Chiefs stake win run as JRU, Mapua dispute solo fifth

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 08, 2015 09:12 AM
Chiefs stake win run as JRU, Mapua dispute solo fifth
DRIVE. Jiovani Jalalon has a golden opportunity to bring Arellano right behind league-leaders Letran and San Beda.

Games on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena

2:00 PM – JRU (6-5) vs Mapua (6-5)

4:00 PM – Lyceum (3-9) vs Arellano (8-4)

As the crucial stretch of the NCAA 91 Men’s Basketball Tournament continues, Arellano University has a golden opportunity to extend their winning streak to five games and more importantly, score solo third.

Jiovani Jalalon will once again drive the Chiefs in their attempt to catch up with the league-leaders when they face the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates on Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

The collision between Arellano’s four-game winning streak and LPU’s two-game losing slide begins at 4:00 PM.

The Chiefs are on a roll courtesy of a high-octane offense spearheaded by Jalalon. The Cagayan de Oro native has completely taken over as the face of last season’s runners-up and is on track for at least a top five finish in the MVP race.

Looking to slow down “The Bus Driver” will be Topex Robinson’s deep and talented crew who are yet to find any sort of consistency. The Pirates have stayed relatively competitive, but lack a reliable go-to-guy for when the going truly gets tough.

Meanwhile, the two teams knotted at the fifth position tussle to climb a rung higher as Jose Rizal University meets Mapua Institute of Technology at 2:00 PM.

With both teams sporting a 6-5 card, it will be up to the Teytey Teodoro-Paolo Pontejos combination and the Josan Nimes-Allwell Oraeme connection to raise the Heavy Bombers and Cardinals, respectively, into the top four.


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