Three Knights, one Lion slapped with one-game suspensions
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Aug 29, 2016 03:26 PM
DISCIPLINE. The NCAA cracked the whip on the players involved in the late-game scuffle between San Beda and Letran.
The rivalry between San Beda College and Colegio de San Juan de Letran got much too heated last Friday and the NCAA is taking matters into its own hands to cool down everything.
The league tagged four players with one-game suspensions apiece for their involvement in a scuffle towards the end of the rivalry game. “The suspension will be served,” confirmed management committee chair Mari Lacson on Monday.
Red Lion Junjun Bonsubre and Knights Jerrick Balanza, Chris Dela Pena, and Marco Sario will thus miss out their teams’ respective assignments on Tuesday.
Late in the rivalry game with San Beda en route to victory, Letran’s Bong Quinto and Jerrick Balanza got too intimate with archrival Jomari Presbitero. Bonsubre, Dela Pena, and Sario then rushed onto the scene as well as coach Jamike Jarin.
Fortunately, game officials were able to get in between the two teams. Not long after, an offensive foul was slapped on Quinto, an unsportsmanlike foul was slapped on Balanza, and a technical foul for entering the playing court was slapped on Jarin.
The San Beda coach, who was clearly trying to separate players from either side, was the first to apologize for what happened. “We apologize if we did something ungentlemanly. We will control our emotions and we will be gentlemen in our next meeting,” he said.