NCAA: Letran gets back at Arellano to extend win streak to 5 | Inquirer Sports

NCAA: Letran gets back at Arellano to extend win streak to 5

/ 05:57 PM October 21, 2022

Letran Knights' King Caralipio. –NCAA PHOTO

Letran Knights’ King Caralipio. –NCAA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Letran upped its winning streak to five after exacting revenge on Arellano, 65-53, in the second round of the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament at San Juan Arena on Friday.

The Knights tied the Lyceum Pirates at the second seed with an 8-3 record, getting back at the Chiefs for their 72-69 loss in their first round meeting.

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“Wo not really talk about the standings a lot as a team but this one we really wanted to win and bounce back in our loss in the first round against this team,” said Letran coach Bonnie Tan.

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The defending champions used a game-deciding run in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter to seal the deal, fending off the Chiefs’ last ditch rally.

With Arellano just trailing by 55-53, King Caralipio sank a contested layup to trigger a 10-0 rally for Letran that included two fast break buckets from Brent Paraiso to push the lead to 65-53.

Caralipio finished with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Knights.

The Knights recovered from 33-26 deficit at the half as they dictated pace on defense and held down Arellano to just six third frame points to take the advantage heading in the payoff period, 43-39.

Fran Yu had another all-around game with 12 markers, six boards and five assists to go along with two steals for Letran.

Cade Flores had a double-double in a losing effort for the Chiefs, who sank to 4-6 after three straight losses, with 15 points and 12 rebounds. 

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The Scores

LETRAN 65 — Caralipio 13, Yu 12, Paraiso 10, Reyson 8, Javillonar 7, Sangalang 6, Santos 4, Monje 2, Olivario 2, Ariar 1, Tolentino 0, Go 0, Guarino 0.

ARELLANO 53 — Flores 15, Abastillas 8, Mallari 7, Doromal 6, Menina 5, Oliva 4, Oftana 3, Mantua 3, Sunga 2, Tolentino 0, Talampas 0. Quarters: 14-15, 26-33, 43-39, 65-53.

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