Cardinals last roadblock in Chiefs’ return to Finals

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 30, 2016 07:38 AM
Cardinals last roadblock in Chiefs’ return to Finals

Games on Friday at the MOA Arena

1:45 PM – San Beda vs Perpetual

3:45 PM – Arellano vs Mapua

Jiovani Jalalon and the Arellano University bus were well on their way to the top-seed in the NCAA 92 Men’s Basketball Tournament – until they ran into San Beda College.

The MVP frontrunner and his second-seeded Chiefs can’t afford to slow down any more as third-seeded Mapua Institute of Technology have readied another ambush for them on Friday at the MOA Arena.

Arellano hopes to avoid a third loss in a row while the Cardinals are just hoping to live to fight another day. Final Four action will be broadcast LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23 and ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 as well as streamed LIVE on

The Chiefs dropped back-to-back outings against the Red Lions to fall out of first-place and settle for the second-seed. Still, they are armed with a twice-to-beat advantage and have Jalalon leading them into battle.

Standing in their way back into the championship round, however, are Mapua who have rode reigning MVP Allwell Oraeme into a second straight playoff appearance.


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