NCAA: Letran returns to winning form, pounds Mapua
Letran got back to the winners’ circle after dispatching Mapua, 84-69, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Knights, who lost to arch rival San Beda 74-68 in their previous match, improved to an 8-4 record to reinforce their hold of the third seed.
JP Calvo lit up for 26 points to lead the Knights to their fourth win in five games.
Letran and the Cardinals were locked at 19-all after the first quarter but the Knights got into formation and proceeded to trample Mapua’s defenses in the second with a 26-9 run to take a 45-28 lead heading into the break.
John Quinto proved once again that he could fill up the stat sheets after he came away with another triple-double with 11 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists for Letran.
Arvin Gamboa led the Cardinals, who own a 4-9 record, with 17 points and seven boards.