The Letran Knights tightened their grip on the third spot as they toppled the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 89-79, on Friday, at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
After an excellent performance last season, the Letran Shuttlers failed to live up to expectations as the men’s team finished with a four and five record while the women’s squad salvaged two wins and six losses in the NCAA Season 94 badminton tournament held at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
With most of their starters misfiring, the Letran Knights relied on their reserves as they outlast the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 91-82, sweeping their NCAA Season 92 match-up, Tuesday, at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Central Colleges of the Philippines (CCP) head coach Arnold Villanueva established the Bobcats’ cheer program in 1999 and won countless of championships through the years. He also made his mark in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and coached the Adamson Pep Squad from 2010 to 2016; developing the program they used when they won the cup last year.
The Letran Knights banked on Bong Quinto and JP Calvo as they trounced the Mapua Cardinals, 84-69, picking up their eighth win in the NCAA Season 94 at the Filoil Flying V Arena, Friday.
Despite the loss, Magnolia Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero was glad to help out Jerrick Balanza, in a tune-up game that saw the Northport Batang Pier eke out a 94-90 win against the Hotshots, held at the Blessed Antonio Varona gymnasium.
The Northport Batang Pier escaped the Magnolia Hotshots in a thriller, 94-90, in a tune-up game dedicated to Letran star Jerrick Balanza who is currently recovering from surgery.
Bong Quinto scored 11 points in the last five minutes of the game to will the Letran Knights back to competition. However, the San Beda Red Lions had other things in mind as they triumphed over the Intramuros-based squad, 78-64, in the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 94, on Tuesday.
In any competition, a coach’s eyes are the best lenses to see and understand the team’s overall performance in terms of their strengths and weaknesses.
From being rejected by a basketball team in his hometown to being one of the possible representatives of the Philippines for the 2019 South East Asian Games, Letran track and field star Russel Galleon has come a long way in his quest for glory.