Altas and Chiefs look to get back on right track

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 01, 2015 08:35 AM
Altas and Chiefs look to get back on right track
BOUNCE. Arellano and Perpetual look to move past bitter defeats and solidify their holds on two of the top four spots.

Games on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena

2:00 PM – Arellano (6-4) vs CSB (2-8)

4:00 PM – Perpetual (7-3) vs Lyceum (3-7)

In their most recent contests, University of Perpetual Help and Arellano University failed to take advantage of their respective chances to climb higher in the standings of the NCAA 91 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The Altas and the Chiefs eye to move forward from their setbacks when they meet separate foes on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

At 4:00 PM, Scottie Thompson and the rest of Perpetual seek to move past uninspired outings leading to an upset by Mapua Institute of Technology. A win then would have moved the Las Pinas-based team into a first-place tie, but the result kept them at the third spot at 7-3.

On the opposite side will be the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates who are riding a two-game winning streak – their first of the season. The emergence of Cameroonian Victor Nguidjol and the development of Shaq Alanes and Mer Ayaay have Topex Robinson feeling hopeful they can improve even more on their 3-7 record.

In an earlier game at 2:00 PM, Jiovani Jalalon and the rest of Arellano seek to move past a controversial finish that forced them to drop into a fourth-place tie with Jose Rizal University at 6-4. The Legarda-based squad decided to honor sportsmanship rather than filing a protest and vowed to seek vengeance on the court instead.

Facing them will be the College of St. Benilde Blazers who haven’t tasted victory in nearly a month. All-Star MVP Jonathan Grey said he will be back after nursing an injury, but Gabby Velasco’s other boys have to step up for their team to finally add another win to their 2-8 record.


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