league is still discussing the matter.
“We’re still deliberating on it today,” he said.
Sources close to the situation noted that Perpetual has already owned up to its mistake of not having its white uniform on time and would have been open if commissioner Bai Cristobal defaulted the game from the get-go.
But the confusion came with the decision to go on with the game despite the jersey mix-up.
The Mancom also forfeited Perpetual’s juniors game against La Salle Greenhills, which the latter won, 64-60.
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